Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Classic Quote, Twain (And Implications Thereof)

"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."

Mark Twain
HT: @LibertarianMike

In other words what will kill you is thinking:
-Thinking that "heart healthy whole grains" are in fact suitable for human consumption - when a simple check with a blood glucose meter will show they are not - will kill you
-Thinking that saturated fats give you high cholesterol and heart disease, when in fact a high sat fat diet in conjunction with sane levels of carb consumption improves every measure the high fat worrier kings are concerned with - will kill you
-Thinking that industrially derived soy and polyunsaturated fats/oils are good for you, because the industrial producers of those products (and the USDA which exists to promote those producers) say they are, will kill you
-Thinking that eating vegetarian will save the planet/environment/the lives of animals - may not kill you but it would be a shame to miss out on all of that incredibly good tasting food - bearing in mind how many millions of years it took for your genome to reach the top of the food chain - on a myth.  The fact is, there's nothing more environmentally destructive than annual monocrops, whereas grass raised animals contribute to healthy top soil, do not require fossil fuels as fertilizer, and supports the growth of grass which sequesters carbon (if you care about that sort of thing).  AND, you couldn't possibly kill more animals by any other means of food production that industrially produced annual monocrops
-Thinking that exercise, "cardio" in particular, is good for weight loss may not kill you ... but the wasted hours "burning calories" you will in all likelihood just "eat back", while gaining very little fitness OR health, is crying shame

Eat meat, eggs, vegetables, nuts and seeds, little fruit or starch, no sugar no wheat.

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