Kids, stay healthy: drink piss and shove tubes up your ass!
Alright, the producers of this hilarious BBC documentary (don’t miss it) may have gone out of their way to find the subjects for this film, but its undeniable that the health diet industry has become massive in recent years. The promoters of all those diets are sending out messages that are at least as much about identity as they are about health. They tell us: “You are what you eat.” Note: if you really were what you eat, you would be a completely different person every 8 year. Come to think of it, it has a ring of truth… but I digress.
The only point I wanted to make here is that all of those supposedly miracle diets are toxic memes. As this presentation by Dan Buettner explains very well, any diet can only work for a very small percentage of a population. The only things that works universally are staying active (not sports) and lowering calorie intake. Bread doesn’t kill you. Neither does cheese nor meat. Our stomachs are able to eat things that cannot be found in pre-agricultural nature, thanks to the wonders of evolution. Naturally, lactose intolerant Asians shouldn’t feed their infants cow milk but nobody has to tell them because they already know that. Talentless stars shouldn’t rave about their diets on TV (they may develop an eating disorder), because if you think you have found what works for you and the 35 trillion cells in your body, it doesn’t mean it works for a completely different set of 35 trillion cells. Dogs can’t eat chocolate and I can’t snack on their shit, but at least with them, you don’t have to hear about it. PLUS, watching them eat can really cut your apetite: now there’s great way to lose weight!