I just had a great experience spending around an hour talking to Rafe Kelley from evolvemoveplay.com. Facebook recommended him at some point and showed some video of him climbing trees and doing parkour type stuff and I almost went to a class because he was in my area, but missed it. Still, I follow his page on facebook and reached out for an interview/conversation.
I believe that we have natural abilities to do all kinds of monkey shit and that people that practice that for more time show more of these abilities than those of us that just sit or do repetitive movements in the gym.
Exploring environments like trees and ditches and rocks and streams and all that gives a much wider range of experiences.
We discuss a pretty wide range of things from nutrition, to intuition, to meditation, to being confident with one’s body.
Something else that I found inspiring was that prior to the conversation I spent many hours just practicing movement and realizing so many things about how my body moves and how I can move it differently to have more grace, control, power, and enjoyment.
From his website:
“Learn to move like a human. Reclaim your capacity to move with flow over grass, rocks, and trees. Learn to develop yourself through contact, roughhousing, dance, and combatives. Reconnect with nature and develop your aliveness in movement to become a more resilient and embodied human.”
I do movement practices everyday and it has changed my life so much.
I once followed the teachings of an educator who claimed that people did not need to take any supplements. They simply needed to avoid eating spices, salt, garlic, onions, and cooked food and perhaps not wash their vegetables… and their b-12 would be fine.
He said that things like stress depletes b-12 so combining lifestyle techniques with the food regimen would result in safe b-12. He mentioned that the b-12 requirements are artificially higher since people eat so many supplements and so forth. He also claimed that b-12 was “ubiquitous” meaning present everywhere in nature. He said it exists in air, water, saliva, and especially in apple cores.
I believed it.
So did many others who followed him.
It was an important point because part of his whole story was about the physiology of man being ideal for a diet of raw ripe organic fruits and vegetables and nuts and seeds eaten in properly combined meals with adherence to a general macronutrient ratio favoring carbohydrates.
Some of the things that he recommended I still enjoy. Food combining makes a big difference. Eating a lot of calories from foods that digest well makes a big difference. I gained a lot of athleticism on the protocol.
I also developed a depletion in my b-12.
For a while, I just thought maybe I was alone in this. It was not something I was proud of. I didn’t really want anyone to know anything was wrong with my health markers in anyway… but there it was on paper. I think I had a 205 score on b-12 which was very close to being deficient.
Overtime, I began to talk to more people that followed this vegan supplement free “natural” lifestyle and discovered that b-12 depletion or deficiency was the rule and not the exception. Nearly every single person that I talked to who had tested their b-12 and followed this supplement free vegan lifestyle had low b-12 and was now supplementing.
So let’s talk logic for a moment.
The guy essentially spoke of the “natural” lifestyle. He spoke of what foods are specific to our species, as though each species has some specific diet that works for them. That makes sense. But apparently what he prescribed was not this diet. And if you look at the other primates… it makes sense that a pure vegan would not be the diet for man; other primates do not practice pure veganism. They eat between 1-5% of calories as animal whether it be insects, bugs, or other larger animals.
Even the supposedly peaceful and friendly orangutans can be seen eating some very very cute small animals. Look up slow loris’s on Youtube and consider that orangutans eat those from time to time.
So what do we do?
Well, the honest thing would be to admit perhaps that veganism is not the natural diet for humans. That perhaps goes too far just based on people following this one man’s raw food vegan protocol, but what do the other health professionals say?
What does it conclude? That over half of the vegan men had deficiencies and around a quarter of them were depleted. Deficient is worse than depleted. Deficient means, according to Dr. Greger, that the individual’s body is no longer functioning properly.
Now keep in mind that most vegans do not believe that non-human animals ought to stop eating animals. They accept that nature has allowed for certain creatures to require the deaths of other creatures in order to maintain their healthy lives… that’s just how things work these days…
So what if the vegans would again accept that humans might otherwise naturally need to eat some animals?
This could be a gain for vegans too!
