Tuesday, January 31, 2012

How my diet is going

I haven't posted for a while. I am still following my low-carb primal diet. I have been upping my carbs a little bit with more sweet potatoes every now and then, maybe some bowls of frozen blackberries once in a while. Otherwise, I mostly eat meat and liver, chicken, eggs and fish, duck a couple of times, leafy greens, roots and other vegetables all cooked in butter or duck fat or ghee. I went a long time without losing weight but I think recently I may have started losing again.

The best part is how I feel. I feel amazing. I have never felt like this before. I feel calm with a radiant happiness inside me. I feel strong. I don't need to eat all the time and yet I have continuous energy that doesn't wane. I can go hiking on an empty stomach and eat after the hike.

Lately I've been making a special coffee for breakfast. I make espresso that has extra water in it, melt some ghee, coconut oil and baking chocolate in a mug. About a teaspoon of coconut oil and a little more than a tablespoon of ghee. Just a small amount of chocolate. I pour it all into a pre-heated blender and blend it for about 20 seconds. The chocolate helps keep the butter suspended and preserves the bitter flavor without adding sweetness. It's pretty good. I drink one of those for breakfast and eat my first meal sometime between 11 and 2. Lately I've been having sardines for lunch.

But back to how healthy I feel. It occurred to me that we started a national experiment in processed, industrial food way back in the 20s. My grandparents were the first to experience it. They had olio, which was a margarine, instead of butter. As we've gone on through the decades, our food supply has gotten more and more industrialized and manufactured. People eat a lot of sugar, a lot of fake fats and a lot of fake food that's been super-heated (ultra-pasturized) and otherwise compromised. They shun animal products for fake low-fat products.

In my grandparent's time, hardly anyone had type II diabetes. Now it's pretty common in people my parent's age. Both generations got it as adults. Now people who would be in my grandparent's great grandchildren's generation get it as children. There's a thing you see in animals where sometimes bad traits are induced in the 2nd or third generation by what a grandparent generation is exposed to. I think we are seeing that now in humans. Soon we will have a generation that is incapable of reproduction.

I think people have no idea how health really feels like. I certainly didn't. I thought I was healthy because I was able to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. I feel infinitely more healthy compared to how I felt on the trail. It is hard to convey. I will never listen to a modern doctor's dietary advice ever again. They are all wrong. They are all influenced by industries, by the drug industry and by the agricultural industry. We should all be eating saturated animal fat, meat and green vegetables. Stuff you can't make in a lab. Those animals should be raised to eat the foods and live the lives they were also meant to. We were never meant to live this way. This is why we get sicker every generation.

My hope is that we as a society eventually can't reproduce and this helps us realize the terrible mistake we've made with our industrial culture that is killing the planet with toxins and pollution and over-consumption. And those of us who have found the secret to true health can show the rest the way out. Maybe someday we will be able to live in a land with prairies of bison again instead of acres of oil-fed corn and soy that kills people and whole ecosystems.

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