I came up once and hollered! I came up twice and cried! If that water hadn't a-been so cold I might've sunk and died.
But it was Cold in that water! It was cold!
I took the elevator Sixteen floors above the ground. I thought about my baby And thought I would jump down.
I stood there and I hollered! I stood there and I cried! If it hadn't a-been so high I might've jumped and died.
But it was High up there! It was high!
So since I'm still here livin', I guess I will live on. I could've died for love-- But for livin' I was born
Though you may hear me holler, And you may see me cry-- I'll be dogged, sweet baby, If you gonna see me die.
Life is fine! Fine as wine! Life is fine!
- Langston Hughes
In kindergarten I was told that pizza is healthy since it contains all of the major food groups, carbohydrates, dairy and vegetables. I took that advice with me as I made my way into adulthood, and understood that pizza could be a staple in my daily diet.
Since the science of diet and nutrition seems rather confusing and terrible, that’s because (in most cases) it really is. One day saturated fat is the devil, now it’s just fine. Once fat was our greatest killer, and now it’s been deemed sugar. And wine prevents cancer right?
The science behind many of our beliefs have recently been proven wrong. Nutrition research is full of human biases and errors in methodology. Eggs, for example were deemed by the FDA that they were to high in fat and cholesterol to be considered as a healthy food however the government still has them listed as part of a healthy breakfast.
Now, we have new efforts to ensure that nutrition studies are conducted more accurately, and we strongly hope that these guidelines go into effect and are carefully followed. We want to stop being fooled once and for all.
But then there’s always another approach. Since we can longer trust science to tell us what’s really healthy, we can just stick to pizza and hope for the best.