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Do you follow the newest findings in nutrition? Or do you cook or order comfort food no matter what?

I personally don't "give a damn", I still cook traditional foods I learned to prepare when I was a child. I eat eggs, bacon, salami, butter, whipping cream, ice cream, lots of home-made bread, potatoes, bake cakes and cookies, and have a vodka or whiskey every day to wash it all down. Not to mention red wine...I can afford it because I have a healthy immune system  and a very good functioning heart. Doctors over the years prescribed medicine I never took ( I am just on a little water tablet - age related ). Cholesterol panel is excellent, osteoarthrosis keeps itself within its borders - - and I still feel like 28 rather than 82. I am pretty sure that comments are coming in where I can say more about all of this. Can I say:  Prosit ( Latin for: may it be good for you!) ??

Posted - September 17, 2018


  • On Sunday I made a big Pork Pot Roast with German Potato Dumplings, home-made gravy and Red Cabbage. This post was edited by Benedict Arnold at September 18, 2018 10:28 AM MDT
      September 17, 2018 7:16 PM MDT

  • 3465
    That sounds fantastic. I wish I had been there.
      September 18, 2018 10:29 AM MDT

  • 20727
    I eat what I like. And will not eat anything I don't. 
    I have cut soda out all together though. 
      September 17, 2018 5:50 PM MDT

  • Sounds good to me!
      November 28, 2019 11:30 AM MST

  • 3994
    I'm cautious about the latest findings.
    I double check who did the research, who paid for it, and whether it is objectively peer-reviewed by universities elsewhere.

    I'm careful to eat a wide variety of whole foods, freshly prepared - no sugar, white flours or highly processed foods.
    I keep saturated fats to a minimum of a teaspoon per day or less.
    I use rice bran oil if frying because it contains equal amounts of omega 3, 6 & 9 and does not produce carcinogens under high heat.
    I use a tablespoon each of extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice added on green vegies at serving.
    Every day includes greens, whole grains and sauteed onion and garlic to feed good gut bacteria.
      September 17, 2018 6:17 PM MDT

  • Your first 2 sentences are my thing also. The same with polls........Will look into Rice Bran Oil. I also use Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
      September 17, 2018 6:38 PM MDT

  • 12979
    That's wonderful WH.  My mom is a few years  your senior and just had an echo.  The report says she has the heart of a 15-year-old.  
    She takes no medications either.   I take no heavy duty meds but do take two maintenance meds.  People who don't question the horrible chemicals doctors and especially pharma are willing to load into us are not taking care of themselves, in my opinion.  My daughter has her kids on horrible meds but all I can do is object which I have done.
      September 18, 2018 7:35 PM MDT

  • Long live your mother, Thrifty!! Your opinion is mine also. Doctors are educated by the Pharma, and the latter comes up with a new medicine almost every week, and most people never question it, they are proud to go to yet another specialist rcommended by their doctor. Sad.....
      September 23, 2018 8:58 AM MDT

  • 5893
    I trust very little of what I grew up with. Not that I follow or am interested in the latest trends either.  I was introduced to Macrobiotics when I was very young by a boyfriend and gradually as I matured it made more and more sense to me and I more and more adopted it.  Which has done me a world of good and helped me rid my system of all the drugs I did when I was young.  So - whole-grain based and vegetables, sea vegetables, leafy greens, beans, all the best quality I can obtain, and very small amounts of other things including fish, fruit, alcohol, etc.  So what is "comfort food" had of necessity changed for me over the years.  Because I want to be healthy and happy as much as possible!  So this is the best way I know how. Along with, of course, exercise, fresh air. good sleep habits. 
      September 23, 2018 9:40 AM MDT

  • That sounds good to me also. Thank you! As long as people listen to their bodies, to their gut feelings and are healthy in the process, all is wonderful. Stay well, friend!
      September 24, 2018 8:36 AM MDT

  • 5893
    When I was young I so wrecked my health with drugs and drinking and bad food perhaps I needed a remedial program to restore it.  Which I have been sticking to for 20 years now and has worked well for me. 
      September 24, 2018 8:47 AM MDT

  • I hope many muggers read this recommendation because it is a success story. ♥
      September 24, 2018 8:53 AM MDT

  • 46240
    I follow NUTRITION and I make it comforting.  

