Thanks Steven. You most certainly didn’t have to put that much effort into your response and I appreciate it. While I would take issue with a few of your assertions (and I won’t because I have also had enough) I value your willingness to take this kind of time. I didn’t ask for it, just noted that it helps to provide references. You did, and I genuinely appreciate it.
At this point I would suggest that on some of these issues, we might agree to disagree. The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, said let food be thy medicine, and that was long long long long before “medicine” had to go through such a rigorous process. That was far more of what I was thinking when I said that. There are other areas where I would take issue because I believe you misread or misunderstood my statements but it’s not worth my time or yours. I am not interested in being drawn into a long discussion about who is right or wrong. This article was meant to get people to think about what they put into their bodies, not be a scientific dissertation.
Again, you have your take, I have mine, and each of us can spend hours and hours justifying ourselves. I respect where you are coming from and again thank you for the time you put into this. I wish you well.