I have been sitting on these thoughts for some time. A well know and respected colleague has put together my thoughts in a much better way.
Some things to keep in mind that while we might like to avoid GMO foods, evolution is doing exactly this all by its self. The farming industry has sped it up, but it is going on all the time. While i don't agree with the notion of developing crops with the intent of foods being resistant to other types of 'treatment', the crops we now choose are not what our ancestors ate all those years ago.
Another thing to keep in mind, that if one was previously eating mainly processed foods, from packets, bottles, take ways, high in fatty meats, etc with little or no fruit, or vegetables - the 'typical ' diet nutritionist scream away from, then starting to eat in the opposite direct that is more fruit, vegetables, whole grains, less processed foods etc, then the body will naturally respond with its own cleaning out process. One that would generally result in less body fat, cleaner bowels, liver and less fat in cells.
I wonder sometimes where and when did things start to change, and what prompted the change. I have a theory, but since i haven't looked at enough of the facts and is only a hypothesis at the moment i can't share. Let me say it does involve money, industry and power.
Likewise i am not convinced that each new 'diet' isn't at times coming from the same spectrum - one of to make a name and fortune on people's vulnerabilities of weight, fear and self inadequacies. The conundrum that comes just from this makes me cautious what i tell my clients. Isn't the 'health industry' messages filled with fear and guilt ridden messages that feeds these emotions encouraging people to feel bad enough about them selves to make changes needed. For how long does this last i would challenge. At about as long as the first 'failure' and the message of inadequacy is reinforced beyond measure, again. Maybe this is way the Governments take a very general stand on food groups such as diary and wheat. They can't be seen as 'taking sides'.
As I mentioned in the last blog, the conversation i had with a client really reinforced the notion of the perfect diet and one that is so different from the current eating trends. This along with the super food ideology that you can't get healthy without eating kale and spinach, along with raw cocoa and goji berries. Can't we just makes these foods ok? It is similar to making super heros much more powerful and stronger than anyone, when really, the super hero is the strength inside of ourselves which when unleashed has the capacity to lift a car off a child, or run a mile in a flash. The Eastern Philosophy encourages us to b
I agree with providing the body with what it needs in mind, body, spirit, but I also believe it is important to be gentle on ourselves in this mixed up fear and guilt ridden culture that we call the 'modern world'!! I think our society is starting to change, to some thing or away from, i am not convinced we actually know yet. I see a lot of people being sheep, which is useful as long as they are being led safety and not blindly to the slaughter yard of yet another illusion.
I call for us to become more real and humble in our lives. Keep things simple, love self and others with respectful passion. I also believe that we have the right to choose our paths, without the guilt from others. We can do this enough for ourselves without others needing to do it for us too.
With all this coming out of my mind, and I hope it makes some sense to others too. I don't have the answers, I am not attempting to sound like I do. I am merely asking people to really take stock of their choices, what is it you (and me) are making, why do we make these choices and is it going to serve us? Are we acting from fear or love? Are we really needing what the public media is feeding us? Can we go back to simple as possible and keep things simple? Has our body systems been stressed beyond quick fix and the super foods and techniques are required to make things better. For how long can we keep 'searching and hoping' for things that are out of our reach?
For those who would like to read the original works of my colleague, and i encourage you to please view it athttp://theconversation.com/caveman-cravings-rating-the-paleo-diet-14995
A dietitian with an interest in mind, body, skill development and empowering people to help themselves. After living a lifetime in the first 40, it is now time take it easier and let things be and help others get their their 'life'.
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