Hey there. My name is Andy, and I have a passion for nutrition. But not the American Heart Association’s nutrition, or the FDA’s nutrition, or the USDA’s nutrition. More like your great-grandmother’s nutrition.
A few years ago, I decided to get healthy. I started going to spinning classes three to five times a week, Pilates once a week, and weightlifting once a week. Along with the exercise, I also worried about nutrition. I started buying high-fiber cereals and tried my hardest to limit my consumption of fat, especially saturated fat. I focused on grains and started to cook and eat more vegetables.
A little while later, a friend of mine, who knew that I was into health and nutrition, recommended that I watch an alternate-nutrition documentary called Fat Head (see resources page). She said it was a good watch. At first, I was put off by the guy’s attack on modern nutrition, and kept thinking to myself, “Who does this guy think he is?” But something in me told me to at least listen to part of what this guy had to say, after all, it is proper to hear someone out before you decide that they’re wrong. However, as I watched, I became fixated on the logical things he was saying and the science he presented, and my jaw slowly descended throughout the course of the documentary. I suddenly realized all kinds of problems with modern nutrition, and my whole view on the subject changed 180 degrees in the course of an hour and a half. That got me on the track to where I am today.
And today, I am a member of the Weston A. Price foundation, a foundation that promotes whole, unprocessed, traditional nutrient-dense foods that our great-grandparents ate. Things like vegetables, yes, but more importantly, grass-fed beef, butter, lard, tallow, eggs, fermented grains and vegetables, pastured chicken and pork, and all kinds of other foods that come from a farm, not a factory.
I feel obligated to say that I eat bacon and eggs every morning, and every day I feel fantastic (notwithstanding those college-kid days where I am running on five hours of sleep). I always have energy and I’m always happy.
I promote foods that the Lord, in His wisdom, gave us, not foods that man and his factories gave us. He gave us a beautiful world, and the ability to produce from it beautiful food. When you learn to stop thinking how you have been conditioned to think about nutrition, and learn to follow the taste buds and common sense that God gave you, food becomes a much more wonderful thing.