by Morley Evans
I am learning about the GAPS diet recommended by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. It is similar to the paleo diet. Dr. Campbell-McBride's goal is to create healthy guts. She thinks that everything we have been taught about food for a century is wrong. Dead wrong. We need animal protein and animal fat. We also need fresh fruits and vegetables. We don't need sugar and starchy foods that convert instantly into sugar. We don't want much very grain and no vegetable oils (except olive oil but don't cook with it). We want real food cooked like great-grandma cooked it. Fat is in. Fermented foods like sauerkraut and kefir are in. Pepsi and Crisco are out.
As a survivor of statin drugs and the morons who prescribe and sell them while preaching zero fat and zero cholesterol, I am very interested in what she says. Dr. Campbell-McBride thinks we would be well-served if we made our purpose in life keeping the flora in our gut happy and healthy. Tarzan, Hercules and every paleolithic hero had a healthy gut. They were strong. They were not fat. They had healthy teeth, clear eyes and sharp minds. No guts, No glory!
We need fat to be thin! We need cholesterol to be healthy. We need the micronutrients and antioxidants in fruits, berries and vegetables. We need Juice PLUS+, exercise and Vitamin D.