The Food Pyramid Turned Upside-Down

In his last THB Undercover, Total Health Breakthroughs’ Managing Editor Jon Herring exposed the idiocy of the government-recommended Food Pyramid. If you trust the government for advice about health, this will edify you. If you don’t, it will amuse you. In either case, read it here…

In the early 1980s, nutrition expert Luise Light, MS, Ed.D., was teaching at New York University when she was recruited to work for the Department of Agriculture. As the director of Dietary Guidance and Nutrition Education Research, Light was asked to create a new Food Guide. The idea was to replace the “Basic Four Food Groups” with something fresh and more memorable.

Luise Light and her team developed the concept of the “Food Pyramid.” Her version of the pyramid promoted a diet based on fruits and vegetables. Lean meats and fish came next. And grains were placed near the top, where only limited amounts were recommended. As an expert in nutrition, Light knew that the body processes breads, cereals, and starchy foods just like sugar.

That is how the Food Pyramid was originally submitted to the authorities within the USDA. The USDA loved the idea of the Food Pyramid. And they were thrilled with the simplicity of the design. But when Light saw “her” pyramid in its final form, she was shocked… (To read the rest, go here.)

[Ed. Note: Mark Morgan Ford was the creator of Early To Rise. In 2011, Mark retired from ETR and now writes the Palm Beach Letter. His advice, in our opinion, continues to get better and better with every essay, particularly in the controversial ones we have shared today. We encourage you to read everything you can that has been written by Mark.]