    It is very comforting to feel vital and healthy.  I love that feeling and when I pig out on "comfort food" which is mainly de-natured cooked food with all the nutrients heated beyond recognition?  I feel tired.  That is a dead giveaway that I have overtaxed my body.

    I am not alive to eat. I am eating to stay alive and vital.  Food is medicine and not something that you eat until you are stuffed to the gills.  The only reason we need to eat so much food is because we are not satisfied.  If you eat the most filling meal ever, odds are you will be hungry in a few hours again. It is because you have eaten nothing that will sustain you and everything that will clog you.

    Very depressing too.  That is not very comforting to me.

    Well, after years of being a pyrofoodiac, I discovered raw food; (no, I’m not talking raw meat or even sushi) but rather fruits, veggies and their juices and raw nuts S1 seeds. In their natural, unadulterated, untouched by man, UNcooked and certainly UN- burned state,  these foods really can heal all that ails you. It turns out, it’s that cooked food-especially the burnt stuff- WILL kill you!

    Yes, I know exactly what you’re thinking, “EVERYONE eats cooked food!” But not everyone knows what the cooking of food actually does to the food and even more importantly, what that cooked food does to your body when you regularly consume it.

    So, what could possibly be so bad about cooking your food? Does something in the food change when you heat it?

    What exactly is IN cooked food?

    Whenever you cook food, whether it’s on a stove top, in an oven, on a grill, in a microwave, or in a fryer, not only does the molecular structure of the food become denatured, deranged, and/ or degraded, but those molecules are changed into new chemical configurations (this is a bad thing) and carcinogenic and mutagenic byproducts are formed. The degree to which this happens is dependent on the cooking temperature, time cooked and method of cooking.

    Grilling, barbecuing, smoking and frying are the worst offenders; they are literally the fires of death, but steaming also affects the food. You know that old saying that there are more nutrients in the water of steamed veggies than are actually left in the veggies when they are done steaming? That’s because heat destroys nutrients, especially the water soluble vitamins like vitamin C and all the B vitamins. The heating of food also destroys the food’s enzymes. In fact, 100% of the food’s enzymes are destroyed at temperatures as low as 118 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, the oxygen and water content of the food is drastically decreased, fats are carcinogenized, crabs are caramelized and proteins are coagulated and become virtually unusable by the body. Even the fiber in food loses that sweeping-like action in the colon.

    The heating of food also creates toxic byproducts. Here is a list of some of the dangerous byproducts you are most likely unknowingly consuming every time you eat cooked food, whether it’s a carb, a fat or a protein:

    Acrylamides: These are the cancer· causing byproducts of cooking carbohydrate foods such as breads, potatoes, pastries or any kind of starch. Even the EDA (Food and Drug Administration) acknowledges the perils of acrylamides. In fact, on their website ( they have a list of the amount of acrylamides found in various common cooked foods, but you better believe the processed/ fast food industry doesn’t want you to know about this!

    Ally aldehyde, butyric acid, nitrobenzene and nitropyrene: The book, Diet, Nutrition and Cancer, published by the U.S. EDA’s Office of Toxicological Sciences and the Nutritional Research Council and the American Academy of Sciences lists these toxins as being formed from heating the fats and oils in food.

    Epoxides, Hydroperoxides, unsaturated aldehydes: These are generated when heating fat from meat, milk, eggs, and fish.

    Furfural / furans: These toxins are spawned when sugars are heated.

    Heterocyclic Arnines (HCA’s): Add heat to amino acids (proteins) such as meat, fish or chicken and these poisons will be served up.

    Indole, skatole, nitropyrene, ptomatropine, ptomaines, leukomaines, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, cadaverine, muscarine, putecine, nervine, mercaptins: These toxic by-products have been found in cooked cheeses.

    Methylglyoxal and chlorogenic atractyosides: Heating the coffee bean produces these chemicals.

    Nitrosamines: As nitrogen oxides in the gas flame from gas ovens or barbecues inter· act with fats, these toxins are created.

    Polycyclic Hydrocarbons: These carcinogens are generated from the charring of meat.