On the other hand, I am somewhat open to the possibility that supplementation can work, but it seems risky because we know that much of what is contained in food is unknown. Merely extracting the b-12 as though it would be the only nutrient we would get from whichever source we’d naturally derive it from… is too simplistic.
Similarly, I have heard those same vegan advocates say things like you can’t just take a vitamin c pill – you have to eat the oranges, kale, broccoli, or apples (or whatever whole food plant source has vitamin c).
And yet suddenly, when it comes to b-12, perhaps they say yeah well b-12 supplements are the best or they simply won’t consider this notion. But those that do, might admit concern, but perhaps not if their health seems great they will not for a second question whether they have all their ducks in a row.
But how do we know?
I have experienced many different mental states and levels of clarity and health and know for a fact that things can feel a whole lot different than we’re used to. We might think we’re pretty good, but actually we’re far from what could be. I know this for sure when it comes to things like movement. I think I move okay… I can run far. I am stronger than the average person. I am more flexible than the average male…
More flexible than AVERAGE??? What does that even mean??? Stronger than average??? What does that mean? Average equals sick these days! We can’t compare ourselves to that if we want to achieve our potential!
So what does true mental health look like? What does true fitness feel like? We simply do not necessarily know.
So when it comes to choosing a supplement for an essential nutrient instead of consuming what we would otherwise need to consume to meet our needs… we run the risk of a silent deficiency. There are no tests for deficiencies of nutrients that haven’t been discovered yet.
Even as it stands we can question our testing accuracy.
I have heard again and again that b-12 deficiencies can take years to develop and that the body stores several years of b-12 internally… but in the study I linked here’s a quote:
“There was no significant association between age or duration of adherence to a vegetarian or a vegan diet and serum vitamin B12. ”
What does this mean? How do we interpret this? I don’t really know. It seems like perhaps b-12 levels stabilize in some way. Perhaps it means that B-12 levels truly reflect the amount of B-12 a person has access too and that the educator we talked about was right to a degree… that b-12 does exist in many places other than in animal products and that it can be utilized to some degree as well.
But it doesn’t look like we can just follow his protocol and expect to not be deficient or depleted – and potentially in a very quick amount of time – not just in a couple years (which isn’t so slow either in my opinion).
Still, this educator’s work spawned others who very loudly promoted these “facts” and it eventually comes full circle where people think these have been firmly established by “Science” (something that doesn’t exist) and so they say things like “b-12 is a waste product of bacteria… it’s not even from animal products… people inject b-12 into animals…”… “if you don’t eat spices and just eat raw fruits and veg and fast then you will have good b-12”. So they somewhat continue to believe in veganism as natural to man.
Now I do not write this to totally discount a vegan diet as unnatural to all people or impossible to follow healthfully.
But in so much as it appears to more likely cause a deficiency than not, it is completely unsatisfying unless rectified. I do not know exactly how people can replace B-12 effectively. Too much might be problematic just like too little can be problematic. These make a huge difference in a person’s life.
Imagine a person who just drinks a little bit too little water. Someone who sleeps just a minute too few every day… he lives in need constantly even though a small thing could fix it all.
B-12 is needed in very small amounts, but if we don’t get it… we are in trouble. Dr. Campbell wrote an informative, interesting, but rather bizarre article where he says, referring to vitamins, “Don’t consume them for awhile, and your health is no more.” (read it here http://nutritionstudies.org/need-vitamin-supplements/ if you like)
Somehow he doesn’t really say anything about B-12 with regards to a plant based diet. He doesn’t say “you must consume a B-12 supplement”. Where does he think people will get B-12 from? What makes the article somewhat odd to me is that he later writes about how supplementing with vitamin A and vitamin D are actually potentially quite dangerous! He makes an interesting clarification about how neither A nor D should even be considered vitamins because we don’t need to consume either of them to be healthy.
Well, you learn something new everyday. How interesting that despite my somewhat disagreement of certain points, I can still pick up some new information.
