Junk food, stress, illness, doctor,
diet, pills, junk food, stress, death. It’s a vicious cycle, until you die. We think we know how to break it. Vegetable oil instead of lard, plenty of fruits,
vegetables and whole grains and a lot less meat. It all sounds so reasonable doesn’t it? The question is,
why does it sound reasonable? Do you really have enough knowledge
about nutrition to decide if that advice makes sense? Probably not. You probably don’t even think about it, but your doctor says it makes sense. They must have knowledge of nutrition. They went to medical school. But when 109 medical schools
responded to a survey in 2009, ¾ of those schools did not have
a course dedicated to nutrition. So what are the chances doctors
really know what they are talking about when it comes to what you eat? Not so good. A lot of the advice your doctor gives you
on nutrition comes from the USDA. That’s a government agency, so they must know
what they’re talking about. Here is the USDA’s latest food pyramid. Take a close look. It says a lot. Canned fruits and vegetables, canned meat,
slices of processed cheese. Where do you think
the USDA gets their advice? Food, let’s face it,
it’s kind of important. Without it we’d all get really hungry. But food does more than just
stave off hunger and help our body’s grow. Food can act like a drug,
it can affect how our brains work. Ever wonder why some foods
seem positively addictive? Well that’s because they are! Take the most basic food
in the western diet, wheat. It’s everywhere, bread, pastas, gravies,
fillers in canned food, even medicines. The thing that makes wheat
so special is gluten, the sticky protein
that holds bread and pasta together. It’s not just coincidence that
the word gluten sounds like glue. Gluten is the Latin word for glue. But gluten does more than
hold your spaghetti together. When you digest it, it breaks down
into chemicals called opioids that are a lot like morphine. So when you eat bread or pasta your stomach gets full and your brain
gets a hit of a very powerful drug. Maybe that explains why we like it so much. But like morphine, the good feeling we get
from wheat comes at a cost. For many people wheat causes
dramatic changes in their brains. Some people even become psychotic
when they eat wheat. Of course most of them
won’t be diagnosed with a food problem. Instead they’ll be given drugs
to counteract the effect of their sandwich, but all they really needed to do
was put down the sandwich. Milk, is another gluey food, literally. Casein, the protein in milk
that holds cheese together is used to make glues, paints and plastics. You can make your own plastic
from milk at home. Just add some vinegar to milk, scoop up the casein that floats to the top,
form it and let it dry. Now like gluten, casein breaks down
into opioids similar to morphine, which might explain
why kids like pizza so much. Something kids don’t like are vegetables, and maybe there’s a good reason for that. For all of the vitamins and minerals
that are in vegetables, there are also chemicals called lectins
that can make you very sick. The lectins in just 5 caster beans
can kill an adult. Most vegetables contain lectins
that are bad for the human body. The lectins in wheat stick to the cells of your intestines, which can lead to leaky gut syndrome. They travel in your blood stream
sticking to other cells in your body, causing auto immune reactions
like rheumatoid arthritis. Now you won’t hear any of this
from the FDA, USDA or your doctor. They’re too busy telling you
to eat more wheat, and vegetables and to drink more milk. Which benefits the large food corporations
that mass produce wheat and vegetables and milk, and the pharmaceutical corporations
that make drugs to counteract the effects
of wheat and vegetables and milk. Don’t think those corporations have a say in what government tells you
about nutrition. Well just ask Margaret Miller. She worked for Monsanto developing
recombinant bovine growth hormone, or RBGH. Then worked for the FDA
to approve Monsanto’s RBGH. Or ask Michael Taylor, or Marsha Hail,
or many, many others who move between big agriculture
and government. The job of all of these people
is to make sure that the advice you are given about nutrition
benefits big food corporations, even to the detriment of your health,
and they are doing a really good job. According to their advice, people in the western world
are eating better all the time, but we aren’t getting healthier. Heart disease, cancer and
auto immune diseases are all on the rise, and more and more children every year are diagnosed with brain
and behaviour problems like ADHD. It’s almost like those children
are being drugged. So, what is good to eat? Contrary to what you’ve been told, a lot more meat and animal fat. That’s what we humans ate as we evolved
and it is still what our bodies need.