Real Food Reasons


REASONS

“Your body manufactures 2,000,000 red blood cells every second; just look at what you ate and drank in the past 24 hours to see what your new red blood cells are made of!” - Paul Chek

“By cutting down on the toxins entering your body from poor food and drink choices and by reducing the amount of sugar in your diet, you’ll see a dramatic difference. If you eat organic, free range [grass-fed] meats, you don’t have to worry about cutting the fat away and you can eat red meats. In no time, you’ll have more energy, your cholesterol levels are likely to normalize, and you’ll be far more interested in getting the exercise you need...you’ll look and feel at least ten years younger!” - Paul Chek

“[As found in Ancel Keys’ 1950s study of seven countries] the least amount of heart disease was on the island of Crete, where the predominently rural population ate a huge amount of meat. The balance of their caloric intake consisted of grain, fruit, and vegetables, along with a staggering amount of olive oil - it accounted for forty percent of their diets. For the farmers there, it was literally a beverage. They actually drank it for breakfast...[they] had no processed or packaged foods, no electricity, and no stress...they ate real food, walked a lot, went to bed when it got dark, got up when it was light, took care of their own children, and didn’t worry about ‘keeping up with the Strovropopouloses.’” - TS Wiley with Bent Formby PhD

“Many of our grandparents and great-grandparents also recognized the power of food, feeding their families organ meats and spooning out cod liver oil. Somehow this knowledge has slowly faded away, while processed foods have taken center stage.” - Katherine Erlich MD & Kelly Genzlinger CNC CMTA

“[Weston Price] concluded: the common denominator of good health was to eat a traditional diet consisting of fresh foods from animals and plants grown on soils that were themselves rich in nutrients.” - Michael Pollan

“All of us - humans and animals - should have a variety of fresh, wholesome, unprocessed food...Europeans feed their dogs much more naturally...Many breeders have commented...that such European dogs are far healthier than American dogs. No diet that we can formulate from least-cost products and process for convenience and long storage can ever rival those mysteriously complex fresh-food diets offered for eons by Nature herself.” - Dr Pitcairn

“Plants (vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and herbs/spices) and animals (meat, fish, fowl and eggs) should represent the entire composition of your diet.” - Mark Sisson

“Eat the right foods: meat, seafood, roots and tubers, leafy vegetables, eggs, fruit and nuts. Experiment with full-fat fermented dairy. Aim for a diet where the bulk of calories comes from seafood and animals, but the physical bulk comes from plants. Don’t be afraid of fat, eat nose to tail, and eat a variety of plants. Respect ancient culinary wisdom. Follow traditional recipes. Eat fermented foods. Eat raw foods. Make broths and stocks. Cook at low heat, using traditional fats and oils (coconut, beef, butter, ghee, olive). Lead a healthy lifestyle. Sleep as much as possible. Move and exercise regularly. Stay on your feet (stand, walk, run). Get regular, moderate sun. Try some intermittent fasting. Try some hot and cold exposure. Make it meaningful in order to make it an ongoing lifestyle.” - John Durant

“Many people believe that diet has little to do with mental or emotional health. Yet hundreds of research studies prove that nutrient deficiencies and imbalances adversely affect the way we think and feel. After all, the brain and the nervous system are integral parts of our physical bodies and need to be nourished, just like the other organs. With a healthy body and brain, we can produce the endorphins and other biochemical compounds needed to feel optimistic, happy, balanced and focused. These “feel-good” chemicals not only equip us to become high functioning individuals able to cope with the stresses of daily life, but also help those who’ve suffered psychological wounds and traumas.” - www.westonprice.org/health-topics/mental-health-flyer-references/


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