Why Eating Healthy is so Damn Hard (and Arguably Pointless)

Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 1 year, 4 months ago to Video
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You have to watch the video...I could of put this into the humor category but there is a lot of truth to the humor in the video.

Yes, it's sad to admit, but science also...is subject to being a kakistocracy also, especially when it suits the kakistocracy.

This is why, for a long time now, I stopped listening to the lamestream anything...I do my own research and try as I might, employ my BS detector.
Even so, there are still a lot of unanswered questions...the "Science" is clearly unsettled and might never be conclusive...it will, hopefully, evolve before the fun of living is completely gone.
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  • Posted by Abaco 1 year, 4 months ago
    Great read. When working out regularly I must consume salt (opting for the pink Himalayan). Otherwise I cramp up at night. Simple problem, simple fix.

    Hell...now I eat eggs, some butter, salt - still with tons of fish and as much veggies as I can manage to muster. Feels great.

    Recently, the media reported that you shouldn't take vitamin D. Oh, and C and all those others. Oh, and coconut oil is bad for you (in any amount). Anymore, my wife and I just laugh at what they're telling the public. All these men with breasts, women with their hair falling out, people getting dementia young and younger. Just keep drinking the cool aid.
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    • Posted by  $  1 year, 4 months ago
      You're so right...don't listen to the lamestream, they just might be trying to make sure that you will not be able to heal yourself.

      I've studied the bloodtype body of works by Dr. Peter D'Adamo. Each bloodtype has it's own way of dealing with foods, some being medicine and others causing agglutination of the blood, (not a good thing) but the only foods that no one should eat are the one's the lamestream promotes...modern day wheat, corn and soy...it is funny to watch them scramble each day to include "what's on the bad list today" that might be promoted tomorrow!
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      • Posted by LaMuse 1 year, 4 months ago
        There is no scientific evidence to support the claim that blood type diets are valid. The findings by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concludes: No evidence currently exists to validate the purported health benefits of blood type diets. To validate these claims, studies are required that compare the health outcomes between participants adhering to a particular blood type diet (experimental group) and participants continuing a standard diet (control group) within a particular blood type population.
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        • Posted by  $  1 year, 4 months ago
          Only 100 years of knowledge, studies, gold standard experiments, Validation from the DNA folks, not to mention anthropological historical evidence, not to mention, epigenetic investigations as well...the lamestream allopathic idiots want everyone to be the same and None of them have investigated nor observed just how different our guts are from one another dictated not by genetics but by bloodtype.

          It's just the way our species has evolved...all this has been proven, observed, duplicated and repeatable...not to mention, the observed results of over 10 million people using this knowledge in practice.

          It's made a profound difference in my life and everyone I know that gave it an honest try. I have not had so much as a sniffle in over 25 years when prior to that, I was always getting something, not to mention bad reactions to everything I was told to take.
          I am Done with the allopathic sickness careless, symptom only medical complex; Doing for and against the body instead of doing with the body, allowing it to do which it can do for itself.

          It's not the end to end all inquiry...it's just the place to start and that which all else be compared to.
          It's been plain to see that one mans medicine is another mans poison. An observation made 1000's of years ago and still valid today.
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          • Posted by Abaco 1 year, 4 months ago
            You want to talk about blowing up convention, Old Ugly? Since I stopped taking vaccines and any prescription meds I've been so healthy that my doctors get mad at me. Hardly a sniffle in 17 years now. They only see me when I start to wear out a joint due to too much fun activity. How many 50 year olds can bench press their body weight 10+ times, run 5 miles, have low blood pressure and still have all working parts (wink, wink)? It's preposterous, I tell you... I must be stopped!
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            • Posted by  $  1 year, 4 months ago
              Me too...at 65!, although, I don't get the exercise I used to because I have to work so much. The only exercise I get is working around the house which I rarely have time for, lot's of quick walking though...that's gota change.

