I guess you can officially label me as obsessed with Food now. I am consuming so much information about Food, that it is insane. I wanted to share this article that I saw “11 Powerful Netflix Documentaries that will change how you think about food“, I have more or less watched all the TED talks about Food. Please note that my wife and I love to watch the Food Channel, Iron Chef and almost any cooking show. I love food. Just never gave as much thought about food as I have in the last 2 months. As I mentioned in my earlier posts, food is a critical resource in our lifestyle that we have more or less taken for granted, until you are hit with some health issue like I did. I am not sure about my health condition now, I feel great, I can run 10k without any thought and drop and do a 20… etc However, that is how I felt before I got the call from my doctor saying that I am diabetic. I have been watching my blood sugar very closely. It is very much under control now because I dramatically changed what I eat. I only eat fresh food, no sugar, no bread, no corn flakes, no cereal, no soda, no sugar drinks, no caffeine. Yeah, I know it should suck, but actually it does not. The great things that I have added to my diet are Walnuts, Almonds, Cashew Nuts, Blueberries, Strawberries, Black Currant, all kinds of berries and fruits, Dates, Sunflower seeds, Pine nuts, Green and Black olives, Spinach, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Red and Yellow Peppers, Kale, Ginger, Lemon juice and really nice flavors of Pukka Organic Tea. I am actually appreciating the flavors and taste of vegetables and fruits. I never knew that cucumbers were sweet, no actually they are, believe me.
Coming back to the documentary, I am convinced now that there is just no real understanding of our bodies, food and how it really affects our micro body ecosystem. It has become a topic of argument and debate with my wife. Who continues to challenge me and puts me in my place by saying that I don’t know anything just like everyone else. I think she is right. I am no expert, but shouldn’t the experts be experts? Anyways, I digress. I am half way into watching Forks over Knives, I read an excellent review and critique of that documentary by Denise Minger the author of Raw Food SOS: Rescuing good health from bad science.
She started thinking about food and writing about it for some time now and has just authored a book Death by Food Pyramid: How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Have Ruined Our Health. I just bought the book but I have not read it yet, but seems like something that I would like to read :).