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What is a healthy diet

As I have been focused on my health for a very long time and have tried eating every which way imaginable This is a question that keeps coming up.

What IS a healthy diet?

Mainstream media would have you believe that focusing on specific items is the key to success in this area. Traditional medical advice would have you focus on “diet and exercise” neatly sidestepping the question altogether. Nutritionists would have you focus on calories. AgroBiz, which if we are being honest really controls what America and the World at large eats, only provide you with shelf stable, marketable and fashionable foods ( and now a WORD from our SPONSOR ).


It doesn’t. not one interest group above has any vested interest in your health, just their pocketbooks, and in all fairness that IS the way it should be. We live in a capitalist society and we base our lives on the transference of energy/money as our primary method of existence. So don’t expect anyone to have your back, it is not the game we agreed to play.

So what about it? what is healthy? is it Vegan? is it Paleo? is it Jenny Craig, or any other named “diets” which happen to work for someone smart and savvy enough to market the hell out of it?

I say no! and for that matter HELL NO!!! ( and this is if you have not figured it out yet and OP/ED piece)

A Healthy diet is one that provides your body what it needs to continue all metabolic processes….. period.

For the last several months I have struggled with explaining to people what food really is and what it isn’t.  Most of us don’t know who made our food, don’t know where it comes from, and most of us don’t want to know. Like children we demand that our parents ( Agrobiz ), put things we like on our plate and don’t ask us to wash the dishes, McDonald’s gladly obliges. Like children we refuse to take responsibility for ourselves or our health and we trust someone who’s focus is their own pocketbook to give a damn about us and our health. I don’t know about you but I don’t know my neighbor on the other block well enough to care if he is eating right, how do you expect Monsanto or Cargill to care about you or your children.

Food is simple. It grows alone in the wild without intervention. If we choose to cultivate it we need to respect its boundaries or it quickly becomes not food. Example? Spelt, now called and ancient grain, was once all that wheat was. we didn’t like ti the way it was and so we modified it. All well and good, until we turned it into something that compromises our immune systems and causes more damage than health. Potato’s are nightshades and thus deadly poison, but since we eat the tubers we forget about these things.

So much of what we value about “food” is taste, but not nutrition.  I didn’t create the rules but apparently taste was a secondary consideration to the upkeep and health of the human body..

Over the last several months I have been learning via trial and error what can and cannot be used for health in my body and one thing i have noticed. As i am only eating real food i note that there is no way for me to take in all the nutrients i need from food and over eat. There i not enough time in the day or room in the belly for such nonsense.

So when you are looking for the healthy way to eat know that it is not what society at large wants from you but what you body needs in order to survive, in order to thrive.

Then make the hard choice to treat yourself right and eat real food.


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