What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger?

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, unless you are talking about food. If your food doesn’t serve you, you shouldn’t eat it. There are a great deal of things these days that are available for you to eat or drink that will slowly debilitate you. If you eat them long enough they will contribute to your untimely death after first crippling and blinding you. It is not up for debate whether or not sugar will cause your Type II diabetes. It will. Will you definitely get it? Maybe you will not. If you don’t get it, will you have some other problem, for certain? It is not definite. In that respect your problems with certain foods are just like the known problems with tobacco. Not everyone gets mouth cancer from chewing tobacco, but it is definite that some people do.


The standard for what we should or should not eat must not come from the government only. Just as I would not drive 120 miles per hour even if it were not illegal, I don’t count on government regulations to keep me safe as far as my food is concerned–neither should you.

What do we know so far? We know that eating meats that were raised on their natural foods, like cows in grass, chickens in insects and grass, pigs that are free to forage contain oils that we cannot make ourselves. We know that products that are artificially low in fats are also artificially high in carbs or sugars. We know that lots of people have negative reactions to food coloring. We know that if we eat too much energy in a day that it will be converted to fats, and that it takes an enormous amount of exercise to work that fat off. We know that no agency of the government is testing food additives for their safety in studies like they have for drugs. We know that there are currently over ten thousand artificial products added to our foods to either make them last forever without spoiling, or to make them taste like something that resembles food. We know that drinking fruit juice is like drinking syrup, in that it is possible to consume far more energy than we need, or that we could ever consume if we got our juice from eating fruits. We know that children are developing a scary new disease called NASH, which leads to their livers being damaged permanently, due to eating too much fructose in their diets.

We know that if we cook our own foods, we are not going to put ingredients in there that we don’t understand. We know that if we get our vegetables at the store we will figure out how to cook with them, even if we have never heard of them before. We know that these vegetables have no artificial ingredients in them. We know that if we eat fruits we cannot eat enough of them to overdose on their juices. We know that if we want to change our diets and our lives we have to approach the task one small change at a time.

It’s just that easy.

About dcarmack

I am an instrument technician at the electric utility servicing the Kansas City Missouri metropolitan area. I am in the IBEW, Local 412. I was trained to be a nuclear power plant operator in the USN and served on submarines. I am a Democrat, even more so than those serving in Congress or the White House.
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