I watched a Youtube video just posted by Ivor Cummins, a resource I’ve found in my search regarding heart health issues. In this video. Ivor interviews Dr. Gary Fettke and his wife Belinda. Dr. Fettke practices in Tasmania (an Australian island just south of the continent).
Dr. Fettke, a low carb way of eating proponent, found that his patients improved in significant clinical measure, when they adopted his low carb recommendations. Unfortunately, he was brought up on professional charges that threatened his ability to practice medicine and lecture at a university.
I’ve been aware of parts of the story revealed in the video but I’ve never seen veganism, 7th Day Adventists, Kellogg’s cereal, dietitians, and meat eating connected before. I’m naturally suspicious of conspiracy theory thinking but I think the historical connections (over 100 years) between these seemingly disparate topics raise a larger issue.
It begs the question: Is there an ideological and spiritual driver between the Adventists, cereal manufacturers, dietitians and their professional associations and their collective rejection of eating meat? It also invites the question as to what extent these forces have influenced the eating guidelines adopted by governments around the world.
Here’s the video. I found it fascinating. I’d be interested in any comments.