Food is the fuel that powers the physical body. This is in turn the transport which contains the other bodies – the emotional, mental and spiritual. Without a well-functioning physical body we cannot attain the full human experience. Unfortunately that is where most people on the planet are at – running a poorly functioning physical body and an incomplete human experience.
Food is alive. Humans live in symbiosis with the Animal Kingdom, the Vegetable Kingdom and the Mineral Kingdom. Each needs the other. As we eat food so bacteria eat us. As we die our bodies decompose and act as food for the creatures of the Earth. Vegetarians note – it’s not just animals that are alive. Plants are too.
But we humans have taken it upon ourselves to step outside the perfection we were born into and develop our own foodstuffs, via genetic modification. And you know this can only be a bad thing when the language has to be perverted to cope. The growing of food is no longer agriculture. It is agribusiness.
GM foods contain zero Chi. For Chi, read spirit, cosmos, the Force, the Field. GM foods might fill your belly, but it will never give your body what it really needs. Here is an example of how science solves one problem and creates two more. Through GM foods we are offered the solution to world hunger, yet in the process more illness, sickness and disease is created. We might live longer, but we are ill and rely more and more on the medical establishment to calm the symptoms of the problem we have created for ourselves.
The common response whenever GM – or any food issue – is raised is ‘Why isn’t everybody ill, if this stuff is so bad?’ The answer is simple. Everyone is different. Individual reactions to GM foods will vary from person to person. And many reactions may not be instant.
So what is to be done?
If we want to live a healthy, GM free life then there are genuine practical and economic obstacles. But if we recognise the problem then it’s just a case of taking some baby steps. Here are some ideas, not very radical in themselves but if implemented on a large scale would bring a revolution:
Avoid supermarkets. These establishments are not in the business of helping us, supporting us, establishing a community or lightening our load. They are in the business of extracting as much cash from us as possible. Never pretend that their motives are otherwise.
Stop shopping on price alone. Yes, that’s a hard one, but understand that when Product X is £1.50 in the posh shop, but 87p in the cheap shop regardless of what the label says it is probably not the same product! We always get what we pay for.
Grow your own. The difference in colour, taste and texture between carrots from your garden and those from the supermarket is obvious. In what way can garden grown be anything but better for you?
Eat varied. If we must – and sometimes it’s just unavoidable – eat GM and processed food then make it a rarity. Unless you are completely dairy intolerant, little harm will come from drinking one glass of milk containing Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone, but a glass every day is asking for trouble. The poison is in the dose. Eat as wide a variety of fresh foods as possible to prevent toxic build up.
Forget about Five-a-Day (or any other shiny government initiative). Everyone is different. One person needs five a day, the next person needs nine a day! Their needs will vary over time, depending on the lifestyle and energy demands of each individual person. A desire – within reason – for a certain food is our body guiding us to what we need.
Forget about perfect health. Everyone is different. Everyone has different energy levels, needs a different amount and type of sleep, and a different level of fluid intake. There is no standard human form to which we all must fit. Everyone is a freak. Everyone is disabled in some way. It’s simply a matter of whether you have the health to do what you need to do.
Food is such an emotive subject. That is because it matters. And if this blog makes you scream ‘But I haven’t got the time!’ then consider that it might be a case of paying in time and effort now, or in illness later. That is a realisation I have only recently attained.