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Have You Been Sucked In By These Healthy Food Myths?

When it comes to eating well and looking after your body, it’s tough to know who to listen to. Perhaps you see a nutritionist, maybe you follow a favourite health coach or adviser online, or perhaps book learning is your thing. Or maybe you prefer to listen to the well-executed health education hype and marketing of a large conglomerate. No? You’re sure of that, I assume?

In first place for the ‘most glaringly obvious unhealthy ‘healthy’ food award’ is Coca-Cola’s athlete-endorsed Vitamin Water. According to John Robbins of The Huffington Post:

“lawyers for Coca-Cola are defending the lawsuit (which has been brought against them for making false health claims) by asserting that ‘no consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking Vitamin Water was a healthy beverage.’ “

You really do have to give them points for courage, don’t you? Not only do Coke acknowledges that its advertising for a particular product is ‘ridiculous and obviously not true’, but actually admits it publicly and then uses it as a defense for why they and how they’ve sold said product. It’s actually kinda funny. If it weren’t for the fact that untold thousands of poor suckers will have bought into the idea and been guzzling down their Vitamin Sugar Water like there’s no tomorrow, telling themselves they’re ‘re-hydrating’ or ‘replenishing their electrolytes’. Hopefully you weren’t one of them 🙂

Of course it’s not the first time junk food as masqueraded as healthy, and it won’t be the last.

Junk Food You Thought Was Healthy

  1. Peanut butter. I know. Tears. I could easily down an entire tub of the stuff if you give me half a chance (there’s the first problem), but these days I’ve switched to almond or cashew butter. Peanuts are actually a legume, not a nut, and they inherently contain a type of fungus.
  2. While we’re on it – legumes. Not awesome. Legumes contain anti-nutrients; substances that latch onto real nutrients and drag them out of your body. They are also difficult for your body to digest due to their starchy coats.
  3. Whole-grains. Whole or processed, grains are NOT your friend. Our bodies don’t know how to cope with them, given as how they’re relatively new in the span of our evolution. They also contain anti-nutrients, are highly allergenic, and often create insulin imbalances which – when taken to the extreme – lead to hypoglycemia and obesity.
  4. Soy. No no no! The soy that we know as soy is nothing like soy in its natural state, and it is highly estrogenic. Soy beans also contain anti-nutrients! This wreaks havoc with your hormonal system, and has been correlated with increased duration of menstrual cycle and increased risk of every type of cancer. Soy also naturally lowers the libido and fertility. This is a great article on soy, whole-grains and legumes. I just found it while writing this article, but – as you will know from reading this blog – was already very much on board with that way of thinking.
  5. Low-fat dairy. First off. The difference between full and low-fat dairy is around 2%. That should be ’nuff said. But the reason why I’d go so far as to say low-fat is unhealthy is because stripping the natural nutrition from a food (any food) makes it tough for your body to recognise and effectively digest. This can lead to gut irritation, bloating and stomach upsets, and food intolerance.
  6. Margarine, artificial sweeteners, textured proteins, low-fat foods in general. One of my favourite quotes from Michael Pollan, author of the brilliant book Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, is “never eat anything pretending to be something else”. Don’t you love it?

Have I missed anything? Please leave a comment!

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Okay. Imma gonna get straight up on your ass about what needs to be said here, because obviously SOMEBODY needs to hit the damn truth button on this shit!!

Straight up from the gate up, you do NOT make money because of Facebook.

Because of Instagram.

Because of email.

Because of ANY of this shit.

You make money because of who you are and what you decide and make NON-NEGOTIABLE, period, The End!

As you may be aware, in the last day or so Facebook and Instagram went down down down OH so far down.

After a few obligatory ‘stop the world!’ messages to my team and friends (which resulted in a serious convo with one of my soul sisters as to whether we’d now have to become porn stars instead), I got back to business.

The business of posting and selling shit on Facebook, which is admittedly a big part of what I do each day???

Nah … the business of being ME, because THAT is what I actually do each day, and also?

It’s what gets me paid.

Funnily enough, as is often the way with these things, just yesterday somebody was making smart-ass comments to me about how all the coaches would survive if there was no Facebook or Instagram.

“How would they survive?”, I asked myself.

“Well, I have no idea how THEY would survive but I sure as shit know how I would survive:

Very fucking well indeed, thank you very much, because that is who I AM”

Word to the wise:

A) I was making serious money long before I used Facebook for it.

Allow me to say it again for those in the back: YOU MAKE MONEY BECAUSE OF WHO YOU ARE AND THE LEVEL YOU VIBRATE AT.

Vibrate?

It’s an energy thang baby, a frequency shiz niz, it’s just who you ARE and how life works for you.

Handy hint —> the level of wealth you enjoy or moan over now is already just a direct reflection of your frequency, and expectations. It ain’t got jack shit to do with what you do, and it certainly is not a product of which tools are available to you.

It is a product of YOU.

When the socials went down today it was FASCINATING to me to observe the response that came through in the in-between-y bits when people managed to post something.

People worrying about how it would impact their business, or feeling in some way handcuffed.

