Archive for December, 2011

It’s what you do eat, not what you don’t.

So I don’t like the starvation mentality among health-conscious people: don’t eat this, don’t eat that, maybe eat a bit of that but not too much… There’s a lot of poison out there masquerading as food, it’s true, but if you take that approach too far, you’ll become a freaked-out, paranoid hermit.

So.

Think about what you do eat more than you think about what you don’t eat. Do eat real food, plenty of it. Eat a lot of vegetables, more than you might think is reasonable: big piles at every meal. Eat bright and dark colored plants, lots of them. Eat the cleanest meat you can find, including grass-fed red meat. Eat all different parts of the animal, especially “organ meats.” (Yes, eat liver.) Eat fermented foods, all different kinds, as often as you can.

If you eat enough of those foods, you won’t have much room left for poison, and you’ll be better equipped to deal with the poison you do encounter. And you can’t avoid poison these days. You really can’t. (You do breathe, right?)

I’m not much of a video-watcher, but this talk from TEDxIowaCity gets to the point. Terry Wahls is inspiring: she came back from progressive MS, which is almost unheard of, and she’s a plainspoken doctor who knows what she’s talking about.

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