Continuation of the thread drift about food that started in this thread. Anti-Feminist Baby Bonuses
'well, well, well wrote:
To eliza who seems to be sceptical of the relation between diet and health - how can you, in 2009, try and deny this connection. Physical activity and environment contribue to overall health. Yes they do. I remember growing up in the 70's and 80's arguing with intelligent people who thought diet didn't contribute to overall health. I remeber thinking they were insane then.
I'm not skeptical at all about the connection. There most definiately is a connection. My comments were discussing the correlation between poorer diet and us getting sicker and time issue due to women going out to work more. This statement, "My proof for that thought is that women used to feed the family (eating seems to be central to our existence) and now that they don't have as much time, we, as a socitey, have become sicker as a result of our diet." I was not suggesting that there is not a connection between diet and health at all. I have a background in nutrition and my sole focus with my work is food, food and more food and it's relation to not just individual health but the health of communities as a whole. It's my job.
I didn't say that lack of time is not factor. My view is there is much more to it then just lack of time due to the societal changes and the evolution of gender roles to make such a direct statement of 'proof'. I went on and commented on some of those reasons including about the state of the decline in nutritional quality of many of the most basic of food products whether they are processed or not. If we're talking nutrition and health this potentially is a major factor at play whether the food is processed or not.