How Healthy Eating Can Change Your Life - "Let Food Be Your Medicine"
This website showcases the power of healthy eating, and the use of clean, whole foods to rebuild total body health by returning to the traditional diets our ancestors enjoyed.
People eating these nutrient dense, traditional diets lived disease free. They died of old age instead of heart disease, cancer or diabetes. There was no need for medical procedures, expensive drugs, or insurance for long hospital stays.
These traditional diets come in many forms, but they all include natural, real food which is rich in vitamins and minerals. These clean, healthy foods are the best natural medicine, curing all sorts of illnesses and reducing the harmful effects of others.
There are still societies in the world eating real food free of processed, polluted junk. These people enjoy healthy, disease free lives without the intervention of doctors and drugs.
How much clearer could the relationship between healthy eating and disease be?
The themes of this site include the benefits of:
- Whole, real foods: Healthy eating habits begin with real, nutrient dense, organically grown foods which are naturally low in carbohydrates and rich in protein and clean, natural fats.
- The avoidance of artificial, processed foods which rely on chemical additives for flavor, appearance and texture, and genetically modified ingredients for a cheap price. These foods have long shelves lives and even longer ingredient labels. The chemicals used to create these foods aren't supportive of human health, and many have never been tested in the combinations in which they are used in food manufacturing.
- An increased awareness of the profit oriented agendas and dynamics which drive the health advice promoted by the Federal Government and our American medical organizations. Much of this advice is driven by the false assumption that the consumption of saturated fat and cholesterol causes heart disease. This lie is at the core of the healthy eating advice promoted by the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and all of the dietary agencies which follow. The misleading health propaganda these agencies promote exerts great influence on how our doctors determine the dietary advice and drug treatments they provide. Worse, it opens the door for the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry to endanger the health and the wallets of the American public through the sales of new but ineffective and often dangerous drugs.
- Using whole foods as medicine to treat and heal chronic illness and to build and support vibrant health without the use of modern drugs. Most health problems are based in an unhealthy diet which is too high in carbohydrates, and low in real whole foods. Switching to a diet which emphasizes healthy fats and protein can transform illness into vibrant health.
History Tells the Truth
Early in American history, people ate clean, nutrient dense food like grass fed meat, vegetables from their own home gardens, fresh butter, raw milk and cream, free range chicken and fresh organic eggs.
Farm animals were fed a natural diet of grass and other healthy foods, and the meat, milk and eggs that people consumed from these animals was full of nutrition.
Before about 1915, Americans rarely died from heart disease or diabetes. Today, despite millions of dollars spent on health research, Americans experience much higher rates of heart disease, diabetes and cancer thanks to the low fat, high carb dietary advice our nutritional "experts" push and the availability of processed, chemical laden, low nutrient food.
This is the legacy of our industrialized civilization - foods are chosen for convenience instead of nutrition, and government sponsored healthy eating guides are based on data which has no basis in science.