Once upon a time...
Once upon a time there lived a beautiful and mostly peaceful people who had carved out a life in the frozen north. Community, family and health were enjoyed by young and old. They hunted, fished, and ate mostly of animals and mostly the fat and lived in nearly perfect health.
|Free of heart disease|
Free of diabetes
Free of cavities
Free of cancer
Healthy, happy, masters of their domain
|Skilled hunters and weapon makers|
The above video is worth watching as a recent before picture
|Patient and mindful not to over-hunt|
|They were skilled, strong, and able to travel for months by sled eating only meat and blubber.|
|The land and sea and all it offered towards abundant health was theirs.|
We engaged with them, and then we brought them "Civilized Values" in Nutrition.
|We taught them western medicine. The evils cholesterol!|
Showed them medical evidence and pictures!
|To fear fat!|
|To fear real food from nature!|
We taught them Western Morality
|That seal hunting was unnecessary, even though it kept the seal population in check, preserving fish stocks.|
|That it was "cruel" and "immoral"|
|That their native diet was EVIL! Barbaric!|
We showed them a better way to eat! Low fat! High carb! Lots of Fiber! Watch the calories though! (What is a calorie? They must have wondered...)
|We taught them about heart healthy whole grains, limiting fat and meat, healthy meat alternatives like soy and peanut butter. The requirement for milk to protect their bones. The need for copious amounts of fruits and vegetables to prevent cancer.|
We built places of commerce so that they could acquire this "healthy food" not available in their native environment that had provided abundant health for thousands of years.
|Get LOTS of healthy vegetables|
|6 to 8 servings a day or you will DIE OF CANCER!|
|And 3 to 5 fruits a day for good health! Its been proven!|
|6-12 servings of whole grains daily for fiber and to help you feel full and satisfied|
|Nice low fat soy protein formula instead of 100% free, natural breast milk or wet nursing?|
Why not! Its SOY!! The miracle plant! No evil cholesterol!
|Spend spend spend for good health!|
|Oh, your glacial water that we bottle and sell all over the world? Its not good enough for YOU!|
So drink this healthy tap water from New Jersey!
|In fact it's pretty much all food, good and bad...|
A healthy diet is "Well balanced and includes a little bit of everything!" or its not "sustainable!"
Through fear of failing health, made them so dependent on our processed and agricultural based food and so fearful of their hunter gatherer food they forgot what it would be like to live without it!
|Selling possessions, traditional resources and working long hours to afford the western diet.|
|Sorry - No more seal skins for diapers, no more blubber for cooking!|
Sorry guys! That stuff will kill you! Saturated Fat! Cholesterol!
You''ll get diabetes! You'll get cancer! You'll get heart disease!! Oh my!!!
And how do we repay their faith in us?
What opinion do they hear time and time again about their native homeland that provided them perfect health?
Comments liket this...
|That's right you selfish lazy Inuit!|
Give up your homes!
Your traditional land and hunting grounds!
MOVE to where food is cheaper and you can find REAL JOBS!
(And get real mortgages, credit cards, expensive education, cars, iPhones...)
"Just move south and stop complaining, abandon your land, what is wrong with you people?"
And maybe that is exactly what we all want them to do? Right?
The Arctic: Oil's Last Frontier!
|"Nothing says hot like an arctic bidding war" for oil...|
Money money money for us, poverty for them
We make huge profits on food if they stay; we make huge profits on oil and diamonds if they leave. We win, you lose. Game over.
The End. Thanks alot!
|Thanks for all the great advice and the introduction to "Baby Bottle Tooth Decay"|
(Yes, that is the mouth of an infant)
The Inuit: Lessons from the arctic - Whole Health Source
“The Inuit Paradox: how can people who gorge on fat and rarely see a vegetable be healthier than we are?”