Taking Moderation ‘With a Grain of Salt’

Moderation never worked for me...and why I don't think it works for anyone

The road ahead is narrower – choose wisely!

I think we have to break past moderation to feel an improvement.

With a holistic approach to improve our health, we find that it becomes harder to improve and detox, because the body tends to acclimate to any conditions where it finds itself.  I’ve been saying this for over a decade, because I realized what it took to propel my personal health from the grip of gravity and the decay of entropy into an orbit that gained momentum and made me feel alive again.  I was encouraged to see someone else shared this opinion – when I was recently watching ‘What the Health,’ a frequently criticized documentary about the state of the modern food industry.

“I think there’s the sense that everyone’s OK with moderation.  Right?  But, we haven’t seen that moderation works.”  ~Dr. Michelle McMacken, M.D.,  Assistant Professor of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine

We have to see ourselves on a narrowing path if we need to invoke healing. We have to promote healing “environmentally” by changing the outside surroundings and changing the internal “landscape” by modifying the food we consume.

When we make the initial changes we often see a big difference:

As soon as we make a significant dietary or lifestyle change, that change immediately causes us to either feel better, (or sometimes worse due to detox symptoms) – and then we eventually feel better if we press past an initial healing crisis / herxheimer response, and then we have to keep restricting the choices that are less-good…so we can make room to choose the better and then “rinse & repeat” continuing to choose the better/best.

DrDIY is a food-safety professional with an extensive sanitation background within the food & beverage manufacturing industry. He consults on food-safety - from hygienic-design to integrated pest-management through microbiology support, quality improvement audits, total-process management philosophy, CIP optimization, and lean-six-sigma project participation.

Overcoming an extended disability through a complete overhaul of diet and nutrition, DrDIY embraced traditional naturopathy and combined the wisdom of nature with the principles of modern sanitation to help build more sustainable systems within the food industry. He continues to study and practice holistic nutrition, food-safety, detoxification, and self-improvement and this site represents personal experience and opinion - and does not reflect the position of any employer past or present.

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