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The Myth of Moderation

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Moderation is a term that is often bandied about by people when they no longer understand what to eat. Unfortunately, this approach to eating fails nearly 100% of the time.

My grandfather was the first person I had ever hear use the saying. He was born in the West Indies in the late 1800s. To him moderation meant eating his meals made from whole ingredients such as meat (including seafood and chicken), vegetables, bread, rice, fruit, dairy and tea. Snacks, desserts and alcohol were occasional indulgences mainly reserved for birthday parties, weddings and holidays.

To him, moderation also meant living moderately. He didn’t perform any extreme sports or go to the gym. He took walks when he needed to get somewhere. He didn’t smoke, but was not paranoid to be in the company of someone who was. He took life in stride, was never sick a day in his life and lived to be 103.

The next person to give me the moderation speech was 37 years old. She was 60 lbs overweight, avoided red meat, ate cup of soups and other processed foods for most of her meals, snacked throughout the days on various confections and ate a half dozen Dunkin Donuts and large coffee with extra low fat milk and several packets of sugar every morning for breakfast. She was a runner and contracted every disease and illness that circulated. Unfortunately, this is how the vast majority of people interpret “everything in moderation.”

The reason why some people feel this is living moderately is because they are so confused by the messages we receive from the media. We are continually told that meat and fat are bad. Then the same “nutritional experts” find every excuse possible to let us know that we need to include chocolate, coffee, red wine and processed soy foods into our diets. They claim that the only reason our ancestors thrived on high quality protein such as meat and saturated fats is because they were constantly on the move. Yet there is so much missing from this misguided information!

True, few of our ancestors sat behind a desk, but relatively few of them performed intense physical activity all day long either. Energy was often expended in short spurts followed by long periods of down time spent communing with others. Today, however, the “moderationists” feel that we can somehow exercise all the nutrients that are missing from our diets into our bodies. This is impossible. Only foods that have co-existed with humans since the dawn of our species can do this. There is no factory, no exercise, no substitute to match nature’s elements.

So if you want to live in moderation to protect your health, eat like our ancestors. They had the blueprint for good health. True there were famines and other scourges that often took them in the prime of life, but those who escaped such an end routinely lived to be 90 years and older. They did not succumb to cancer, heart disease or complications of diabetes.

To this satisfying diet, add your exercise, your spirituality, and other components of a healthy lifestyle. It is proven that all of these elements go hand in hand, but it is difficult to have the lifestyle when the diet is not congruent.

There are far more elements to consider to determining exactly how to proceed with a healthy diet. They will be gradually revealed to you as you browse the pages of this site.


About Adrienne Hew

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Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.

One Major Cause of Infertility Your Doctor Doesn't Know About

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There are many reasons why women and men today suffer from infertility. Unfortunately, when people seek the cause of infertility from their doctors, they are told that diet has nothing to do with it. Instead they are often given options that entail dangerous drugs and artificial manipulation of their hormones.

If you’ve been reading this blog, then you realize that our modern diet has a lot to do with the current infertility epidemic. The way we eat has changed dramatically over the past 30 years. But it’s not only whether or not we eat meat, fat or vegetables that contributes to the epidemic. And the problem goes even farther than eating junk food. In fact, what I’m about to tell you will demonstrate how we often harm our fertility by making what we believe to be eating a healthy diet.

So what healthy foods cause infertility? You may not recognize them as healthy foods when I tell you what they are because you aren’t told to look at them that way as a group, but you’ll see what I’m talking about when I break it down.

In a word, GMOs are a major cause of infertility. GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are patented seeds developed by chemical companies such as Monsanto to resist anything from drought to the most potent herbicides. Part of the profile of many of these seeds is that they cannot reproduce. Furthermore, in animal studies, they have found that upwards of 20% of all animals studied were infertile. Infant mortality was increased five times in second generation animals and by the third generation, many animals were sterile!

Since humans have a longer lifespan we haven’t seen the sterility yet, but we are seeing an increase in infant mortality in the US — even though we haven’t gotten into the second generation of people eating these GMOs.

So where can you find this cause of infertility? The major GMO crops are soy, corn, canola, and cottonseed as over 80% of these crops grown now are genetically modified. The percentage is rapidly approaching 90% as it is a well-known fact that these crops cross-breed with conventional crops.

But it doesn’t stop there, now crops such as Hawaiian papaya, beets, potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini and crookneck squash are also being grown as GMO. Like their other GMO cousins, these crops are also a known cause of infertility in animals and so, in humans as well.

So if you do nothing else for your fertility, make sure you avoid these foods. You are not paranoid to question GMO safety in light of all the deleterious effects they are known to cause. Note that soy, corn and cottonseed are often used as feed for animals, so be sure that your source of meat, eggs and dairy is also free of these harmful substances.


About Adrienne Hew

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Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.