Thursday, October 4, 2012


In one of his latest health campaigns, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, of the no-smoking fame, is aiming to banish sugary and fatty foods from both public and private hospitals.  This ban, as I understand, is voluntary.

This cafeteria crackdown will ban deep fryers, make leafy green salads a mandatory option and allow only healthy snacks. At least half of all sandwiches and salads must be made or served with whole grains. (WHY not all???)  

And this ban is controversial???  Critics say Bloomberg is running a "nanny" state.  How hypocritical is it for hospitals to serve unhealthy food to patients and their staff  who are suffering from obesity and other health problems?  Who has ever gone to a new physician only to find that this so-called health professional is obese?  Most often there is little or no discussion of nutrition, a topic that other doctors feel is the key to GOOD health and disease reversal.  When was the last time your doctor advised you to drink your greens?

Is this another half-cocked, unmerited Bloomberg idea?  I think not!  Maybe the next step will be vegetarian???

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