Are You Feeling Better?

Many things can influence how you peel, I mean feel, on a day-to-day basis, but when it comes to diet, it’s hard not to “go bananas” trying to work out the truth.

I will simplify matters by providing a sound basis for a coherent nutritional worldview. And then everyone can decide for themselves what to eat.

The basic premise goes something like this. If the authorities tell you not to eat it, it’s probably good for you.

Wait a minute. That’s a pretty effective method; saturated fats, sugar, salt, dairy products, eggs, meat, fruit juice, and coffee. That covers most of what I consider food, and we get told to avoid or limit all of these things far more than anything else.

I wasn’t entirely serious at first, but the more I think about it, the more suspicious I am. Could it be intentional? Indeed that many experts can’t be wrong about so much, can they? But at least they’ve finally figured out that sugar is to blame for everything.

What’s that saying? “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.” Fool me endlessly? Nobody can be blamed anymore for believing what diet authorities tell them.

It’s been going on for so long now; pretty much all the people handing out the official advice are also convinced it must be the truth, even if it does keep changing from one decade to the next. Luckily that part is easy to explain; it is “progress”, after all. Evolution, discovery, and advances in science!

So what about all the experimental evidence showing over and over again what is to blame for chronic stress? And ongoing low-level systemic inflammation, hypothyroidism and blood sugar dysregulation. And oxidative stress, digestive dysfunction, excessive endotoxin circulation, mitochondrial damage, and overall energy system suppression?

And what about all the science showing how all these things are behind the development of degenerative diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease, obesity, chronic anxiety, and the rest? Oh, don’t worry about that; that’s just alternative science. It’s not the “gold standard”. So please give me the meta-analysis, or give me nothing!

But what about all the studies demonstrating how the breakdown products of the PUFAs cause mayhem in our systems? And promote all of the things listed above. Or how excess iron interacts with the PUFAs and circulating endotoxin to escalate the situation dramatically. Don’t worry; blame sugar, even if you can’t provide proof.

Wait a minute, though. What about all the ways sugar protects against stress and metabolic dysfunction, everything mentioned above, and more? Seriously, it doesn’t matter. Sugar bad!

The fact of the matter is that it’s at the point where you can tell people that almost anything is healthy or unhealthy. There’s a good chance enough will believe it for it not to matter what those who don’t think or say, regardless of what their qualifications are or aren’t.

Anti-sugar propaganda has the potential to be the ultimate social engineering coup. Once people get convinced that their primary energy source is harmful, you can convince them of basically anything, not just because their brains aren’t getting fueled effectively.

And it’s almost always a waste of time trying to convince anyone unless they want to be. And even then, it’s not likely. Trust me; I know what I’m talking about because I’ve tried more than most, for longer than most, and in more ways than most.

So, where do we go from here? Is there a way to cut through the mush and return to a world that promotes sane ideas about food? I’m sure it’s possible, but it won’t happen until more people realise that “science” is not some supernatural force automatically pushing things in the direction of truth. Therefore, using the word science over and over is not a valid argument.

It’s a hard pill to swallow, but the vast majority of information gets officially promoted and spread by everyday people convinced that it must be true simply because so-called science says so and has very little to do with progress.

There’s a whole bunch of things that people call food, and I’m not here to try to stop anybody from eating what they want. Or to judge them for it. But, seriously, eat whatever you want to (or have to). But, again, it is about the forces manipulating information, not interested in others’ “wellness”.

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4 Responses

  1. ForeverDieting says:

    So true. My family and friends turn a deaf ear. ZI have convinced them of coconut oil and they thought I really went off the deep end when I mentioned sugar might not be so bad afterall. I appreciate the articles here, thank you BTW.

  2. Steph says:

    This is true. There is so much conflicting information about health. I am willing to try just about anything to feel better. I don’t need to lose weight or anything, I’d just like to feel good. I can try these things you recommend, but from past experience, coffee and especially milk and cheese are strongly rejected by my body. Before I ever even tried a non dairy milk, my body did not like dairy. I switched to lactose free and still my body rejected it. Goats milk, nope to that too. Maybe I need to make other changes before my body will accept it? I cannot afford to buy a bunch of articles. I follow you on Instagram though and hopefully from Instagram and your free articles I will be able to make beneficial changes to my diet.

    • DanM@cowseatgrass says:

      Yes, some people need to go very slowly when they reintroduce milk, and often there are other things causing the issues that make milk more difficult to deal with. I like to add sugar into it and I found it helped with digestion.

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