Last night I went to this "Easy Detox Techniques" class, and the presenter started off by talking about food. One of the first things she said was "there are two types of proteins: good ones and bad ones. Good proteins are plant proteins and bad ones are the animal ones." So I'm sitting there thinking, oh wow. But then she goes on to say that all grains are bad. Mind you no division here between whole and processed! And then five minutes later she says, "I tried being a vegetarian in college because I thought it was the right thing to do. But all I was eating was fruits and vegetables, and after a few months my hair started falling out, my nails started chipping, etc. I figured that was because I was not getting enough protein so I went back to eating meat. I guess vegetarianism is not for everyone. I think it depends on the blood type and I am a type 0 and type 0 needs meat." And then, later she started talking about colon cleansing and tells people to take fiber supplements, instead of eating whole grains! I left during the break, did not bother staying for the rest of the class. I was just really annoyed.
My connection to the original post being that I really don't like it when people who claim medical knowledge or wellness knowledge give all this misinformation about diet.