One of the best things we can do for ourselves nutritionally – besides fasting, which I believe in wholeheartedly – is to consume ethically-raised meat (if you eat meat at all). Of course, if you abstain from meat for whatever reason, this doesn’t apply to you. But if you do consume meat as part of a balanced diet, it’s important to eat meat that was raised healthily and consciously.
Cows, for example, naturally consume grass, not grains. When allowed to consume grass, cows develop an internal balance between Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. Because it is important for us to maintain an Omega-6 to Omega-3 balance of 1:1 ratio (and no more than 3:1), we can only get there by either eating quality-raised meats, or abstaining from meat altogether. Eating factory-farmed meats often leads to gross imbalances between Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids (on average 16:1), which leads to inflammation, which leads to several chronic illnesses.
The good news is that grass-fed beef, as well as free-range chicken, are becoming more and more popular these days. Trader Joe’s sells both at reasonable prices. Combined with fasting regularly, or eating once a day, eating healthily is very affordable. Fasting gives the body the break from digestion it needs, and proper nutrition supplies the body with the proper balance of nutrition needed to thrive.
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