Blindly assuming that all carbs are bad is a giant mistake. When we make blanket statements like ‘don’t eat carbs’ it only confuses the message we send to the general public. A dogmatic, black & white approach to carbs is hurting the mindset of what we can & can’t eat. The idea that carbs are the enemy is a common appeal to emotion & popular folklore rather than the full range of scientific evidence. Your carb intake should be individualized according to your personal preference, tolerance, and athletic and aesthetic goals.
Me—my carbs of choice are white rice, sweet potatoes, & white potatoes. And lots of ‘em, especially post workout.
I am not 'part' Native. I am Métis, period. Native, period. Not sometimes, part-time. It would be beyond weird for me to identify as 'part' who I am.
Indian treaties belong not just to Indians; they belong to everyone in the United States. Today, some of these treaties especially those reserving water rights or hunting and fishing rights, or granting immunities from certain state taxes, may seem “unfair” to non-Indians, just as many of these treaties seemed unfair to Indians at the time they were signed. But regardless of how they seemed then or now, the citizens of this country have legal, moral, and ethical duty to enforce these treaties. Indians paid dearly for their treaty rights, and the United States must keep its end of the bargain. Some people, calling these treaties “ancient documents,” argue that they no longer need to be enforced. However, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution are “ancient” documents as well. As one court observed in enforcing a century-old treaty, “the mere passage of time has not eroded, and cannot erode, the rights guaranteed by solemn treaties that both sides pledged on their honor to uphold.
~Stephen L. Pevar, The Rights of Indians And Tribes, Fourth Edition (via adailyriot)
Another great post by Nate Miyaki. You want to know about food and health? Read Nate’s stuff. He knows.
…any wage I had asked of life
It reminds me of the mindset I know I must sustain to keep my on the path to pursue my dreams, no matter how difficult it becomes to stay on that rocky road. Perseverance is essential and self-confidence is non-negotiable.