I Will Be Strongly Disliked by Nutrition Cults After This Article is Published

“No soup for you!” This became the cry of the “Soup Nazi” in one episode of the popular series Seinfeld when it was on. The plot is that one of the crew eats soup that is to die for, and the others won’t believe soup can be so good until they try it. When they go to the shop that sells the soup, there is a long line of people wanting this soup. Each person methodically and silently moves through the line, reaching and taking without talking to the chef. One of Jerry’s friends (or maybe it was him? anyway…) commits a horrible faux-pas and talks to the chef and doesn’t do something the way he should and ends up banned from the soup line, with the grouchy chef yelling this famous line after him as he leaves.The Soup Nazi came to mind the other week when I was musing over the latest nutrition fad to hit the market. Because I market liquid whole food nutrition as supplements to healthcare practitioners and those involved in the nutrition field, I hear a lot of people telling clients some pretty strange things. It’s not wrong to try something that someone you trust recommends. However, when someone issues mandates and absolutes about diets without the science to back it up, I start getting perturbed. So, I’ve coined a term for the people who are so far at the end of the nutrition spectrum that they have fallen off: Nutrition Nazis.A Nutrition Nazi is someone who requires another person to eat a plate of peas for lunch every single day. A Nutrition Nazi is a person who scares other people into eating certain foods with such authority that all types of (insert a certain food category) are eliminated from the diet. A Nutrition Nazi is a person who will not accept any other suggestions offered to a client if it is not made by them. A Nutrition Nazi will not accept clients if they do (insert something here that seems random) or don’t do (insert something else that seems random).Actually, you have probably seen Nutrition Nazis on TV (maybe even on Oprah!). You may have met one, or even followed one for awhile. They are people who make other people feel bad if they aren’t like them. They use nutrition as a reward and as a punishment. They look great, and they are healthy. But they make one mistake in their training that is a deal-breaker:They tell people to do things that aren’t enjoyable!I do believe in many, many things about nutrition that science, experience, and history back up as wise practices. These things come from all different sources. Anyone who converts his/her nutrition habits to even 20% of them would at least experience a greater sense of well-being and would be investing in their future good health. And I know better than to tell people to do these things.Good nutrition cannot be presented to clients as a god to please. I have yet to meet one person who craves failure, and to hold good nutrition up as something high to aspire to will create failure. So much in our culture that doesn’t relate to the stuff on our plates is twisted up in foods that I refuse to address clients in such black and white terms. If you happen to meet a Nutrition Nazi, I strongly suggest asking them up front what they won’t let you eat. Follow that with a question of what is the one food you should eat everyday. If they answer any food after question one, don’t sign any papers. If they tell you something odd, expensive, or yucky, make a one-eighty and tell them you’ll think about it. I hope you’ll think about how odd or expensive or yucky that food would be to eat everyday, and then think about finding some other sources (yes, plural) to help you grow in this area.

Male Mental Health

The challenges of life can be faced more easily by those who have a strong mentality. Unfortunately, no man is invincible in this respect and some unavoidable incidents can give a hard blow to anyone and knock their strong mentality. Major struggles that may break our positive disposition like death of loved ones or issues of sexuality can be difficult for men and even becoming a father can be difficult too. Nowadays, men are usually aware of how to prevent mental health disorders. They will try some simple steps like getting enough sleep, exercising, getting social support and having healthy ways to deal with stress. However, bad mental health for men is being called a silent crisis that has sneaked into the minds of millions of men.Researches show that men are struggling with being open about mental issues because men are less likely to seek help than women. Usually, men are typically shy concerning health and they may try to deal with their problems through self-medication, drinking alcohol, using drugs and becoming angry. Some men have unique issues regarding mental health. Researchers also estimated that at least six million men suffer from depression, which is an increasing issue each year in the United States and this depression may lead to suicide attempts. However, women attempt more suicides each year but men are more successful in suicides because the methods used by men are more definite. Some young and middle-aged men are hospitalized because of schizophrenia which is a severe mental health disorder for men with symptoms of emotional instability and detachment from reality.Depression in men can often be traced from cultural expectations of the male role. Men are more successful than women and they must restrict their emotions and must know how to control themselves. Male depression is often attributed to issues of self-criticism. “Sexual abuse” are two powerful words with powerful implications. Sexual abuse in men can lead to mental illness complications. Men who are sexually abused experience masculine inadequacy and some may also become confused about their sexual orientation. Social and economic changes have affected family structure and have redefined the role of men within the home and it will cause a big impact to the mental health of men.Men are likely to view partners and friends as a primary health sources. Men also tend to focus more on physical problems and less on deeper emotional issues. Knowing this is only the first step in overcoming mental illnesses. There must be a greater understanding in these kinds of health illnesses for men and it must be taken seriously.Remember that there is a way out of these types of mental issues and do not think that you are alone, you have your family and friends, which you can share and lean on about your problems. There are also available treatments and proper medication so that you can begin to feel better and start a new beginning. Keep in mind that if you have a mental health problem get help and treatment immediately.