Blog post by guest blogger, Sarah Marketon. Sarah is the Director of Communications at Wisconsin Farm Bureau.
Our bodies and our health are very important. We often associate the food we put into our bodies as being one avenue toward a healthier self. Most of us have a good grasp around the fact that eating a bag of potato chips is unhealthy, but choosing to snack of some veggies may be a more healthful choice. As more and more people are becoming interested in healthy foods, they are also becoming further removed from the source of their food – farmers.
Medical Trusted Sources
Let’s talk farming for a minute. When farmers have livestock that is not feeling well and need medical attention, they turn to their veterinarian. Veterinarians are a trusted source of information regarding animal health because they have an advanced degree in that line of study. Farmers rely on them to not only make animals healthy after they are sick, but to follow preventative measures that reduce the likelihood of an animal falling ill. Similarly, humans turn to medical doctors as a trusted source of information on getting healthy and staying that way. But what happens when a trusted source of medical information is misinformed him/herself?
I sat down one Friday night with my parents’ copy of The Reader’s Digest thumbing through the pages looking for a good laugh. In full disclosure, I will admit even though the magazine has a stereotype in our household for being an “old person’s” magazine, I still enjoy reading some of the stories or at least getting a good laugh from some of the crazy things people encounter. This particular issue had a story titled, “How Cardiologists Protect Their Heart” so I flip to that section, interested in learning a thing or two from people I would consider heart health professionals. When I read number 13 however, I was a little disgruntled. Here is what it said, Continue Reading