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ME/CFS and the Poverty Diet

Discussion in 'Phoenix Rising Articles' started by Mark, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    It's a good start. Even better would be initiatives that ensure that children eat fruit and veg from an early age, such as this one in the UK:

    http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/5ADAY/Pages/Schoolscheme.aspx

    I'd like to see schemes like this extended to older children, and to workplaces, for example. One crazy thing I see in the UK is the junk food available in hospitals, both in vending machines and in on-site shops. When I have been in hospital as an in-patient or outpatient I have not even been able to find straightforward packets of nuts, for example - only nuts that have been given various coatings like honey or chocolate!

    I was astonished to see a teenage girl on UK TV who could not identify a cauliflower!
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  2. golden

    golden Senior Member

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    This IS good news !

    But yeah 5-7 is too little - poor 8 year olds missing out on their strawberries !

    I spent loads of time in hospitals during my Mothers Cancer. And I too was astonished by the lack of nutrition.

    I did actually fill out feedback forms to kill time.

    I object to junk food being avsilable in hospital full stop. The actual nutrition in hospital meals is rubbish.

    I would like to see so called places of healing set the example in good fluid intake and nutrition.

    It was the Cancer hospital I was taken back with - at the cafe - the old lady asked me if i wanted my food heated in a microwave or the grill! She said a lot of people there dont want microwaved foods.

    It must be demand from patients doing their own research ?

    Mental hospitals too encourage dehydration through caffeine, sugar and junk. No nutritional status tests are done.

    I see for example that a lack of Zinc can cause Anorexia and a distorted mental body image. When corrected, appetite returns as does normalised mental feelings of body!

    So its just craziness that nutrition is denied as a fundamental form of health and healing.
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