The Weekly Comment Spotlight 6/10/2011Comment Spotlight
I spend quite a bit of time each week answering comments on my blogs, both old and new. I love answering comments and no question is ever a “dumb” question in my book. The only dumb questions are the ones that never get asked!
That being said, there are always a few comments each week that really grab my attention for whatever reason.
Here are the ones in the spotlight this week ….
This from Ted, regarding the post There’s Nothing Smart About Smart Balance:
Sarah, thanks for the complete report on Smart Balance. You are certainly right about how the ads do fool many people. I’ve been using the gray mass (before coloring) for around 6 years now. I read your article on the subject matter and immediately threw it away. Thanks again.
You are very welcome Ted. I am so glad you immediately and proactively threw away that nasty Smart Balance! I very much hope that you replaced it with simple, wholesome, nutritious BUTTER. There is no substitute for butter and any health professional that tries to convince you otherwise has not researched both sides of the story and should be fired for incompetence (by you, that is!).
This inspiring comment from Peter S. regarding the Video: How to Make Whey:
Hello Sarah, I am a quadriplegic from a high school sports accident in the late 70’s. I have survived over 30 years by eating well and reading Adele Davis at first and later NAPD (Nutrition and Physical Degeneration). Your blog is a Godsend and I have tried to follow it by directing my assistants accordingly. We tried making whey but it took several days, almost a week, to achieve separation with farm fresh whole milk. The whey has a “funny” smell and a yellowish tint … Did I screw up?
Peter, I was thrilled to read your comment and your motivation to stay healthy despite your physical limitations was very inspiring!
Whey does tend to have a yellowish tint, particularly when it has separated fully and been strained thoroughly with no bits of cream cheese left behind. That “funny” smell is the usual smell that fresh milk has once it has fermented into a clabbered state. You most definitely did not mess anything up – you are right on track!
Next, this fantastic comment from BREE in reference to the post Ditch That Protein Powder:
The yolk carries 43% of the protein!!! and all of the vitamin A. the white carries magnesium and potassium.
Chalk this one up to the “we learn something new every day” file! I did not realize the yolk contains a significant amount of protein. Here’s the complete breakdown of egg nutrition in a chart on Chris Masterjohn’s fantastic Cholesterol and Health site that Bree also provided in her comment. Bree, thank you so much for sharing that factoid about eggs!
This sad comment from HCP on the post How to Resist Pediatrician Pro-Vaccination Tactics:
There is something I really do not comprehend about the anti-vaccine population…not one of you has a medical degree. Have you ever noticed that all physicians and nurses vaccinate their children. “Don’t go to a pediatrician???” Are you really suggesting taking your child to a family practice where they have not been properly school in pediatric illnesses? Don’t get me wrong…I have met some wonderful family docs in my practice, but they certainly are not specialists in the very different world of pediatrics vs. adult healthcare. I am just so flabbergasted at the comments and “facts” you think you know. 50 years from now, the world is going to be a very scary place plagued with illnesses we could have prevented. Thanks for putting my children in danger, your children in danger, and our children’s children in danger because of your ignorance. I am all about people’s rights, but I have to say….it may come to the point where we make vaccination a law. Because if you think about it, not vaccinating your child is an act of child abuse. End of story.
HCP, there are plenty of folks with a medical degree that are against vaccination. I personally know several medical doctors in my local area alone that are either against vaccination entirely or recommend at least delaying the vaccination schedule or doing shots one at a time instead of using multi-dose vials. One of the most popular posts on this blog is written by an MD: If You Are In Support of Vaccinations, Read This if You Dare.
As far as nurses being pro-vax, I know plenty of them who are vehemently opposed to shots. Over half of MDs and nurses did not give the Swine Flu jab to their own kids and did not even want it for themselves. The tide of public opinion is definitely swaying against the ever growing, “one size fits all” vaccination schedule, most especially by highly educated people and professionals with medical degrees,
When I first decided to not vaccinate my children 13 years ago, only 2-3% of parents refused shots. Now, 40% or so of parents are openly refusing, questioning or delaying shots. This will only continue given the skyrocketing cases of autoimmune illness that parents are realizing through their own research are actually cases of vaccine damage.
The head scratching support of the useless medical specialty called Pediatrics and the condescending tone of this comment leads me to think that it was written by none other than a Pediatrican. Also, the fact that the commenter called not vaccinating children an act of child abuse – typical Pediatric scare tactics. Just another reason to only go to Family Docs! Many Pediatricians are so brainwashed by their own perceived greatness that they have lost their ability to deal humanly with patients or to see the writing on the wall that what they have learned and believed about vaccines is, in fact, turning many children into autoimmune disease ridden zombies.
Definitely a hard pill to swallow which is why most of them stay in a perpetual state of denial and are being increasingly fired by their patients in favor of the more open minded Family Doctors and Osteopathic Physicians (DOs).
I hope you enjoyed this week’s edition of The Weekly Comment Spotlight. I will be reading every single comment over the next week to put together another thought provoking edition to be posted next Friday.
Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Sarah was awarded Activist of the Year at the International Wise Traditions Conference in 2010.
Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Economics from Furman University and a Master’s degree in Government (Financial Management) from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mother to three healthy children, blogger, and best-selling author, she writes about the practical application of Traditional Diet and evidence-based wellness within the modern household. Her work has been featured by USA Today, The New York Times, National Review, ABC, NBC, and many others.