Diet & Nutrition

Diet, no doubt, has a major impact on a person's health. You eat poorly, you feel poorly; you eat better, you feel better. But is there a formula for eating better?

I use to work with someone who was very proud of being a vegan yet he seemed to always have health issues (sickly). Needless to say, I was not impressed by his choice of eating habits. On the other hand, I will eat most anything and consider my eating habits to be poor but I am rarely sick. So, it got me thinking that if a vegan claims veganism is healthier than a meat eater, and yet I am healthier, then vegan is not my best option. Additionally, I personally know a former Type-2 diabetic who healed himself from diabetes by changing his diet to one described below (lots of fat and little sugar & carbs). With these two very opposing diet methods and results, I felt it was worth sharing.

There are many environmental, physiological and psychological factors that contribute to one's health and a "diet-for-all" is impractical. But there are some basic universal guidelines to attain and maintain healthy bodies and brains. Researching the regimen that works for you should be an on-going journey to find your perfect diet and as the body changes with age.

The Paleo Diet: In 1863 a London undertaker named William Banting popularized a diet recommended to him by the famous physician Dr. William Harvey. At the time Banting was 65 years old, overweight, had poor eyesight, poor hearing and joint pains. Two years later he had lost 50 pounds and regained his health. Dr. Harvey had recommended that he stop eating bread, butter, sugar, potatoes and stop drinking milk and beer. Instead he advised meat, fish, poultry, dried fruit, vegetables and [dry red] wine.

The Perfect Human Diet - Movie Trailer

Finding Your Perfect Diet - [Introduction] [Quiz] (it does try to sell you a solution at the end but understanding your condition can help you find a solution that fits your lifestyle and wallet).

PROCESSED FOODS VS NATURAL - GROW OR BUY LOCALLY:
VITAMINS & SUPPLEMENTS:
DIABETES:
WEIGHT LOSS:
RULES FOR EATING & DRINKING:
FOOD HANDLING & CONTAMINATION PREVENTION:
GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS:
See Also:
Ditch These Habits
Prepare by Exercising Now
Healing Foods Shopping List
Environmental Working Group Organization (EWG) "Dirty Dozen™" (food additives to avoid and the foods that contain them)
Environmental Working Group Organization (EWG) "Clean Fifteen™" (The Fruits and Vegetables Least Likely to Poison You)
Coconut Water can be an alternative to sports drinks
Emergency and Long-Term Food and Storage
Health, First Aid & Survival Medicine