Still let’s boil down two points he made:
1. if you don’t consume vitamins for a while… you lose your health
2. supplementation can be dangerous
Although he did not specifically say B-12 supplements can be dangerous, and he seems to downplay the amount It seems to me that the reasonable approach then would be… get your vitamins from food. So now we have to figure out where should we get b-12 from.
What if the only things we ate were things that we bought? I consider myself much “earthier” than the average city dweller; I forage for berries, I pick wild lettuces from time to time, and I can identify most edible fruits around me… and yet…
I or another person buys 99-100% of the food I eat.
What’s the issue?
What if there’s some food that simply can’t be sold very well?
There are some fruits that I love that are not sold in stores. Perhaps because people haven’t heard of them, perhaps because there isn’t a big enough market for them, or perhaps because they spoil too fast once removed from the plant.
I don’t want us to miss out on nutrition just because it doesn’t sell well.
Truly fresh food makes a difference. I can feel it. When I don’t eat from the farmer’s market for a couple weeks… my vitality goes down. When I eat fresh fresh… my vitality goes up.
When I lived on a farm… my vitality was waaay up there.
Some things just currently aren’t sold in stores, so we don’t buy them. We could spend a lifetime never getting certain things simply because they’re not sold.
SOME THINGS ARE NOT SOLD… you have to acquire them by other means.
I am eating peas with avocado and cherry bomb peppers.
3 ingredients. Delicious.
The peas were frozen and I heated them up with some slices of the cherry bomb peppers.
When fully heated I added some avocado slices.
I was thinking I’d add salt, but it doesn’t feel like it’s necessary at all!
There are so many simply recipes out there with just 1,2, or 3 items.
THAT”S RIGHT. 1 item recipes.
There are PLENTY of them. Like this morning, I had around 8 oranges for breakfast. Just chopped them into quarters and ate them. Felt great. Just ate them one at a time until satisfied.
Try that out! Pick a fruit that you love, buy plenty of them so that you can eat as much as you feel like without thinking about it and make fruit for breakfast. Just eat slowly and naturally. You will be amazed at how good it feels!
I am eating pasta with peanut butter! That’s right. PEANUT BUTTER.
Why? Because I wanted something fatty and I don’t eat dairy and didn’t want to use oil and didn’t have avocados.
I recalled that bread + peanut butter = pretty tasty… so why not pasta?
Answer: this works too!
In fact… pasta is sweeter than bread because it has no salt/yeast… soooo it’s potentially tastier than bread and pb.
NOW, I am not a superfan of either wheat or peanut butter, but I like the innovation. I could see people thinking “eww… peanut butter on pasta???”…
BUT if you think about it… there are many asian dishes where peanuts are part of the sauce and they are pretty tasty dishes.
Anyhow, just posting for a little inspiration to innovate in the kitchen! I’m excited to be eating a lot more calories lately. I was eating less for a while and my overall energy levels were lower – though in general not noticeably “low” just not as high.
Eating easily digested foods in higher caloric intakes seems to directly potentiate more exercise/movement/excitement etc… for me. I’m pumped about pumping in more easily digested foods to have more energy to do more and live more and love more!
So I’m doing some training as an SAT tutor, and in the practice test there’s a writing and language section where the passage is supposedly about organic food. It basically goes over the “arguments” suggesting that studies show there is no difference between conventional and organic. The passage ends with: “buying organic is a waste of money”.
It makes it seem as though it is questionable as to whether conventional agriculture has polluted, and represents that pollution only as “potentially” harmful to the environment.
Curiously, the questions are relatively harder grammar questions with a number of real stickler questions which makes the reading and completion of the section somewhat frustrating.
The following section, curiously, is about how “intriguing” the differences are between what words people use to refer to popular foods.
The section centers on colas and talks about in-depth research that has not yet been completed but was nationwide to see whether people used the word “pop”, “coke”, or “soda”…
It even shows a map that identifies which areas people use which term primarily.
It is filled with positive words about research being interesting, fascinating, exciting, and how the internet is really so meaningful and powerful to find things out.
