2017 article: Why we fell for clean eating

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2017 article: Why we fell for clean eating

Postby jimmylegs » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:38 am

i can relate (minus the social media ssp, selling etc bits)

Why we fell for clean eating
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... ean-eating
"In the spring of 2014, Jordan Younger noticed that her hair was falling out in clumps. “Not cool” was her reaction. At the time, Younger, 23, believed herself to be eating the healthiest of all possible diets. She was a “gluten-free, sugar-free, oil-free, grain-free, legume-free, plant-based raw vegan”. As The Blonde Vegan, Younger was a “wellness” blogger in New York City, one of thousands on Instagram (where she had 70,000 followers) rallying under the hashtag #eatclean. Although she had no qualifications as a nutritionist, Younger had sold more than 40,000 copies of her own $25, five-day “cleanse” programme – a formula for an all-raw, plant-based diet majoring on green juice.

But the “clean” diet that Younger was selling as the route to health was making its creator sick. Far from being super-healthy, she was suffering from a serious eating disorder: orthorexia, an obsession with consuming only foods that are pure and perfect. Younger’s raw vegan diet had caused her periods to stop and given her skin an orange tinge from all the sweet potato and carrots she consumed (the only carbohydrates she permitted herself). Eventually, she sought psychological help, and began to slowly widen the repertoire of foods she would allow herself to eat, starting with fish. She recognised that the problem was not her veganism, per se, but the particularly rigid and restrictive diet regime she had imposed on herself."

not to say my diet was identical, but i can relate to the ideological uninformed piece for sure. thank goodness for some science education.
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
DRI=MINIMUM eg bit.ly/1vgQclQ
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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Re: 2017 article: Why we fell for clean eating

Postby Zyklon » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:28 am

Oil-free? Worst idea ever. We need good quality/healthy oils.
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Re: 2017 article: Why we fell for clean eating

Postby jimmylegs » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:55 pm

so very, very true. one of my last clear downhill turns before dx (sudden weight loss) was when i quit putting nuts and seeds in my lunches for work (which was all physical - i was not a desk jockey).
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
DRI=MINIMUM eg bit.ly/1vgQclQ
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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Re: 2017 article: Why we fell for clean eating

Postby NHE » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:32 am

The brain is 60% fat. Be a fathead. All the cool kids are doing it.
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Re: 2017 article: Why we fell for clean eating

Postby jimmylegs » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:59 am

yep sometimes i can't believe i came out of the stupid years with a brain that still kind of works a little...
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
DRI=MINIMUM eg bit.ly/1vgQclQ
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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Re: 2017 article: Why we fell for clean eating

Postby THX1138 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:22 am

jimmylegs wrote:yep sometimes i can't believe i came out of the stupid years with a brain that still kind of works a little...


"Stupid years", maybe I shouldn't even start...
There was a time, when I thought of beer, I would sometimes think of it as a complex carbohydrate (I even told a few people of my, astute observation. You see, even in drinking, I had a health conscious mindset. :| :roll: :lol:
Another one was that in 2009, my leg would kick a few times when I first straightened it out when waking in the morning. Right around that time, at a moving sale, I had picked up some books on healthy eating. I read something about calcium being needed for "proper muscle contraction".
When I thought about the muscle problems I had in the morning, I thought to myself that my muscles certainly weren't contracting properly. :idea: So I started supplementing with calcium, for a few months. It was also around this time that I had a test for vitamin D and the result was 38; I thought, "I can make this better". :-BD I started supplementing with five to ten thousand IU per day of vitamin D. I did this for about a year.
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Re: 2017 article: Why we fell for clean eating

Postby jimmylegs » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:24 pm

well i tried to add a witty image comment but don't have time to fight with resizing atm.

suffice to say, yep i hear ya.
'if fewer animal products for a little while is measurably good, then NONE forEVER should be AWESOME!!!'
'if a little d3 is good then lots must be better, right??? cofactor what now?'
'oh hey let's throw LOTS of high purine foods at this recalcitrant low uric acid level. that should work out great. right? RIGHT???'
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
DRI=MINIMUM eg bit.ly/1vgQclQ
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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Re: 2017 article: Why we fell for clean eating

Postby THX1138 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:41 pm

jimmylegs wrote:well i tried to add a witty image comment but don't have time to fight with resizing atm.

suffice to say, yep i hear ya.
'if fewer animal products for a little while is measurably good, then NONE forEVER should be AWESOME!!!'
'if a little d3 is good then lots must be better, right??? cofactor what now?'
'oh hey let's throw LOTS of high purine foods at this recalcitrant low uric acid level. that should work out great. right? RIGHT???'

^:)^ Right ^:)^
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Re: 2017 article: Why we fell for clean eating

Postby jimmylegs » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:53 pm

hahaha i think it was the brain damage talking :S good ol hindsight!
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
DRI=MINIMUM eg bit.ly/1vgQclQ
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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