It's all very simple; maybe
that's why we've been so confused. Let's break it down to the
elements. Your body is a natural eco-system. The body is part
and parcel of a larger natural eco-system (the earth and it's
environment). When you put natural fuels into your personal eco-system
then your body is going to run smoother, faster and cleaner. It
follows that the foods we put into our personal eco-system should
be as close to their uncorrupted, naturally existing state for
easiest absorption and utilization.
Food is just a fuel source
to power your body and brain. Put something unnatural into it
(synthetic and or processed into such a state as could never exist
in nature... Even cooking is nutritionally detrimental and chemically
corruptive to most foods).
The more we remove foods from their
natural, "alive" states, the more side effects we get
from ingesting them. Those side effects develop into serious diseases
with repetitive of ingestions over time as the body's natural
state of equilibrium is continuously disrupted. Examples of dietary
side effects are indigestion, heartburn, weight gain, certain
cancers, cardiovascular, epidermal, and muscular disease. Etc.).
In order to get more
insight, imagine yourself in your body's place. You are a natural,
self-contained eco-system. A foreign agent enters; let's say it's
a sour cream & onion potato chip (one of my favorites in my
former, less healthy-less happy life). Among several other synthetic
chemicals, they contain hydrogenated oil. Your body is not acquainted
with this artificial molecule. In essence it is forced into a
situation of "What the hell is that and what am I supposed
to do with it?" Your body reacts, often first trying to jettison
what it can't assimilate (i.e. sweating out the toxins through
the skin, passing them through the intestines, carrying them through
the blood and lymph fluids, etc).
Each bodily process of rejection
also has reactions; (that zit you buy all those products to eliminate,
bad breath and other body odors, etc. etc., etc.) Years of repeated
ingestion of elements that cannot be assimilated or completely
rejected lead to more serious bodily reactions. Non-assimilated
and indigestible elements continually passing through and getting
caught within the intestines are a possible cause of cancers here.
The same applies to elements being passed off to the kidneys,
blood, and lymph fluids; possible causes of cancers in those systems
and heart disease.
Now lets relate the microcosm
of the human body eco-system to the macrocosm of the eco-system
of the planet earth. This simple relation forms a way for us to
understand that eating what’s right for our body is also
right for the planet... This forms the basis of my "Personal
Health Conscious Diet is the Environmentally Conscious Diet"
argument. I believe that this argument, among other things, helps
to show that the natural universe makes sense. It is only we humans
that ultimately cause our own problems by acting like spoiled
children and not playing by its rules.
body does not have such negative reactions to foods that are naturally
in a ready to eat state. These are foods already prepared for you
having been cooked all they need to be by the sun. Naturally ready
to eat foods; unless you are naturally allergic to them, are perfect,
easily assimilated energy sources.
As for allergies,
there are many theories as to why allergies occur and are becoming
more widespread; most of them exploring how many allergies are also
a product of man's unbalanced interference in natural systems.
The other thing
that is hard to swallow (literally) for most American's is the subject
of meat eating. Again, let's get down to basics...
digestive tract has little in common in comparison to other carnivores
on this planet. Our Digestive system is most similar to herbivores.
among humans appears to have begun and reoccurred only among tribes
who began to settle in harsher, colder climates where fruits and
vegetables were not always readily available. It may have begun
as a last ditch, desperate need to survive act, during the ice age.
Some anthropologists theorize that the practice of killing other
humans may have begun and developed among the tribes who first killed
other animals to eat. This may have begat murder and war among humans.
you think about my murder theory, the evidence suggests that American's
die of heart disease, colon and prostate cancer and many other diseases
in great numbers because of their love of meat. Our digestive tract
is just plain not set up for it. If we want to continue to argue
with our own biology, well that's up to us.
is that we are not only hurting ourselves with our meatcentric diet.
in our Agriculture pages,
our environment also cannot support this insatiable lust for meat.
And if you think you need meat to have the fit muscular body you've
been taunted with in those gym commercials, you're also wrong. Look
at gorillas, rhino's and other massive land mammals.. Pretty strong.
Not carnivores in the least.
It just makes beautiful
sense that what is good for our bodies is also be good for the environment
that cradles, and gives our body sustenance. Wouldn't it seem like
a dirty trick if that wasn't the case. However, as we continually
pollute our bodies with synthetic, dead, and otherwise man-altered
food products, we pollute the planet as well and give it diseases
which are a direct creation of humanity.
American diet produces a tremendous amount of byproducts and waste.
So, as we are hurting most the ones we love most (ourselves), we
are also biting the hand that feeds (mother earth). How bad do we
need to let things get before we get these messages.
This area of our site will continually
explore these issues and try to provide you with solutions that
benefit you while benefiting all. For more see my article Escape
From The Planet Of The Cows.
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