I had an opportunity to share my thoughts about how I felt about the first passage (before reading the second), but couldn’t really even begin to express how bullshit it was. I started saying something about how people are dying because of their food choices but I was nearly overwhelmed with a mix of feelings mixing rage and sadness like I didn’t know if I’d like to hit someone or start crying – which was a stark contrast from the previous state I thought I was in which was my regular day to day like kind of funny/clever/intelligent person I kind of think I am…
Anyhow, after reading the 2nd passage, the contrast between the deep interest in research about what people call sodas as though this is a wonderful lark versus hey thinking about organic or conventional… it’s all the same… nothing to see there…
I realized what I would say is a solid argument against this “conventional vs. organic” doesn’t matter… save your money “whatever” “argument”…
First of all…
Are all conventionally grown foods the same?
Anyone who has done any research should know that different soils contain different amounts of nutrients. Some soils are famously deficient in selenium while others like in certain parts of China are so high that people have gotten sick.
Some pesticides are arsenic based while other times farmers may simply spray cayenne on their crops.
Some organically grown foods are produced with more pesticides than conventional.
I like that one… because it can level the playing field.
Most people who are “health nuts” etc… will probably be assumed to be “organic only” advocates etc… but they could share that they’re not just after a label – they honestly want to be healthy and they honestly want to not pollute unnecessarily.
I believe that most people desire both health and to not be responsible for actually causing harm… as far as I could tell most of the people in the room were comfortable just shrugging off whether “organic” means anything.
But they haven’t thought it through.
They have been inoculated against it by passages such as these – articles and “research” – such as the studies cited in the passage. One study from Stanford compared something like 250 farms and found no significant differences between conventional and organic.
Well, perhaps it’s true. Perhaps certain nutrients are not found to be lacking in conventionally grown produce…
But I know from personal experience that if I miss the farmer’s market, I don’t feel so fresh.
I also know that there’s a reason why people grow conventionally.
Some of those reasons are for chemical pest control.
Chemical pest control HAS an impact on the environment.
On the bare minimum… its impact includes… killing lots of pests. Other animals that would have eaten those pests have to either eat something else or die or perhaps they eat the pests who have ingested some kind of something that can kill pests…
Somehow we are to assume that there is a spray that will kill lots of bugs but will be harmless to humans? It certainly seems possible, but most pesticides for home use have skulls and crossbones on them and I doubt anyone would take a spray of them on their sandwich or salad even if it came with a 50% discount on their meal.
Anyhow, we can go into the research, but it won’t be as fun as asking whether you say “pop” or “soda” or whether you call a sandwich a “hoagie”, a “hero”, or a “sub”.
But just because it’s more fun to play around with the words we use for junk food, doesn’t mean it’s a better place to do research than in figuring out what’s healthier.
For me, in general, I don’t want to know that I’m doing something unhealthy or harmful. If you ask my wiser self, he/she/it whatever will say let me know the truth so that I can act with best interest, but the day to day is like “don’t bother me… I’m eating” or… “change is costly”…
Who wants to know that their cheaper diet that saves them money (supposedly) has a cost in their health and their impact on the environment and their ability to honestly believe that they are not really a great cause of pollution on the planet?
Even people that claim their food decisions are based in ethics (COUGH vegans cough cough), often do not seem to be willing to “go organic” or to find out how their food really is grown…
Because they want to believe they don’t kill animals and this would bother them to know that they’re paying for pest control (most growers whether “organic” or “conventional” are handling plenty of “pests”).
Who wants to think of themselves as having less health than optimal due to their own decisions?
Few, I would imagine.
Anyhow, there may be a wall up against reason for many, but I expect that most people simply haven’t been exposed to arguments and experience.
Most have not spent a few days eating fresh from the vine, nor have they seen pesticides and herbicides in action.
Anyhow, I don’t know why I wrote so long. I really just wanted to say not to buy the “no difference between conventional and organic” lie.
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Pete says that he asked his doctors if his competitive eating stunts could have caused cancer and he says they all said “there’s no chance in hell”.
