Sunday at lunch we were talking about this guy who has come out with a book about nutrition and health. He basically says that there is a government conspiracy to hide the truth about prescription drugs and foods. He claims that people ought to live to be 150 -- and would if they followed his dietary recommendations (all-organic, etc.). I will be interested to see if he makes it to that age.
I haven't read the book, and am only going off of what I was told. I'm sure the guy has made a bundle of money, and given many people yet another reason to hate our government.
But here's the thing for me: I love to eat. Oh, I try most days to eat in moderation. In fact, I had a physical yesterday (still carrying my extra poundage from the holidays), and the doctor said I appeared to be in excellent health (thank God). I love to eat shrimp -- any way you fix it, and all-you-can-eat. I love a good steak occasionally. I love Mexican food. I love a good piece of pie. Occasionally (actually too rarely), I love to go to Marble Slab and get an ice cream cone -- sweet cream with Heath Bar.
So, I'm wondering: Who wants to live to be 150 if you can't enjoy good food? Really.
Again, I believe in the Biblical view of moderation in all things. But how do you feel about what this guy says? Would you want to live to 150 -- eating only bean sprouts and vegetable smoothies? And what food could you not do without?