Column # 292 April 9, 2021
Generally speaking, folks want to excel at something and most often be good at more than one thing. It’s instinctive and begins when children are infants. Just watch an infant’s expressions when it gains some notice or praise. Of course, nobody can be the best at everything. On the other hand, only the most depressed people feel as if they can’t do anything right, which is a whole different issue.
Currently, Americans are mostly permitted to be the best they can be. That’s a good thing because when it comes to long-term health, every individual has considerable control over their destiny. For those who decide, at some point in their life, to study nutrition, biology, evolution, and food chemistry, the world is their oyster. That’s because they will end up understanding that the green leaf is the bottom of the animal kingdom’s food chain, that grass-fed/Omega-3 meats and wild-caught seafood are perfect foods for mankind, and the diet of man must have a ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) that’s lower than 2:1. Then if they convert that knowledge into action they will have powerful immune systems, suppress most of the chronic diseases they have now, and be far less likely to be burdened with chronic diseases as they grow older.1
But being healthier is causing backlash from certain actors. Some sectors of our society are shaming healthier “groups” of people because other “groups” are sicker. I know that sounds weird, so at this point I need to introduce Voddie Baucham. He is a former pastor, author, professor, conference speaker, church planter, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, and he resides in Texas.2
About two months ago he gave a presentation titled “Biblical Justice vs. Social Justice.” It’s an important perspective on what’s happening in our country. These days our government, the bureaucrats, many politicians, oligarchs from the international big tech/manufacturing companies, MSM, academia, and many citizens are into social justice. To give you an idea of Baucham’s take on the meaning of “social justice,” I’ll repeat a quote he likes from the movie “The Princess Bride.” It is: “You keep on using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”3 4
Voddie Baucham’s message is directed at every American. One has to listen carefully to his presentation because it is for thinking people. When done, ask yourself, are you still a Christian? That’s because Biblical Justice and Social Justice are total opposites! Baucham explains how Karl Marx, and the promoters of the modern socialist agenda, believe there is a limit to the world’s resources which is why human societies develop through class conflict. Those on the bottom stay on the bottom, and so forth. If one person has two cars, he got them at the expense of those that can’t afford two cars. If someone has a highly skilled, good paying job, that person is depriving someone else of a similar opportunity.5
Can we equate this to health? These days we are hearing that people of color are dying more frequently from COVID-19 than white people. Consequently, because there are unequal outcomes, people of color are somehow disadvantaged.
In previous columns I’ve reviewed how various civilizations react to our modern day foods. For instance, native American Indians, Blacks from central Africa, Pacific Islanders, and Eskimos are relative newcomers to modern high glycemic and high carbohydrate foods. In fact, these people were mostly meat eaters up until maybe 200 years. In the past 70 years when modern foods became ubiquitous in our society, these individual groups started suffering extremely high rates of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure compared to European descendants. Could it be that their higher incidences of chronic illnesses are because their bodies have so little experience with a poor diet and the Omega-3 deficiency?6 7
If these sicker groups changed to the real diet of man, quite possibly their health may vault well above that of European descendants. Would they then become the super race who holds back those of European descent?
Health issues caused by modern foods, are not caused by other people who are eating better diets or are more resistant to modern foods. Chronic diseases are caused by eating what the vast majority of people eat when following the government’s guidelines and what is generally accepted common knowledge regarding the diet. Interestingly, the USDA’s MyPlate diet is a big problem for all people, unless they educate themselves and change on their own.
The historical diet of man is based on what scientists in biology, nutrition, and anthology have learned from literally thousands of published peer-reviewed studies over the past 50 years. Before everyone rolls their eyes about science, we need to understand what it is.
Brian Keating says “Science is first and always about pursuing knowledge. Science is not about advancing a social agenda, no matter how noble it might be. Science has no political party. Scientific knowledge is not the same as wisdom.” In other words, science is simply knowledge and the pursuit of knowledge. How we use science is based on judgement which is basically wisdom.8
Today, it seems all issues involve justice. There’s climate justice, food justice, housing justice, healthcare justice, racial justice, LBGTQ justice, education justice, economic justice, income justice, and the list is endless and growing. Are any of those desires practical or justifiable?
“The Great Reset” is using healthcare justice to drive a One World Order agenda. It’s stated tactic is to act quickly while people are afraid, sick, and dependent on the government’s healthcare programs. That way their global power grab is more appealing. That’s why they are very active now.9
I think I’ve said enough. I invite everyone to watch Voddie Baucham. The socialist agenda is moving forward with alarming speed. Watch him. His message is for our time and the future of our nation. It’s also for our health.
To your health.
Ted Slanker has been reporting on the fundamentals of nutritional research in publications, television and radio appearances, and at conferences since 1999. He condenses complex studies into the basics required for health and well-being. His eBook, The Real Diet of Man, is available online.
Don’t miss these links for additional reading:
1. Evolutionary Aspects of Diet: The Omega-6/Omega-3 Ratio and the Brain by Dr. Artemis P. Simopoulos
3. Biblical Justice vs Social Justice by Voddie Baucham
4. The Princess Bride (20th Anniversary Edition) by Cary Elwes from Amazon
5. Karl Marx from Wikipedia
6. Cereal Grains Double Edge Sword by Loren Cordain
7. Evolutionary Aspects of Diet: The Omega-6/Omega-3 Ratio and the Brain by Dr. Chris Quigley
8. Follow the Science by Brian Keating
9. The Great Reset by Ted Slanker