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Whole Foods Adds 'Healthy Eating Specialist' Position To Promote A Plant-Based Diet

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Whole Foods CEO John Mackay must not be content with leaving well enough alone. His deliberate push of the vegetarian agenda on his customer base which I first shared about with you in February 2010 is now being taken to the next level with the creation of a brand new in-store position called the "Healthy Eating Specialist" whose job will be to push vegetarianism on any customers who asks questions about healthy eating.

I received some exclusive information from a source inside Whole Foods this week about their grand plans to expand their "Health Starts Here" initiative in each of the 289 stores by hiring someone to fill this position complete with an in-store kiosk/desk to be there to answer questions from customers about health and healthy eating. Right now this "Healthy Eating Specialist" position is being test-marketed in a few stores before it goes nationwide in 2011. In addition to manning this resource center in their local Whole Foods store, the employee will also be giving lectures on health and nutrition in the local community. It's quite an opportunity for people who enjoy working with the public and are passionate about health.

My source attempted to apply for this position at his local Whole Foods store when he heard about it and quickly realized there were some "sticky details" which he found to be "really absurd" that led him to decline the job. Click here to see what the four issues he found in the requirements for this position that greatly concerned my source who supports carbohydrate-restriction for healthy nutrition.

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Former President Clinton was on CNN talking about his diet. He eats a mainly vegetable diet, takes a protein supplement each morning and eats a little fish but no meat, pork, chicken etc. He looks good, probably 50 pounds lighter than the Monica years. He's doing it because of heart disease. He's convinced it'll prevent needing any more stents in a heart that's been damaged by decades of junk food.

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I saw this...very disappointing considering he's done well on a low-carb diet in the past.

Jimmy Moore, "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Discussion" forum owner
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I saw Bill Clinton on tv yesterday, and sorry, he looks awful. I know with his heart problems he has been through a lot physically, but he does not appear to be someone I could hike a trail with ! Call em as I see em !

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What is really too bad is that Whole Foods has an outstanding meat and seafood department. Expensive but outstanding. It would be nice to be able to rally around the meat department as meat advocates. Show people how wonderful their meat department is and how important it is to our health. Perhaps they can add a "Healthy Eating Specialist" for the healthy low carb diet. I was actually asked to connect with our WF "healthy eating specialist". We had sent a couple of emails but had not yet met in person.

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He looks lean, not unhealthy. Get rid of the sq fat and the skin will show wrinkles. I saw it in myself when I was dealing with an ulcer. I got thin enough to have a 6-pack showing but it was jarring to see the amount of wrinkling overlying the abdomen.

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He looks lean, not unhealthy. Get rid of the sq fat and the skin will show wrinkles. I saw it in myself when I was dealing with an ulcer. I got thin enough to have a 6-pack showing but it was jarring to see the amount of wrinkling overlying the abdomen.

I hear you. Losing 55 lbs in my late 30's left me with a flap of skin over my belly button that I never had when I was heavy, and also with what my niece calls turkey neck. It wasn't really the wrinkles - he just didn't seem to have good color or something. And remember, when they put people on tv, they've got the best make up artists - is the proper term here "pallor"?

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JM above talks about the "Healty Eating" Consultant at Hole Foods.

You see, most if not all vegans (See Lierre Keith _The Vegetarian Myth_) have to eat every two to three hours, and Hole Foods makes a big profit off of sugar and flour items which give a quick rush. This is the reason they are so prominent in the entrance way.

In the store nearest me you must walk past the bakery and candy section and the skim milk section with the regular and chocolate skim milk to get into the store. (BTW: Skim milk is high and protein and has no vitamin A or fat to absorb vitamin A so is likely to cause health problems.)

By converting people to veganism they can increase profits greatly.

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WF is deceitful and hypocritical, but it's a private business and they can do what they want. Of the folks who already shop there, I can't imagine there are many minds that will be changed one way or the other. In the end I think Mackay's policies will be shown to be ineffective and insignificant.

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Thank you for this information. Whole Foods Markets lost their luster for me years ago! There has always been a snobbery with WFM which has always bugged me. It has also bothered me for years that they claim to be the source of food truth and good food buying/shipping/handling practices, but they have been sued before over management practices. I have been saddened when I have heard people say, "I can't afford to shop at WFM and eat healthy" in the classes I taught. Of course I would reply that there were other sources of food, but WFM has always seemed to market themselves as the only reliable, credible food supplier of 'correct' in their eyes food. The teen age population seems to think that if it is sold by WFM it is healthy and I often have to remind them that cakes, candies, pop, chips aren't that healthy even with their deceptive brands. The stores are packed with questionable foods processed in mass quantities in factories, wrapped in plastic, shipped thousands of miles by plane and truck...there are even cans of powdered food options, a sea of chemicals (they claim to stand against) being sold as supplements. Last, their prices are really high. At least in my area I can find natural meats in mainstream grocery stores, or I can go to an organic butcher if I'd like to pay more. What I have noticed is that the high end gourmet food stores do not tend to attempt to position themselves as know-it-alls and they also carry alot of things WFM does not such as full fat yogurt, game meats, fish roes, rare mushrooms, outstanding fish products. WFM has their farmed fish designated organic, but really while fish farming seems to be a required industry if we are to feed the masses of starving kids, the label organic does not always equate with better, especially in fish farming. WFM has done alot to stigmitize less informed folks with the belief that unless they are at WFM, they aren't doing it right. I'll bet that would please them to know. Sad really. I've been on a soap box against WFM for a long time, though out of convienence I do occasionally shop there and the only positive thing I can say about them is that the stores are pleasant.

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A private company has the right to do what it wants and let the market decide if they are right or wrong. I doubt there are enough vegans & vegetarians in the country to keep him in business if the stop selling meat. I just hope the “healthy eating specialists” stay in their booths to talk to those who are interested and not prowl around the store trying to shove it down people’s throats.

The nearest WF is too far away for me to shop regularly anyway. Plus, I’d rather not walk into a store and see Joel Furman’s mug.

Sugar is the enemy; fat is my friend. The only bad fats are artificial fats.
Low Fat & Fat Free -- tastes bad, bad for you.

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The only thing I liked about Whole Foods was that they had ground dark turkey meat. I tried it and it made a really good burger.

Nothing else there would be worth the drive for me, so I never go there.

There is a really good, independently-owned health food store close to me, and they have recently begun carrying local grass-fed meat, eggs, and produce. They also offer raw milk that you can order for your pets (it's not legal for human consumption in this state). They listen to their customers and if you want something they will do everything possible to get it for you. I would much rather support them with my food dollars than Whole Foods.