Ask yourself this question truthfully and honestly.
‘Am I addicted to CRAP?’
I know I was.
Let’s start with dairy products. Who doesn’t love yogurt with their granola? A triple-scoop of cookie-dough ice cream in the summertime? Or, milk and Oreos, anyone?
But cow’s milk is terrible for us! Casein, the main protein in cow’s milk, has been shown in many peer-reviewed scientific studies to cause and increase your risk of getting cancer. Just google ‘casein and cancer’ and see for yourself.
Yes, that white liquid we’ve all been raised on for our entire lives is toxic for our bodies. It’s full of herbicides, pesticides, dioxins (up to 200x the safe levels), 52 different types of powerful antibiotics, plus bacteria, viruses, blood, pus and CRAP- yeah, disgusting right?
That’s obviously not the vision you’re seeing when you’re opening up your perfectly packaged yogurts in their bright, cheerful plastic wraps, and digging out that ooey-gooey, sugary clump of berries at the bottom!
Well, sorry, but SPOILER! Those berries are also pure sugar! You’ll be lucky to find anything ‘farm fresh’ in that ‘all natural’ yogurt of yours.
Think about it this way- the farther its come, the bigger the company, the brighter the packaging, more often than not, the more CRAP that’s in it! And that’s the CRAP that’s added on top of cow’s milk’s already carcinogenic properties for humans.
And meat? Also, no better for your body than milk.
But even if you ARE eating the local, organic, sustainable, grain/barley fed meat and buying it raw from your neighbourhood butcher, and you know it’s 100% unprocessed, a diet heavy in meat is still linked to SO MANY DISEASES! The C word being at the top of the list!
The problem with MEAT
Eating a diet that includes too much red meat increases your disk of Alzheimer’s disease, most forms of cancer (especially colon cancer), obesity, high blood pressure, and heart disease, which is the #1 killer in North America…by a landslide.
According to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, there are currently 1.6 million Canadians currently living with heart disease.
Not only that, but 1 person dies every 7 minutes from heart disease or stroke.
Heart disease is also the biggest driver of prescription drug use in Canada… yeah, let that one sink in for a minute. Meat sales also increase sickness sales.
Meat, eggs, and dairy are all high in cholesterol and saturated fat… and guess what? There is not a single vegetable in the entire world that contains cholesterol! Not 1. Go ahead. Again- turn to everyone’s favourite search engine and take a peak. You’re not going to find one. But do it anyways, just for the peace of mind.
And how is heart disease caused by that oh-so-delicious bucket of fried chicken? Well, those greasy breasts, thighs and drumsticks will clog your arteries and your veins, causing Alzheimer’s, stroke, heart attacks, and aneurysms!
You are what you eat, and if you’re eating CRAP, you may not see it on the outside (if you’re really lucky) but the inside of your body may look like a toxic shit storm!
Sorry, but tough love hurts… and I seriously want us all to love ourselves better.
Bad OILS and MSG
Canola oil and corn oil (the two most common deep-fry oils) are synthetic oils that deprive cells of oxygen, causing emphysema and respiratory distress, which will eventually lead to cancer. But the worst part of all is that even if you’re not eating your meat deep fried, almost all processed meat contains MSG.
MSG or Monosodium Glutamate is a ‘flavour enhancer’. Sounds pretty cool, right? Kind of delicious? Well, it is delicious! It makes ‘dead food’ taste like an orgasm in your mouth! Ever tried to eat just one piece of kung-pow chicken? NOT GONNA HAPPEN!
In reality, you most likely cleaned off an entire plate of kung-pow chicken, sweet and sour meat balls, deep-fried rice, ginger beef and a side of 6 spring rolls without even pausing to breath in between bites! We’ve all done it! MSG is as addictive as crack cocaine. Except you don’t sprinkle crack cocaine on a mountain of food before you devour it. Most crack addicts are pale, skinny, sickly looking creatures. They don’t quite compare to the soft, round, plump bellies that have OD’d off take-out.
