Death by Food: Part 1

Hello again to everyone:

I hope that there is no one reading this blog that does not understand that food is medicine, and by ‘food’ we are generally referring to unprocessed, whole, 0rganic, natural, non-GMO produced food sources. This has been known for a long time, but the government, media and others have focused on what their lobbyists and advertisers pay them to support…so while this is really an incredibly simple and easy to grasp truth, it has not been a major part of health care or public policy. Now, as our ability to apply science to such a basic question is expanding, we are finally seeing studies like this one:

The authors conclude:

“Findings from this prospective study of a large French cohort suggest for the first time, to our knowledge, that an increased proportion of ultra-processed foods in the diet is associated with a higher risk of overall mortality.”

The article is short and easy to read, and really worthwhile.

Bottom Line: No more than 5% of our daily calorie intake should ever include such foods, and in reality, there is no good reason to ever eat them. If we are eating 95% clean, then a dessert now and then is sort of understandable and Ok, but should not ever become a habit. The only reason to eat such ‘food’ is if you want to suffer and have a shorter life…it simply is just not worth it.

Next Week:  Action steps to make it easy to eat clean and find what foods work for you!!

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