posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 07:53 AM
I don't know about being smarter, but they are definitely healthier. In fact (IMO), this whole country is screwed up with it's food health. We
have access to fruit, nuts, meats, etc. but scramble to grab the conglomeration of chemicals that they call "snacks" and "sweets". Sure...I love
something fast, simple and sweet at times, but we Americans have made this one of the elements of the food pyramid. Simply put...if we would eat what
"nature gave us", we would all be better off. We are "children" of this planet and have so much in common with it, and nature, that it only makes
sense that we should be eating what the environment provides rather than what scientists and marketers make and advertise to our ever-widening
And the quick fix of vitamins are no replacement. Sure, you get the added vitamins, but you don't get the "full feeling" nor do you get the
"chewing-effect" (eg. the act of chewing makes you feel fuller, leads to better dental health, etc., etc.) and the other nutrients such foods
provide. So...you may get the unnatural vitamin version, but you don't get most of the benefit of eating healthy.
Dumb example, but I sometimes joke with people about dieting, saying "You can eat anything you want and not gain an ounce. Just grow and harvest the
food yourself. If you want to eat 20lbs of meat...hunt it, kill it, and "harvest" it with your bare hands. By the time you get to consuming the
meat, you will have already burnt off the calories, exercised your muscles and be ready for, and need, the vitamins and protein you are about to
consume." Also, you gain the self-respect and the gratification of having accomplished this task entirely by yourself.
I think I have finally convinced myself that being closer to a "living off the land" lifestyle is really the way to go...for everything. But I
guess that next step of actually doing it, may take some time to get going.