Now, I find it unlikely that multiple doctors used the phrase “there’s no chance in hell”, but if you think they did, your guess is as good as mine (except it’s not because I am sure they didn’t). This may seem like an insignificant fact and we can understand that what he means is that the doctors totally did not indicate to him that they believed his eating could have affected his health.
Well I go too far by saying his “health” since doctors may separate “health” from “cancer” as though it doesn’t make a difference if a person overall is healthier or sicker when they get cancer because they seem to treat cancer as some kind of foreign invader that must be “fought a war against” and “beaten” and “struggled” against.
What strikes me as more likely is that the doctors either had no real concept of what Pete actually does OR they basically lied to him because doctors often do not necessarily aim to get a conversation with their patients but rather the doctors have a set course of action that they “know better” than their patients and would “save their patients’ lives” by perhaps lying to them or misrepresenting the truth… “for the greater good”.
If the doctor thought that Pete doing challenges every week had “no chance in hell” of affecting him… I wonder if doctors would think that ANY dietary intake of anything could lead to cancer?
Which is funny because we trust doctors authority so much, that we can even forget everything that we know.
Didn’t a bunch of studies get released about people that eat hot dogs and their cancer risks? Isn’t there a bunch of data showing how certain groups tend to get more cancer than others and that those that are getting more cancer tend to be those that eat more junk food and live less healthy lifestyles?
Anyhow, Pete’s weekly challenges range from drinking 2 family sized mustard containers to drinking and consuming massive jars of pickles to eating anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 calories of junk food in a single sitting.
It’s funny that when someone tells you something, it is rude to imply that they are wrong or worse yet liars or perhaps even worse insane or idiotic… but Pete appears to be one or all of those three. Or he just doesn’t take things into perspective at all.
For a second, I thought to myself you know what, when he says “I never eat that way…” “I actually eat really healthy” that to me shows how his mind has separated his one life into multiple people.
He has been releasing stunt-eating videos more than once a week and has been making videos for the past 8 years.
What happens after he eats? Does he vomit? Does he use laxatives? Does he get constipated? Does he get diarrhea?
It’s funny. I could see people thinking, “oh he just spends 10 minutes a week on his challenges, and otherwise yeah he’s a healthy guy. look at his big muscles, he goes to the gym, and he says he eats healthy”. See, in general when someone says something we believe them. He says “I eat healthy” so I can think oh I guess he eats healthy.
But wait, even if it was true that on the days he doesn’t stunt-eat or competitively eat… what about the day of the week that he does?
In a single stunt-eating event or challenge he often eats as much calories as 2 to even 3 days worth of food. This means that overall we could say at least 1/7 and as much as 2-3/7ths of his intake comes from these horrific challenges… which he in general does not share the harmful results other than showing him puking at times and perhaps occasional admittances of digestive pain.
Does 1/7th of your diet being awful make a difference?
This is where people can make some strange assessments. Well 1/7th bad 6/7ths good hey that’s pretty good!
Well I take a different perspective.
I would say that pretty much everything we eat should be good. We shouldn’t eat things that harm us significantly. I would estimate that a minimum of 1-2 days of every week for perhaps the past 8 years Pete has done something awful to his body and had to suffer the consequences.
Perhaps he’d often use laxatives. Perhaps he’d use pain medication. Perhaps he’d puke himself. We don’t know. But in a single sitting he’d eat more junk food than most people would consume in an entire week potentially. Sometimes he’d even eat things that aren’t really food but rather extremely salty, extremely spicy, extreme amounts of preservatives, etc… (like entire bottles of mustard or hot sauce).
Apparently he talked to multiple doctors who said “no chance in hell” did this affect him.
To me, Pete comes off as a liar here or as someone who is clearly doing something that HE does not want to do.
When someone does something that they clearly don’t want to do, you have to question what motivates them. He seems to be angry and forcing a wide smile and talking about doing things for “you guys” and he attempts to avoid crying and he’s putting a “strong” face on everything.
When someone does something they don’t want to do, they resist something about it or don’t understand its benefit. Why doesn’t Pete want to be honest? Why can’t Pete be real? It’s his choice to make videos isn’t it? He should be making a ton of money from all the ads on his videos. If he has endorsements or products… even more.