    Hydrogenated oils/Trans fats: These man-made fats, also called hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats, were specifically developed so a processed food could sit on a shelf for a long period of time without going rancid. Many of today’s common foods are also cooked in these trans fats. Consuming trans fats can lead to obesity, heart disease, increases in the bad (LDL) cholesterol and lowering of the good (HDL) cholesterol and it contributes to a host of other debilitating health problems.

    Keep in mind, when heating even the most common cooking oils, such as olive oil, the heat denatures the oil molecules and causes the oil to turn rancid.

    What happens to the body when we eat cooked food?

    We have became a “Pyrofoodiac Nation;” consuming excessive amounts of cooked and overcooked food at each and every meal· including snacks» to the point of great disease and utter destruction! Here is what happens to the body every time we eat cooked food:

    Digestive leukocytosis:

    The term leukocytosis refers to an increase in white blood cells, indicating the body is in attack mode. This commonly occurs when you are sick; your white blood cells come out to protect you. It may surprise you to know this immune response also occurs when you consume cooked food. lt is referred to as digestive leukocytes, but it’s interesting to note, this reaction does not occur after eating raw/uncooked food.

    Accelerated aging, lowered pH and free radical formation: Also called, lipofuscin, a build-up of toxic, acidic waste material often referred to as “free radicals” accumulates in the skin (and reveals itself as age spots), liver, nervous sys· tem and brain when consuming large amounts of cooked food. Your pH becomes acidic and you are literally rusting from the inside out. That’s enough to get me to eat raw, uncooked food more often!

    Weakened immune system, disease production and overworked and enlarged pancreas and other organs: When you are not getting the proper nutrients, your white blood cells are always out in attack mode and toxic wastes are in full circulation, your weak and overworked body breeds common ailments such as allergies, head· aches, sinusitis, diabetes, heart disease, erectile dysfunction, depression, arthritis, osteoporosis, and various cancers thrive.

    Intestinal toxemia, unfriendly flora build-up and more difficult digestion: Colonies of unfriendly bacteria take over the colon as they feed on the thick tarlike, undigested and uneliminated cooked food putrefying in the intestines. There is also a significant decrease in the quantity of healthy intestinal flora in the colon, often leading to digestion difficulties. A plant-based uncooked diet decreases the toxic load in the colon and de· creases the unfriendly bacteria and other dangerous byproducts that contribute to colon cancer.

    Toxic waste accumulation and mucoid plaque build-up in the blood and colon: A congested bowel full of putrefied cooked food can lead to backup and reabsorption of toxins back into the bloodstream. This accumulation of wastes in the blood vessels can contribute to many of to» day’s common circulatory problems such as heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and even erectile dysfunction, and may also contribute to many other common health challenges such as gout, arthritis and various cancers. In addition, common ailments such as runny noses, headaches, asthma and even diarrhea can be signs of a “healing crisis” where the body is overwhelmed and is trying to rid itself   of unwanted mucus and toxins.

    Malnutrition & deficiency of important nutrients: Many of those who regularly cat cooked food find themselves always hungry and always eating but totally malnourished, for the nutrient make- up of cooked food is diminished significantly, so the body is always craving more and more.

    Depletion of the food’s life force: As shown in kirlian photography, cooking literally kills food; its bioelectrical energy is destroyed. After cooking, the food is considered “dead.”

    Increased risk of diseases of all types: The cooking of food, especially at high temperatures, literally burns away the anti-disease and anti-cancer properties of food. A diet lacking in raw veggies has been implicated in everything from breast and colon cancer to heart disease, diabetes and even arthritis.

    Baby Steps

    Even if you are not ready to become a 100% raw foodie, you can still do your body good by making some positive food changes and eating less cooked food. Begin slowly by increasing your raw food intake; choose fresh salads over fried onions rings when eating out and avoid all the obviously unhealthy cooking methods with your entree, such a deep frying, barbecuing and charring. Replace your acidic morning cup-o-joe or pasteurized orange juice with a fresh, unpasteurized alkaline green veggie juice and even pick one day a week to eat only raw/ uncooked food. Over time, you will start to feel the difference, your skin will glow and your body will thank you with great health.

    This post was edited by WM BARR . =ABSOLUTE TRASH at November 28, 2019 11:39 AM MST
      November 28, 2019 11:35 AM MST