"Starch, starch, starch: beans, rice, pasta and be careful not to eat many nuts or avocados and absolutely no fish or meat or dairy products and no oils or margarines of any kind." Dr. John McDougall
"Meats with fat; almost all fish; oils, butter, eggs, dairy, cheeses are all good for you." Dr. Atkins
"Whole foods, plant-based. Absolutely NO dairy, meats, fish. Avocados and nuts are good, as well as whole grain breads." Dr. T. Colin Campbell
"NO Grains or starches." Dr. Joseph Mercola
"Eat lots of real dairy products, grass-fed beef, fish, organic fruits and vegetables from local farmers, and real chocolate." Nina Planck
It's all so confusing. I feel a little like Joseph Smith must have felt when he listened to preachers talk about religion.
There are two areas where nutrition gurus do seem to agree, however.
1. Avoid SUGAR
2. Corporations and Government have led us down the wrong path for many years. Money rules.
Both RAH and I are trying to eat better, but I don't even really know what that means!!!!!!!!!
Should I be eating nuts? not according to Dr. McDougall.
Will that glass of milk be okay with my breakfast? Yes, says Ms. Planck and Dr. Atkins; no say the others.
Never eat another chip or pretzel or cracker! Except they are on the DO eat list of Dr. McDougall!
Of course, there has to be some common sense in all this; they, in general say fruits and veggies, but again, they do not agree on ALL fruits and ALL veggies; some are on the do-not-eat lists of each health guru.
So, it's all contradictory; all confusing, all consuming, and all mysterious.
But, we'll just keep trying......