              Staying away from the doctor each day, keeps the doctor away!
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  • Posted by GaryL 1 year, 4 months ago
    I laugh every time I see or hear all this hog wash. The longest lived individuals in my family all made it into their 90s and most smoked and drank alcohol and ate what ever they liked. The ones who lived the healthier life styles are the ones who went early. After cancer and heart disease the number one killer is STRESS! Don't worry, be happy!
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  • Posted by Eyecu2 1 year, 4 months ago
    Years ago I briefly listened to the research concerning food and looked at my grandparents. They ate whatever they liked typically loaded with real butter and lard. They were in their 80's and their parents had mostly lived into their 90's. So I did the one thing that we are not supposed to do. I thought it through for myself and decided that if they could eat the way that they had and live as long as they had. That any extra time I might or might not gain by modifying my diet was irrelevant and my quality of life was more important than the quantity. An enjoyable meal today is better than some minor amount of time extension at the end of my life.
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  • Posted by chad 1 year, 4 months ago
    I think as with almost anything moderation is the best. Our bodies crave sugar for energy and it is less work because it spends a lot of time converting what we eat into sugar. Too much sugar and it simply stores the excess as fat, which could make us too fat! The body also needs many different nutrients and minerals to help all organs function efficiently. So get what you need, don't overdo it. Learn to cook for taste and enjoyment and enjoy some small excesses when it won't clearly hurt you. It is also important to know that although we are all built basically the same there are some differences between all of us that may make what works for one ridiculously bad for someone else.
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    • Posted by  $  1 year, 4 months ago
      Spot on...however, I tried to bathe myself in sugar while sitting on my butt...guess what!...I still can't gain an ounce!!!...I blame it on global warming...NOT! hahahahahaha
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  • Posted by Joseph23006 1 year, 4 months ago
    Then there was the artificial sweeteners controversy. First it was saccharine then the cyclamates which replaced it. Tests with lab rats proved that you would get cancer, then it was discovered that the replacement was even worse. In both cases a human would have to drink @ fifteen cans a day for twenty years to show the effects. What was good became bad then became good again because the alternative was worse. Fifteen cans a day for twenty years, really now, what were they thinking? Too many studies were like that and then those who do these studies wonder why no one takes them seriously!
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    • Posted by  $  1 year, 4 months ago
      True enough. It's surprising we haven't completed that circle, admitting that just a spoon full of Real, unprocessed sugar from sugar cane a day is beneficial and there is no need to aid any medicine going down.
      One serving, (subjective) of processed sugar...mostly from corn, halts the body's ability to clean out the dead cells in one's brain...gives new meaning to being a "S**t" head! hahahah
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  • Posted by scojohnson 1 year, 4 months ago
    Eh.. I gave up carbohydrates for the most part, I don't eat french fries anymore, no toast, very little dairy, had pasta yesterday for the first time in maybe 4 months, haven't had fast food in a year, except for an occasional Chipotle or Chik Fil A. I eat mostly salad and high quality meats, veggies, produce, and high-fiber cereal for breakfast, wild game during hunting seasons, I feel awesome. No heartburn, no indigestion, regular as a wall clock, etc.

    I didn't do that out of doctors' orders, I just got tired of the bloated feeling or heart burn all the time.

    One other critical change I made - I roast my own coffee... the freshness improves the taste about 10,000%, and I have no desire for creams, milks, etc., so I'm able to enjoy several cups all day long and not have the dairy that can cause heartburn & whatever. I don't care for the taste of butter or salt, no problems there, I've never cared for either as a condiment. I do a lot of Monterrey types seasonings on steak or shrimp when grilled, same with an occasional burger.
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    • Posted by freedomforall 1 year, 4 months ago
      Regarding your coffee, scojohnson. I order my green coffee beans from happymug.
      http://happymugcoffee.com/5-green-cof...
      Their products and the prices have been excellent for the past 2 years. I have enjoyed about 15 different varieties in that time.
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      • Posted by scojohnson 1 year, 4 months ago
        I'll give them a try, I've been buying Guatemalan on Amazon primarily.
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        • Posted by freedomforall 1 year, 4 months ago
          My personal preferences are the Indonesian (Sumatra Mandheling, Sumatra Aceh Gold), but I have enjoyed the Costa Rica El Conquistador (and others that are not currently in stock from Columbia, Brazil, Central America, and Indonesia.) They give a decent description of each coffee they have available, so you should be able to find some that match your tastes.
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      • Posted by Kittyhawk 1 year, 4 months ago
        How interesting! Any tips for roasting coffee, or know of a good website with instructions?
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        • Posted by freedomforall 1 year, 4 months ago
          It's not difficult. You can do it with your oven, but when the beans start to smoke you may not enjoy the aroma... or you may. The easiest and inexpensive way to get started is to get a hot air popcorn machine. I bought one from walmart.com and had it delivered to the local store. There are a lot of articles online about which machines are best for this. Sweet Marias is a decent source for info and they sell the same one I got from Walmart:
          https://www.sweetmarias.com/product/n...
          Here is an article discussing home roasting:
          https://www.sweetmarias.com/air-poppe...

          My popper takes about 7-10 minutes for about 55gm of green beans, and I do it outside so the hulls that break off the beans become compost for the yard, and the aroma does not linger in the house. I roast only enough to last about a week, so I have reasonably freshly roasted beans, and I only grind enough for the coffee I am making at the time. It makes a big difference in the flavor, as scojohnson noted.
          Happy Mug usually gives their recommendations on how dark to roast in the description of each coffee they sell.
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    • Posted by  $  1 year, 4 months ago
      Good for you...
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      • Posted by scojohnson 1 year, 4 months ago
        My governing principle is if the meal makes me feel like shit afterward or not. If it does, it's probably not good for me. In my case, it seems like if it required "processing" I'm probably not going to be a fan of it.

