Many people recognize that saturated fats are needed for energy, hormone production, cellular membranes and for organ padding. You may be surprised to learn that certain saturated fatty acids are also needed for important signaling and stabilization processes in the body.
Processed foods (foods no longer in their natural form – pretty much the only way you can eat grains) – have very little fiber and therefore a huge glycemic load. This means your stomach digests that food down to sugars that enter your blood stream very quickly. Not good. Not good at all – leads to insulin resistance which destroys your health.
Your body has innate nutritional needs that it requires for health and function. These are called essential nutrients. You cannot live on wood like termites. You cannot use sunlight for energy like plants. So, the basic physiology of your body determines what you need to consume for fuel and also for nutrition.
The typical modern diet and activity level creates regular occurrences of unhealthy blood sugar levels in your body. Blood sugar is a term used to describe the amount of the sugar glucose that is in currently in your blood. Glucose is the primary sugar, or carbohydrate, in your body.
For some people, such as vegetarians or simply those adverse to taking fish oil, getting sufficient omega-3 can be a challenge. Some gravitate toward flax oil. However, the conversion rate for ALA found in flax oil is very low: most research puts the conversion rate around 4%. So, flax oil is not an adequate substitute for fish oil.
Research continues to build an even stronger case for how important our microbiome is for health and well being, affecting everything from brain function to cancer survival rates. ‘… gut microorganisms have been shown to play a role in a wide range of human diseases, including obesity, psoriasis, autism, and mood disorders.’
We all want to be happier. Even the happiest among us want to be happier still. It turns out that when we get to do things that come easier to us, we are happier. Humans like to be good at things.
If the herd was happier and healthier, we would follow them.
Acquiring food used to be hard work. Whether it was walking to a water source to obtain water, gathering fruit, or hunting a large animal and dragging it to camp. Now you can get your hands on a meal without ever leaving your car!
Animals that are raised on unnatural industrial farms and feedlots with their lack of movement, abundance of toxic fattening foods, and incredibly stressful environments create sick animals. Sick animals make for sick people when consumed.