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Reviewed by Mary C. Blowers for Readers' Favorite
Clean Your Plate – America’s Grand Obesity Plan by John Bressler is a cleverly written satire of the AMA, the food and drug corporations, and even the U.S. Government. While the author states that he loves his country, his claims throughout the book are shocking as he describes an insidious plot to make Americans fat and dependent. Even illegal aliens are used in the plan for cheap labor to grow the genetically modified food. Clothing sizing, BMI calculations, and the food pyramid are all suspect as they tie into the common goal.
While Clean Your Plate is called fiction, it may be closer to the truth than we’d like to think. John Bressler hints that anyone doing a little internet searching can find stories like these billed as fact. His point is well made that Americans eat too much and subsequently “open themselves up” (pun intended) to lifestyle diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, and their associated surgeries. There are indeed many “Frankenfoods” manufactured by chemical corporations. It’s said that our bodies don’t know how to process them and store them as fat.
The “bottom” line is that it’s prudent to take a look at what you’re eating. Is it food? How much fat does it contain, and how many vitamins? And what was your food eating when it was alive? The natural food of cows is grass, but they are routinely and calculatingly fattened up on grain to increase and speed market profits. This is just one example of how good nutrition is sacrificed on the altar of corporate profit.
My husband and I personally have made a move in recent years to more natural fruits and vegetables rather than processed food. I recommend this book as an eye-opener to anyone who thinks they may need a diet change.