A Matter of Life & Death

image link that goes to article about risks of high protein diet for those in middle age

Carol worked as a dietician as part of a multi-disciplinary team that included doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, personal trainers, and psychologists. The team served those who were considering bariatric surgery. There were two things unique about the team. One was that it was designed to give patients viable options other than surgery. Two was its, “There are no mistakes” mission statement, that allowed the patient to have last say in all things. It was a pilot program that had only 10 patients managed under the Protein Growers of America (PGA) funding source.

Carol, who knew all about nutrition and what substances were good for the human body, was a bit concerned by the apparent conflict between the mission statement and who was funding the pilot program. Protein Growers of America was the extremely rich and powerful association for factory farming (i.e. CAFOs) of all animals in the United States (that also had international affiliates who shipped their product in under mysterious labels.) Although the PGA said there were no strings attached — other than to keep statistical data on each patient– to the $3billion grant, Carol had her suspicions that they hoped the statistics would show that protein (i.e. animal products) would prove to be the best way to avoid having to have bariatric surgery.

Creek full of offal,
guts are full of meat. CAFOs
get rich. Many die.

Fandango’s FOWC is manage, the Word of the Day Challenge is mistake, and Paula’s 3 Things Challenge words are nurse, creek, protein



5 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    An interesting post. High protein diet is obviously not good for people of any age if it’s not balanced with addition of lots of fruits and vegetables.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes. And what about the factory farmed animals and the environment from the waste? There are studies that show the Methycillin Resistant Bacteria infections (MRSA) aka flesh-eating bacteria is due to the spraying of fields with animal feces full of the antibiotics they have to give the animals raised in such cruel and stressful conditions….

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      1. Sadje says:

        That’s the unfortunate truth.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Paula Light says:

    We aren’t tigers ffs.

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