“You are what you eat eats.”
Wise words from one of my teachers, Paul Chek.
This is a simple but powerful concept. Without any further explanation you would intuitively understand it, but let’s take a closer look.
First of all, the premise, the old saying “you are what you eat” is 100% true, as many old sayings are. (That’s why they stick around.)
Everything you put into your body becomes … a part of your body. Not just the protein, carbs, fats, vitamins and minerals, but also their quality and energy.
Second: plants eat too. As I’ve written about before, all carrots (for example) are not the same. The freshly harvested, organic, biodynamically grown one is going to yield far more nutrition than the factory farmed one.
The topic of farming & soil is one for another post, but I can’t remind you often enough that much of the food you’ll find in many supermarkets today is practically dead or devoid of nutrition.
Oh, and if your plants are covered in pesticides like Round Up, then those poisons are going directly into your body as well. I saw a pallet of Round Up on the floor of Lowe’s the other day. It was disturbing.
The simple solution for this problem is to buy locally, organically grown produce.
Third and finally, animals eat. If you eat animal products, this concept of “you are what you eat eats” is critical.
It’s critical because you can peel the skin off of a banana and remove a large portion of the pesticides before you ingest any.
But how do you remove the antibiotics and pesticides that were in the feedlot of a cow from your burger?
But you can choose to eat organic, grass-fed, pasture-raised, humanely treated animal products.
Which, not only make you feel & function better almost instantly – try it – but they taste better too.