10 Different Ways to Think About Food & Health

10 Different Ways to Think About Food & Health 960 640 Janie

onesmStop thinking current mainstream advice is the best way to lose weight and get healthy and start thinking logically. The 2 things the health industry tells people to do to lose weight are to eat less and exercise more – yet these are the 2 things that increase appetite the most. And we wonder why dieting doesn’t work long term for 95% of people!

twosmStop thinking about food quantity and start thinking about food quality. Food should be as close to natural source as possible to provide vital nutrients that your body needs to heal and thrive, with as little toxins as possible.

There is no such thing as “junk food”. There is junk, and there is food.

threesmStop thinking about eating in moderation and start thinking about eating poison. You wouldn’t eat arsenic because it kills you quickly, so why is it OK to eat sugary, processed, tampered-with non-foods that kill you slowly?

Why is it unacceptable to be killed quickly, but OK to be killed slowly and painfully by chronic disease?

foursmStop thinking about food as calories and start thinking about food in terms of how much insulin is required to process the food. High GI sugar, and processed & refined carbohydrates requite a lot of insulin to deal with blood sugar surges. And insulin is the hormone that leads to fat storage, stops stored fat being used and leads to chronic disease.

fivesmoil in jars and sunflowers, isolated on whiteStop thinking of natural healthy animal fat as being high in calories and start thinking of fat as being high in nutrients and vital for life. Foods containing saturated fats contain nutrients vital for life – like Vitamin A, E & K2. Saturated fat is important for cell membrane function, vitamin transportation, mineral absorption, blood sugar control, immunity and controlling inflammation.

And start thinking that vegetable oils and margarine contribute to chronic disease.

sixsmStop thinking of food as being comforting and start thinking of food as addictive. Sugar is more addictive than cocaine and harder to give up than smoking! And it is cheap, easily accessible and socially acceptable. And we are told it is OK to eat it in moderation…A recipe for disaster. How many alcoholics do you know who can drink in moderation? How many smokers do you know who can smoke in moderation?

sevensmStop thinking of snacking all day and start thinking of how food affects your appetite. The hormone leptin controls our appetite but processed carbohydrates and sugar block leptin signals which keeps our appetite raised. Fat and protein on the other hand turn leptin signals on so we eat less and stay full for longer. Why eat a food that will make you hungry?

Real food leaves us energised and satisfied and doesn’t leave room for processed carbohydrates.

eightsmStop thinking about whole-grains as being healthy and start thinking of them as being non-foods not fit for human consumption. Grains – especially modern wheat – are extremely detrimental to human health and lead to weight gain, autoimmune responses and cognitive issues. They are also extremely addictive. See point 6.

ninesmSick Woman Lying In BedStop thinking about chronic diseases such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, obesity, cancer and periodontal disease as separate conditions and start thinking about all chronic diseases as being symptoms of the same health condition that stems from eating a diet high in processed carbohydrates, sugar and chemicals.

And stop thinking chronic disease is a natural part of ageing. It isn’t.

tensmStop thinking about food as whatever the food industry tell us is food and start thinking about food as real or not real. Each step of processing and every additive takes you one step closer to chronic disease.

The closer the food is to nature, the closer you will be to real health.