“In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to a hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted” — Bertrand Russell
What constitutes “good health” and how do we achieve it?
You would think there were some simple answers, but have you ever been to a party and listened to a discussion about health, nutrition or weight loss? Opinions run strong and nobody can agree. Some of those opinions are backed by some pretty good science, some are a bit on the fringe and the rest are downright whacky. Ah, isn’t that what makes cocktail parties fun?
I think we mostly agree on what constitutes good health, but the controversy is around how to achieve it. Sadly, I’ll bet two thirds of those cocktail party philosophers aren’t enjoying the best of health. We are, on the whole, getting it wrong!
20 years ago, worried about the downward spiral of my own health, I began a quest for answers. I went down a rabbit hole of studies that has run the gamut from metabololic energy pathways, to [ hormone ] A substance that acts as a signal between organs and tissue to regulate physiology and behaviour. Hormones are secreted directly into the circulatory system by specialised cells in glands and other organs. They regulate metabolic activities, growth... More and to psychology. I’ve cut through some widely health myths, some of which have been perpetuated at the highest level by health professions and government policy.
I am happy to report that I am much healthier today than I was 20-plus years ago. I have accumulated a few “rules to live by”—rules that have had impacted me both physically and mentally. There is still much to learn even after two decades, but I have a need to share the journey and help as many people along the way as possible.
What is the Post-Modern Diet?
I hope that by sharing my insights I may offer some light at the end of the tunnel for those who struggle with their own health issues, including obesity, diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular [ Disease ] In a living thing, an abnormal condition that is not the direct result of physical injury. Diseases are structural or functional disorders. Medically, they may be classified as infectious (communicable and non-communicable), genetic, physiological deficiency-related.... More, to name a few.
The Post-Modern [ Diet ] • The foods habitually consumed by a person, community or other group. • A specific food regimen such as a weight-loss diet or a vegetarian diet. See Dieting.... More is my attempt at distilling what I’ve learned about diet and nutrition but it goes beyond the food we eat.
The Post-Modern Diet is both mindset and a call to action. It is a manifesto for how we should be thinking about our physical and mental health in the 21st century.