I was playing squash with my friend today and we ended up discussing the nutrition of milk. The conversation didn't really start that way... It actually started with me worrying about getting into the faculty of education, which prompted my squash sidekick to ask what I would do instead.
I told him that I would consider doing something food related, although the idea of adding more schooling to my life makes me shudder. He started laughing at me, telling me that nutritionists have the crappy job of telling people to simply "stop eating KFC" and to "start exercising". I made sure to point out nutritionists also help with gluten allergies, celiac disease and other digestion issues, and he surrendered the point (both in squash AND the information). The conversation then meandered into Canada's food guide and then eventually the necessity of dairy (which as it turns out, isn't needed in our human diets at all).
Then my athletic amigo said something profound. He said "You know, there are so many more important things to worry about than if milk is necessary for our diet or not. Maybe if we focused our energy on one thing, or only the most important issues, we can make some headway with health. Maybe we should worry more about exercise and the consumption of fast food and soft drinks instead of whether our kids will be healthy with milk or not".
Boom. Mind blown.
I mean, he's got it right. Right? Do you think we should stop worrying about the smaller diet issues and focus more on the big ones?