We have so many people that come into our shop, who are under a misguided assumption that they are eating a so-called “healthy diet”. The trouble is that they still lack energy, have trouble sleeping, have gut problems, joint pain, and skin problems to name a few. Through all our research so far and feedback from our customers, we have developed some material that can help people filter through all the information and find the diet that is actually best suitable. Consider this, if all the recommendations from our doctors and dieticians from over the last 30-40 years are correct, then why is our society getting sicker? Cancer rate are skyrocketing, heart disease continues to climb, huge proportions of the population are obese, diabetes has increased by 400% in the last 20 years and dementia is becoming a massive problem. Worst of all our kids are getting illnesses that were once regarded as adult diseases. We desire to create awareness about better food choices that will help in the prevention of fatal illnesses and diseases. We have provided below a research plan for you to help you in making informed choices and we have also included our own eating plan. Please read below for steps, guides and info that will help you in your quest to find better food choices.
Learn about human evolution. You will see how different the diet is that we now consume as opposed to what our ancestors evolved on. In the last 50 years alone, agriculture and food production has change considerably.
Primal Body Primal Mind by Nora Gedgaudas – I highly recommend this book.
Wheat Belly by Dr William Davis– I highly recommend this book.
Familiarise yourself on the concept of the “state/environment” of your body. As with agriculture, where poor management decisions such as over farming and/or over grazing creates a “state/environment” that basically attracts weeds and diseases to move into a paddock. The “state/environment” created suited those weeds and diseases and to remove these problems we need to change the “state/environment” in the paddock so that weeds and diseases can’t thrive there.
The same applies with our body. Our diet, lifestyle, emotions and environment contribute to the “state/environment” of the body. Scientist Antoine Béchamp’s (1816-1905) research showed that we do not catch diseases, we build them. We have to eat, drink, think, and feel them into existence. We work hard at developing our diseases. We must work just as hard at restoring health. The presence of germs does not constitute the presence of a disease. So, our bodies are in effect mini-ecosystems, or biological terrain in which nutritional status, level of toxicity and pH or acid/alkaline balance play key roles. E.g. An alkaline body pH is a healthy “state/environment” for our body. A high percentage of grains and sugar (which burn to a net acid load) in our diet, is creating a “state/environment” of acidity. Nearly all our degenerative diseases like an acid environment. Look at the science of epigenetics which explains we are not victims of our genetic but they are influneced by food, emotions, toxins, excercise and environment.
Understand the Lipid hypothesis. We have been told for the last 30 or 40 years that saturated fat is really bad for you. And that low fat choices are the best for our health, however the bulk of evidence suggests quite the opposite. Saturated fat and cholesterol are in fact not bad for us and are essential for optimal health.
Learn how important nutrition is to our well-being. Unfortunately it is not a given that nutrition will show up in our food. You will discover that the state of our body determines whether it attracts disease or is a place that disease cannot exist.
The Price-Pottenger Story. Note the Pottenger’s Cat story and we are seeing parallels with human disease problems increasing with every generation. This informative clip is a startling eye-opener.
If you have studied the information in Steps 1, 2, 3 and 4 you will determine the same conclusion we did, being that the Food Pyramid is actually upside down. This has been pushed for the last 30-40 years as the healthiest way to consume foods, however it has been designed for the benefit of food manufacturers who sell packaged and processed products. As you may notice when you study the Food Pyramid you will see that the recommendation is that our diet be based on whole grain products. If you look at the diet of most people, it is predominately made of grain products, particularly modern wheat. I often ask people what is the main ingredient that we feed to cattle, pigs, chickens and fish to make them fatten quicker. Answer: Grain products.The Food Pyramid is basically a feedlot diet for humans. What did we evolve to eat? The Real Food Pyramid..
Wheat Belly by William Davis. I highly recommend this book.
History of Our Medical System – Learn that the current medical system may not be in your best interest.
The Men Who Made us Fat – The reasons behind the food choices given to us.
Are you Addicted to Wheat? – William Davis discussion with Dr. Oz
We have spent many years of research, finding what suits our body and gives us vitality, energy and a great sense of well being. Those of you that follow us on Facebook and our blog would get a fair idea what we think about the current food system. Basically we believe that the best food for our body is as close to as nature intended it to be. Wild or grass-fed ruminants such as cattle, sheep and goats etc. Free range pork and poultry. Occasional wild caught fish (but always conscious that this is a diminishing resource due to its high demand – land based animal products are healthier and also sustainable). We eat heaps of raw and slightly steamed vegetables, plenty of leafy greens, most root vegetables (excluding potatoes). Some full cream and butter. We cook with olive oil, raw coconut oil and ghee. We have eliminated milk, most grain products especially modern wheat. We avoid all vegetable oils or seed oils (canola, sunflower and safflower etc.) and any soy products. It also goes without saying that we choose organic food products in front of conventionally grown products if we have that option. Our diet is all about whole food products with little or no processing. Just like our grandparents grow up on, which was organic by default.
This link is an informational depot for those struggling with a cancer diagnosis who are looking for alternative health information. Many times cancer patients are rushed to begin traditional therapies of surgery, chemotherapy or radiation and aren’t given the opportunity to investigate other therapies which will be helpful to them. There are many options available, but you will not hear about them from your oncologist, radiologist, or surgeon. “You aren’t sick because you have cancer – You have cancer because you are sick.” Dr Lorraine Day
Nora Gedgaudas is one of the World’s leading experts on Paleolithic (Paleo) nutrition and author of the international best selling book “Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond The Paleo Diet For Total Health and a Longer Life”. She is Board-certified in Holistic Nutrition® through the National Association of Nutritional Professionals (NANP) and is recognized by the Nutritional Therapy Association as a Certified Nutritional Therapist (CNT). She has appeared as a guest lecturer on radio and television. She was host of her own top rated radio program on Voice America Radio’s “Health and Wellness” channel and her Primal Body Primal Mind Radio podcasts are now available on iTunes. Nora served as a trainer for the State of Washington Institute of Mental Health, illuminating nutrition’s impact on mental health for State health care workers at all levels. She maintains a private practice in Portland, Oregon as both a Certified Nutritional Therapist (CNT) and a Board-certified Clinical Neurofeedback Specialist (CNS). Nora’s ground breaking book, Primal Body, Primal Mind, currently ranks near the top of all health-related books on Amazon and is listed as one of the top selling books for her publisher, Inner Traditions.
The Australia site for information on the GAPS Diet. The term GAPS, abbreviated from Gut and Psychology Syndrome was created by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, MMedSci (Neurology), MMedSci (Human Nutrition) in 2004 after working with hundreds of children and adults with neurological and psychiatric conditions, such as autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ ADHD, schizophrenia, dyslexia, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other neurological and psychiatric problems.
You often hear you don’t need to supplement because there is enough nutrients in our food.
Independent studies conducted in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and many other countries show that the nutrient content of our food has fallen substantially over the past few decades.
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Fats from animal and vegetable sources provide a concentrated source of energy in the diet as well as providing the building blocks for cell membranes and a variety of hormones and hormone-like substances.
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