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Healing Foods Pyramid is sickmaking

December 17, 2005

Never say never, but I never get sick. And according to the University of Michigan’s Healing Foods Pyramid, the reason I never get sick is that it seems I primarily eat ‘healing foods’. That, in and of itself is sickmaking.

The smart folks at the Uni emphasize:

* Healing Foods
- Only foods known to have healing benefits or essential nutrients are included
* Plant-based choices
- Plant foods create the base and may be accented by animal foods
* Variety & balance
- Balance and variety of color, nutrients, and portion size celebrate abundance
* Support of a healthful environment
- Our food, and we in turn, reflect the health of our earth
* Mindful eating
- Truly savor, enjoy and focus on what you are eating

(spotted on: Slashfood)

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  1. I eat this way and a few people tell me, “I do too much!” or they say, “I can’t eat healthy food!” I ask them, “What do you want to eat disease food?”

    Comment by Vegan Momma — December 20, 2005 @ 1:59

  2. Yeah, folks are funny that way. Food is culture and folks make decisions about their lifestyle based upon their culture, not usually purely ‘health’ reasons, if such a thing exists. The notion of what is considered to be healthy is purely cultural.

    Comment by Debra — December 22, 2005 @ 14:48

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