If you’re open to the idea that the conventional wisdom of eye problems is wrong – that nearsightedness and other conditions can be reversed – then maybe most of the “experts” in other health-related fields are wrong too? You can blame it on corruption, inertia, brainwashing… It doesn’t matter.
For the last twenty years we were brainwashed with the food pyramid. A few years ago the US Dept of Agriculture lowered their recommendations for grains a little with their latest guide, resulting in nearly equal portions of fruit, vegetables, grains and protein. They are still wrong.
Now you’ve probably heard of the alternative diets that have gone around lately. Paleo, Atkins, Mediterranean, Alkaline, South Beach… not to mention the classic ones like vegan and raw foods. There are some good things about these alternatives. They recognize problems with the “Standard American Diet” and try to fix them. And I’ve tried some of them.
So the reason I’m writing today is I started an interesting diet three weeks ago, and the results are so good that I felt like I should share it with you, even this early. During that time I’ve eaten tons of the approved food – over-ate many times – and have missed a lot of workout days. And still I lost an inch off my waist. I also have more energy than I’ve ever had as an adult, a clearer head, and stable blood sugar levels no matter whether I pig out on large meals or don’t eat for most of the day. And it works for me because I don’t have to go hungry or eat only “light”, unsatisfying foods.
Guess what I’m eating? High fat. Some other stuff too, but mainly huge amounts of saturated fat. I’m talking butter, coconut oil, eggs, meat, more butter… and sure, a few vegetables. And more butter.
My source for this diet is www.healingnaturallybybee.com. Bee Wilder has been running it for 8 years, offering many articles, links to other resources, consultations, and she answers questions daily on her Yahoo groups (which is more than I can say for myself on the iblindness forum). Basically, I’m impressed, and what she says makes sense.
Her recommendations are based partly on the work of Weston A. Price, a dentist who it just so happens was doing his work at the same time as Dr. Bates. Like Bates studied people with the best vision, Price studied the diets of cultures with the best dental health and other signs of superior health. Bee’s work also includes a perspective on candida overgrowth, other diets, and other diseases. Her perspective is that the body is capable of avoiding or reversing all kinds of diseases if given the right conditions, much like I see the visual system as operating correctly and easily if you treat it right.
Here’s some teasers.
- The cholesterol theory is a myth.
- The germ theory of disease is also wrong.
- The “alkaline diet” meant to change your gut’s pH from too acidic to alkaline won’t work.
- The fungus candida is not an invader that takes over. It is cultivated by the body because of another problem.
- Carbohydrates are not needed for energy. Fat is more effective.
- Eating fat does not make you fat. Eating LOTS of fat does not make you fat.
Read through Bee’s site. If you try her diet out, I’d love to hear from you after a few weeks. I’ll make another post at some time in the future with an update.
My next post will be myths on exercise. Continuing with the theme, almost everything you will hear or read about a good workout plan is wrong. I’ve picked up a few things from having worked in the fitness industry for the past several years and experimenting with different types of workouts.
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