Would you rather work in a slaughterhouse or a funeral home?
You are on a deserted island for the next ten years. Who would you rather be with? Trump or Hillary?
If you have to choose one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If, on said deserted island, you can only listen to one CD, which one would you listen to?
One movie. Which one?
One TV series?
Slaughterhouses are foul. Dead people are scary. Ten years is a long time. Trump’s hair will grow. Hillary will lie. Pasta or bread? Classic or pop? Some Like It Hot? Pulp Fiction? Breaking Bad or GoT? The Sopranos?
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Answer to all life’s questions, answer to my last question. The ultimate One-Stop Website: Goop. Shop, go, be, do, make, get.
It is fun! It is new! It is Gwyneth!
Health, spirituality, self-discovery, books and movies and beauty tips, kitchen supplies, detox, vitamins, supplements and recipes. This week I have discovered Yam Lube, Mucuna, Ho Shou Wu, Eleuthro, Shisandra and Ashwaghanda. I now know about adrenal fatigue and epigenetics. I am proud to say that I own the Pelvic Floor Trainer App, am mindful of my sexual disconnection and do daily facial exercises.
Did I mention the recipes? Adaptogenic Latte with a pea size amount of shilajit resin. GP’s Morning Smoothie with maca and cordyceps and a teaspoon of moon dust of choice (yes).
The benefits of the fresh young coconut and why bone broth is so good for us.
There is no malice. It is all good fun. And healthy. Speaking of which.
What is this? A new report?
A fat report?
‘Official advice on low-fat diet and cholesterol is wrong,’ says health charity
“Eat fat to get slim, don’t fear fat, fat is your friend. It’s now truly time to bring back the fat”.
Fat? Good for us?
But there it is.
For many decades, fat has been the Darth Vader of all foods. Fat, we were told, makes us fat. Fat clogs the arteries. Fat will kill us!
Architects of our own downfall, we desperately set out to omit fat from our diets. And boy, were we wrong.
This is of course old news, at least for those of us who have been brave enough to go against the grain and listen to the many, often boring, long, tedious, man-in-a-grey-suit, powerpointdoesnotwork, heresanotherformula scientific presentations (sorry Prof. Lustig and friends) to come to accept the simple veracity:
It’s not the fat, it’s the sugar.
The message is little by little going mainstream and will soon enough become the new mantra. I personally can’t wait for the new goop scoop. Moon Lard Dust with a dash of Kurkuma.
Arnold Schwarzenegger once said: It’s simple. If it jiggles, it’s fat.
And the fat must have thought: I’ll be back!
And so, here fat is. Saturated and unsaturated. Animal and vegetable. Gooey and jiggly. And healthy.