Nature is a powerful mechanism. Humans have interacted with nature for millennia, nurtured our bodies with its foods and naturally followed our cravings, which is our body’s way of telling us what it needs to get back into balance. We have learned to use foods for healing and balancing. With the introduction of agriculture and large amounts of grains to our diet, health, average life span and body height actually declined until we figured out how to prepare those foods to better nourish our bodies. In all cultures, however, people became knowledgeable about using food in regaining optimal health. That’s using Real Food, which contain real nutrients and have been prepared to maximize their nutritional quality and minimize anti-nutrients.
It’s a very simple formula: eat whole real food. Prepare food properly. Listen to your body’s messages and learn from the wisdom of your ancestors. The latter is becoming more difficult, because things have started to break down in the last 3-4 generations. What happened?
Industrialization. Food Giants. GMO. Food Additives. Food Politics. Food Marketing. I could spend an entire year of posts on what happened: we became disconnected from real food and the wisdom of our ancestors. It’s been several generations since whole local foods were properly and seasonally prepared in the home. Having to read food labels is not natural. Neither is “learning” from advertisements and believing “research” sponsored by food giants. The problem is, where do we go for knowledge? Whom do we trust?