The How To of the Non Diet and Avoidance Routine 1 (introduction)
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Probably hours to the tune of around 150 have been spent studying food. The current position is a need for moderation and real food. But it takes a lot to figure out exactly what those mean for you.
What began as interest soon turned to frustration. And soon turned to experimentations that were down right bad. And then we applied the notion of the “War of Art”* We began to look at crazed claims and rational ones. We looked at great contrail type conspiracies all the way to monks sitting and meditating with a plant before it is ready to be eaten.
Animals took quite a bit of looking into. The notion of spreading insecticides from one field to another like Organic bordering Monsanto? We also took a hard look at fruit and nuts and seeds and spices. Can apples and black pepper possibly be bad for you?
What about all this “Alkalize or Die talk”*? “And Fat for Fuel*”? Organic and pricing? Organic notions are really only a small baseline.
Here is a fun notion. For sure home grown stuff picked and eaten fresh, freshy and freshly is where it is at. However if you do it with the water supply where I live you are flouriding and chlorinating your food. Yes my friends there is no portion of our being not effected by our man made chemical environment. Did you know that people flush old medicine down the toilet? Apparently anti-biotics are dumped by the ton into our water supplies each month. Water supply companies have no filter for such.
So here we are applying everything from Paleo to Mediterranean to vegetarian into a fun package that we promise will leave you a happier person. You see we really do not care if you are a fatso middle aged man with man boobs and a flabby chin like your author. We do not exercise to lose weight around here. We do not eat in such a restrictive manner as to be un fun and unenjoyable. No no no! We eat to be happy and live longer and better.
For sure we will inform you of what not to ever ever eat. But who wants to never have another potato chip? More important who wants to face the possibility of never having comfort food again.
Rest assured we are far more inclined to look forward to foods rather than deny ourselves.
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I Want My Food!
Let us just cut to the chase. No more processed foods with obvious exceptions. Like a whole page worth. Go right to the heart of it. We avoid processed foods like the plague except we make “date nights” with them. Sorry but tonight is one of our few Pizza nights. And a pizza is a great place to start looking at processed.
Bleached white wheat flour, canned and preserved tomato sauce, preserved and pasteurized half cheezes, processed and preserved sausage and treated to the core corn starch to keep it from sticking while cooking. So throw in some massed produced veggies with insecticides coursing through their veins and the only anywhere close to healthy is if you get anchovies.
Stop it, just stop it! Find an organic pizza place and dive in without guilt. No, the “organic” “label” will not cure all ills, but kid yourself so you enjoy. We are serious here. Do not eat fast food take out. It is not good for you. Do not drink sodas they are not good for you. But find a guilty pleasure do some attempt at making it healthy and plan a play date with it. We recommend some kind of special exercise before or after indulging to get rid of some of that excess guilt.
“My diet says no starchy vegetables or fruits”. Are you telling me that the grapefruit my neighbor picked right off his non fertilized non insecticide tree and tossed it to me over the fence that I ate immediately with plenty of filtered water is bad for me? Well ain’t that something. I reckon I will just go crawl in a cave and die. Please follow my diet and join me, misery loves company.
This is simply not how to roll. We did extensive research into the research regarding centurions. Those crazy old folks had just about three things in common. Number 1 was attitude and activity (they go hand in hand). Number 2 was homegrown food. Number 3 was just no dying until 100. There were like 20% smokers and 35% drinkers. There were fat people and skinny. Life is strange and perhaps natural death is stranger.
Our biggest problems will be discussed next. But please understand we are not talking about a blazing flaming wildfire with wind and dry. We are talking about smoldering coals. No need to run away just kind of redirect yourself as comfortable. Love your body. If you are going to buy it anyway, do not read the label. Your attitude when eating is probably more important than what you eat. Really! Look it up. The enzymes and other digestive chemicals we produce based on mood make a bigger deal than what we eat.
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What Comes Out of Your Mouth and Into Your Gut?
Here is the lowdown on the showdown. Your gut (like from stomach to pooper)has so much influence on your health partly because it has 100 trillion bacteria, just almost three pounds worth, that are involved with your gut tract. There is more bacteria there than what we estimate to be stars in all universes. So you need these guys really badly for good health. Take a food with anti-microbial preservatives and guess what it does to that bacteria that it is sworn to kill? That is by far our worst health threat. End of story, case closed and sayonara. How could you possibly digest food right with half your trillion bacteria dead? Just speed it up and drink bleach.
Now our bodies are really badass. So we live even with this massacre. That tells you something straight up. A few preservatives will not kill you straight up. So avoid the bastards cut them out of your intake. But by all means do not freak out about it. You can screw up those bacteria just by stressing out and you can improve them and nurture them with a great attitude and maybe some prayer and/or meditation. I love my food.
Hey, here is another cool thing. Letting the food sit in your mouth. Weird huh! Chewing is really good, like 100 times per bite. I shoot for 30 or so ;-) You have from 1,000 to 1 billion bacteria in your mouth. Here less is better because when you keep it clean it only has body made good ones, not ones caused by that meat stuck between your teeth. The good ones start breaking down that food and make it perfect for the gut, but you must be patient. So for sure we have to boost our chances at the very start. Keep that mouth healthy. Sorry but those whitening deals that make everyone’s teeth look unnatural are not good for your mouth health. But there are healthy natural type ways to whiten them.
Isn’t this cool. We just have to not mess up our bodies and they will do just dandy.
Next let’s look at really healthy foods. The approach will be to draw you to them and away from bad.