Friday, January 22, 2016

My Healthy Eating Plan

I am really much too busy to spend a lot of time studying up on the best foods to eat to tack a few hours on to the end of my life, but I have developed a diet plan that I suspect is quite healthy.

I call it the "Lew Rockwell headline reading health plan."

It appears that Lew has studied up on healthy food much more than I have. Admittedly, this wouldn't be difficult to do, but it appears Lew has really delved into the topic. So in the interest of recognizing the division of labor, I do little on that front.

When I go to LewRockwell.com and see a headline that is about healthy eating, I adopt the recommendation. I don't click through to the story, I just make the recommendation part of my diet.

Using this "Lew Rockwell headline reading health plan" methosd, I eat a lot of bacon and other protein, stay away from carbohydrates and have replaced stevia for sugar, drink more coffee than I used to and take Vitamin D and revatrol.  And I don't get flu shots.

  -RW


14 comments:

  1. Reading LRC every day is what led me to adopt the paleo/primal lifestyle, albeit on an 80/20 basis. Most of my 20% is reserved for my two-a-day habit of IPA and Imperial stout.

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    1. I'm sure I saw an LRC headline indicating some beers are good for you.

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  2. Article on Lew Rockwell's site about the FDA and the problem with GMOs: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/11/hunter-lewis/dangerous-food-and-crony-capitalism/

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  3. Lean meats and veggies is all the rage. Lew's not the only one promoting this diet.

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  4. Lew knows what he's talking about. I've been following his health advice with excellent results. The Paleo diet, high saturated fats, animal protein and low carbs are the way to go.

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    1. You wouldn't expect a political philosopher to be any good at choosing a diet path, but in this case he nailed it.

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  5. That's the way I buy stocks recommended by Casey or Wenzel :-)

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  6. As Roman dramatist Terence famously said all things in moderation.

    I have read up on the Paleo Diet and followed it for a while. There are some really good information and knowledge they impart. Encouraging people to eat fresh food over overly processed versions. Avoiding enriched flours and sugars etc-.

    However, I disagree with the overall premises. For one thing, there is no proof that it is the healthiest way to go. In fact if you look around the world the people that generally live the longest namely Asians and Mediterraneans do not follow a Paleo diet. They eat grains, legumes and beans all of which is considered a NO-NO on the Paleo diet.

    Eating raw vegetables as a 'going back to basics' is ahistorical. , the one thing absolutely all cultures have in common is that they cook their food. And for women, moving to a 100% raw vegetable diet has found to have stopped their ovulating.

    Also the Paleo movement tends to over look the fact that some of the very things that they use every day like Almond milk, coconut oil, almond butter and Mark Sisson's protein shakes are available to purchase because of the very processed food industry that they hate.

    My suggestion is gleam the good parts of what the Paleo movement is about but ditch some of the more radical stuff.

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    1. In the end everyone is unique and what really matters is what works for you.

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    2. The bacon part works for me.

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    3. I also used to be big on paleo but have cooled on it a bit recently. I think probably the biggest thing is to just avoid processed foods, as they have little nutrition and are way too easy to overeat. Avoiding sugar is probably good as well.

      One thing the paleo movement exposed me to was the incompetence/corruption behind the government's food recommendations. Check out the book Death by Food Pyramid and the documentary Fat Head to learn more.

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  7. I'm reminded of an article about the new Rothbard + Larder restaurant here in CT. They specifically mention avoiding things like vegi oils. I think the demand is finally there for a Rothbard-Rockwell restaurant franchise!

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  8. Robert, grow a beard. I already have mine:

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/01/no_author/grow-beard/

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