So why make the video? What are his goals now in life?
Apparently his goals aren’t live as healthy as possible, since eating a pile of junk food once a week would not make you healthy. He undoubtedly suffers from it… though he gets some money and attention.
So we have an addiction/confused person on a very deep level.
He says that 6 months ago or something when he got diagnosed he really started doing the best he could or something… but he’s still been eating horribly for all that time.
PETE HURTS HIS BODY FOR MONEY.
That’s his thing. Or at least “performer” Pete hurts his body for money. Real Pete doesn’t eat like that… “ever” according to him. “Performer” Pete and Real Pete can’t co-exist for him to really act wisely in the instance of cancer. Performer Pete must be let go of. Put on hiatus. Fired. Laid off.
He should have been laid off years ago.
I have no idea what Pete does with his money, but he has no excuse for hurting his body for money.
That’s the thing.
People make excuses. Pete’s making a lot of excuses. The doctors completely excuse Pete of any culpability. They make it seem that he can continue to drink mustard and eat 2 pounds of butter and all that…
I don’t know what’s worse… that Pete could be lying or that Pete could be telling the truth.
I would not be surprised, and I do expect that Pete IS following medical advice. Few people, especially, men who seem to be putting in great effort to show how “manly” they are… few people would have their testicle removed. Very few. Not unless they were threatened with death or the loss of both testicles.
I doubt Pete suddenly got the idea to remove the testicle himself. He was coached by a doctor. A doctor told him with authority that this is what they must do. The doctor said they had made some measurements and tracked something or other objectively and thus the testicle must be removed. No question. Total certainty.
Thus, his doctors are the ones guiding his behavior.
Could doctors get him to actually eat healthy?
Why didn’t doctors tell him to stop eating absolutely horrid amounts of junk food every week?
How is it that they can convince him to remove a testicle, but not to stop drinking family sized mustard bottles and eating 2 pounds of butter in a sitting etc…?
Is it because Pete would have said “fuck you” to the doctor that tells him he must change his behavior? Or is it because the doctors did not even look into his behavior?
Now all this being said, perhaps his eating stunts did not cause his testicular cancer. I am not a cancer expert. But I will say that when you are faced with a health situation that you want to have the best chance to improve… you do everything that gives your body the best chance.
Stunt eating has no positive role in health. If he claims it’s for financial reasons then he has some problems with his money spending habits since he must have made millions of dollars or at least many hundreds of thousands of dollars. Where did the money go?
Well, does he perhaps use steroids? Perhaps he has been injected testosterone for the past several years or longer. Could that affect his testicular health? I am not a steroid expert. I have no knowledge of him using steroids. But could he have?
Could a former anorexic (person with severe body image issues) still have severe body image issues? Why does he work so hard to be huge in the gym? Sure, every person can have their own hobbies and lifestyle, but once they start damaging themselves significantly, as health professionals we must step in and be responsible and share the truth.
Pete eats a lot of fried foods. Are those not harmful? Are we really supposed to sit and just nod our heads and say “oh poor Pete, there’s nothing you can do, we are praying for you”?
It just doesn’t make sense to me to not do what’s in your power to handle the situation.
If a business was failing and you found out there were employees hired that actually caused more trouble than they’re worth… would you fire them or try to fix them?
Imagine your business is losing $1,000,000 a year.
You discover one of your employees is more or less worthless and actually a liability. They cost the business $50,000 per year. Do you keep them on the work force because hey firing that one employee won’t save you $1,000,000?
If you keep them, you’re clearly a bad business person and it’s no surprise you’re losing a million annually. $50,000 saved is $50,000 earned… and $50,000 saved ANNUALLY is $50,000 EARNED annually.
Mainstream medicine offers false dichotomies. You either do this surgery or you will die. You either take these pills or you die.
Well, actually often it is you do this surgery AND you will die. You take these pills AND you will die, but perhaps more painfully and with less money.
