Malnutrition Quotes

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Michael Pollan
“According to the surgeon general, obesity today is officially an epidemic; it is arguably the most pressing public health problem we face, costing the health care system an estimated $90 billion a year. Three of every five Americans are overweight; one of every five is obese. The disease formerly known as adult-onset diabetes has had to be renamed Type II diabetes since it now occurs so frequently in children. A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association predicts that a child born in 2000 has a one-in-three chance of developing diabetes. (An African American child's chances are two in five.) Because of diabetes and all the other health problems that accompany obesity, today's children may turn out to be the first generation of Americans whose life expectancy will actually be shorter than that of their parents. The problem is not limited to America: The United Nations reported that in 2000 the number of people suffering from overnutrition--a billion--had officially surpassed the number suffering from malnutrition--800 million.”
Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Tony Campolo
“I have three things I'd like to say today. First, while you were sleeping last night, 30,000 kids died of starvation or diseases related to malnutrition. Second, most of you don't give a shit. What's worse is that you're more upset with the fact that I said shit than the fact that 30,000 kids died last night.”
Tony Campolo

Earle Gray
“Most of the seven billion people in this world suffer from malnutrition. Half do not have enough to eat and the rest of us eat too much.”
Earle Gray

T.K. Naliaka
“Malnutrition can be as common in poverty as in wealth, one for the lack of food, the other for the lack of knowledge of food.”
T.K. Naliaka

Steven Magee
“People are sick, confused and forgetful, and are mystified as to why.”
Steven Magee

Michael R. Bloomberg
“For the first time in the history of the world more people will die from overeating than undereating this year.”
Michael R. Bloomberg

Steven Magee
“You would not want to be in a state of malnutrition during a COVID-19 infection.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“COVID-19 is killing the elderly that commonly have malnutrition issues and hormone deficiencies.”
Steven Magee

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some people’s meals have way less nutrients than some people’s faeces.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Steven Magee
“Complex problems often have simple solutions.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Sea level adapted very high altitude workers eventually end up in a state of malnutrition from exposure to abnormal environmental conditions. Long term exposure to malnutrition is known to bring on mental and physical health problems.”
Steven Magee

Lisa Kemmerer
“Another critical religious motivation for reconsidering diet is concern for human suffering—out of compassion—in light of poverty, malnutrition, and starvation. . . . Not only do we damage the environment with our choice of cheese and cutlets—burdening future populations with pollutants, dead zones, and global climate change—but we also feed tons of precious grains to hundreds of thousands of cattle, pigs, chickens, and turkeys while fellow human beings go without food. Food energy is wasted when we cycle grains through anymals. Rather than breed hungry cattle and chickens to consume grains, we should stop breeding anymals and feed precious grains to those who are already starving. If we did not breed and consume anymals, billions of tons of grains could be redirected to feed hungry human beings, alleviating and/or preventing starvation worldwide.”
Lisa Kemmerer, Animals and World Religions

Steven Magee
“By the end of 2018 it had become clear from experiments with supplements and dietary changes that I had been suffering from the long term effects of malnutrition.”
Steven Magee

“Prolonged chronic malnutrition affects children for the rest of their lives because it affects both brain development and growth.”
Bee Wilson, First Bite: How We Learn to Eat

Steven Magee
“Researching Magee’s Disease led me to conclude that I was suffering from malnutrition, despite being 30 pounds overweight.”
Steven Magee

Mwanandeke Kindembo
“The change in mood is the result of not maintaining a good balance in the body. Malnutrition often causes the body to malfunction.”
Mwanandeke Kindembo

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“A stomach can be full of so-called food, but be empty of nutrients.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana