Saturday, April 29, 2017

FoodSanity(19.0)

It's been awhile since I've shared a FoodSanity post.  You may have wondered if I fell off the wagon.  NOT!  Moe (my lovely bride of 40 years) and I are now over four years into our journey of what I'll call "nutritional repentance."  We have been steady learning about the power of good nutrition to positively impact our bodies, our cognition, and our emotional/spiritual state.  Never going back - to brain fog, to aching joints, to blood pressure medicine, to antacids, to weight struggles, to...

That said, many folks inquire about our nutritional choices with great interest.  A few seem to believe we have come under the spell of some cult, one devoted to forsaking traditional nutrition.  Truth be known, our current diets probably more likely resemble "traditional" fare than they do that of the Standard American Diet (aka SAD) of the last 30-40 years.  Our nutritional inputs today are eerily similar to that of our grandparents and their grandparents.  It's just REAL FOOD - food that obviously looks/feels/smells/tastes as if it were grown, in someone's garden (preferably our own). 

Many friends and family bemoan the significant challenge of finding REAL FOOD for themselves and their families.  Agreed.  We have chosen to raise as much of our own as we can.  Yet, better than SAD food is available, even at your local grocery store.  As Dr. Ben Edwards advises, shop the perimeter of the store, where the produce and meats, in their most more natural form are stocked.  Avoid like the plague the inner aisles where all the boxed and packaged stuff resides (stuff that is chock full of grain, laced with coloring, impregnated with preservatives, reformulated, smashed, smushed, sliced, diced, and chemically infected).

Opting for that "perimeter food" is a good start toward cleaner nutrition.  But it's just a start.    The internet is full of great information to inform our search for healthy nutrition.  All it takes is a little time each day to educate yourself (while you're drinking some bullet-proof coffee).  Look it up.  ;-)  

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