One of the three main goals of this site is to dispel myth.
Diet, Nutrition, Medical, Pharmaceutical, and Exercise myths. The Diet Industry
alone is a monster raking in $60 billion a year. And, as you’ve heard me say
already, people are heavier, unhealthier, over-medicated, and more confused
than ever. Who do you believe? What do you believe?
The Diet and Nutrition Center Merry-Go-Round
These ‘health’ businesses are cloaked in manly guises, but
the themes of false promises and downright bad information remain constant:
‘Lose Weight’ ‘Gain Muscle’ ‘Low Carb’ ‘Low Fat’.
You know their names so I don’t have to mention them. How
convenient! … Pre-packaged, sometimes frozen, always portioned, food delivered
to your door. Their aim is to sell the same foods either stripped of fat but
loaded with sugar, or stripped of sugar and replaced with chemical sweeteners,
preservatives, emulsifiers, and flavors. In all cases, the same nutritionally
deficient, grain-laden garbage. Listen, anyone can lose weight ingesting less
calories, but the dependence eventually wears off. Either mentally or
financially, you are back right where you started. Diets are not the answer.
Gaining control of your health and weight is learning what to eat rather than
being dependent on others and it begins with knowing what to eat and how to
The Medical Establishment
Why has our society placed doctors on such a high pedestal?
Is it the 8+ years of institutionalized higher education? The facts are that
the average doctor is required to take only 6 hours of nutrition classes but
120 of pharmacology. Doctors are certainly necessary, in emergency situations,
but our culture has now sees them as a routine part of life … like taking out
the trash. Their job is to solve problems, diagnose the symptoms, without
regard for the cause. The statistic is that 90% of diseases can be eradicated
through proper eating and lifestyle choices yet the medical community still
prescribes drugs that have a host of side effects, rather than discuss a
lifestyle change that can rectify the patient’s dilemma.
Top Actions the Caveman takes issue with:
- Over prescribing of antibiotics
- Statin drug therapy
- Misguided and inaccurate food recommendations
- Therapy and rehabilitation techniques that have not changed
in 30 yrs
Read These People
I have read many books on Paleo, Ancestral Diet, and eating in Biological Accordance, in the past year, but these 5 stand out. They offer the truth and a non-biased agenda, all state
nothing that is new, but reiterate what has always been successful and right:
sound eating and exercise habits.
Robb Wolf: The Paleo Solution
Mark Sisson: The Primal Blueprint & The Primal Connection
Loren Cordain: The Paleo Diet & The Paleo Answer
Gary Taubes: Good Calories - Bad Calories & Why We Get Fat
Michael Pollan: The Omnivores Dilemma
William Davis: Wheat Belly
Nora Gedgaudaus: Primal Body Primal Mind
Understand Product Labels
These terms have little meaning:
Low Fat ~ Low Carb ~ Zero Trans Fat ~ Only 55 Calories ~
Sugar Free ~ Whole Grain
~ (and even) Organic
These terms are used to sell products and offer false hope.
Most substitute chemicals that alter your body’s chemistry and confuse major
organs such as the liver. Others simply swap out the fat for sugar, while some
barely meet regulation when it comes to the legal definition of the word. Just
as in people, If a product has announce how good it is, there’s probably a
problem. Eat as close to a food’s source as possible and if it has more than a
few ingredients, don’t buy it.
There will be an entire article dedicated to labels soon.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is
Bombardment of commercials and even dedicated reality
television shows prey on human nature and offer artificial results. The only
results that last are the ones you have chosen to understand and implement for
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