This is what my friend John said to me one day when I asked him to be a part of my health coaching team.
John and I had been meeting occasionally to share our fitness life and other life stories. He is very fit, swimming almost daily and had competed in many tri and duathalons. I had shared with him one of my favorite books by Gary Taubes, "Why We Get Fat" (and what to do about it). He enjoyed it and promptly lost 15 lbs in a couple of weeks, just by kicking grains and cereals to the curb. Awesome, but not uncommon.
Now, it should be noted right here, I didn't tell John what to do, nor did Gary Taubes, just suggested nutrition ideas that are based on historical, evolutionary facts and John was interested and enjoyed the benefits!
So, I asked John to consider being a part of my health coaching team, so that he could share his story and help those who are interested in real health and real results without the hype of fake foods, pills, shakes, or number crunching or anything like that. And this is where he made the statement, " I don't want to tell anybody what to do". Well, neither do I and further, most people I know aren't interested in being told what to do.
BUT.... let's take a look around and see who is telling who what to do and who is doing it.
Aren't we being told what to do 24/7 by the "food industry" through their ubiquitous marketing campaign on radio, television, billboards, and supermarkets?
Pepsi is supposedly great for us, donuts can't be beat for food, breakfast cereals are a definate necessity and we should be devouring sweets and candy bars multiple times per day.
Also, fats like animal fats, avocados, coconut oil, and butter are very bad for us, thanks to a flawed study by Ancel Keyes way back in the 60's. This study was called the seven country study whereby he supposedly proved that fats and cholesterol cause heart disease. But this study is flawed because he collected data from 22 countries and his findings weren't conclusive to his convictions, so he "cooked" the books. Yet to this day we are inundated with this phobia of fats because of this self renewing myth.
See? We really are being told what to do and what to eat and most of us are, unfortunely, listening, usually unconsciously.
That is why we need health coaches to support and encourage those who are fed up (pun intended) with the sickness promoting main line foods to show the simple way out of this morass.
We need to constantly be reminded that real food can help heal us!
Again, we can take the "father of medicines" word for it "let thy food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be thy food".
The "food" we are being told to eat is causing metabolic disease, diabetes, cancer, alzheimers, arthritis, and all the other "itises".
If the main stream food worked we wouldn't be in this global health mess.
Give me a call, I can help you.
to your health,
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