Incredibly, none of these decisions have anything whatsoever to do with nourishing our cells. “Life begins and ends at the cellular level”, writes Dr. Mary Ruth Swope. “The health of a single cell holds the key to the health of the whole organism.” How do you think your cells are doing on your present diet?
We don’t pretend to eat well. We even call it “junk food”. We eat early, late, and often and we eat a lot. We know the garbage is piling up, but we don’t seem to mind. At last report, we Americans went to our favorite fast food restaurant at least once every day. We eat for entertainment, for pleasure, and for pastime. We have turned eating into a social event. We have an almost universal protocol for tying foods to events. There’s popcorn and movies, turkey and Thanksgiving, chocolate and Valentine’s Day, hotdogs and ballgames, cakes and birthday parties.