Four years ago, I began documenting my physical – and very much mental – dietary transformation. I called it TRUTHOLOGY, because it described my personal quest to discover the optimal human diet. Over the course of the last few years, I have come to find that there are multiple truths and the optimal human diet is subject to the individual. Continue reading
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Last week marked the 4-year anniversary of the inception of my dietary transformation. It’s hard for me to believe that 4 whole years have passed and, while my new eating habits have since become second nature, I’m as surprised as anyone that I made such a drastic life change. Sometimes I wonder whether I truly remodeled my belief system, or if this was my existing ideology all along, waiting patiently for the right time and place to manifest. Either way, my commitment to the program is as strong as ever and I do not envision myself regressing. To honor my 4-year-old quest, I am dedicating this piece to examine what could have possibly motivated me to make such a dramatic transformation and why I have stuck with it. Continue reading
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My dietary transformation has been a very personal journey for me and has not been adopted entirely by my immediate family. For example, just because I genuinely believe that humans are not designed to consume another animal’s milk (especially throughout the course of their lifetime), I have NOT imposed a household ban on dairy products. Meanwhile, I would argue that some of my dietary habits have rubbed off on my family. Continue reading
Before having to face the consequences of our actions, we must consider the optimal way to proceed. As it pertains to the human diet, this is my definition of Truthology. It’s a study of what we should be doing – what is in our best interests – to help guide our decision-making process. That’s not to say we are forbidden from indulging, but we should do so with complete awareness. Many people go by the notion of “everything in moderation”, especially when it comes to eating, yet do not fully realize what exactly they are doing in moderation. What are the long-term effects (to you and the world around you) of what you are doing in moderation? There are many things that I would never choose to do at all, much less “in moderation”. It’s very important to be aware of the long-term actions we engage in (both good and bad), so that our results live up to our expectations.
Following is a great article written by Kathy Freston, which was published in the “Healthy Living” section of the Huffington Post. To me, whether you believe this or not, this embodies the spirit of Truthology. Continue reading
I’ve been purposely eating fewer animals recently. What began as simply a health-related decision has been further reinforced by the issue of morality. I have compassion for living creatures that are unknowingly sacrificing what they hold most precious – their life, in order for us human beings to survive. It begs the question of whether or not it is even necessary. Think: TRUTHOLOGY. At the very least, can the line can be drawn at a more reasonable and sustainable point? I believe so! Animal agriculture is killing millions of animals for food each and every day….well into billions of animals per year. Take a moment and consider how many preserved dead animal carcasses are literally scattered around your community at supermarkets, restaurants, household refrigerators, etc. It’s a pretty morbid, yet fascinating thought. This is our socially accepted reality….which is particularly stunning considering the negative consequences of animal agriculture to our health and the health of our planet. Evaluating your diet and decreasing your consumption of animals by one meal per day, just one, is not a very extensive commitment and would make a big impact on your health and our global footprint. It has been relatively easy for me to accomplish this goal each day and I feel much better physically and mentally as a result. Continue reading