“fully fifty-five diseases are known to be caused by gluten (Farrell and Kelly 2002). Among these are heart disease, cancer, nearly all autoimmune diseases, osteoporosis, irritable bowel syndrome and other gastrointestinal disorders, gallbladder disease, Hashimoto’s disease (an autoimmune thyroid disorder responsible for up to 90 percent of all low-functioning thyroid issues), migraines, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease), neuropathies (having normal EMG readings), and most other degenerative neurological disorders as well as autism, which is technically an autoimmune brain disorder.”
-Nora T. Gedgaudas CNS CNT, Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life
I can’t wait for what it’s going to be like in ten years.
Driver-less cars, virtual worlds, high-speed transit, some kind of flying innovation, etc.
But more importantly, I can’t wait until science has proven, through funded studies, what human beings are made to eat and not eat.
I can’t wait for that.
I can’t wait to silence the critics, and for the charlatans and quacks to go out of business. I can’t wait until the obesity epidemic dies out—or at least reverses itself.
I can’t wait until people just get it.
I can’t wait until the time when people will stop dying needlessly.
But until this time, people will die, slowly or quickly, and definitely surely, people will continue to kill themselves through bad habits. Some of these poor souls know they are doing it and some have been lied to and have not the slightest clue.
Either way, I hope you, the person reading this right now, will be different. I hope you will be educated. I hope you will let go of everything you think you know and open your mind to the possibilities.
Science and research has a powerful sway over us. Many feel like we have to be “told” what to believe based on what scientists tell us. (Keep in mind that scientists once told us the Earth was the center of the universe.)
Here’s the thing about this: It’s all bogus.
Research is never perfect. There are so many variables within any given study that you hardly, if ever, can come to an absolute conclusion. That’s why you often hear of research “pointing to” something. This is because research is only a means of forming a hypothesis, and if you are a bit rusty on your middle school science, a hypothesis is just a “best guess.”
Furthermore, when you take that research abstract that a study publishes and put it in the hands of an individual, you get an “interpretation” of the research. This adds another layer of “pointing to” and “correlations” based on the author’s opinion. Then the news gets involved and it gets even more warped.
To be honest, it’s all bullcrap—not the science and theories but the fact that these “best guesses” are used too often to form policy and shape public opinion.
Of course, experimentation and testing should not be discounted just because the politics of it all is faulty. It should not be used the way it is. That’s my point.
It’s up to you, the individual, to do your own research on any matter with which you need to form an important opinion on. Blindly following the advice of some guy on TV or in a lab coat is just dumb—and when it involves your long-term health and well-being, is really dumb.
This is why I recommend you become the scientists and experiment on yourself. There is no better “evidence” than the results we experience first hand.
Unfortunately, only a small percentage of the population will ever self-experiment because it’s hard, and they’d rather live a life in denial than to do something that is hard, yet good for them.
This is the experiment every human being should conduct:
- Take before pictures and get your blood work done.
- Eliminate grains, refined sugar, alcohol, legumes, nut/seed oils, and all processed foods for 60 days (even 30 would work).
- Take after pictures and get your blood work done.
- Gauge results.
Do you really need some scientist to tell you if eating this way will work? No, you don’t. You just test it for yourself. It’s as simple as that.
You know what I think this fascination with science and research is? I think it’s denial and laziness. The fact is, of every person I’ve known that has successfully changed their diet, they all were naturally open-minded people who were not afraid of doing work.
Unfortunately, this is not a representation of the majority of the Western population.
I guess I’m not really writing to those of you that would be considered one of these “fat and sick.” I’m writing this more to those of you that desire to be healthy, but are confused by all the conflicting information out there.
I want to convince you to try this experiment. I want to show you that there is a real human diet and it is Real Food.
Some people like to call this kind of eating “Paleo” or “Primal” or “The Caveman Diet,” but we like to call it Real Food.
If a food grows in the Wild and is consumable by human beings without needing processing or chemical alteration, then it is Real Food.
And if you eat Real Food on a regular basis, the rest tends to figure itself out. No need to count calories or measure food or make sure you eat X crabs of protein, fat or carbohydrates. Just eat Real Food.
Try the Wild Foods 60 day Real Food experiment. (30 days works as well.)
Not only will you love the results—and those result will be indisputable—but you’ll also love the fact that you have “answered” the question of what you are supposed to eat.
Colin Stuckert Founder/CEO, Wild Foods