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Fat is not the problem; Loaves & Fishes is

"Fat is not the problem," says Dr. Walter Willett, chairman of the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. "If Americans could eliminate sugary beverages, potatoes, white bread, pasta, white rice and sugary snacks, we would wipe out almost all the problems we have with weight and diabetes and other metabolic diseases."
The above is a much-quoted quote, today, from an article titled "A reversal on carbs," by Marni Jameson in the Tribune-owned newspapers.

The story tells us "a growing number of top nutritional scientists blame excessive carbohydrates — not fat — for America's ills. They say cutting carbohydrates is the key to reversing obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and hypertension."

The article quotes Dr. Stephen Phinney, "a nutritional biochemist and an emeritus professor of UC Davis who has studied carbohydrates for 30 years", saying that, over time, our bodies get tired of processing high loads of carbs, which evolution didn't prepare us for. This results in insulin resistance.

"The first sign of insulin resistance is a condition called metabolic syndrome — a red flag that diabetes, and possibly heart disease, is just around the corner."
The new Loaves & Fishes $1.7million warehouse, pictured about a month ago as it nears completion.
Of course, I bring this to the attention of y'all who read this homelessness blog because homeless people subsist almost exclusively on "potatoes, white bread, pasta, white rice and sugary snacks."

It is time for Loaves & Fishes to stop poisoning homeless people. And for other nonprofit organizations that feed people solely from what food is donated to do better. But, certainly, Loaves & Fishes is the most loathsome organization in this realm, by far. They are completing construction on a new, $1.7 million warehouse to help, effectively, poison homeless people with the "potatoes, white bread, pasta, white rice and sugary snacks" that is their feed-all, end-all. They not only knowingly feed people crap, they add buckets of salt and serve their food in grotesquely overabundant heavy-weighted tray-loaded quantities.  And all the while they add to their empire while snookering donors.

The adminis-traitors and slumbering Bored of Directors of L&F should be chained to a chair and forcefed what they push into others' mouths.

Comments

Nagarjuna said…
I guess there won't be any presents from Loaves & Fishes under YOUR tree this Christmas. ;-)

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