Why am I here? What am I doing? I know almost nothing. I have an open mind and lots of questions. My goal is to figure out food to answer the question: What to eat to be healthy?
This blog is about sharing what I’ve learned from studying nutrition.
I want to know what health is. I want to know what good nutrition is. I want to understand what health is and how to feel it, how to measure it, and how to make it happen. I am fascinated by the lack of scientific rigor in nutrition science and research. How long can this go on?
Why do I care about nutrition? Nutrition defines us in ways most people never understand. Everything you are comes from the foods you eat and don’t eat. Understanding food and what it does to you, the nuts and bolts of nutrition, and how the body responds to food is the most important thing you can do for your health. The practice of nutrition is more important than the science of nutrition.
I want to know what food does to you. I want to understand the science and practice of nutrition. I want to produce health instead of just avoiding disease.
In 1997, I decided to try changing what I was eating because the low fat diet I was following was not working for me. It was wrecking my health. Ever since, I have been fascinated with nutrition and what to eat for the best health and wellbeing.
I want to know how what I eat will make me feel, to understand the connections between what I eat and how I feel—now and later. Can I figure out what to eat to make me feel my best? I think so. So can you. But what works for me may not work for you. We each need to experiment to figure out what works for each of us. I call it personal science.Follow @FatSaltButter
In the beginner’s mind, there are many possibilities; but in the expert’s there are few.
—Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, 1970
Note: If I wanted to worry about grammar and spelling and writing well, I would write a book instead. I reserve the right to edit my posts later, just like the US Supreme Court, Final Word on U.S. Law Isn’t: Supreme Court Keeps Editing 🙂