I was talking with Phoebe after yoga late last monday night, chatting about food and the politics of it all at the end of a class, about the awful (god, how) paleo diet and the energy that food picked, then cooked and eaten fresh as possible brings to the table. It's hardly surprising that Phoebe is a vegetarian. She's the spiritual kind of yoga teacher, not the sweat-it-out-in-a-gym kind. It was quite nice to have a sensible conversation about food for a change.
There's some pretty farking weird stuff going down in Healthfoodland at the moment. I want to stick a fork in my eye about Belle Gibson.
How to eat responsibly? Simple. This, from Michael Pollan, is all you need to know:
Eat food. Not too Much. Mostly plants.
It won't cure cancer, but it might help prevent it, and you'll be energetic enough to enjoy all the Good Things that life throws your way. It's easier to hop on the latest food trend wagon than it is to face up to what is true, to what actually matters. Just eat your vegetables, okay. And if you don't happen to like vegetables? Grow up.
(note to self: during winter, when planning for summer, try to remember that yellow tomatoes suck... :')