Why are Americans so unhealthy?

Rather than rail against those silly Americans and their horrible diets, let’s ask why their diets are so poor? Tim Pool has mentioned more than once on his broadcast that he and many of his friends, when traveling in Europe, eat the same things they eat here in the states, and they lose weight. When they return, they gain weight and feel bloated, even though they make the same dietary choices they were making in Europe.

Let’s do a little picture reference, shall we? The other day I was making a ham/egg/cheese sandwich for my sainted mother and I. we have a few laying hens here in the homestead, but due to family being here, we had to purchase some eggs from the store to meet the increased demand. Below is a picture of three eggs. Two of those eggs came from our hens, who roam the homestead and eat bugs as well as whatever vegetation catches their fancy. One egg is from the store. Tell me which is which.

Pretty easy to tell, isn’t it? And I should point out that these were the “organic, free range” eggs from the store, so we paid a premium for them. The yoke is smaller. It’s even a lighter color.

Now multiply that across your food supply. Most kids that I know of in town think that egg yolks are yellow. Because they’ve never seen an egg that didn’t come from a mass-production farm. Egg yolks are supposed to be orange.

Now look at whatever food labels you have sitting around. Potassium Sorbate. Sodium Nitrate/Nitrite. The various sulfates/sulfites used to cure meats. Potassium Metabisulfite. Most of your dried fruits have massive amounts of sulfites in them to “preserve their color”.

Most wheat farmers spray their fields with RoundUp two days before harvest. It kills the weeds and helps dry out the wheat. Do you really think there’s no RoundUp left on the wheat as it’s being processed and baked into the bread you’re making a sandwich with?

“Processed Cheese Food Product”. As if that even needs to be a thing. Would you like to know how to make Mac and Cheese from scratch? It’s simple. Take one tablespoon of butter and one tablespoon of flour. Start with medium-high heat. Melt the butter, add the flour and stir until it smells like popcorn. Remove from the heat, let it cool a bit and then add two cups of milk. Return to the heat. Stir until there’s no lumps from the flour. Add in handfuls of whatever shredded cheese you like (I love Cheddar, Mozzarella and Asiago), mix it, and then add your cooked pasta. Salt and Pepper to taste. Bingo, mac and cheese. You want to church it up a bit? Add in garlic, mustard powder, onions, mushrooms and some smoked paprika. Top with some sort of meat. That’s dinner right there, and it’ll take you just as much time as opening a box and dumping that radioactive orange powder into a pot.

But boxed mac and cheese dominates on the grocery store shelves. “Processed Cheese Food Product”.

Maybe the problem is not that we’re overeating, although in many cases that’s true. Maybe it’s not that we’re lazy and sedentary, although again, that’s often true.

Maybe the problem is that the food we’re eating is poisoning us slowly. Maybe what we’re eating is giving us an inflammation response.

Given that the medical institutions in this country have been corrupted and can no longer be trusted with YOUR health, you need to start looking at what you’re putting in your body. Many problems can be avoided by not eating crap. When everything collapses, will you be able to take care of yourself and your family or will you be partially crippled from poor nutrition due to the American diet?

Just a random thought from the back of my brain.


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  1. Dave, really! You simply must make a deeper acquaintance with The Great Pyramid of Cheese! Therein lie many wonders…some of them even edible!

    (And whatever you make, don’t forget to wash it down with some inexpensive wine.)

  2. I stopped eating Kraft Mac and Cheese long ago before I left home. And I didn’t even know about the processed cheese food product back then. These days you couldn’t pay me to eat it. I learned how to make real mac and cheese when I was cooking for a living. I tend to add things like onion, mushrooms, bacon, and as I mentioned I use three different kinds of cheese. I haven’t had one person complain about it yet. Even the teenagers.

    As for the wine…. ugh. My wife is allergic to sulfites/sulfates, so I learned how to home-brew just so she could have some wine that she could drink. You want to know why wine gives people such headaches?> It’s all the sulfites.

    • Ownerus on September 2, 2023 at 10:45 AM

    Don’t forget high fructose corn syrup and variations in all their different names. My wife is the canary in the coal mine for HFCS. It will immediately give her a sore throat and worse. She avoids it like the plague (to my benefit).

    1. HFCS, the noxious substance that infests all our food. I refuse to drink sodas any more because they all use High Fructose Corn Syrup. Your body can’t process it properly. It does all kinds of nasty shit to your insulin delivery systems. And it’s in EVERYTHING!

      And let’s not forget Aspartame, which is a sweetener that turns into FORMALDAHYDE in your system. Do you chew gum? You’re ingesting Aspartame.

  3. Let’s also look at many of the medications prescribed today – MANY, if not MOST, have a side effect of weight gain.

    • George Mckay on September 4, 2023 at 7:05 AM

    Dave, my Dear Wife has celiac disease.  We are completely convinced the cause is Roundup sprayed on wheat and the resulting destruction of the colon.  I feel so bad for her as she has to read EVERY DAMN LABEL on everything we eat.  You would not think that Twizzlers have flour in them but they do.   
    We buy most of our groceries from Aldi, the German-owned grocer.  They import a lot of food from Europe and it shows.  The quality is better, it tastes better AND it is cheaper than most of the glop our companies schlock out to all of the rabble.  Non-GMO for starters and it just tastes better.

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