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Originally published October 10 2013

Health Basics: What are the four 'bad news' food groups?

by S. D. Wells

(NaturalNews) How many bad diets are really out there? How much bad advice is floating around the media and how many roads leading to health destruction are there? Just how many "FDA approved" food products and "doctor recommended" weight control programs incorporate toxic foods, dead foods and synthetic foods, like artificial sweeteners and empty "carb" calories? Junk science, Big Food and the biotech industry (GMOs) will lead you right off a health "cliff" if you let them. These are the new dirty words of the food industry, and the four basic food groups of yesteryear have been blown to smithereens. Western "culture" (or lack thereof) misinforms and miseducates the kids in schools, and the "health" textbooks are full of lies.

The OLD four food groups

If you can still remember back that far, it was MEAT, DAIRY, grains and then fruits and vegetables; those were the "four tickets" to ride the health train, and the curriculum pushed them, the U.S. Government backed them, the FDA recommended it, and, of course, the RDA "regulated" the MYTH. They should have just told everybody there were only two food groups, meat and milk, and the rest was all just "auxiliary" food, so Big Pharma and Big Agriculture could have made the money THEN that they make now, pushing toxic hormone-laden meat and hormone-laden milk, cooked, dead and chock full of artery-clogging animal fat. They could have had mandatory "Nixoncare" or "Reagancare" and collected the premium via the IRS!

I can still hear it now: "Get your calcium from milk! Milk is good for your bones. Meat is good for muscle. Get your protein from meat!" These are just some of the one-liners every kid I knew in grade school believed in.

The three big myths busted

1. The RDA Myth - Do you drink conventional milk to get your "recommended daily allowance" of calcium? Bad idea! Do your children chew Flintstones vitamins? Bad idea. Do you think meat is the best source for protein? Wrong again! Recommended daily allowances are a huge joke when they're coming from corn, soy, canola and sugar beets that are all GMOs. Do the research on this, as it's worth your time: (

2. The Protein Myth - Your body wants amino acids, but meat is just a complicated "middle man" that requires massive digestive "work" to get to them. You can cut out the middle man! The focus is on nutrition, so let your body "focus" on real protein that's easily accessible. Most people incorrectly believe that dietary protein must come from eating animals or dairy products. Plants are full of protein, much of it in the form of enzymes, peptides and amino acids in the labile state. Look into this: (

3. Counting Calories Myth - You can count all the calories you want, but if the food is dead, it's useless - period. It's useless for weight loss, or weight control, and it's useless for energy, immunity building and good health. It's all about quality (nutritional value) not quantity, so let's talk about juicing organic fruits and vegetables and making smoothies. Plus, vegetables "fill" the stomach faster and require only half the amount that starches do to tell your "sensors" you are full. Beware of whole grains, as they can cause inflammation, especially the GMO variety. More than 70% of Americans have no idea what GMO even means. Understand this:

The NEW four food groups

What are they? Hmmm, let's see, the new four food groups would be organic fruits, organic vegetables, superfoods and spring water (yes, real spring water is considered food). It's time to flip over the food pyramid and expose the common myths that have been perpetuated for decades. I'm sure that you have heard of RDA, recommended daily allowance, but have you heard of RDNA, the recommended daily non-allowance? That's all the food and fake food you should NEVER be eating. Don't eat cancer and it won't "eat you." (

Superfoods have been around for centuries, but people are waking up to the power of nutrients again ( It's time to re-examine conventional foods like meat, milk, starches, refined sugars and processed oils and learn about the "Nutritarian Food Pyramid," which is based on the principles of high nutrient eating, where "[l]ow-calorie, nutrient dense foods are at the base of the pyramid, and high-calorie, nutrient poor foods are at the top."

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