Avoid or Reverse Accelerated Aging by Eating Meat, Butter, and Whole Dairy
Accelerated aging is a catchall term that comprises the outward manifestations of aging (wrinkles, flab, thinning hair), as well as weight gain and disease. You can reverse accelerated aging. I know because I did it myself.
My goal as real food advocate is to share what I’ve learned in fifteen years of writing, researching, and being a guinea pig in my own program. My diet consists of foods that can be picked, gathered, milked, hunted, or fished, that are grown or raised in a clean environment, and which haven’t undergone any science fiction processing. For breakfast, I eat a spoonful of coconut oil, a spoonful of cod liver oil, and a spoonful of Activator X, which is the sacred butter from grass grazing cows that is rich in vitamins K, A, and D. I also eat two eggs, and usually steel cut oats with a tablespoon of regular organic butter, chopped nuts, berries, and whole milk or half and half. Before 8 a.m., I’ve eaten more fat than many people eat in an entire day . . . or week. (At breakfast, I also drink ten to fourteen ounces of raw green veggie juice with spirulina and chlorella mixed into it, and I’m a big advocate of eating your veggies!)
I’ve been eating fat, including a pound of butter a week, for so long that I’m always surprised when people talk about eating low-fat. Even though extremes like the low-fat diet have caused a lot of damage to our collective health, people still embrace them. The latest fad is the raw vegan diet, and I can’t think of any culture that subsisted on this diet. Actually, the impoverished people among whom I lived in India back in the 1960s ate a vegan diet, and they were emaciated and riddled with congenital and degenerative diseases. Lately, in addition to unraveling the misconceptions about fat, I’m seriously concerned about the vegan trend. I think it might be helpful for people to understand how extreme diets get started. The low fat diet is a perfect illustration.
Around the time that the first Boomer was born, our medical community embraced the so‑called lipid hypothesis: the belief that elevated blood cholesterol levels were a risk factor for heart disease, and that blood cholesterol levels were elevated by eating cholesterol-laden foods and saturated fat. The lipid hypothesis viliﬁed historically consumed saturated fats, promoted the consumption of processed polyunsaturated vegetable oils, and instigated the low-fat diet. These three factors instigated the introduction of thousands of factory products into our food supply, thus dramatically increasing collective accelerated aging.
Since the end of World War II, the food industry has steadily made people sicker, fatter and more depressed. At the same time, the diet and drug industries have stepped in to reap the profits. People stopped eating what I call a historic diet of real, whole, living food (including fat) and started eating the factory products proffered by the food industry, poisoning themselves in the process. Once sick and fat, they were easily convinced to diet and take drugs.
While the vast majority of Boomers bought into the medical advice not to eat fat, my grandma, a Polish immigrant with a third grade education, continued to tell me that eggs were the perfect food. She cooked in butter and chugged olive oil out of the bottle whenever she needed to “fix herself up.” She never ate factory food, never dieted, and rarely took drugs.
Because of her influence, I turned away from the low-fat diet, cholesterol lowering drugs, and dead factory food products. I embraced the historic diet of real, whole, living foods.
I’m not the only one to rebel against low-fat/low-cholesterol diet. And to see the power of real food—and fats—just look around you. There’s a division of the classes occurring that has less to do with money and more to do with personal choice. Increasingly, two distinct groups are emerging, and the contrast is especially startling among Boomers. One group is comprised of overweight, depressed, sick eaters of factory-food products who constantly diet, rely on a cocktail of OTC and prescription drugs, believe in the low fat diet, and are in a general free fall to decrepitude. Then there are the eaters of historic, organic, real food who don’t diet, avoid taking drugs, are generally healthy, sexy, and happy, and have avoided accelerated aging.
I fully get that the vegan argument centers on animal cruelty. I’m an animal lover. But loving animals does not change human physiology. The human body is dynamic, which means that it’s constantly breaking down and building back up again. If you break down more than you build back up, you will age faster. The raw vegan diet is launching devotees into accelerated aging, because it does not provide building materials. The human body does not use vegetables and fruits to make hormones, neurotransmitters, or structures like muscles and bones. Humans lack the enzymes that herbivores have to convert plants into complete proteins, which are necessary for rebuilding. In addition to protein, we need fats. As you grow older, depriving your body of crucial building materials is, in effect, suicidal.
Fats make hormones, and what I call “happy neurotransmitters,” as well as many other structures in the body; cholesterol is used for repair in every cell of the human body. As we age, we need more cholesterol because we need more repair.
My program, outlined in my two books Death by Supermarket: The Fattening, Dumbing Down, and Poisoning of America andHealthy Sexy Happy: A Thrilling Journey to the Ultimate You, consists of eating a balanced diet of real, whole, living food, never dieting, taking drugs only extremely judiciously, using (only) bioidentical hormone replacement, exercising regularly, cultivating a meditation practice (no matter your religious beliefs), sleeping eight hours a night, avoiding toxic exposure in food, products, environment, and medicine, and maintaining a healthy, active sex life . . . which is possible only if you do the other things!