Tammy Petersen, News24
The introduction of the US Department of Agriculture’s food pyramid in 1977 led to an increase in the obesity rate, Professor Tim Noakes said at a hearing into his conduct on Friday. “When we ask for dietary advice, we go to the US, which is the most obese nation in the world,” he said. “In the US, after 1976, obesity rates started to rise from 51 million to 111 million in 2010. A third of all Americans are rated obese.”
Following the introduction of the pyramid, obesity rates rose in the US across all age groups which could not be related to genetics, he said.
“Something happened in 1977 to cause the increased obesity to occur. The Americans told people to consume more carbohydrates.”
Since the rise in obesity rates, cancer had also followed suit, he claimed.
Photo taken today 12/2/2016. I haven’t been eating right since I went back on cortisone (too much sugar and carbs e.g. hot X buns) and after a while it catches up with me, like today I’ve been very wheezy and out of breath. Monday 15 February will be my last cortisone day and thereafter I must get my diet back on track – vegetables, salads, yoghurt. No carbs, no sugar.
I would be very interested to know if anyone has been cured of cancer / or is in remission without a change in diet? Will ask the question next time I see my oncologist.