“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 nutrition or weight loss? Opinions run strong and nobody can agree. Some of those opinions are backed by some pretty solid science, some are 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, two thirds of those cocktail party philosophers aren’t enjoying the best of health. On the whole, we are getting it wrong!
20 years ago, my health was on a downward spiral that, continued unchecked, would have led to full-blown diabetes and other major health issues. I made some [ Dietary ] adjective. Relating to the diet [def 1.] or foods consumed. More changes that got me back on the right track but I didn’t stop there. I went down a rabbit hole of studies that has run the gamut from metabolic 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 the psychology and [ Biochemistry ] The chemical processes relating to living organisms. The branch of science which studies these chemical processes. More of food [ Addiction ] Physical or mental dependence on a rewarding stimuli. Stimuli may come from a substance or activity and addictive behaviour is characterised by the obsessively engagement in such stimuli, despite adverse repercussions. More.
I am happy to report that I am still on track and much healthier today than what I could have dreamed possible 20 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?
Are you struggling with your own health issues, such as obesity, diabetes, arthritis or 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? I hope that by sharing my insights I may offer you a path with light at the end of the tunnel.
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.