How many different diets are out there these days? Perhaps a few hundred? Maybe a couple thousand? Well, a search on Amazon by the Real Food Summit organizer and founder of Underground Wellness, Sean Croxton, turned up 65,663 diet books. That, my friends, is a lot of information, much of it conflicting.
Funny thing about that number is if you rewound the clock a century or so ago it would shrink to virtually zero, according to Croxton. Reason being: People simply ate real food. They were not overweight or obese, they didn’t die from modern diseases like diabetes, cancer and heart disease, and they weren’t constantly searching for a miracle diet.
To discover real food again — or perhaps ‘revert’ would be a more accurate word — was almost an epiphany to Croxton. He became devoted to this movement and met those in-the-know. And now he decided it was time to bring together 30 of his very knowledgeable friends and put on a free virtual summit, which continues today through July 16.
Listen to numerous experts speak on a variety of topics; each talk is free for the remainder of the summit and all will be available as a package after it’s over for a small fee.
It’s a who’s who in the real food movement, including folks like:
- Farmer Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms and Omnivore’s Dilemma fame, who defined real food for the summit.
- Mark McAffee, founder of Organic Pastures Dairy, who spoke on the role of raw milk in rebuilding a broken immune system.
- Zoe Harcombe, blogger and author of the Obesity Epidemic, who will speak on Friday on real food and the nutritional ignorance that caused obesity.
- Donielle Baker, blogger and author of Naturally Knocked Up, who will discuss real food for fertility on Sunday.
- And lots, lots more
Sometimes you have to go backward to move forward, and this definitely seems to be one of those cases. If we could simply move away from processed foods and monocultures, rejuvenate the soil and eat food as it was meant to be eaten we could take a big step toward making this country healthy again.