Table of Contents
- The Four Risks of Health
- Personal Responsibility versus Corporate Responsibility
- Scientific Progress
The Four Risks of Health
The four risks that Mc Diet can contribute to fatty liver, obesity, heart diseases, high level of cholesterol. Fatty liver is the stage when liver is not able to process fat anymore. If the liver can not process fat anymore, liver starts scaring, which can lead to liver cancer. Obesity is health when percentage of body fat is higher than norm. This medical condition can lead to other medical conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc. Heart disease is a medical condition when heart can not work properly. Heart failure leads to death. High level of cholesterol can lead to the formation of plaque in arteries, which can lead to heart diseases.
Personal Responsibility versus Corporate Responsibility
It is personal responsibility to eat a healthy diet with minimal amount of fast or processed food. The healthy diet should consist of whole foods such as vegetables, fruits, grains, meat, fish, and chicken, and consumption of fast or processed food should be limited to a minimum . The reason for this is that highly processed food lacks the nutrients that are very important for our overall health. In addition to this, highly processed food is packed with unsaturated fats, sugars, and chemicals which are harmful for the human body. However, children can be considered as adults since they are not fully developed, can not make decisions on their own, and are dependent from parents. Corporates, on the other hand, are responsible to provide clear information on nutrients facts of food they sell to the public. Also, they should warn the public that large consumption of processed food could lead to health risks. In this case, fast food chains, in my eyes, came close to tobacco companies. There is data that highly processed, fatty food contributes to health problems that can lead to deadly health conditions. Therefore, people should be aware of it just as they know that smoking in killing. Therefore, fast food chains should warn their customers that food they sell to them are unhealthy. (Could you imagine the sigh in McDonalds that McDonalds is killing?)
The scientific method is when researchers/scientists ask a question, do background research, make a hypothesis, conduct an experiment, collect the data, analyse it, and make a conclusion whether the hypothesis is right. Morgan Spurlock definitely had elements of scientific method. First of all, he asked the question. The question was what would happen if he ate only at McDonalds for 30 day three times per day. Second, he did his background research. He conduct full medical check of his health condition, asked doctors what would've happened from McDiet, provided background information why he decided to do the experiment. Third, he conducted the experiment, collected and analyzed data carefully. However, he did not stated the hypothesis about what he expected to see. In addition to this, he did not have the strong conclusion. His conclusion was that fast food is bad for health, which is basically a fact.
While my diet can be relatively considered as a healthy diet to the average American, there are two aspects that I would like to change. First of all, I would like to lower my consumption of coffee. My consumption of coffee affects the quality of my sleep, and by cutting down, I hope to improve it. Second, I already cut down my consumption of dairy and sugar. The diet high on sugar and dairy was linked to contribution of inflammation in the body, so by illuminating them from my diet I would like to see what is going to happen. Since inflammation can contribute to skin problems, and I have some skin problems, I hope that it will help to clear up my skin. In addition to this, I also would like to improve my sleep. On average, I sleep about 6 hour per night while the norm is considered to be 8 hours. Therefore, by not getting two hour of sleep, I cut down the time that my body could use in order to rest and restore itself.