You Must See This Incredible TV Advertisement!
The other day I was watching an old interview on YouTube of one of my favourite people: the late American writer, Gore Vidal.
The funny thing is, that during the breaks in this interview, they showed TV commercials that were on national television at the time it was broadcast back in 1990.
And I was shocked by what I saw.
Amongst the various ads, they showed a TV advert for the American Cancer Society, in which a doctor… wait for it… told us that we can prevent 60% of cancers if we (among other things) stop smoking, stop “overeating”, and eat a diet high in fibre and low in fat!
Wow! Did a doctor just say: stop overeating to prevent cancer? Yes, he did!
If you were around in 1990, as I was, this advert wouldn’t be out of place, because we knew that overeating leads to disease, as does a high-fat diet.
If anything, all the scientific data on diet that has been produced in the more than 30 years since this ad was originally shown has only reinforced the fact that overeating and high-fat diets are very likely to cause cancer.
The shocking aspect of this story is that YOU WILL NEVER SEE A TV COMMERCIAL LIKE THIS TODAY, because to do so would be to accuse this doctor of fat shaming – as ridiculous and laughable as that sounds, it is the sad state of the world we live in today.
Hearing a doctor promote a low-fat diet on national TV is also NOT GOOD NEWS FOR ALL THE BIG JUNK FOOD COMPANIES IN THE WORLD – and there are a lot of them, with a lot of lobbying power.
And let’s not forget the fact that no corporate-owned TV channel (which is most of them these days) is likely to accept running an ad like this that discourages eating junk food, thus discouraging the likes of Nestle, PepsiCo, and others from advertising.
And what about Big Pharma? Promoting cancer prevention through lifestyle changes is all well and good, but IT DOESN’T MAKE THEM ANY MONEY BECAUSE THE LESS SICK PEOPLE ARE, THE FEWER DRUGS THEY SELL. So, the truth is that Big Pharma wouldn’t encourage doctors to promote this type of message today either.
This example clearly shows how large corporations, together with corrupt politicians and powerful individuals, are now effectively changing the nutritional message and negatively affecting the quality of life of everyone in the world.
And let’s not forget those ill-informed nutritionists, dieticians, gym instructors, health gurus, and wild Instagram and TikTok “influencers”, who keep telling us that a high-fat diet is healthy? When compared to this TV advert from 1990, they look really ignorant and stupid, don’t they? Because they are!
I was so thrilled to find this lost ad that I extracted it from the original video and uploaded it to my new (not yet officially launched) YouTube channel, so you can see it and judge for yourself how much the Establishment’s nutritional message has changed since 1990.
By watching this short 30-second advert, I hope it is very clear to you that following a high-fibre (ideally fruit), low-fat diet is the ONLY healthy way forward; which is the same message I have been repeating for the last 10 years since I launched my website, although I feel I am going against the grain, as they say, from what most people think about nutrition these days.
Here is the link:
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