I read a few stories lately that just make me shake my head in disbelief.
On November 28 the Helsinki Times reported that Finnish officials were considering taking a child from its parents because they were feeding it a low-carb diet.
Ursula Schwab, a clinical nutritionist steeped in the low-fat, heavy-carb paradigm, is quoted as saying:
“A strict low-carb diet is very fatty, and it suppresses hunger. If you down eggs and bacon for breakfast it will take hours before you can even imagine eating again.”
Suppresses hunger? How can massive amounts of fatty goodness suppress hunger? I thought fat satiated hunger. I love downing eggs and bacon for breakfast, because I don’t have to eat again for another five or so hours. Isn’t that was food is supposed to do?
The second story published the same day on Yahoo says that the Ohio child protective services has taken an 8-year-old boy away from his parents because he’s obese and his parents don’t seem to be doing their job dealing with his obesity. I’m thinking a low-carb diet would probably help here. Thank God they’re not in Finland.
And the top story published yesterday is about a young girl with a style problem. She carries a purse with a replica gun sown into the flap. The TSA in Norfolk, Virginia flagged the hollow gun design as a security risk.
Gibbs said she was headed back home to Jacksonville from a holiday trip when an agent flagged her purse as a security risk.
‘She was like, “This is a federal offence because it’s in the shape of a gun”,’ Gibbs said. ‘I’m like, “But it’s a design on a purse. How is it a federal offence?”‘
After agents figured out the gun was a fake, Gibbs said, TSA told her to check the bag or turn it over.