        Most things I have found are fine - take the BS about 'red meat' that we went through for a while. I've found a nice slice of tri-tip on a salad to be fantastic, filling, and is actually quite low in calories. If consumed with the greens and veggies, there is nothing wrong with it. Look at the 'vegans' - while they tend to be 'skinny', they are also low-energy people in general. Humans are omnivores and we need to respect our dietary requirements. I'm not going to criticize the decisions of others, I'm just saying that maximum health requires a diversity of proteins, minerals, and nutrients.

        Getting back to the steak, I don't think the suspected health problems were with 'steak' as much as the goopy stuff and the "meat and potatoes" diet that was common at the time. The starches in the potato and the huge calories and cholesterol in the goopy gravies were far worse than the steak was. Fast forward to modern times... I don't think I've seen a 'baked potato' from a restaurant that was actually 'baked' in a very long time, they deep fry those things now, people think they are getting something healthier than they really are- then they load the things with sour cream, chives, butter, etc.. pretty soon it's a 1500 calorie greaseball.

        So, I don't 'reject' different types of food necessarily, but I know or suspect how various things are prepared, and how it will tear up my innards for the next 12 hours if I consume it, so I stick to the basics. With the exception of coffee and a few other staples, I sort of follow the paleo diet.
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        • Posted by  $  1 year, 4 months ago
          How one feels afterward is a big part but not always conclusive. A good rule of thumb is if one gets bloated...if you do, you ate something that's not good for you.

          My main problem is that I burn calories like no tomorrow...just can't get or afford enough but can't do it with traditional fair...bloating...but a good clean piece of red meat is like a miracle medicine for me...laughing, maybe one of my ancient ancestors had a tryst with a Neanderthal; mankind did not evolve from them, they were a separate species but, it was recently discovered that they existed after the flood right up into the early times of Israel, so it wouldn't be surprising if we intermingled.
          It's interesting just how much of our history has been lost or purposely confounded.
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          • Posted by scojohnson 1 year, 4 months ago
            I agree -

            The narrative gets distorted by agenda, not facts.
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            • Posted by scojohnson 1 year, 4 months ago
              I had a wonderful basic breakfast at a diner with my (elderly) father yesterday. Simple moderately-sized Belgian waffle with bananas and pecans on top. No whippy-cream, no gobs of sugary syrup, etc. Sure I could have went for the big-ass breakfast for the same price, but the crispy waffle with the fresh fruit and some pecans - fantastic, and I didn't over-do it.

              People (including my past-self) struggle with moderation it seems like. Anything is probably fine, I just prefer to avoid stuff with ingredients that are probably shared with a car battery.