This is crazy! It’s fear-mongering at its worst and it’s an absolute SHITTY mentality as far as belief systems around where results come from.

Do you know what I felt, when I realised we couldn’t use Facebook as normal for our biz stuff?

EXCITEMENT.

It took a minute to click in, but I found myself getting all wriggly and lit up with excitement.

I love a damn challenge 🙂

And since I also choose to believe that everything is happening FOR me, I also took personal responsibility for this occurrence.

Obviously FB and Insta had gone down in order to force me to finally pull my finger out and learn how to go live on YouTube.

But mainly – hell YEAH to the opportunity to get creative!

Probably taking the whole thing a little bit too far, as I worked my way through some sprints on the rower post HIIT weights session, I started to imagine what would happen if Facebook was TRULY GONE AND NO LONGER OF THIS WORLD.

I got MORE excited with each second that passed (which makes me remember how damn BORED I get as soon as I know how to easily do something aka make money all day err day on Facebook), and I also found myself AUTOMATICALLY GOING INTO ZAG MODE.

Zag?

You know, like ‘When They Zig you Zag’. A classic, if ever there was one!! Thank you Dad, for always having all the BEST books on your bookshelf for me to start reading from 10 or 11 years of age!

See, I have a belief system which works rather well for me and I guess is just part of who I am –

I believe that things ALWAYS work out perfectly for me, and are always done FOR me …

I believe I am always on path …

I believe I always make the right decision, so therefore I never have to beat myself up, I just wait for the lesson –

AND

(drumroll)

I believe that my outcomes are predicated only by my choices, and that there is nothing I EVER need in order to get or maintain or ONLY improve on an existing outcome.

It’s this mindset that causes me to wonder what TF it has to do with anything when people say things like they can’t be in shape ’cause they have kids or just had a kids … or ’cause they can’t get to the gym (for example)

And it’s also this mindset that causes me to KNOW that the money I make and the impact my soul work has in the world has NOTHING to do with what tools or platforms are available to me or working.

I programmed myself a long time ago to IMMEDIATELY swerve if something was no longer serving me or working for me. It’s this part of my mind which therefore right away started coming up with creative and imaginative solutions for how business would OF COURSE carry on (and improve!) with or without social media.

And it’s also this part of my mind which of course right away finds a way to monetize the damn thing and turn it into epic and highly helpful content for you, aka this workshop!

It’s just how I think, and who I am. I am simply unavailable for NOT moving forward, and nothing will ever ever EVER make me believe that I have to depend on anything outside of me for my results.

So why a whole damn workshop on the concept?

Well, it’s more than that, isn’t it?

It’s a mindset of believing that you always get what you want.

It’s a mindset of believing that everything always works out for you.

It’s a mindset of believing that NOTHING can stop you.

That everything is working in your favour.

And?

That you can monetize ANYTHING, any time you choose, and with no ‘requirements’ in order to do so!

I don’t have to tell you that obvs the outcomes you get directly follow and reflect your mindset and your beliefs!!

Here is what else, as well:

This is not just about making money any time, from any thing, and knowing that even with challenge or things going wrong you only THRIVE and EXPAND!!

For me this goes hand in hand with duh – I get to do all of that on my terms.

By having FUN, and being in FLOW, and with ease.

In fact, the more money the more ease!! #justhowitis

That I can literally click my fingers and money shows up for me, meanwhile I’m just over here doing ma thang.

Speaking of which –

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12 Comments

  1. Brenda says:

    Good write up Kat……..CANOLA OIL is something else that came to mind. I just saw a poster on the wall of a fast food place the other day trying to sell how healthy it is. So I just looked it up because I had heard bad things about it…..and wow…………you could do a whole blog just on what I read.

  2. Channing says:

    Yes! explain “canola” oil. my understanding is that it is from the canola plant (which is now found to be surviving in California because it’s genetically modified and can resist the dry/arid temps) – but really, i don’t think it’s nutritional value is even close to that of olive or coconut or flax or even grapeseed…

    Bummer about the legumes – I really like black beans. I’ve heard boiling them can cancel out some of the anti-nutrient effect – but if we’re sticking to the raw theory i guess if you have to cook something to death – it’s not actually that nutritious. Are beans really that bad?? What about soaked the night before? – here i go, doing exactly what your typical “health conscious” person does to maintain their comfort foods 😉

    My push right now is for people to back off GRAINS and SOY – even with my mom its a never ending battle.

  3. Kat Eden says:

    Hmmmm … certainly soaking grains, legumes etc (and nuts) helps rid them of phytates and other anti-nutrients. Actually, regarding cooking, Charles Poliquin recommends cashews and almonds be roasted not raw, as the roasting kills anti-nutrients. So I guess I have to go partially back on what I’ve said about eating food in it’s natural state! There are some good arguments that we’re adapted to eating a partially cooked diet.

    Regarding canola oil, the truth is I don’t know much about it. I’d love to hear from someone who has researched it. I believe it’s at least partially hydrogenated, which is definitely no good thing. As a general rule I steer clear of typical vegetables oils such as canola, corn, sunflower. Brenda perhaps you could chime in there?

