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mattias (@mattias)    3 years, 5 months ago

Read this post on my blog to get the discussion on the way!

http://whatistheroad.blogspot.com/2011/05/live-food-raw-food-heated-food-dead.html

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Matt P (@mkp843)3 years, 5 months ago ago

I love this topic.. food is so awesome.. thanks for the article it has a really nice perspective, makes total sense

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mattias (@mattias)3 years, 5 months ago ago

Thanks Matt, it is a sensitive topic, as a lot of emotions is tied with our food, and sadly the once who would benefit the most from reading it, most likely are to scared to face the truth, and will probably not get to the end (or the start)…

one big mac please (or as I like to call it, one brain washed sheep)

much love!

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russ (@russellc)3 years, 5 months ago ago

deadly foods for the win. we are all going to die anyways, eat what tastes good.

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Matt P (@mkp843)3 years, 5 months ago ago

I want to tell you a random true story lol… I battled with drugs many times, simply because I like to be high, I have genetic dispositions as well… And I actually came to the conclusion that I wanted to be a nutritionist.. started self-educating, and switched majors because I ate a head of raw broccoli and I felt high.. I thought it was the coolest thing ever.. lol kinda funny I think…

But this article completely simplifies every major, entirely significant point that WILL improve your health.. and it’s awesome because just following your article does a host of things.. prevention for one (HUGE), improves moods, like as serious as chemical imbalances being regulated (exercise for hormone balance to be more accurate), and practically weight lose just for eating right (naturally improving metabolism for example, natural foods play into that)!

Truly a great read… health simplified… all you need now is a super foods list and here are two!

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1Db6Su/www.whfoods.com/foodstoc.php

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1Ym6tf/www.divinecaroline.com/article/22107/52070/print

But yes I feel ya bro.. If it’s important to you don’t give up.. and not being a total dummy on the topic this article is a must read for healthy eating, optimally at that…

One more cool fact… I have a book that shows portion sizes that you can consume when eating real foods and junky ones.. You can eat MASSIVE portions GRANTED, it is natural, whole, and healthy. Cool thing is, you will be motivated to do something because you feel so good!!! Just learn to make some good flavors with spices.. fruit and fruit juice does not fall into this category in general lol… fructose hits the blood extremely fast.. and that would just be to easy lol

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russ (@russellc)3 years, 5 months ago ago

i do think that eating healthy is a great choice, im just saying dont go overboard. i love raw foods, fresh foods, any food really. But i just dont like limiting myself as far as food consumption goes.

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Matt P (@mkp843)3 years, 5 months ago ago

Food can motivate you tho that’s what I think is awesome about it… Through improved mood, and increased energy.

And completely agree with you, I went down the rigid road of trying to eat as perfect as I could muster… but it didn’t last.. I think recipes are key in sticking with healthy eating.. it HAS to taste great, AND make you full.. Some stuff just goes right through you and makes you all antsy..

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Jake (@j234)3 years, 5 months ago ago

I am definitely on the “You are what you eat” bandwagon as well. Although, I may not go to the extreme as you do, but I do keep food processing to a minimum and eat as much Certified Organic fruits and veggies as my budget can afford.

@Matt P, if you haven’t already, I would recommend looking at some literature by Paul Chek. He is a Holistic Health Practitioner and a leading Bio Mechanics teacher in Southern California. I have read his book “How to Eat, Move, and Be Healthy” as well as listened to his 8 CD lecture titled “You Are What You Eat”. You may want to check it out…

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Matt P (@mkp843)3 years, 5 months ago ago

Appreciated, I will check it out, thank you

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Matt P (@mkp843)3 years, 5 months ago ago

I can already tell he is awesome! I’m big into athletics, and what creates the powerful results the fatest as well, I was perusing professional fighting but unfortunately I tore my acl. This guy looks like a super human! lol

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Erin (@forbsie)3 years, 5 months ago ago

I like the simple way you divide foods in the article, makes it easy to understand and follow.

I would definitely agree that what you eat has a huge effect on how you feel, physically and emotionally. I know when I’ve been eating too much junk – I definitely feel it and it doesn’t have anything to do with how my clothes fit or what the scale says, though obviously eating too much junk or eating well plays a role in that too.

Thanks for sharing.

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mattias (@mattias)3 years, 5 months ago ago

Hey Russ, you are right, we are all going to die, the question is, how and for what reasons, the second question is how alive do you want to feel when you live.

I totally agree, food has to taste good. it has to be delicious and you have to love it!
It is not about limiting yourself, it is about eating what you thrive on and what makes you feel great, the further away you get from the Deadly food list, the less you will want to eat the foods from there, and the less you will like the stuff that is on there. it is not limitations, or obligations it is a craving of foods that actually do good for you organism… your body is intelligent and when given intelligent food will ask for more of the same…

I have always eaten what I felt for, and never limited myself, I just introduced healthy choices in combination with information and knowledge and my body and concious took care of the rest.

Thanks for all the great feed back guys.

Much Love

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Matt (@mrgeetah)3 years, 5 months ago ago

If I cared about my health in any way, shape, or form I would probably follow the advice of the article. Fortunately, my metabolism is ridiculously fast so I can eat whatever I want and not get fat. Sure, my heart will probably start a revolution and kill me someday, but fuck it. Red meat is delicious.

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mattias (@mattias)3 years, 5 months ago ago

Young people seldom care about their health, it usually becomes important when you don’t have it. (granted I have always had mine, but then I never understood what real health was until it became even better – ecstatic)

didn’t write this to change people, just to inform!

anyway, as you see, I put meat far down on the list, keep it, and love it!

