As the years have passed, we hear more and more about people eating healthier. What does it mean to be eating healthier (compared to what)? Or for that matter, what does it mean to be eating healthy?
Let’s start with the opposite of eating healthy – eating Unhealthy. What does that mean?
I can only speak for me, as there doesn’t seem to be anything written in stone and there are endless ‘healthy’ diets the various ‘experts’ have written on.
Through the years, as people who knew me and my family observed, our children were never absent from school for illness. My wife and I rarely, if at all, came down with the usual flu or virus running its course thru the population. It would be very rare to see any of us with colds. Viewing this, people would ask us, so what’s the story? What do you eat? What do you do?
The first thing I would always say and to this day, it hasn’t changed, is: When shopping, read your labels. If there words in the ingredients you cannot pronounce, it’s a good chance you shouldn’t be eating it.
Next: Your arms, legs, organs, hair, etc., are they made out of anything artificial? Of course they aren’t. They are real, alive human parts. Somehow though, you think that mixing artificial ingredients together with live, real ingredients, into a body, can work together to produce well working organs and parts.
I knew a man whose wife was a ‘flavorist’. What a weird kind of job I thought to myself, and so I questioned him about what exactly she does. She creates, by mixing together chemicals, flavors. Of course all these flavors are going to be VERY appealing to people’s taste buds, or there would be no sense to it. I had to chuckle when I said, so you can take a pile of dog crap, mix in a flavor and of course a color, some texturing and bingo! You have the latest food or candy treat. It’s really weird when you think about what passes for food or even what’s edible. When you do give it some thought, you get to realize that nobody is watching. There are no guardian angels, or if there are, they are run by the Lobbyists, overlooking what USA Incorporated is offering up for your pallet.
Back to the artificial/real discussion; when I was in school, I always remembered an experiment we did. We would take carrots or potatoes, stick toothpicks in them, and hang them in a glass filled with water. After a few days, a funny thing would happen. They would start to grow, from roots to stems and leaves. I realized it was because they were alive. It would be years later that I would make the connection – fruits and vegetables are alive – my body and organs are alive – I’ve got to start feeding myself more foods that are alive (NOTE: I’m not advocating being a vegetarian). What I am saying though, is that ‘Life’ lives on ‘Life’, not anything artificial.
I then learned, that when cooking vegetables, boiling them, actually kills their life. The way to prepare them was steaming. An easy switch but a huge difference in what it meant for my body.
Every night when we go to sleep, our body remakes itself. It actually tosses out old cells (every part of our body is made of cells) and makes new ones. So the question begs- what does it make the new cells from – obviously from whatever materials we are supplying it with. You put gasoline into a car because that’s the fuel it runs on. I’m constantly hearing the slogan, ‘America runs on Duncan’. Unless I’m wrong, I believe ‘Duncan’ is a doughnut. If that’s true, the slogan is saying, America runs on flour and sugar. Taking this to the next step, it means when we go to sleep, our body is creating new cells (for our organs and body parts) from sugar and flour. When it comes to flour and sugar it would be grossly unfair to limit our intake of sugar and flour, to just ‘Duncan Doughnuts’. In fact, there are articles that state the average American consumes 150-170 lbs. of sugar a year – https://bamboocorefitness.com/not-so-sweet-the-average-american-consumes-150-170-pounds-of-sugar-each-year/. That’s approximately 3 to 3-1/2 lbs. a week. Try Googling ‘Sugar Effects’ – you will be blown away.
Try Googling ‘Lbs. of artificial food additives’. You will not like finding out what goes into your body as the material to make your new cells out of – and then you wonder why you get ill?
So what can you do in a country run by USA Food Inc. and government officials working with corporate lobbyists? —————————YOU HAVE TO EDUCATE YOURSELF!
As far as I’m concerned, asking a doctor is asking someone who doesn’t necessarily eat well. They study drugs, not diet, so their diet is open to question. Visit health food stores – not so much for their products, but for their book shelves. You have to take your life, your body and your health – the responsibility for all of it, into your own hands – nobody is going to do it for you.
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