Our taste buds are like small children. If you give them sugar, they’ll want more sugar.
But, our taste buds shouldn’t be making the decisions about what we feed our bodies. Instead, we should use our brains to choose the foods that give us the nutrition we need to live a healthy life free from disease and sickness.
It seems there are many opinions on food pyramids partly because there are many styles of eating. Like vegan, vegetarian, pescetarianism, paleo, among others. These names start to sound like a bunch of of dinosaurs!
But, the most promoted pyramid that I think natural health advocates would love to renovate is MyPyramidÂ put out by the Food & Drug Administration.Â Here’s what their pyramid looks like… (scroll down to see the natural health pyramid alternative)
I remember when the FDA’s food pyramid had the top section dedicated for sweets and sugars. At least they got rid of that!
What the FDA’s “Steps to a Healthier You”Â pyramid doesn’t point out is that most of these grains are cheap and chemically processed with additives, dyes, preservatives and hydrogenated oils. The dairy is packed with hormones and antibiotics, the chicken is chucked full of arsenic, the GMO infested meat is from cows that ate corn and that lived anÂ unnatural and unhealthy life. And, the fruits and veggies are loaded with pesticides.
I guess it’s a good thing they don’t include water in the steps to a healthier you. Since they started poisoning our public water with fluoride in the 1950’s, it’s probably better that way.
For more on the cruel and disgusting food today, read this article by the Huffington Post onÂ Processed Food: 9 Nasty Truths About The Meals You Eat.
After-all, the FDA, USDA, Big Food, BigÂ Agriculture, and Big Pharma are all on the same team in this corporate food and drug monopolyÂ that’s taking control of our food system and government.
So, I say no thanks, FDA Food Pyramid…Here’s a more natural health and nutrition approach.
You won’t always be able to abide by it 100%. But, if you use this pyramid as your main guide for health & nutrition – it will help you be the healthiest you can be!
Also check out this Raw Food Diet Conversion Chart to help you get some more specific ideas on the best foods for your health.
Other articles to spare a moment for are The Dirty Dozen Plus Two, and You Really Can Eat Healthy on a Budget.
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I would like to hang the Natural Health and Nutrition Poster in my office for patients to see. Hw may I obtain one? Thank you!
We are working to get these graphics on our website at NaturalHealthyConcepts.com – included will be a downloadable PDF that you can download and print! It will most likely be done this coming week and I will e-mail you the link when ready. Thanks for spreading the word on natural health and nutrition!
I’m curious as to your logic behind lumping dairy products and grassfed beef together? Also, I’m curious as to why you believe they are better eaten less often, while similar “balanced proteins” such as fish, poultry, and beans are better eaten more frequently? These distinctions seem a little bizarre, especially considering the issues with both mercury and radiation in seafood, as well as the types of conditions under which even organic poultry is raised. I am not trying to argue against dairy products being an occasional thing, especially as one gets older, but beef (and other ruminants for that mater) seems likely safer and more nutritious than chicken or turkey.