Originally Posted by Jeff Almeyda
Larry's posts on another thread got me thinking.
For anyone born in the 1960's here in America, we were betrayed by the doctors and big business.
The Space Age was in full swing. We were so advanced that we were convinced that we had bested nature.
Our mothers were told not to breast feed because "formula was better". The formula that was essentially sugar, starch and water.
Our baby food was just as bad. Sugary gunk with no nutritional value.
Trans fats replaced the essential oils in our diet because they lasted indefinitely on the shelves.
Fiber? We don't need no stinking fiber!
Our parents smoked, as a matter of fact, almost every adult smoked and we were just expected to breathe it in.
Our breakfasts were high glycemic carbs and fatty processed meats.
Our generation got the frozen TV dinners, the Twinkies, the soda and the fruit juice from concentrate. I remember mixing the semi-solid concentrate goo with water to "make orange juice".
Our fruits and vegetables (when we actually had any) were covered in pesticides.
I could go on.
Contrast that to today. My daughter was breast fed, eats organic food and takes essential fatty acid supplements.
Yeah, we got screwed.
No, not really.
We ate well, played well, had one or two TV stations in most towns, were protected from social media bullying, scraped our knees, were vaccinated against disease, got student loans and went to college. Women who couldn't produce milk had help with high-quality baby formula. Dumb conspiracy theories about GMOs and vaccinations simply didn't exist, keeping us well-fed and protected against disease.