I think it’s time for us to talk aboutthe diet myth. The food myth is a prevalent superstition, and it’s one that Ifell into for a exceedingly, very long time, until I learned a few things that I’dlike to share with your right now. The first is that the word “diet” isunique in our used to support humen. This is what I represent. You check, swine in the mad have a diet. Human go on foods. This may seemlike a small change of semantics, but I want to really get into it with youhere for time, because it’s important. You hear, the original entail of the word”diet, ” the age-old Greek and Latin terms, what the fuck is entailed were lifestyle.So diet was something that someone had as a lifestyle. It was not a temporaryalteration to their eating patterns in order to fit into that outfit for aspecific event.It was not a temporary change to their regular habits.A diet was something that they lived into and lived through. Now, we’ve make that words and we’ve varied it, and that movements allkinds of problems. Like I said, every animal in the world hasa diet. Elephants have a diet. Cheetahs have a diet.Leaf-cutter ants have a diet. Mosquitoes have a diet, don’t they? Think about it. Like an elephant’s food is snacked 200 kilograms of grass and fruitand rind and that sort of thing, and imbibe about 70 liters of liquid daily. That’s their food. If they’re on it, they’re more healthy. If they’re off it, they’re not.If you look at something like the cheetah, you’ll find that thecheetah’s diet is to eat about 2.5 kilograms of fresh meat every day.Their nutrition is so specific that they won’t even eat flesh off an animal that’salready dead, say, like a hyena will do. Their diet is quite specific.And the leaf-cutter ant’s diet is not buds, you might be surprised.What they do is they go off into the jungle and they collect up leaves and theybring them back to their home and then they use those needles to farmfungus, because they’re fungivores, they munch fungus. What I’m trying to sayhere is that every categories on Earth has a diet, and we are no exception.We have a diet. And yes, there are some subtle differences betweenpeople’s metabolism systems and men and women and that sort of stuff, but here’s what we’re really wanting to say, right, everybody needsvitamin C.Everybody needs calcium. Everybody needs iron.Everybody needs sure-fire solids. Everybody needs particular proteins.Our needs are consistent in all the regions of the species. We might want tomake slight varies within those needs, but our needs are consistent across thespecies. And so when someone gulls us into or operates us into going into atemporary nutrition, what they’re really doing is asking us to create imbalance.Most foods work on the basis of creating imbalance. For example, someone goes on a nutrition and then they dine little meat and they are beginning to starvethemselves. How long is that going to work? For some people, one or two days; for some people, a week or two; for some people, a month or two; but in almost all cases, they’ll end up slingshotting back andputting the value back on plus some.Other diets are dependent upon making imbalancethrough focusing on a particular food, a particular food that may well stimulateweight loss, but that special single menu is not convene the full spectrumof nutritional requirements that a human needs. And so the food worksfor a period of time, until eventually, their own bodies is screaming for the missingnutrients and that triggers thirsts, which then go out to create a problem.And that problem is the yo-yo diet. What I want to be very clear about is weare now in an age that it is time to move beyond the diet. And we’re in an agewhere it needs to happen soon. Look, these days, there’s all thispolitical debate about universal health care and how it should be funded andshould the government be involved.I want to be really clear with you.We do not, in the developing countries, have a health care crisis.We have a self-care crisis. What does this mean? Look, areyou going to eat better so you can live forever? No, but what aboutyour quality of life right now? Would you like more intensity on a day-to-daybasis? Would you like your memory to work better? Would you like to sleepbetter? Would you like to have a more powerful sex drive? Would you liketo have more exertion in the afternoon, when everybody else is getting tired? Would you like to be health more often? And how about this? This is kindof sad but certainly think this through.A century earlier, cancerand myocardial infarction weren’t even near the top 10 murderers in the westernworld. And today, they weigh for 66% of demise, 66%. One in three beings thatyou know, unless they start manufacturing some life-style alter, one in three peoplethat you know are going to die from cardiac infarction, and another one inthree, from cancer. This is not something to put over until next year. Thisis not something to put over until tomorrow. This is something to thinkabout now. So what does that aim? It necessitates starting to get rational.It aims starting to get versed. It means starting to take stepstoward improving your food. And that does not necessarily imply worryingabout cutting out all kinds of things. It signifies worrying about getting your needsmet. You consider, your health is far more determined by getting your nutritionalneeds convened then by removing the poisons. When you’re really well-nourished, your organization has a tremendous capacity for purifying itself of virus andwhen you’re really well-nourished, your person doesn’t pray a lot ofthose nonfunctional nutrients anymore.And so the steps that we need to takeright now dramatically increase your intake and your quality and quantityand variety of fruits and vegetables. Outcomes, maybe a little more rarely; vegetables, in an unrestricted nature whenever you can. Get high-qualityproteins from the highest possible generators you are eligible to. Make sure you’re boozing lotsand lots of water. It’s the only thing you need to drink. And if you want to havea little bit of herbal teas, go for it. Once you’ve achieved all of that, you might find that you alter your relationship with some of the lessfunctional meat. That’s fine, if it happens.It’s not the most importantthing. The most important thing is that you get what you need to be healthy.