Healthy Living Advice & the Standard Western Diet

Updated: May 18, 2020

A few facts that advertising doesn't tell you. Oh, you thought advertising executives were honest?

About as honest as bankers, car salesmen and real estate agents (and who has not been ripped off by at least one of these saints?)

Bear in mind, these people are paid to flog product and they are paid B-I-G. Their livelihood

depends on major product flogging ability. Truth does not sell. Mystery does. Mythology and urban legend does. Shock value does. Stretching the truth does. These guys are not educated in health or nutrition. They have the gift of the gab. They know what sells, what grabs your attention. What shapes your buying habits.

What if your food choices are not only NOT good for your health, but capable of destroying water supplies? What if your food contains such a cocktail of poisons that you are slowly but surely killing off yourself and anyone you are responsible for feeding? They KNOW this, even if you do not.

Just a few food facts you wont see on TV ads or in your local supermarket...

Fun Fact # 1

Your own carbon footprint One person reducing the consumption of animal flesh and milk reduces environmental impact more than cutting use of your car. In its 2006 report (1), the United Nations said raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gases than all the cars and trucks in the world combined.

Fun Fact # 2

Water use and scarcity It is estimated that to breed up to 1 kilogram of beef, it takes between 13,000 to 100,000 litres of water. To produce a kilogram of plant food the usual way, it takes between 1,000 to 2,000 litres (although there are more green methods to do so). Facts are facts but don't be shocked at the way the beef industry retaliates by once again twisting facts (2). To produce one kilo of non organic wheat it takes up to 4000 litres of water, simply because farming practices insist on using inefficient methods.