Sent by JUDY CHO | July 2, 2022
We officially have no more babies in our home. I have mixed feelings about this as a part of me knows they are growing up so quickly but I also don’t think I can raise a baby again. I wish I could stop time and enjoy them just a little longer but since I know that’s not possible, I try to make most days count for good.
Since it’s Aiden’s birthday, I’ll share some content on children’s education and nutrition. I shared several posts this week on children’s nutrition.
I send my children to a child-led, Socratic-method school. It’s been scary at times to know if we are doing the right thing. Sometimes I wonder if they should be doing a lot of homework and attending kumon, like I did.
But deep down, I know that I was plugged into the system and the “yes, sir” in me got me sick. I trusted that plant-based diets were the best for me. I trusted that climbing the corporate ladder and making 6-figures was the answer to all my problems. I thought following the rules would ultimately bring me happiness.
I was never a rule follower, which made life pretty difficult, but now I’m grateful for all I’ve been through so I can be the mother I am today.
We all want our children to be their best and thrive. It is a common trait of humanity: we so deeply love our offspring.
Here is some content we consumed before making our decision to part homeschool and to part socratic school. And while we read and watched this list for our children, the content is eye-opening for all of us in the way we think, learn and live.
Books and Ted talks:
This list is more recent content we looked into, but you can see a longer list of favorited children’s books on my Amazon page.
If you want to know where our children attend school, send me a direct message. The mama bear in me is pretty protective about their personal information.
I don’t want my children to grow up with too much social media. I know it’s odd as I’m on social media, but I want my children to live (and thrive) off-camera.
*this isn’t a brand endorsement. It’s sharing two common companies that the average American frequents. You can get milk and half and half anywhere. It’s sharing real life with real life examples. ⤵️
Smoothies have become a superfood.
❓Because they make sugar go down faster?
❓Or because they allow us to drink all our greens faster so we don’t have to taste them?
🧸When I was a Cal student, I worked at the Jamba Juice across the street from campus. I know how every single drink is made.
🍨Trust me when I say there’s a lot of sugar in each drink.
🧃They use pasteurized, highly processed fruit drinks to add sugar (and to help the smoothie blend).
🍧They use non-fat sorbets and frozen yogurts to increase the sugar content without making the calorie content higher (gram for gram, fat has higher calories than sugar or protein).
🚫In the US, in 2010, the federal government banned all whole milk in U.S. schools.
The only milk options are now:
❗️Skim milk (non-fat milk)
❗️And skim chocolate milk
⭐️We need fat for sex hormones
⭐️We need fat for brain health
⭐️Every cell’s outer layer is made of fat
❓Why are they demonizing whole milk (fat) and adding more sugar to the children’s diet?
Are they trying to make our children:
⚠️dumbed down with less proper nutrition for brain growth?
⚠️sick and fat?
⚠️depressed and anxious?
⚠️not properly develop hormonally?
💔Our children’s generation is the first generation expected to die earlier than the generation prior.
🧬Yet somehow science has come a long way and we’ve even mapped the human genome.
🥩Yet we don’t know how to feed humans proper nutrition.
🧐Something is clearly wrong.
⁉️Our diet recommendations are wrong. At what point are we going to realize this?
⚠️99.999% of people would see the fruit smoothie vs. the milk smoothie and consider the fruit a la natural drink to be far healthier than the milk.
❓Why? The nutrition facts say otherwise.
☣️As Dr. Lustig says, just because toxin comes with vitamin c, doesn’t mean the toxin isn’t a toxin. Vitamin C does not outweigh the risks of high fructose and added sugar.
🥛(Raw) Milk does a body good. But low-fat, fat-free milks are trash — fortified with synthetic vitamins and added sugars. And frankly, making our children sick and fat.
Sugar breaks down like alcohol in the body.
🍺Alcohol and fructose break down in the liver and the brain, just like alcohol
🍷The fermentation of fructose, is wine.
💡People consider wine as healthy because of the antioxidants and polyphenols but for many, these are antinutrients. For some it causes a reaction.
🌾With alcohol, yeast does the first step of metabolism (glycolysis).
🍇With fructose we do our own first step of metabolism.
And then it gets broken down the same.
❗️The mitochondria sees both alcohol and fructose the same = excess energy.
Both excess in alcohol and sugar get punted as fat.
⚠️It’s how alcohol causes fatty liver and how sugar causes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
The breakdown of alcohol (by enzymes) in your body occurs in two stages:
1️⃣Alcohol to acetaldehyde
2️⃣Acetaldehyde to acetate (done primarily in the liver)
☣️Acetaldehyde is very toxic for the body. It’s what causes hangovers and adverse symptoms with alcohol.
⚠️Increased levels of acetaldehyde can also contribute to higher risk of cancers in the digestive tract.
Acetate is essentially vinegar.
💡Most alcohol is broken down by the liver but some gets broken down in the gut. In the gut it stays as acetaldehyde.
🧫The microbes in your gut produce alcohol dehydrogenase enzymes, converting alcohol into acetaldehyde.
⚖️Alcohol and fructose breakdown the same.
🔬While many carnivores know that fructose isn’t ideal in fruits and honey, alcohol isn’t ideal either.
In this week’s Cutting Against the Grain episode, Laura and I do a deeper dive into Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). If you struggle with chronic illness or a chronic autoimmune illness, make sure to check out this podcast episode.
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I’m excited to sit down with Scott Myslinski (Carnivore Cast). We talk about his carnivore diet journey, his sleep improvement with carbs, and much more. Make sure to listen to the full interview to learn more about the details.
We discuss the following:
You can listen here or watch here.
I remember this time six years ago, it was a whirlwind of a couple of days. Right after we had Aiden, we received a call that my mother in law passed away from a heart complication from type 1 diabetes. I’ll never forget my husband’s face as he dropped the phone and started sobbing.
She was only 59 and she didn’t have the means to take better care of herself. It forever weighs on my heart.
Whether it was my grandmother who passed away with type 2 diabetes or my mother in law who passed away with type 1 diabetes, I could have done something had I learned about the carnivore diet earlier.
My very first year as a practitioner, a desperate lady was asking for my help with her parents. I reached out to her a couple of weeks later and in that short time, her father had already passed away.
We cannot lose people this quickly when we can change the trajectory of their lives with diet. And for the memory of my grandmother, my mother in law and that unknown father, I will always advocate for meat as medicine.
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While I am a nutritional therapy practitioner and provide nutritional support, I am not providing medical advice. Any information provided in regards to nutritional therapy should not be considered medical advice or treatment. Always consult your primary care physician or medical team.
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