What Is a Healthy Diet?
The short answer to this question is: real food. It couldn’t get much simpler than that really. That means food in its natural state, as it grew on the vine, tree, bush, or in the ground. And when it comes to animal foods, two key factors are: living conditions and diet. Real food is raised in accordance with nature, and the animals are allowed to eat their natural diet, without added drugs and fillers.
“It’s almost too easy. People want some kind of trick or magic bullet or something. There has to be some tricks, some tips. But when people actually take those three words — Eat Real Food — to heart, they can revolutionize their health. What I hope is the take-home message from the book is optimism. We have tremendous control over our health destiny, our longevity, and our level of disability.”
“The power is in our hands and on our plates,” Dr Greger says. “That’s the message you don’t hear. Because the message you hear is, ‘We have a pill for your disease … We can treat your diabetes. Don’t worry. Look, later on, we can do surgery. Eat however you want; live however you want.’ That’s the message that’s coming across enriching the drug companies at the expense of Americans’ health.”
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/current.aspx?x_cid=youtube Natural health expert and Mercola.com founder Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Dr. Michael Greger MD, a nutrition expert, physician, founder of NutritionFacts.org, and author of an excellent new book, “How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease.”