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Matt P (@mkp843)3 years, 5 months ago ago

Health IS important… I think at societal level… Health care is a major issue, look at what’s going on today, medicare and medicaid or on the chopping block because they ‘cost to much’ .. Heatlhcare for seniors costs tons of money! But in my opinion a lifetime, of conscience responsisibilty is the best solution. Healthy eating for life = prevention of disease.. Yes you will have random events mostly due to genetics, but things like obesity, heart disease, even cancers, would disappear.. Mattias makes the perfect point.. How will you feel when your health is gone. You begin your actual ‘aging’ process at 30.. what about when your 60

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Laura (@laubox1)3 years, 5 months ago ago

Ive found a really wicked way to make super duper healthy foods have flavor (something ive always struggled with!) Ive bought a wood fired oven, it gives even simple grilled veggies a unique flavor or you can simply chuck herbs on the fire and flavor fish and meats, there’s some instructions how to use them on this site http://www.thestonebakeovencompany.co.uk/cooking-techniques/

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Kenny (@kenny)3 years, 5 months ago ago

Actually…

You are what you (think) you eat!

http://www.highexistence.com/discussions/topic/my-brain-tricked-me/

hehe.

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Roxanne Fox (@hifoxyroxy)3 years, 5 months ago ago

What surprised me is that you ranked sugar as deadlier than the artificial chemicals. I know sugar is addictive, and affects your metabolism, can cause you to crash and turns into fat… but all I know about the artificial sweeteners is that most of them have been linked to depression and are know carcinogens… (not a serious point of debate, as both are best minimized – just something that popped out at me).
Other things that surprised me:
Puss in Milk – (GAG!)
Eat fruit before every meal… I’ve recently read numerous articles stating that you should not mix fruit with veggies and meats… that you should leave an hour between. (Not that I was able to stick to that for very long).
And I have to say Bravo for putting Thanks for your food on there. It never ceases to amaze me how different I feel when I’ve taken the time to experience my nourishment with gratitude.

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Roxanne Fox (@hifoxyroxy)3 years, 5 months ago ago

What surprised me is that you ranked sugar as deadlier than the artificial chemicals. I know sugar is addictive, and affects your metabolism, can cause you to crash and turns into fat… but all I know about the artificial sweeteners is that most of them have been linked to depression and are know carcinogens… (not a serious point of debate, as both are best minimized – just something that popped out at me).
Other things that surprised me:
Puss in Milk – (GAG!)
Eat fruit before every meal… I’ve recently read numerous articles stating that you should not mix fruit with veggies and meats… that you should leave an hour between. (Not that I was able to stick to that for very long).
And I have to say Bravo for putting Thanks for your food on there. It never ceases to amaze me how different I feel when I’ve taken the time to experience my nourishment with gratitude.

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I think your blog is a bit oversimplified, but the overall message is clear and important. Having a clean complete diet is very important, but many people don’t seem to put it high on their list of priorities.

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Bobby (@bobbylloydxd)3 years, 5 months ago ago

“i just dont like limiting myself as far as food consumption goes”

“we are all going to die anyways, eat what tastes good.”

Listen to yourself man, you act as if your personal consumption is the most important thing in your life. how much food do you produce? Why don’t you put a limit on that?

Does it not make a difference to you how many animals are enslaved and slaughtered just so that you can consume their flesh? I found both of your comments to be ignorant and disgusting.

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McKenzie Kane (@mjkane88)3 years, 5 months ago ago

they should provide this type of knowledge in high schools.
i wasn’t aware of what good nutrition truly is until college when i took a class on it. changed my life.

and if only people had the money to shop for healthy food. maybe we are what eat partially because of the amount of money we have. as a college student sometimes i have to settle for that 2 dollar taco cuz thats all i can afford

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Jim (@jimm)3 years, 5 months ago ago

Hey Bobby, I totally understand where you’re coming from, but people don’t choose their ignorance – we are not taught to look for truth, we are taught to follow the culture we grow up in. Some people start to question their culture, and that may lead to more enlightened choices.
I’m still trying to find the most effective way to communicate with people in the hope that they will re-evaluate what they believe……. I currently don’t subscribe to the anger and belittling approach……. maybe it works for you, I don’t know.

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Sarah Michelle (@princesssarah)3 years, 5 months ago ago

I love the blog post, but also think it is a little extreme. No meat?

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paul_g (@paulg)3 years, 5 months ago ago

hi sarah, welcome to this site. but if you want to see something a little extreme, check out http://www.meat.org/
-> no meat! :)

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mattias (@mattias)3 years, 5 months ago ago

Roxanne – sugar feeds any disease in your body, causes depression etc… it’s bad stuff, with food chemicals, where there are many different, so sure some are probably worse than sugar, but in many cases sugar is probably worse…

puss (and blood and hormones) in milk, tell me about it, yuk!

If you have a good balanced diet, food combining is important, if you however eat a normal cooked diet, eating a fruit before your meal will do wonders for your overall health.

General Tits- information is best served simply, for the interested more deep reading can follow.

Bobby – the irony is that, personal consumption should be one of the most important things ever… if that was the case for all, the world would be a much better place… however, eating consciously and not from habits or perceived preference.

Jim – you would be surprised how many people choose their ignorance – and moreover how many prefers to stay in ignorance and defend it.

Sarah – I love the fact that you think no meat is the extreme part. I personally think it is extreme to eat meat. For me it is extreme to eat things that is damaging to your health, to nature, and furthermore – kills another sentient being.

But what is extreme is always a point of view, and depending where you stand, it will be in different places… I also used to not eat meat was a bit extreme… but the website paul gave might make you think meat is a bit extreme.

much love

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