June 21, 2017



So, I was reading about the Trending Food Fad of Coconut oil. Evidently, the Heart Association didn’t have some kind words to say about this “miracle” food and Diana Rogers, a certified nutritionist who speaks at universities and conferences internationally about nutrition and sustainability, social justice, animal welfare, and food policy issues, has a huge issue with what the Heart Assoc. had to say. In her Blog, “Sustainable Dish” she rebutted with all her knowledge, experience, and wisdom.

It was the first sentence that caused me to read further: “You may have seen the news late last week about the latest “Presidential Advisory” on dietary fats released from the American Heart Association (AHA) published online in Circulation. ” Now, as a writer, I sometimes put QUOTES around a word that I want to bring special attention to and in this case–“Presidential Advisory”. The use of these quotes showed me her political stance. But what really spurred me on were these sentences, and this has more to do with EVERYTHING than just Coconut oil!

“Additionally, as with any non-profit organization, the AHA needs money. The best place to get money is from corporate sponsors…”

  • “It’s not a surprise the AHA was able to spin the current research to match their overall message.
  • “Funding for research is provided by government organizations or corporations. This influences the type of research that is funded and the types of findings that come out of research as a result.

“The Irony here, is that the Liberal community has no problem crying, “foul” and pointing their finger at Government or Corporate manipulation in skewing the facts to meet their agenda when it comes to something as TRIVIAL as Coconut oil, but gorge on the scale tipping, snake oil when it comes to issues like Global warming, abortion, evolution etc. They will follow the money trail only when it leads to their pot of Lucky Charms.

I am not saying that I disagree with what Ms. Rogers has to say…I agree with her 100%!



Daniella Cross is the Caretaker of 4EARTH and featured writer.




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