Diet really confuses me. I have spent the better part of the last 2-3 years reading about diet so that I can hopefully age better and avoid some health issues late in life by using "cleaner fuel" so to speak. But after all of the reading and studying, I am not sure I have any more concrete ideas now then I had when I started. For every point of view there are studies supporting it, condemning it and people were both successful and unsuccessful trying it.sophie wrote: ↑Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:25 am
First, I also think the cholesterol theory and the resulting USDA guidelines are BS, but it's not about "not following science." I question it because I am following the science, and not the unfounded belief system that gave rise to it. I can recommend a book if you like.
Pete Carroll is the oldest coach in the NFL but he looks fantastic. He easily looks better than half of the coaches out there. He credits a vegan diet for turning around his life a few years ago, getting rid of his arthritis, lowering his blood pressure etc. But then just last week 2 celebrities went off the vegan train. Miley Cyrus said her brain was foggy and upon eating meat it suddenly got clearer. Mike Tyson said he could not get decent muscle tone and be in the shape he wanted without meat.
That would lead you to believe it is all individual but there are a lot of studies showing that our bodies have not changed that much since hunter/gatherer times and all of our bodies really run the same way more or less.
In a way it is like the mask debate. When the science is confusing you just fall back on your personal belief system right? If you trust authorities you wear a mask without question and avoid meat. If you are a rebel and question authority perhaps you do the opposite.