Vote For Your Brain
I miss those days when a bagel and cream cheese was a healthy food option — Man, I miss a bagel and cream cheese!– I miss Teddy Grahams and Cheezits. I miss not having to read the food label for every item outside the produce aisle. I miss the freedom of believing “grass fed” or “free range” meant what I thought it did.
Those days of just eating whatever’s in the grocery store are over for us because I guess we’re a little dogmatic about our food selections. We believe we are casting our ballot with every purchase.
I don’t think our way should be the exception. But it’s not easy. I don’t think people like us should be in the minority. But I understand why.
As physical and psychological diseases continue to grow, it is getting harder and harder to live well.
As studies showing a positive correlation with exercise and physical health continue to grow, it is getting harder and harder to live well.
As studies showing a positive correlation with exercise and mental health continue to grow, it is getting harder and harder to live well.
As access to experimental research that shows fruits and vegetables are our best defense against disease, it is getting harder and harder to live well.
I am a die-hard-Capitalist-American. I believe a free-market society is the best way to run a country. And I believe in the human spirit to rise above difficulty and make the right decisions for the greater good – especially if we are free to make that choice. But I am concerned about the human brain becoming increasingly incapable of making the right decision due to poor nutrition and inactivity.
Brains cannot make sound decisions if they are filled with sugar and processed food-like-things. And brains cannot make sound decisions if they don’t get exercise – and sleep, which is much more achievable with good nutrition and exercise.
Can the epidemic of inactivity and poor food choices be causing voters to become more and more dependent on what others can do for them? Knowing what to do – as I believe most people do – is a whole lot different than having the motivation to do so. Is there an eroding of freedoms because too many choices are being made by brains that lack energy to make shit happen?