  4. HedgeMage says:

    I haven’t seen any research on this, but I don’t see how it can end well…

    In many parts of the US, including where I live, it is illegal to sell (and often to give away) any unpasteurized eggs or dairy. Because we need friendly bacteria, many many Americans suffer from very poor digestion as a result of the 100% pasteurized diet. So now the trend is to pasteurize eggs and dairy, then replace all the just-killed bacteria with laboratory-grown bacteria.

    I just see so many ways this could go wrong… *sigh*

    1. Kat says:

      @HedgeMaze I’ve heard of that. Terrible. I can’t believe they’ve made it illegal – even at Farmers Markets?

  5. Brenda says:

    Oh Hi again…….I have read bit and pieces about Canola Oil in many of my nutrition books. I mostly remembered that it is really Rapeseed Oil and they called it Canola Oil because it comes from Canada and that name sounds much nicer……I just knew it wasn’t suppose to be good. So I did do a little research the other day since I was shocked to see that poster up. Here is a section on one website (there were many), that put down Canola Oil. If this is more info than you wanted I’m sorry.

    The Straight Dope on Canola Oil

    We’ve all been told at some time or another that canola is one of the healthiest oils on the market. Canola, which is an amalgam of the words “Canada” (whence it originated) and “oil,” is actually derived from the rapeseed, a member of the mustard family which is generally unfit for human consumption and was once more commonly used as a potent pesticide and lubricant, among other things. Chemically, canola breaks down at 5% saturated fat, 57% oleic acid, 23% omega–6, and 10–15% omega–3.

    The reason canola is particularly unsuited for consumption is because it contains a very–long–chain fatty acid called erucic acid, which under some circumstances is associated with fibrotic heart lesions.

    Sally Fallon, author of Nourishing Traditions, notes that the omega–3 fatty acids of processed canola oil are transformed during the deodorizing process into trans–fatty acids. She relates that one study indicated that “heart healthy” canola oil actually created a deficiency of vitamin E, which, as many of us know, is essential to our cardiovascular health. And on the practical side of things, canola isn’t that good either. Because of its high sulphur content, it goes rancid easily, and baked goods used with the oil develop molds rather quickly.

    It has been very much in vogue in healthfood circles to praise canola oil as very healthy oil — high in polyunsaturates, while condemning tropical oils such as coconut or palm oil as being saturated and unhealthy.

    The high praise for canola is propaganda put forth by the Canadian government because “canola,” a hybridized rape plant, is one of that nation’s chief export products. Rapeseed oil contains toxic erucic acid. Canola has much less erucic acid in it.

    Healthfood store operators parrot the hype without checking any facts. Consumers search out various products with canola oil in them because they believe this is somehow much healthier than other oils. All foodgrade canola, including the varieties sold in healthfood stores, are deodorized from its natural terrible stink with 300 degree F. high–temperature refining. You cannot cook a vegetable oil at that temperature and leave behind anything much edible.

    Research at the University of Florida– Gainsesville, determined that as much as 4.6% of all the fatty acids in canola are “trans” isomers (plastic) due to the refining process. Contrary to popular opinion, saturated fats, especially those found in coconut oil are not harmful to health, but are important nutrition. There are no trans isomers in unrefined coconut butter, for example. This refers to many published research papers by Mary Enig, Ph.D. that refutes all the establishment propaganda condemning saturated fats.

    1. Kat says:

      @Brenda thanks so much for that. A lot to read in a comment, but well worth it!

  6. Adam says:

    I don’t necessarily disagree with what you are saying here, but I think you owe it to your readers to cite your sources for your statements. Where are you getting your information from please.

    1. Kat says:

      @ Faye – in some ways I think it’s good to have a break from quality supps because it gives that ‘proof’ of just how well they were working!

      @ Damien – thanks 🙂

      @ Adam – which elements are you referring to? Much of what I write and believe is based on clinical experience, along with day to day research and education. I tend not to get too caught up in science (which is why I always say ‘in my opinion’, or ‘in my experience’ because a) I read a lot and don’t have the time nor the inclination to note down every reference, b) I believe something if and when it works for myself and my clients, not just because ‘science says so’, and c) I’m a blogger and health coach not a research analyst! Having said all that if you let me know which parts you’re questioning I’ll see what I have for you.

  7. Damien says:

    Great post! I often find people trying to be very healthy and jumping on trends without ever doing any research. How many protein bars, health drinks full of sugar, and reduced fat or enriched foods can we stomach before our body is out of balance.

  8. You will get the required dose of Vitamin D from sunrays exposure. Using sunblock prevents anyone from converting Vitamin D towards active metabolite that one’s body needs. There are supplements also available that can give you the required dosage, therefore helping you avoid symptoms like depression.

    1. Kat says:

      Great point. Sunscreens have been said to block around 96% of Vitamin D absorption, and it’s a key factor for weight gain, poor bone density, and many other grave health concerns. I use Poliquin D3 twice a week in a high dose.

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