‘Vegistentialism’ is a word, coined in a light-hearted manner, to describe a pleasant and economical way of eating that will allow you to live a long life, and statistically you should remain free of the diseases which kill most people in the western world.
(These killers are heart disease, cancer, stroke, and immune disorders including diabetes.)
Specifically, the simple method of ‘vegistentialism’ will give you a way of daily eating which will provide you with high energy, tasty and enjoyable meals, a feeling of lightness, and you will have radically altered the odds that you will live far longer. You will feel good.
A ‘vegistentialist’ is a person who has discovered ‘the essential truth about humans and vegetables.’ This approach answers the puzzle of: “What should we eat?”
Main Entry: human
: a bipedal primate mammal (Homo sapiens)
Main Entry: vegetable
1 : a plant
2 : a usually herbaceous plant (as the cabbage, bean, or potato) grown for an edible part that is usually eaten as part of a meal; also : such an edible part
Main Entry: exÂ·isÂ·tenÂ·tialÂ·ism
: a 20th century philosophical movement centering on analysis of individual existence in an unfathomable universe and the plight of the individual who must assume ultimate responsibility for acts of free will without any certain knowledge of what is right or wrong or good or bad.
The food industry in the United States alone is a 17 billion dollar enterprise. So it is no surprise that the advertising streaming at you every day gives you information which has more to do with food-industry profits than with the truth about your health.
It’s not so much that there is some sort of conspiracy to lead you into illness. Rather it is the selective presentation of information and partial information. As an example, realize that rarely will a man go up to a pretty woman and say, “Hi, I’m Joe, and I’d really like to take you out, though I should tell you that I’m lousy in bed.”
Rather, he’ll ask her out and let her find out on her own, later.
And unfortunately, this very understandable bias of the food industry has led to most of us being … shall we say … let down?
The truth is simple, and using the truth to enhance your health is simple. And the truth has been available through immense scientific studies for many years. It is only because the truth had a very limited advertising budget that we’ve not heard much about it.
What works as a dietary guideline, to maximize your health and minimize death, is covered nicely in a book called The China Study. It boils down to minimizing eating animal products, specifically animal protein, and eating lots of vegetables. Get the book. Read the science. Live long and prosper.
You’ll find the truth. The truth is Vegistentialism. Eat your damn vegetables! Watch your health improve.