Often, if not always, they completely neglect to directly assess the person’s lifestyle and begin to track and measure the same things they tracked and measured to indicate “objectively” that the person “has” a disease… they do not track those things AS the person ACTUALLY changes their lifestyle.
As it stands today, MOST people who are sick, have poor lifestyles.
They eat plenty of junk food.
They do not get the highest quality of sleep.
They do not move enough or they over-train.
They do not eat enough healthy food.
They stress over nothing.
They do not get enough time in nature.
They do not have enough positive experiences of contributing to others.
They have negative outlooks on life and poor posture and circulation.
They spend too much time indoors on computers (I am guilty of this currently).
They use drugs excessively.
Most people are like that. Most people certainly don’t live lives that are obviously healthy.
So WHY don’t doctors IMMEDIATELY get patients to live in OBVIOUSLY healthy ways?
How do doctors know for a fact what would happen to Pete if he stopped drinking mustard, eating butter, and swallowing down 50 hot dogs in a sitting – once a week… and maybe stopped with the steroids, laxatives, and perhaps some other set of drugs he may or may not intake.
HOW DO THEY KNOW?
WHY DON’T THEY MAKE HIM fix his lifestyle IMMEDIATELY…? before removing a testicle or killing his immune system or whatever else they want to do?
Why not track and measure those indicators… as Pete changes his lifestyle to one where he gets good sleep, decreases stress as best as possible, improves his nutritional intake and removes the toxic excesses he has made a career of.
It is horrible. He has made a career of eating to the point of toxic excess… and his doctors apparently don’t even know who he is… AND HE IS ON YOUTUBE.
it is funny because it seems like we would give doctors excuses for not knowing their patients.
Oh doctors don’t have time to find out if a person eats entire jars of pickles once a week and consumes laxatives with extreme frequency and eats 10 pizzas in one sitting etc…
Well no. Doctors should know these things and know how to get patients to eat healthy and not eat unhealthy and to live healthy lifestyles across all areas.
If there is ANY major health habit that a patient is causing himself pain or not able to get optimal health… the doctor MUST see to it that the patient knows about it and gets motivated to change it.
AND IT NEEDS TO BE UNDERSTOOD HOW GOOD THAT IS
It seems like everyone has this childish and ignorant perspective that says being healthier would mean living a blander life where you could not enjoy your food and everything would be boring and you’d be like a monk alone eating plain hay and suffering.
Guess what? The healthier you live… THE HEALTHIER YOU FEEL.
FEELING HEALTHY FUCKING ROCKS.
Feeling healthy usually has NOTHING TO DO WITH EFFORT AND DISCIPLINE
Feeling healthy is the result of being healthy.
Healthy people typically do not have terribly difficult times eating the food they eat… the food they eat SERVES THEM. The food they eat MAKES THEM FEEL GOOD during the meal, before the meal, and after the meal.
Some people may TRY to be healthy and end up hurting themselves or suffering.
Some people may have difficulty transitioning to simpler foods from junk foods and there may be some suffering and withdrawal or feelings of cravings to junk food sometimes… but once a person ACTUALLY meets their needs from food… they don’t really care because their bodies are not lacking…
and more likely they LOVE it. Living healthy feels better by definition.
Getting awesome sleep = feeling awesome
Eating purely healthy foods = feeling purely healthy
Not eating junk food = not feeling like junk
Having lower stress = feeling more better feelings
Breathing better = breathing better
More time outdoors in nature = more fun and energy
There are no negative side effects to really eating healthy.
BUT there’s a big negative side effect to truth when you’re a liar.
There’s a big negative side effect to suggesting that you need to change.
There’s a big negative side effect to a direct authoritative judgment that depicts the path you’ve been on as one that has brought you to where you are.
So what do you want to do?
Do you want to stop doing things that clearly harm you and start doing more things that clearly help you? Or do you want to have both of your balls removed and get irradiated and then take chemicals that will kill your immune system, make you lose your hair, and make you lose all your energy and perhaps kill you if your cancer doesn’t?