I love food. I live to eat, not eat to live. My #1 sin is Gluttony. It might be part of being a Foodie, a World Traveler who’s main mission is to adventurously taste food from every culture and a small part being Chinese. Will I ever go vegetarian? Probably not, but in health awareness, I have learned to be more cautious about what I eat. And where to buy my produce and meats. At least when I’m at home if I could help it. I’ve learned a few adjustments I thought to share with you. Such as eating organic vegetables & fruits delivered from local farmers, organic markets, and farmers markets.
Carnivore is one of many to describe my characteristics. I love beef (the rarer the better), lamb, cooked fish, sushi, chicken, every kind of seafood/shellfish – raw, cooked, baked. And yes, I’m drooling as I type. I’ve learned to buy organic, grass-fed, free-range, kosher meat which is healthier and cleaner. It might cost a few dollars more, but why not if you can help it?
Health and Food Documentaries
There are many educational health and food documentaries, books and news articles to teach us a lot about this subject. Some of it could be propaganda, just as meat and dairy companies have had propaganda marketed towards us for the last century. Studies show that meat causes inflammation in the body. Even more surprising studies is that milk is bad for us. What happened to all those ‘Got Milk?’ ads, and the cow sitting on the half bitten cheese? boo hoo. I love my dairy.
Well in new trends, you’ll see the Soy, Almond & Hemp milk a lot more popular in this day. And supposedly there is nutritiously enough protein in vegetables and no need for meat.
Forks Over Knives
In documentaries like Forks over Knives, meat is in fact blamed for causing cancer and health diseases. Studies show people living in poorer farm areas live longer than those in the big cities. I definitely witnessed this on my visit last year to Shanghai, China, where kids were more obese than the average Americans. A result of globalization, the pop-ups of McDonalds, fast foods and processed instant meals.
Another alarming documentary I watched recently was Food Matters, where it states “1/4 of what you eat keeps you alive, and 3/4 of what you eat keeps your doctors alive.” They share that we don’t need most the medication prescribed to us. And that if we ate right, we wouldn’t need any of it. Food Matters shares with us food, vitamins we could eat to prevent & cure cancer, depression.
In the documentary, there was a case of an extremely depressed woman on all kinds of “antidepressants” which still made her depressed and anti-social. They experimented with by having her get off all meds and only take large amounts of Biotin. With a few days, her happiness level went up and she was for the first time, excited to get out of bed. Unfortunately when they reported this progress to the psychiatrist, she made her go back on the meds. And therefore back to the dark corner as so many Americans do.
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
The most talked about documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, got all of us buying the coolest juicers! Joe Cross, an Aussie in serious need of losing weight goes on tour throughout America. He takes on a challenge to go on an all juice diet and loses a significant amount of weight each month. He then meets a trucker along the way who is at least 400 pounds and on the quick road to death if he doesn’t lose significant weight. Joe challenges him to go on the juice diet with him to save himself and his family.
They also discover that they have the same skin disease which typically you would not think of as a result of food. But it turns out after juicing, losing the weight, that the skin disease goes away. Not to mention, much more mental and physical mental alertness.
You can find these Health and Food Documentaries on Netflix. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the recent health trends and any documentaries/books you recommend in the comments below!!