Back to ba­sics

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I re­ally liked your re­cent ar­ti­cle on Dr Libby Weaver and her be­lief that we live with nu­tri­tional con­fu­sion. So­ci­ety is ob­sessed with food, and it’s pushed at us through food courts, me­dia, plen­ti­ful cafés, food tast­ings and through greater avail­abil­ity. Foods are la­belled ei­ther good or bad, and yes, since the food in­dus­try be­came in­volved, food is now a com­plex is­sue. It never used to be. Food was sim­ple, home­made from ba­sic ingredients and just part of our rou­tine. Sure, we had and looked for­ward to cel­e­bra­tions, fes­ti­vals and par­ties as we knew there’d be dif­fer­ent good­ies, but we never stressed over what we ate and hav­ing to cut back the next week to bal­ance our diet. Food wasn’t an­a­lysed. Let’s get back to ba­sics as much as we can and I’ll cer­tainly be get­ting Dr Libby’s book. Thanks for the bal­anced and well writ­ten ar­ti­cle. – Barb

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