This information in this thread is invaluable, because what it teaches is correct.
To understand the ills of today, all one must do is study a tiny bit of history. It's not really rocket science!
We have been brainwashed, this is the biggest takeaway from all of this. We are where we are today because of POLITICS. Yes, you read it right.
It started with flour and grains. It was called the "Bread Basket", back in "ancient times". Of course, I am being silly with that remark, but to
young people today, it may as well have been.
It was libbyists and government working to compensate farmers. Subsidising, all about the stock market. They pushed "grains" on us. Processed flour,
and the result was what was known as the "Bread Basket", back in the 40's. It was all about the mighty dollar.
The same thing with refined sugar. Flour and sugar were commodities, hot on the stock market. Between lobbyists and the stock market, we the
consumers, got brainwasbed with our "Food Pyramid's", and a government telling you what you should eat.
History proves reality. Back when the settlers first arrived, before there was processed flours, refined sugars, there was no heart disease, high
blood pressure, or diabetes.
As has already been pointed out, this is called the "triad" of metabolic disorder.
Now, consider this. The very same libbyists that push sugar and flour for their benefit also push the drugs to treat the triad. Why would you trust
them? If you know their goal in the first action was money, why would not their goal in the second action be the same?
People have wised up. This is why now, we have things like "high fructose corn syrup", and why they try to hide sugars in almost every single
processed food. Even "all natural" foods have "preservatives and additives added for freshness and flavor", and people buy that claptrap. It's
poison and chemicals and hidden sugars, because they want and hope, that you arevtoo stupid to get it.
The only way to know that you are not getting these hidden things in your food is to eat nothing but fresh. But, even with that, you now have them
trying to avoid disclosing GMO and irradiation, which aida in preventing spoilage. It keeps "fresh produce and milk" able to have a longer shelf
life. Heck, we even have milk now that need not even be refrigerated! Yet, the Ahmish cannot sell fresh from the cow, real milk. Ask yourselves, why?
No, it isn't a risk of illness like they lie to you and say. It's because you get that much more removed from what THEY want in YOUR body.
Here are some tips.
Low fat - means they removed the fat, likely via chemical process, and added SUGAR to REPAIR the flavor! So what happens when you eat low fat, and
don't need that hidden sugar? You turn it into.. wait for it... FAT!!! Yeah, real LOW FAT, huh?
Decaf or caffiene free - Again, caffiene is removed via a chemical process. If you wish to truly avoid caffiene, stay away from ANYTHING that has
caffiened in it. All the chemicals and processing needed to remove the caffieine are far worse for you than if you just had the caffeine!
Bread - whole grain, whole wheat - don't. Just. Don't. It is ALL processed flours, it is ALL fake, processed, marketting, bad poison for you food.
There is nothing NATURAL in those processed breads, they WILL kill you! If you want whole grain bread, grind your own, or, find a trustworthy market
and buy freshground whole grains. Trust me when I tell you this. Real whole grain bread will be MUCH different than anything you have EVER eaten. You
might not even like it. It is an aquired taste, without all the sugars and salts and other additives. All the things you THINK you know about bread
Margarine vs butter - margarine is gross. Only eat real butter, or, better yet, make your own from whole whipping cream. This is VERY simple. Pour
some heavy cream into a food processor, turn it on high. 5 minutes or less later you have real butter sitting in a puddle of buttermilk. Use the
buttermilk for cooking, deink it, whatever. Run the butter under cold water and "wash" it, squeeze it between your fingers until the water runs
clear. Add some salt if you prefer, or don't. It onl lasts a tad longer qith salt, so eat it in a couple days, only make what you need, as you need
it. Keep it covered.
Salt - Another interesting point that I have seen hugely neglected. Salt, in particular Morton's Salt, has iodine added. This is for a purpose!
Again, history, kids! This is really worrisome to me with the advent of "sea salt", and such. Salt without iodine is dangerous, because we do not
get enough iodine in our diets. This is why iodine was added, by law, to salt. All salt sellers HAD to add iodine to salt "back in the day". People
were getting a high amount of goiter and thyroid disease, and it was discovered to be due to lack of iodine in the diet. Science, and the government,
does us some real favors, like vitamin C and ricketts. You just have to know what is real, what to trust, and what is bogus. You need the iodine in
salt! This is really important! If you use other salts, be CERTAIN you are getting sufficient iodine! Look atvthe rise, again, in thyroid disease
lately. Now, look at the advent of "sea salt" and others, in cooking fads. Think!
Milk vs cream, 2%, low fat - if you drink, or use milk, use heavy cream! We already covered the low fat issue, which is the same for 2% milk! Go to
the milk aisle. Grab one of each milk type. LOOK at the label! Where it says "CARBS" note: it will say "sugars" this is ADDED SUGAR! Now, grab the
Heavy Cream. See how low the carbs are? Look at the PER SERVING size. You want milk? 1/2 cream, 1/2 water. Stop buying the milk!
Condiments, cheeses - same as above. Get real Ranch dressing, low fat is HIGH sugar! Same with cheeses. Getcreal, aged cheddar, not processed cheese
food, and yes sclices, especially wrapped individual slices, are almost always processe cheese food! Eat real cheese, real dressings!
Eggs - all the lies about eggs are just that, lies. Eat as many eggs as you want, 12 a day, if you want. Eggs and cholesterol is another BIG LIE. They
only hurt you if you mix in the sugar and the flour.
You think wow, all this fat! I am going to get fat! Nope. On a diet of 65% fat, meats, cheeses, eggs, and vegetables, you will BURN dietary fat! You
will not store it, you will burn it, pee it out, the proof is on the Ketostyx. The proof will also be your health, how you feel, and your labs.
Your cholesterol will normalize, your blood pressure will normalize, and you will NATURALLY lower your calorie intake. Why? Because fat is satisfying!
It fills you up, it satiates hunger for longer periods of time! You will find you actually eat LESS, your caloric intake will go down, and you will
drop a lot of weight if you are overweight.
The biggest lie of all. Carbs only last in you a short time. You get hungry again, soon. Like when you eat Chinese food. You eat, feel stuffed, and a
few hours later, you are foraging in the kitchen why? Because you FEEL hungry again! So what does this REALLY mean? It means you BUY more foods! More
drinks! Your grocery carts are twice or three times more full, although high carb foods are "cheap", you have to buy TONS more! Healthy foods are a
bit more expensive, but you get more miles per gallon, IF you avoid the sugars and processed flours, the white foods. Mix these two, and it's a
deadly diet, for sure! Don't mix them, because it wreaks havoc on your metabolism. When you go keto, you must commit, you must stay there, and trust
me, once there, you will enjoy it because that gnawing hunger goes away! Most of all, you will love that lower grocery bill!
Many times, you may even find yourself having to remind yourself to eat. You may not even feel hungry at meal time. The choice is yours. Eat because
it is mealtime, or, wait until you feel hungry. Personally, I prefer to wait. My blood sugar is normalized, I am off all diabetes meds, and I no
longer have blood sugar swings. It's almost a constant state, in the same place. Even if I cheat here or there, it won't drastically affect my sugar
unless I don't go straightaway back to low carb.
When you do cheat, you WILL get sick, so plan on it. SUGAR is TOXIC, and you are so used to it, you don't even know how sick you feel until you detox
off it. And yes, quitting sugar is exactly like a drug detox. You will get sick for several days, feel like you have the flu maybe, but, why would you
NOT want to detox, if this is what it does to you?!
And yes, everything I have said about the history is easily researchable and verifiable, if you care.
Not one heart attack, UNTIL we started eating sugar and processed flour. Look for yourselves.