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    Does anybody else feel really stupid

    The more I read, the more stupid I feel. I'm not stupid really; I am a healthcare professional, have 2 degree's (3 if I count my nursing) and a masters. I know how to critically think and critique research.
    I cannot imagine why I have accepted so much doctrine without challenging it and without even really thinking about it. I've even taught it to others. I feel heartsick,angry and betrayed and so f-ing stupid.

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    Don't feel stupid. There was a conspiracy to misinform you. You did the best you could under the circumstances. Feel good that you have finally seen through the subterfuge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eKatherine View Post
    Don't feel stupid. There was a conspiracy to misinform you.
    Yep, probably some unholy alliance of Lex Luthor, Ronald McDonald and CIA! - because that doesen't sound stupid at all, so then it must be true...

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    Yea, I could hardly get through a biology class because of all the general assumptions we had to infer on how fats are bad for us, and that bagels are necessary part of everyone's diet... As time goes on I feel like I am getting better at tolerating it though, there is literally billions, perhaps trillions of dollars pushing that information to the masses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eKatherine View Post
    Don't feel stupid. There was a conspiracy to misinform you. You did the best you could under the circumstances. Feel good that you have finally seen through the subterfuge.
    Conspiracy or not, the end results have been the same. US government comes out with eating guidelines, food companies make processed crap that people eat thinking they are (somewhat) following those guidelines, they get "hooked" on the processed carbs, they get sick and fat.

    They go to the doctors, who are trained to either prescribe drugs and/or do surgeries, they take the (heavily advertised and hyped) drugs, they get sicker. The medical profession creates customers, not cures. The evidence makes that statement obvious.

    Is this a well planned and executed conspiracy to keep us sick and hooked on CW?

    Does it make any difference?

    The results are the same, planned or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texas.grok View Post
    Conspiracy or not, the end results have been the same. US government comes out with eating guidelines, food companies make processed crap that people eat thinking they are (somewhat) following those guidelines, they get "hooked" on the processed carbs, they get sick and fat.

    They go to the doctors, who are trained to either prescribe drugs and/or do surgeries, they take the (heavily advertised and hyped) drugs, they get sicker. The medical profession creates customers, not cures. The evidence makes that statement obvious.

    Is this a well planned and executed conspiracy to keep us sick and hooked on CW?

    Does it make any difference?

    The results are the same, planned or not.
    Excellent summary.

    The USA is a machine that functions to increase GDP, even if it means cannibalizing human health. There isn't necessarily anyone at the wheel of the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarbDodger View Post
    The more I read, the more stupid I feel. I'm not stupid really; I am a healthcare professional, have 2 degree's (3 if I count my nursing) and a masters. I know how to critically think and critique research.
    I cannot imagine why I have accepted so much doctrine without challenging it and without even really thinking about it. I've even taught it to others. I feel heartsick,angry and betrayed and so f-ing stupid.
    I feel your pain,

    I'm doing graduate studies now, and its ridiculous how much we take for granted, conventional wisdom isn't just relevant to diet its across the board.

    Literally makes my head hurt every. single. day.
    Starting waist measurement: 36". Current 35". First Goal 33".
    Starting backsquat: 50lbs. Current squat: 132lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarbDodger View Post
    The more I read, the more stupid I feel. I'm not stupid really; I am a healthcare professional, have 2 degree's (3 if I count my nursing) and a masters. I know how to critically think and critique research.
    I cannot imagine why I have accepted so much doctrine without challenging it and without even really thinking about it. I've even taught it to others. I feel heartsick,angry and betrayed and so f-ing stupid.
    Ah, Grasshopper,
    You have taken the first step with the self realization that you are but a grasshopper and there is much to learn,
    Be thankful, as most die not realizing this.

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    It's funny, ever since I've learned to open my mind about nutrition, it's made me start to question absolutely everything. Example: I've always been a straight-and-narrow kind of girl, doing what my parents want and what my professors say, etc etc... lately I've begun to wonder "why?" and it's like my whole life has opened up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrimalStudent View Post
    It's funny, ever since I've learned to open my mind about nutrition, it's made me start to question absolutely everything. Example: I've always been a straight-and-narrow kind of girl, doing what my parents want and what my professors say, etc etc... lately I've begun to wonder "why?" and it's like my whole life has opened up.
    I've always asked why of almost everything including doctor's and all authorities ( it often has,annoyed professionals and even family/friends - as I'm not supposed to question authority), but from reading and practicing this,way of eating and living the questioning is even higher - even my very critical mind was deceived to some degree, partly by not enough time to check stuff, too much trust, and not wanting to annoy people so much by asking.

    I then started to annoy some family ( some of them are medical professionals - and often sick) they are probably harming themselves by following the authorities nutritional guidelines, but after negative feedback from them I now stopped doing that.

    Now on the rare occasions I'm asked things from them, I just change the subject, or if I can be bothered I tell them I cant help them as they wont want to hear what I have to say and then change the subject.

    I'm now at a point that ANY "authority" is wrong until proven otherwise to me ( again this "arrogance" is annoying to the average person).

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