Friday, August 5, 2011

"Forks Over Knives" - health is a choice

(ForksOverKnives) (showtimes, updates, newsletter, information) is a feature film that examines the profound claim that most -- if not all -- of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled or reversed by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

What to do for great health? Avoid obesity, diabetes, pre-diabetes, high cholesterol, and lack of energy by these easy counterintuitive measures:
  • Abandon flour (refined carbs), sugars, refined fats, Western meat (pumped full of drugs, hormones, cloned individuals, irradiated final products, rendered waste products, adulterated fat, embalming chemicals for that nice redness at the supermarket for meat so old it should be grey and festering)...
  • Eat more unrefined fat, sprouts, more fiber (whole foods), greens of all kinds, uncommon fruits, natural state (unprocessed), foods... eat more. Not all calories are created equal as we have been told. An increase in fat (coconut, olives, avocados, raw soaked nuts, seeds) leads to satiation and less eating. We fear fat to our detriment. There are only three necessary food groups: fats, proteins, and greens. Life is not possible without them. But life is possible without carbohydrates. No one wanting to be healthy should ever eat refined carbohydrates.
  • Why We Get Fat and What To Do About It (Gary Taubes)
  • UCLA: Ancestral Health (paleo-diet) Symposium starts
Abused animals strike back: "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

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