Food Religionists

my-religionIf you don’t recognize the term “food religionist”, it’s no wonder – I made it up. I realized there was no way to identify an interesting phenomenon that I encounter often in my life and work, so I labelled it. “Religiousity” is the phenomenon of people who will deceive themselves into thinking that they are doing something for one reason, when in reality ...

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What Should A Human Eat?

I love simple questions. I wish this was one of them.

What is ideal human nutrition? This very day you will be required to answer that question correctly at least 3 times, or suffer the inevitable health consequences of less than ideal human nutrition. How are you doing so far?human_should_eat

Don’t ever forget that ideal nutrition for any living thing is an extremely complex matter. ...

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Local Food Primer

By now faithful readers will know that consuming local foods is a basic practice of natural health. The primary reason: a vast amount of personal health experimentation has revealed that people who seek out locally grown / raised food sources do better by the standards of performance-based health.
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Part of the magic in this concept is the other unwitting enhancements to health ...
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Addicted To Variety, Pt. 2

There is one thing I know for sure: people with a perceived need for variety in their diet aren’t actually craving variety, but rather elements of that variety to which they are physically addicted, and which they now know to be nutritionally sketchy. Physical addictions play a large role in food choices, and since food is not recognized as an addictive substance addicts can operate under cover ...
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Are You Lie-Proof?

You’ve seen it before, and you’ll see it again. Every once in a while a new “scientific study” is published that claims to settle an issue of health “once and for all”. My attitude about these studies is well-documented, but in case you missed it a brand new paper has just been published that gives me a fresh opportunity to point out the pitfalls of simply accepting this science as the last word about anything having to do with your ...

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Addicted To Variety, Pt. I

Uh-oh, major 3-part rant on the way. Brace yourself. You have been warned.

I have been consulting individuals and groups on the nutritional requirements for health for years, and I can say with no hesitation that upon hearing about the various guidelines for proper nutrition, the one that seems to concern people the most is the smaller universe of foods from which they will choose.

The reality is that you have just been given you the keys to vitality, quality of life, ...

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Isn’t Suicide By A Healthy Person Illegal?

There was a report aired on Monday, 5/21/2012, on the NPR radio network whose subject was the alarming increase in adolescent type-2 diabetes. While we know type-2 diabetes to be both preventable and treatable with lifestyle modifications alone, that is not mentioned as a stand-alone treatment anywhere in the report. It does indict in stronger terms than I have heard before the contribution of modern foods as a source of the problem. But neither of those points were the most ...

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The Endurance Connundrum

Below is an excerpt from an email I received recently from a male about 30 yrs old that raises a great point of health. You will probably need at least a cursory understanding of the Paleo diet (similar to B3 Eating, but there are many variants that make the word less exact than it should be). This excerpt was his setup for a question about keeping his weight up and food costs down:

“I’m a full Paleo athlete. My exercise is ...

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Are You An Addict?

We don’t think of food as an addictive substance because the act of nourishing our bodies is necessary and constructive. But everything about some of what we call food more closely resembles an addictive substance than it does anything nourishing and constructive.

That is why it is so important that we define food – very clearly. When you do, you’ll find that the more addictive the food, the more destructive it is to your health.

I can’t tell you ...

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