For those of you who watch what you eat, here’s the final word on nutrition and health. It’s a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.

1. The Japanese eat very little fat
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

3. The Chinese drink very little red wine
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.


Eat and drink what you like.
Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

Now many of you probably got this as a joke via email, and it is pretty funny, but sadly it is true. When my wife and I were in Portugal, one of my favorite parts of the trip was eating. Oh my goodness the food was so good.

  • Flavorful

  • Filling

  • Colorful

  • Slow

Everything had more flavor. Even the omelets I had for breakfast had something unique about them. Something to try:

#1 Add some spices to your recipes tonight.
#2 Don’t have any ideas? Try for some new ideas.
Pick your meat and type it in and see what comes up. Remember,
don’t use the artificial ingredients if they come up. This isn’t a natural health website.

I didn’t notice this until we got home, but we were never hungry. Three square meals a day - was it. Snacking never even crossed my mind. I think two things were happening.

#1 We never had any artificial food. It was all real whole food, veggies, fruit, fish, eggs, etc. Artificial (food in a box) has most of the real vitamins stripped out of it. So, your body gets a little upset and wants its vitamins.

When you eat cheap processed food your body will crank up the food cravings. You will eat more, and we all know what that looks like.

One of the early uses of Catalyn (multivitamin from Standard Process) was to help food cravings. As food became more and more processed 80 years ago people started eating more. Catalyn is a whole food vitamin made from 15 foods. It was taken 30 minutes prior to a meal for people who were overweight. Try 2 before a meal.

#2 There was fat in the foods. Even the pastries we had for breakfast had eggs in them. I wish I could get the recipe. Fat makes you feel full and keeps you from overeating.
ie…Butter not margarine, whole milk not skim milk.

Oh so colorful, I can remember ordering an omelet at a small restaurant. It came with a tray of accessories: tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, and corn. It was different, but that was the point. It was so good.

#1 Try and have more veggies and fruit cut up at each meal. The more colorful the better.

#2 Variety is the spice of life. Order something new from Penzys Spice ( We use some every day.

#3 Eat SLOW. Meals were a sit down affair. Meals weren’t seen as a necessary break in the day. They were prepared with time and eaten with pleasure. Probably because it always tasted so good. The one time we stopped at a fast food chicken place. It was a small shop with about a third of the shop being a giant grill and to them, fast food was the whole chicken roasting on a spit over the grill. They took the chicken off, chopped it up and bagged it for us. Not exactly KFC.

#4 Good meals take time to prepare. This is probably the hardest part of being healthy, slowing down. Many people under the age of 40 don’t really know how to cook anymore. Cooking is becoming a lost art. A package of this and a box of that nuked in a microwave is not cooking. Cooking is learnable.

The best traditional cookbook on the market is “Nourishing Traditions” by Sally Fallon.

A great cookbook that has lots of good wholesome food that we use pretty regularly is “The Pioneer Woman Cooks” -Ree Drummond (

#5 Eat even slower, it takes at least 20 minutes for your body to figure out how much food you just consumed. If you race through your meals you can easily over eat.

Sometimes even jokes have good lessons

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    September 2012