Not that the food faddists will take any notice

Food faddism is important to many people because it gives them both the illusion of control and an ego boost. One of the few things they have absolute control over is what they put into their mouths so they like to think that gives them some larger control over their lives. Food faddism also gives them a feeling of wisdom and righteousness because they attribute some universal truth and validity to their fads. It makes them feel wiser than the poor sods who do not share their “enlightenment”. This latter has become particularly pernicious in recent years as the faddists have increasingly been able to force their beliefs on others — via the demonization of “obesity” — which they (falsely) claim shortens lifespans.

So it is a timely corrective that one population which has a characteristically “unhealthy” diet has recently been shown also to be one of the longest lived! Details on FOOD & HEALTH SKEPTIC.

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