Once you have a taste for MSG, you will obsessively consume as much food as you can (often stretching your stomach to uncomfortable limits without even realizing what you’re doing). MSG is why you will NEVER just eat only one piece of kung-pow chicken. Not if you’re already an MSG addict, which most of us are without even knowing it!
MSG is also a known carcinogen, endocrine disrupter (which are basically little bastards that mess around with your hormones) and has also been proven to kill brain cells! We’re eating food that’s KILLING OUR BRAIN CELLS! How messed is that?
And on top of slowly of making us stupider (like abuse of any drug), MSG has been linked to cardiac problems, kidney issues, neurological disorders, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease (also known as ALS… or the cruelest disease known to man. It’s a neurodegenerative disease where victims slowly lose complete control of all their muscles, including the ability to speak and even swallow! All of this while their mind is fully intact and alert).
But don’t bother turning to Wikipedia to get the full story on MSG. Their version is much cleaner, nicer, more scientific…
Monosodium glutamate (MSG, also known as sodium glutamate) is the sodium salt of glutamic acid, one of the most abundant naturally occurring non-essential amino acids. Glutamate is found in tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, potatoes, mushrooms, and other vegetables and fruits.
Sounds pretty decent, doesn’t it? It’s naturally occurring and abundant, so it’s good for us, right? WRONG!
Glutamic acid is a non-essential amino acid found in many natural foods. Monosodium glutamate is not! Obviously this description was written and edited by someone scraping some of those cheesy, parmesan-crusted dollar bills off the top of their MSG money pie. MSG is a dangerous carcinogen that tastes like fun-on-the-farm country BBQ and salty Asian goodness, but it’s absolute CRAP and you probably don’t even realize you’re as addicted to MSG as you actually are.
The bottom line…
Our ‘food’ is making us stupider and increasing our likelihood of developing cruel, painful, heartbreaking diseases. Does that make us bad? Are we bad people because we eat food that we like the taste of, that makes us feel good in that one sweet moment as it passes our lips?
Do we deserve what we get because, well, we gotta eat, and it might as well taste good! You only live once, why not live well? EXACTLY! Why not live well? Why not try and beat the odds? Why not try and feel healthier? Why not live out your golden years still enjoying life to the fullest, rather than crippled, diseased and/or bedridden?
and it’s time for a CHANGE!
Why is our food making us feel lethargic, tired, grumpy, angry, depressed, isolated, sick, self-conscious, bloated, fat and gross? Because most of us aren’t living off food, we’re living off CRAP.
It’s CRAP that’s making us sick!
It’s CRAP that’s making us fat!
It’s CRAP that’s killing us!
If not today, will you ever take control? Will you be content with getting fatter, lazier, grumpier, sicker and stupider off the food you eat, every day until the day you die? How long is that going to be?
Sure, it’s really tempting to just say, ‘hey, I’ve made it this far, I’m doing pretty good!’
But don’t ignore your body’s warning signs. Having headaches constantly? Sleepless nights? Adult acne that you just can’t get rid of? Knee pain when the seasons change? Or acid-reflux that keeps coming back? Or maybe.. things are much worse?
Is your health out of control? Are you on more medications than you can keep track of? Does life without medication sound like a dream? Are you finally ready to take control of your diet, your body, and your life?
There are so many amazing programs available to helping you get healthier, happier, and back on track, whether it be the I Like it RAW Program or countless others. All it takes is a little inspiration, motivation, commitment and courage.
And believe me, from a girl who LOVED her cookie-dough ice cream, chocolate milk, deep-fried foods of all kinds, BBQ ribs, pork chops, burgers, hot dogs and even kung-pow chicken… NATURAL grown-from-the-earth, straight-off-the-vine, picked-from-the-tree, plucked-from-the-bush real food is WAY MORE tasty, delicious, and satisfying… and will give you a much better high (minus the comedown) than all that other CRAP.
Yeah, baby. I Like It RAW! 😉
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