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How I View Food

Yesterday, a journalist was interviewing me and wanted to know about my eating habits.

When I proceeded to tell her all of the organic food that I keep in my fridge and that I put into my body each day, she then asked the question “What are your guilty pleasures?”

Maybe I am an anomaly but I don’t have any guilty pleasures. I simply do not view that way.

First, I view food as medicine. This means that I want to put the most nutritious food (organic food) into my body, so that my body will be as healthy as possible.

I make food selections based on what it is going to do to my physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Second, I eat food that tastes good. Even though I choose food based on its health quotient, this does not mean that it doesn’t taste good. I eat great tasting food every single day.

For example, the organic desserts at One Lucky Duck in New York City are as good, if not better, than any dessert anywhere.

Furthermore, I eat a good amount of raw, organic chocolate, which is amazing.

Cacao is one of the healthiest foods on the planet, and it is believed to have the highest level of antioxidants of any food. Cacao is a superfood in every respect.

Third, I don’t eat food that causes guilt. To most people, a “guilty pleasure” may be a non-organic piece of cake, candy, fried foods, french fries or something along those lines.

I eat certain kinds of organic ice cream but nothing that has refined sugar (even if it is organic) because refined sugar gets me depressed.

But I don’t eat foods that are going to make me feel badly afterwards. I used to do that but not anymore. I eat foods that are going to nourish me, make me feel energetic and keep me healthy.

Before I put food into my body, I ask myself two questions:

– Is this healthy?
– How am I going to feel after eating it?

If it is not healthy and if I am not going to feel good after eating it, I don’t eat it. Period.

So, the thought of a traditional “guilty pleasure” is not something that I can even relate to anymore.

Should all people eat like me? No.

These are my decisions, my diet works for me and is constantly evolving, and this has been a 10+ year journey of constant education as to what I should be eating.

In short, every person needs to decide what works for them and understand that what we eat truly matters.

The only thing that I would hope for is that people are choosing to eat as much organic as possible. It is unquestionably the best option for the health of a person’s body and our environment.

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Was Taking Antidepressants in College The Right Decision at the Time?

This is a very complex question that my father and I discuss from time to time. He insists that it was the right decision for me to go on it and doesn’t regret it at all. He also thinks I should never have gone off antidepressants when I did in 2001.  He and my mother were adamantly against this decision.

For me, the question of whether going on antidepressants was the right decision brings up many thoughts and additional questions.

* As I talked about in my last post related to this subject, there were tremendous and disastrous repercussions for going on Prozac. There is no doubt about it.

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The Repercussions of Going on Antidepressants

As I mentioned the other day, there were tremendous repercussions for me going on Prozac during college. Yet at the time, I didn’t have any idea that they would be so disastrous.

What influenced my judgment to go on antidepressants was a real desperation to feel better. And to feel better quickly. Worrying about how this would impact my life 5 or 10 years down the road was of no consideration whatsoever. I wanted relief and I wanted it immediately.

These are the key repercussions:

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MUST-WATCH: The Colbert Report Mocks GMOs, My Fox Interview Gets Airtime

I got a call at about 8AM this morning from my good friend Karl, who lives in Miami.

It was very surprising to hear from him at that hour because we normally talk late at night. However, he had some interesting news to share – my Fox News Channel interview had made The Colbert Report.

Colbert reported on the loss of I-522, the GMO-labeling initiative in Washington State, and took serious aim at GMOs and the GMO-companies who are fighting against labeling.

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