I’m going to tell you something that has caused 100% of the people who ate it to die. Every. single. person. Want to know what it is?
Organic, GMO, all natural, gluten-free, Mediterranean, vegan, Paleo, the all protien diet, the no carb diet, foods high in cholesterol, foods low in saturated fats, just all food.
The diets of the past, the diets of other cultures, the diets of today– and still we all die. Actually today we have a longer life expectancy than any generation before us. Which makes me wonder.
I’m not a nutritionist. I’m not a doctor. I’m not even an expert. I’m just a mom who has paid attention. I’m a farm wife looking at this big old mess with a little bit of common sense.
You can blame any food, any diet, because 100% of the people who eat it will die.
It doesn’t mean food is always to blame.
In the last two months we’ve talked about gluten-free, organics, food labels, antibiotics, and GMOs. Not one of these topics alone can account for the rise in allergies, the obesity epidemic, ADHD, or heart disease.
What if we stopped getting worked up about every little thing and started looking at the whole picture?
What I’m really saying is food is a complex issue. Health is still something we don’t fully understand and illness is even more murky. I don’t think it’s possible to say if we just ate organic food all our troubles would be gone. No one can say antibiotics in our meat are the culprit for all our health issues. And despite popular opinion, gluten-free won’t bring about world peace.
Being healthy is combination of choosing good food, eating a balanced diet, being active, avoiding harmful addictions, a lot of genetics and a little bit of random luck.
What I’m really saying is let’s calm down. Let’s look at the facts. Let’s make wise choices for our families, our kids with our heads, not screaming at the top of our lungs.
And let’s bring knowledge to the table.