A study sponsored by the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded — “Evidence does not support that an apple a day keeps the doctor away …”. Basically they are going against the general belief that fruit consumption is believed to have beneficial benefits. They are saying that good daily nutrition, that includes a fruit like an apple, is not beneficial to your health.
The study based the responses of their survey on whether or not the person questioned had during the past year: a visit to a doctor; an overnight stay in a hospital; a visit to a mental health professional; or the use of a prescription medication.
While the study concludes that while an apple a day was associated with fewer prescription medications being used in a very small number of people, an apple a day did not reduce the need for doctors, hospital stays, or mental health visits.
Such an argument that despite having good nutrition, the need for medical care and hospital stays does not decrease is so ridiculous that it makes me want to bite into an apple and go running to a shrink.
The message here people is the lobbying group for doctors, the JAMA, does not see the need to teach you good nutrition, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle … because it will make no difference to your health or most importantly — to your demand for their services. Now you see a little of what we are up against.
Okay, I really don’t want to go running to find a shrink after eating my apple. I would rather know that these folks are just spouting nonsense because in this country, if they can keep you ill, they make more money. I would actually prefer to go for a dive off a boat in Belize and take pictures of grunts hiding under seaweed. The object of this exercise is to still be able to strap on an air tank when I reach 80 and go diving rather than being strapped to a hospital bed with an oxygen mask. I have got to believe that this is accomplished by eating that apple a day along with exercise and good nutrition.