Okay, now I am on a tangent. I read a blog piece where a pharmacy student writes that she is going to take classes from the Nutrition Therapy Association because she beleives we can heal oursleves more holistically.
I am a nurse. Antidepressants have helped me. If you have another way to fight your depression that doesn’t involve Western Medicine, fantastic.
Despite the fact that I do believe antidepressants are helpful for me and many others that doesn’t mean I support every drug or practice involved in Western Medicine.
I looked up the Nutrtional Therapy Association. I saw that Tosca Reno was listed as one of their more famous graduates.
I knew that I wouldn’t have to dig very deep before I found the hypocrisy(and the supplement pushing, and the non-real food pushing).
Don’t know who Tosca Reno is? I do. She and her late husband, Robert Kennedy, were involved in the magazine business. Their magazines were focused toward weightlifting. In the case of her late husband’s magazines, I’d guess some of his readers were males under 18 who were not given caveats to avoid these “products”.
I’m familiar with Tosca Reno from her magazine Oxygen, and Tosca Reno’s involvement with the so called clean eating movement. I may have had the delusion for a couple of minutes that I was going to get into the bikini/fitness model game. I could actually make pretty good progress developing my upper body in my younger days. Okay, you can all stop laughing now.
If you are going to call out the antidepressant industry for the money they make, feel free to call out your side as well.
I’d bet Tosca Reno and her husband made millions upon millions giving space to shady advertisers of protein powders and all sorts of questionable supplements that would “pump you up”.
Desperate people who don’t believe in Western Medicine can easily be coerced into buying hundreds of dollars of supplements in one trip for most anything, whether it be a cure for cancer or Alzheimer’s.
If the Nutritional Therapy Association was really serious about the product it wants us to believe it is selling, it would remove Tosca Reno from their page.
I realize that this post is not typical of my page. I used to have a blog where this post was pretty typical of my content, about the hypocrisy that is rampant in anything connected with the nutrition industry. One of my favorites was when a blogger used to constantly slobber over how Laurie David was such an advocate for family meal time and nutrition, even though Laurie herself had a cook. A cook who added maple syrup to things like enchiladas. Laurie David, you ask….you might know her better as the environmental activist/hypocrite.
Okay, I plan to go back to my regularly scheduled programming very soon.
But not before I amend my post…if you are taking a few pennies to be a shill for a “natural” packaged food company on your blog/whatever , I also can’t take your message seriously. If you are going to talk about real food, then talk about actual real food.