By Kate Fettke
Atticus Finch is one of my favourite father figures in literary history. He is willing to risk his life and his career in the pursuit of justice and represents an important role model for Scout. He stands up for what he believes in, sacrifices everything in the search for the truth, and understands that “the one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience”.
My Dad is the most courageous man I know and an important role model for myself, my siblings, and the wider community. I know I’m about a week late for Father’s Day but I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for always standing up for what you believe in and for continuing to inspire us every day. Love you Dad.
Are we going to win this battle against ourselves? I suspect not.
Our elder daughter Kate Fettke has written this piece for a slightly belated Fathers Day. Not certain if my face suits Atticus. Ha
Will I win out in this reassessment of looking at our diet and our health? No is the simple answer but I think we can make a huge difference for those that want to listen and who have the means to change.
The science of eating well and eating processed food is compelling. Eating real food that is local and seasonal has obvious health benefits. That’s what No Fructose is about.
The two big problems as I see them are that for the vast majority of the world’s population that is just not a viable option. An ongoing dependence on high sugar and carbohydrate, cheap and transportable food product is required to keep a caloric intake up for most of the worlds population that is isolated from local produce. This includes non arable lands as well as those in cities.
An ongoing consumption of these foods particularly with polyunsaturated seed oils will leave the health systems on a slippery one way down slope. It is financially unsustainable.
This will be the next social divide.
Then there are the group who will not take healthy options despite the knowledge and the means. That will be the frustrating group, the naysayers. We still have people who continue to smoke despite the community awareness of the ill effects – that self destructive nature seems to be mankind’s way.
Unfortunately there remains so much ‘noise’ in the community about which way to eat is best. I am part of that noise as you all are. I continue to be misrepresented, misquoted and regularly condemned, but a bit like Atticus Finch in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, there is a bigger picture that is important.
Join me at www.NoFructose.com for the information and if you need that personal advice then Britt and the team at the Diabetes & Health Research Centre will get you going and then keep you supported.