Monthly Archives: October 2016

For Thine Own Self, Find Truth!

 

Pursuing nutritional paths, is a healthy endeavor!  But we need to educate ourselves to be discerning and critical of this category of information as it is also prey to marketing methods that twist truth and, often, completely lie.  Just as our body needs “REAL FOOD” and “WHOLE FOOD,” so too does our mind need REAL INFORMATION, TRUE INFORMATION, and CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION about nutrition and the foods we are eating.

I recommend reading the noted article here as just one example of long term nutritional marketing methods that lull us into reliance on “publication credentials” to change our eating habits over common sense and historical food to guide the way.

“…..because review papers, especially if you get them published in a very prominent journal, tend to shape the overall scientific discussion.”

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food |fo͞od|   

noun

any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink, or that plants absorb, in order to maintain life and growth: we need food and water

Sometimes we all need a refresher course on basic topics. Today’s simple refresher is the definition of FOOD.  Walk into a grocery store and start looking around. We see many things that we have been conditioned to acknowledge as food, but if we pause for just a minute and give it a good ponder, we may start unraveling the mess that has caused us to consume stuff that shouldn’t be labeled as food.  Tantalizing our taste buds with highly processed, chemical laden substances doesn’t “maintain life and growth.”

Seek after things that fulfill the definition.  Eat REAL FOOD. Eat WHOLE FOOD. Then, ENJOY LIFE and EXPERIENCE GROWTH.