Chiropractor and Author Doc Joe Leonardi presents
This week’s Enemies of the State of Good Health!
A list some people, entities, groups, and organizations that I believe are a detriment to the battle against obesity
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This week’s headliner is former Vice-presidential candidate, former Governor, soon to be former reality television show star and now, current enemy of the state of good health, Sarah Palin. The Tea Party mega-fundraiser went on the attack against my home state of Pennsylvania‘s board of education. Momma grizzly wasn’t too happy that the board was proposing an initiative to battle our growing childhood obesity problem. She was actually taken aback, simply because they had the audacity to suggest we educate children on the merits of limiting junk food consumption. She, as is her style, used sound bite phraseology such as, “Nanny State Nutrition,” or “School Cookie Ban” in some no brain attempt to belittle sound policy. Sarah Palin has been trying to shake the impression that she isn’t that bright, well, vocalizing stupidity probably isn’t the best way to do that.
I have written politically in support of her, but on this issue, she is so far off base — that she wouldn’t be able to see the moon from her back porch let alone the writing on the blackboard.
A school’s primary function is to educate children. So, Mrs. Palin, what is wrong with educating them about proper eating habits? The over-consumption of refined junk carbs is what is ballooning our children’s abdomens and leading right to type II diabetes. Come on Sarah, you are an avid runner (even appearing in Runner’s World magazine) and obviously a fit individual — really, do you have to attack good policy to garner a little extra air time?
If Mrs. Palin can’t see the problem for what it is, she needs to educate herself on the growing problem in our country. If she isn’t willing to tackle solvable problems, then may I suggest Sarah stick to reality television and the Faux News Network.
Marilyn vos Savant
The uber-intellectal columnist of fluff filled Parade Magazine has made my list because she is a propagator of the greatest misconception in weight loss and weight maintenance — “All calories are created equal.” The supposed superior intellect of Sunday insert fame has recently written that a calorie is a calorie and weight loss is nothing more than calories in; calories out.
Anyone who has successfully battled and beaten obesity utilizing the low carb lifestyle is well aware of how wrong this ignorant concept is.
In her uninformed writing, Ms. vos Savant, has demonstrated that being smart isn’t about an IQ test or education. She dropped the ball and misinformed all of her devoted readers. If they listen to her words of non-wisdom — they will follow them directly down the path of weight loss failure.
The Food Network
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Where to begin with this abomination? From the abundance of obese food stars to programing that focuses on sweets and the over-consumption of such, the Food Network is a major promoter of fatness. There are so many subcategories within this single entity that I will list them individually in the future. For today, let’s just say, if you are concerned with good health and fitness, do NOT tune into the Food Network.