Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Escaping Old Ideas

I wonder if we could supply these to all (well most) nutritionists.

The article cites the economist John Maynard Keynes, who said, "“The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones, which ramify . . . into every corner of our mind.”

And this is just what is true today. Many nutritionists just can't escape the idea that dietary fat is the cause of all our problems.


  1. LOVE it!! :-)
    Natalie ._c-

  2. From LizzyLou

    John Maynard Keynes was spot on in that statement. I constantly encounter people who still refer to diabetes as "sugar diabetes" and think all that you have to do is cut out sugar on the boards that I frequent. The latest thought that's spreading like wildfire is that diet and exercise can "cure" diabetes. I'm really getting tired of posting that there's a major difference between "cure" and "control"!

  3. Lizzy Lou: I know what you mean about being tired of saying the same thing over and over again and no one listening. One problem is that some people do listen but they leave the boards and newbies come in an ask the same questions and post the same erroneous statements.

    I think when someone is first diagnosed, they really need the hope that they will be cured, so I try not to be too firm in discouraging this idea.