Food Inc.- Focused on Eating organic
Fat Sick & Nearly Dead- About Juicing
Hungry for a Change- About GMO’s
Food Matters- Focused on controlling your health
For the Greater Good- About vaccines
In Search of the Perfect Diet- Focused on Paleo hunter/ gather way of eating
FDA Food Pyramid
Millions of diets or “lifestyles” Atkins, Zone, South Beach, Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw, Mediterranean, Paleo, Low Carb, Low Fat, Low Cholesterol, High Fiber, Organic, Kosher, juice, lemonade, fasting, etc. They all make claims, some have research & testimonials. They all sound so convincing?
What do we know? There are many type 2 diabetes causes, but obesity is one of most common. Obesity is at an all time high! Type 2 Diabetes is at a record high! The number of fellow women needing to use diabetic socks (check out www.wholesalediabeticsocks.com/shop-by-size/diabetic-socks-for-women to find out more) to help improve the poor circulation caused by diabetes is also increasing. Children are being estimated to live less time than their parents! School lunches consist of “fast food” and Chocolate milk! Children are being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and High Cholesterol!
It is no secret that we should all be doing more to lower our cholesterol. Some people even have to use medication such as Atorvastatin (marketed as Lipitor) to treat abnormal lipid levels. You can learn more about how Lipitor, when used along with a proper diet, can help to lower ‘bad’ cholesterol and fats in the blood by visiting the Blink Health website.
The stats though are simply horrifying! We are failing at something here!! So back to my question… What is right? What diet or lifestyle should you follow? Apparently what people are following currently is not working! Or we wouldn’t be having so many health issues! I want to teach my child from a young age to eat healthy and make good food choices. How do I do that when I’m unsure what is right?
So my solution! Eat the way they did in the olden days! Fresh, local, in season, & organic. Fruits, vegetables, wild caught fish, and free range, grassfed & finished beef. Try to buy from local farms, foods in season, and avoid processed “easy” pre-made foods that are full of carbs. Stick with homemade! Eat in moderation, portion control and exercise. If you can’t grow it or raise it don’t eat it!