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I stopped eating food that comes in a package. I’ve never felt better.

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The point of Whole30, which was founded by Melissa Hartwig in 2009, is to “end to unhealthy cravings and habits, restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, and balance your immune system,” its promotional materials say. Whether that's what actually happens physiologically, who knows. Everyone's selling something.

But after completing a 30-day run -- without cheating, for the record -- I can say it’s a life-changing, body-changing wonder of experimental trendy dieting. (With maybe a dash of Placebo effect thrown in there.)

So now eating actual foods instead of processed garbage is considered "experimental trendy dieting"?!??! People make me sad sometimes :(

Yeah.  I hear you.  For those of us who never ate fast food, that there needed to be a slow food "movement" seemed absurd.  And sad.

But still we keep encouraging and reintroducing real as novel.  One day it will really take off!

What's interesting is that processed food makers have done such a good job convincing people that what they sell is food, that we actually have to teach people WHAT FOOD IS.

In America.

In 2014.

Blame NASA, the astronauts landing on the moon and Tang... by the time of the Apollo program we've all willingly and enthusiastically embraced being astronauts at our own dinner tables... and we've since stopped going anywhere remotely as interesting as the moon or worth the sacrifice of consuming Tang (Elon Musk and Mars notwithstanding).

Real food is now a legitimate problem of scarcity, and not because of starvation or hunger in remote places, but because crap food has conquered the world and displaced the possibility of real food reaching mouths and nourishing people everywhere.

Pity the planet...  we should all just give up and go to Mars with Elon, then reduced health span and life expectancy will just seem normal and somehow worth it.

Bad health is big business.

Portlandia FTW!

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