It’s more important what you take off your plate than put on it

eat real food, take poison off plate

When it comes to the world of healthy eating, there are a lot of different schools of thought. I’m a little bias towards an ancestral perspective, as following our biology makes the most sense (we are animals after all), but to give credit to some of the other diets out there (not the ones that come in boxes or cans like Nutrisystem or Slim Fast)…

Any diet that removes processed crap is a pretty decent diet.

Although there’s a lot of value to our health in eating nutrient dense food, high quality pastured animals and loads of healthy fats (including saturated!)… I think you get the most benefit to health in dropping the poison from your plate.

Yes poison, let’s call it what it is.

Processed food isn’t food at all, it’s food like product. It’s made in a lab with some fancy technology that depletes it of any nutritional value. Those nutrients you see on the label? They are likely added back in and manufactured from petroleum or in some fashion equally as off putting.

Those ingredients you can’t pronounce?

Sure, on a one off basis, not a big deal. They aren’t going to kill you (quickly anyway). But when you take meal after meal, day after day, year after year of hundreds of random chemicals, working in synergistic fashion, it becomes a problem.

It’s a very slow poison, but a poison indeed.

Poison: a substance that is capable of causing the illness or death of a living organism when introduced or absorbed.

Yep, that’s it. Poison!

There’s one common feature to most diseases and that’s our modern lifestyle. Of course there’s more to it than food. Our lack of sleep, high stress, and toxic world doesn’t help. But what we eat directly contributes to our health and it starts with the food you put on your plate.

Evolution hasn’t equipped us for highly processed foods stripped of nutrition, high sugar foods, trans fats, food dyes, preservatives, artificial fillers and empty calories.

Let’s get the poison off our plates and go back to eating real food!

End rant!


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By |2018-01-25T17:57:45+00:00August 21st, 2017|Nourish|5 Comments

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Hi, I'm Ania. I'm a natural living, primal advocating mom of a crazy toddler.


  1. Penny August 22, 2017 at 7:01 am - Reply

    Great post, I totally agree with you and removing the bad stuff from your plate will contribute to a lot healthier lifestyle 🙂

  2. Mary Blackburn August 22, 2017 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    I totally agree. If it was made in a factory or a laboratory then I don’t want to eat it. I love this time of year when all the fresh fruits and vegetables are available locally at farmers markets. In my opinion, you just can’t beat fresh, whole foods, processed doesn’t even come in at a close second.

  3. Yolanda August 22, 2017 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Great point! We are so focused on what we ARE eating but if we spent more time focused on completely removing bad food items healthy eating would be a whole lot easier.

  4. Kayla Kassem August 22, 2017 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    Love This Post!!! <3

  5. Debra Klein August 24, 2017 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    YES!! Whole, real, unprocessed REAL food is the way to go…….so many people just want to put conditions on what they are and are not willing to do in the name of health. Keep spreading the message!

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