And God said, “Let them eat cake. So let it be written, so let it be done.”
God, much like Mark Twain, gets misquoted quite a bit. Sometimes those quotes come from a variety of sources that somehow manage to get mixed together and get passed down so that when we hear them we accept them as factual and accurate.
So it is with our ideas pertaining to nutrition. We’ve picked up some things along the way and have managed to create somewhat of a nutritional belief system. A system in which we base our faith on what foods will do to our bodies.
The problem lies in that we have not taken the time to validate the source or accuracy of what it is we have placed our faith in.
Here are “10” different, maybe even new, ways of thinking about nutrition and how it affects our bodies. Let’s refer to these as the “Big 10.” I offer them to you as a basis from which a paradigm shift may occur – a new belief system that is factual and accurate. One that you can believe in and build upon.
10 Dietary Paradigms
- There are as many ‘‘right’’ diets as there are people on the planet.
- What’s healthy for one person might not be healthy for YOU.
- The body has an innate wisdom, beyond any book or authority.
- Diets are not useful as dogma, but they are useful references.
- Your body is the ultimate dietary authority for every phase of your life.
- Your diet changes as YOU change.
- Your body is the most powerful, least expensive and BEST dietary experimentation lab in existence.
- Your RELATIONSHIP with food and your body impacts your health more powerfully than the food you eat.
- Every symptom, craving or behavior around food has a POSITIVE INTENTION; therefore symptoms, cravings and behaviors are not the problem, they are the just the best SOLUTION you have come up with so far.
- Nourishment is about much more than just food.