              I also enjoy a beer a couple of evenings a week, and have cut back my soda consumption to maybe 24 ounces a week, I do really like old-fashioned mexican-imported coca cola, as well as the occasional bourbon-sour. I drink much more water than I did in my youth - probably 3 cups of coffee a day (straight-black) and at least 8-10 glasses of water. Here in the west though, the water is critical. My general rule of thumb, if I'm peeing and it's a little or very yellow, drink more water.
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  • Posted by wiggys 1 year, 4 months ago
    we could return to eating all natural products from the soil to hunting in the bush and the seas. that would be great for population control and medicare since in the long run we live shorter lives.
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  • Posted by  $  allosaur 1 year, 4 months ago
    Me old dino loved the video. I've lived through the errant science scares about eggs, egg yokes, red meat and I'm still living through some bread blather.
    Left out in the video was my morning coffee being bad and now it's just downright healthy.
    I was laughing when the disgusted year 1979 man of the house defiantly chomped into bread after the man from the future said it was bad to eat.
    The doctor I see every three months for my type 2 diabetes said I can eat all the eggs I want but that white bread is bad. At first . . .
    Two years ago Doc told me to only eat whole grain.
    One year ago Doc told me all bread is bad save for pumpernickel.
    Psst! I eat pumpernickel as part of my breakfast but I still make sandwiches with whole grain and rye.
    Doc also told me not to eat pineapples for being loaded with sugar. Pineapple is at least easy to avoid.
    I drink a small amount of grapefruit juice in the morning, though Doc said not to drink juice of any kind period.
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    • Posted by  $  Suzanne43 1 year, 4 months ago
      Do you get the idea that doctors don't know what they are talking about when it comes to the latest food fads...gluten free being the latest one! It's kind of like scientists and climate change...they have no idea. After being told years ago not to eat eggs and butter, they are now telling us that these foods should be a part of our diet., I have decided to eat what I want in moderation. Moderation is a good thing.
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      • Posted by  $  1 year, 4 months ago
        And that's the problem or possibly the ruse when the bull crap flies back in one's face, one just gives up and when something good, reasonable, observable and repeatable comes along...no one will listen...but your right in moderation, that's just how people 90/100 years old managed to live a longer life...those that came after probably won't.
        I predicted that in 2010 in my book and that is exactly what I am seeing here at Hospice.
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    • Posted by  $  1 year, 4 months ago
      Yep...your doc is confused, just as confused as the rest of us. Yes, carbs create sugar but I would go to a bloodtype diet...some of us need grains and others not so much.
      The recent warnings about wheat and gluten (the pod around the seed) comes from non-lamestream sources. Modern day wheat is an abortion's abortions...however, it's forbearers was still on the no no list of O's cause it does agglutinate the blood of O's...not a good thing.
      Pumpernickel?...they mix it with wheat to make it chewable...pumpernickel is hard as a Rock otherwise. Most oat bread, in fact most breads have wheat mixed in.
      The holy trinity of modern non nutrition is wheat, corn and soy...all genetically modified and treated with roundup...so when you see these things attacked, you know it's from the outside...but in response...the lamestreamers are now profiting on gluten free...yes, these cunning SOB's will get you one way or another.
      Modern day wheat was redesigned to make the starving children of Africa fat so as to ease our undeserved guilt, while they starved anyway from a lack of nutrition.
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      • Posted by  $  allosaur 1 year, 4 months ago
        I'm suspecting that my doctor is reacting to the latest published medical opinions.
        Who knows what a writer's motivations may be besides helping people with their health.
        I left out rice above after having to rewrite my post due to a three-second power outage.
        Doc says white rice is bad and brown rice is good and I have no problem eating brown rice unless beef tips on rice is the best choice of offerings at a buffet deli I go to twice a week.
        I've seen lots of samurai movies. South Korean flicks obtained by Netflix have proven to be very good and I loved a horror movie called The Host.
        One thing I've noticed is that oriental actors are almost always eating tons of white rice and yet remain skinny.
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        • Posted by  $  1 year, 4 months ago
          Aha! but your body has been invaded by the modern day diet which was designed to do exactly what it has...time to regroup.
          Sometimes, one must double back in the opposite direction until thing get better then ever so sneaky...make your way back in moderation avoiding the pits one might again fall into.

          Similar to what your ancestors should of done around the la'brea tar pits...laughing
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          • Posted by  $  Suzanne43 1 year, 4 months ago
            That's funny. I think that the tar pits must have held the same fascination for unintelligent small-brained animals much as the safe spaces do today for the misguided snowflakes. They both ensnare gullible beings. BTW, Allosaur, this is no reflection on you. You are the exception to your ancestors.
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            • Posted by  $  allosaur 1 year, 4 months ago
              Oih say, me dino aka Sir Dino Allosaurus, Esq., is not only the epitome of my species, but, alas, the doyen of all dinosauri, Sniff!!
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              • Posted by  $  Suzanne43 1 year, 4 months ago
                There, there, Sir Dino. Take heart in being the alpha-dinosaur.
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                • Posted by  $  allosaur 1 year, 4 months ago
                  Me dino is definitely the smartest.
                  Not only do I know what a number is, I can ad 2+2.
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                  • Posted by  $  Suzanne43 1 year, 4 months ago
                    And the answer is? One of my first graders got an answer like that wrong, and I made the mistake of telling him so. My principal was not pleased. I was told that I needed to say such things as, "Well, you are almost right." and "Try again. You are almost there." Our country's children feel very good about themselves, they just don't know anything.
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                    • Posted by  $  allosaur 1 year, 4 months ago
                      Right is right. Wrong is wrong. A is A.
                      When wrong is almost right, pampered little minds grow up to be snowflakes who need safe zones and coloring books.
                      Having written that, new thought. Did the kid go crying to the principal that you're being mean to him? Worse, was it his parents?
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                      • Posted by  $  Suzanne43 1 year, 4 months ago
                        It was during one of my observations by the principal. I still got an A on my report. He did say later that he had to find something wrong or it would have looked as if he was not doing his job. I guess that no one is perfect. Maybe perfection is only for kids who give the wrong answers.
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                        • Posted by  $  allosaur 1 year, 4 months ago
                          Okay, every time you do excellent work, you have a boss who is going to nitpick because he's evidently job scared of the education board or whoever he answers to.
                          I advise you tell your pupils that there is only one right reality answer when it comes to arithmetic problems. A wrong answer is reality wrong. That's just the way arithmetic reality is.
                          I ,the venerable wiseguy Sir Allosaurus, Esq., with an honorable doctorate of dino philosophy (awarded by San Diego State University scholars later killed off in the second Jurassic Park flick) have spoken.
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