Monday, March 19, 2012

Ignorance Is NOT Bliss

Wow do I have a lot to share. Just attended Paleo FX for 3 days of the most amazing experience of my life. It’s not every day that you get to meet the people that are responsible for changing your life (Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, Chris Kresser) and tell them in person what they’ve done for you and your family. The scientific discussion was amazing, the speakers filled our heads with so much knowledge and things to question that I’m not sure I have the brain capacity to ever process it all! The community was fantastic and I met kindred spirits who have changed my life forever and I dearly hope will become lifelong friends.

It’s going to take some time to break it all down into bite-sized bits to share with you all, but rest assured I’ll find a way to get the information out there.

As I came back from this adventure with fresh eyes and an open heart, I quickly became incredibly sad. Misinformation and plain lack of knowledge is making people sick, unhappy, and is slowly killing them. Yes, people will always make bad choices even with all the information presented to them, but I see so many who are TRYING to be good. They’re eating whole grains and throwing their egg yolks away because that’s what they’ve been told will keep them young, free of disease and living the best, longest life possible. They see people on biggest loser working out 6 hours a day on 1000 calories of food and think that’s what they need to lose weight and finally love themselves and find connection with other people. They’re having their stomachs altered, taking pills prescribed by doctors they trust, and following the conventional wisdom that someone with an M.D. behind their names is a god they should follow without question (and if they do happen to question what they’re told, often they are met with supreme resistance by the misinformed physician who took an oath to DO NO HARM yet themselves are ignorant of the truth (at best) or are just too ego-driven to change their methods. They’re being told in schools and by our own legislature, elected to represent our interests, that pizza is a vegetable. They’re trusting the food sources that are driven by the companies that profit from chemicals that are poisoning our food supply.

We’re failing our nation, ourselves, and our futures. While we sit idle, policies are being passed by the very people that will profit off of our ignorance and then profit off of our illness. Think about what you are being told, question where it’s coming from and why they’re espousing it. Take control of your food, your health, and your life. The answers are simple. Plain old greed is doing it’s very best to make it hard.

MUCH more to come……

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