I wish these maniacs would make up their mind. Every six months, they contradict the “conventional” wisdom about what’s going to kill us, and so a disgusted public declines into a frenzy of binge-eating and prescription-drug use.
Remember margarine as a healthy substitute for butter — until they decided that hydrogenated fats would kill you faster? Remember the low-fat-diet craze — until they decided that good fats supposedly helped you lose weight and that people tended to eat low-fat foods in larger quantities than they would real food?
First it was no vitamins, then it was some vitamins, now vitamins will give you cancer.
First it was no vitamin D because it was stored in the body and you can get what you need from the sun. Now the sun will give you cancer and they underestimated the amount of D you need — so start popping those pills.
First it was no weightlifting because it raised blood pressure and made you “muscle-bound” — now weightlifiting prevents osteoporosis and revs your metabolism.
Here’s the last word: We’re all going to die of something. Everyone is wrong about everything. All hail the bacon cheeseburger!