People are passionate about food.
We all eat, we all have experience with nutrition, we’re all experts. How can there be so much confusion? How can there be so many opposing views?
People are resilient. You are very hard to kill. You can survive on just about any type of food and live to 40.
The body is complex. There are billions of cells undergoing trillions of reactions. The label “scientifically proven” is compelling. It implies a rigorous procedure that has isolated one variable out of billions, determined a precise quantity, eliminated one decision we have to make. In reality, “scientifically proven” covers a spectrum from molecular analysis to questionnaires about diet choices. What did you eat two months ago on the second Thursday?
Time matters. The average person can last well over a month without food. You won’t be happy, you won’t be healthy, you won’t be productive, but you would still be alive. The idea that there is any nutrient that you need to eat everyday is a myth. As the types of food change, nutrient levels rise and fall. New food choices often bring rapid, noticeable changes in the way you look and feel. Deficiencies in your new diet may happen slowly, at a rate that is not so noticeable.
The typical American diet is composed primarily of corn, wheat, soy, and grain fed muscle meat. The typical American diet causes nutrient deficiencies, chronically elevated blood sugar, inflammation, and digestive trauma.
Lots of diets work for a little while. Just about any change from a typical American diet will cause you to look better and feel better. The real test is how long they hold up.
Eat real food. Pay attention to how you feel. Fix the problems.
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