It can be very confusing and frustrating at times for people to hear that nothing is good for them anymore. No matter what you decide to eat, someone has to come and pick a hole in it and send you back to the drawing board. Well, it’s time to end the confusion and understand why your food may be hurting you, and the ways you can work around it.
To consume food with a high level of vitamins, minerals, probiotics, and enzymes, there must be a strong soil nutrient profile that supports production of high quality food.
This is a big fat black mark on the majority of farms today.
Since ‘Big Ag’ became mainstream and decided it needed to feed the globe, soil conditions around the world have been deteriorating at a rapid rate due to the focus on optimizing output and not optimizing quality.
What does a farmer do to optimize yields?
Continuous cropping for more harvests
Apply synthetic fertilizers for bigger crops
Apply herbicides prior to planting, and in the early stages of crop development to ‘choke out weeds’
Apply pesticides at finishing stages to kill inconvenient insects who are ‘eating up’ their yields
All of these processes may increase yields, but it also weakens the soil nutrient profile which results in food of inferior quality and taste. This will hurt your ability to get the nutrients you need, and also subjects you to chemical residue.
If you want to avoid food grown in poor soil conditions, start your own organic garden to meet some of your families requirements, or support a small, local farmer who does not utilize any of the above practices with regards to soil treatment.
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)
“A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. The foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans. Because this involves the transfer of genes, GMO’s are also known as “transgenic” organisms.”
“GMO’s are currently in the vast majority of processed foods in the United States. While they are banned as food ingredients in Europe and elsewhere, the FDA does not even require the labeling of GMO’s in food ingredient lists. If you buy food from a regular restaurant or supermarket – you’re probably eating genetically modified foods.”
So are GMO’s dangerous? According to the Academy of Environmental Medicine, they are:
“Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food,” including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system.”
GMO’s are a big social experiment with potentially dire consequences for our food supply. Genetic Roulette – The Movie
If you don’t want to be a part of this experiment, know the top GMO foods to watch for and look for specific ‘Non-GMO’ labelling or farmers that you can trust to limit your exposure to GM foods.
Herbicides, Pesticides, and Fertilizers
How would you like if I sprayed chemicals all over your body? Do you think it might make you ‘sick’, and result in toxicity and destruction of essential nutrients in your body?
Now you know how the plants sprayed by them feel.
The logical point to be made here is that injecting chemicals (synthetic fertilizers) into the soil, on top of it (pre-emergent herbicides), and then on the plants at early stages (post emergent herbicides), and potentially at the finishing stages (pesticides), well, it’s a wee bit much, isn’t it?
Continuously consuming foods that are absorbing these chemicals is a sure fire way to increase your toxin load.
If you don’t want to consume traces of noxious chemicals, simply grow your own food naturally, or find a farmer or label that assures you the food is clean and/or organic (free of any chemical based product).
Antibiotics and Hormones
Now, if consuming plant based food depleted of nutrients and riddled with GMO’s and chemicals wasn’t enough, how about eating animals who consume these plants AND also get injected with antibiotics and hormones?