I don’t know what to call it, but I want to almost ‘politically’ change the system of food available for us to buy. The government always tells people to eat more fruit and vegetables for our health, but fruit and vegetables filled with artificial sprays, fertilisers, pesticides, and a load of other ‘stuff’. So when you turn to organic foods, because logically, you want the natural stuff God made, without any addition, it’s expensive. So if the government spent a little more on the quality of the food we eat (promoting more organic foods), they may gradually spend less on health care because people will have more quality health. In fact, I think that if developed countries spent less on military services, and more on people’s well being through good food, it could drastically change the health of individuals. For example, the US spend $663 billion on the military, according to the Department of Defence and apparently one week of US military spending can get rid of world hunger. What I’m trying to say is money is not a problem, but where we put our money is.
Some people don’t think it’s too important to consume organic. I’m sorry, but artificial additions to the food nature provided us is creepy. It’s not only creepy, but it may spike certain allergies to people or be the cause of health issues that may show up later in their lives.
I started reading about raw milk because apparently the milk we drink is ‘dead’, due to the pasteurisation that kills all the good nutrients, that makes it essentially a liquid with sugar dissolved in it. Raw milk also has soooo many benefits, (I put a link about it below) and it’s illegal in some places. Really? What’s going on with governments? But then I read that raw milk is safer when it’s organic and from jersey cows because they are the older breeds who don’t have a certain mutation in their cells that most new breeds have. So I searched online for organic, raw jersey milk and it was £3 a litre plus a delivery charge. That’s crazy, I can’t afford that. At the same time, milk is one of the most consumed substances on the planet, so investing in some good milk is important.
Benefits of raw milk:
Lately I have also been researching indigenous foods because back in the day, indigenous tribes had health that enabled them to bath in cold water in winter and they had amazing physical strength all because they depended on nature. Their knowledge was able to sustain ecological food systems and take care of their family 7 generations ahead. As colonisation came along, their health started to decline because they were introduced to overly processed and refined foods and the produce of healthy indigenous foods that could benefit the whole world dropped. For example, millet (a hign protein grain that helps to lower cholesterol) growing by the Kondh tribe in India has dropped 63%, from 500,000 hectares to 200,000 hectares in 2008 for a government subsidised rice programme offering refined white rice. As far as I know, that would happen because developed countries want white rice, why on earth would they want the healthy millet?! Now the Kondh community suffers from even more malnutrition. It’s not their fault, they want the food they relied on for thousands of years. Ironically, while the modern, Western diet is being inflicted on indigenous tribes, the indigenous foods and diets are being recommended by dieticians.
Now, I’m not totally healthy like it seems, but I strongly want us to reconnect to the foods we used to eat thousands of years ago before industrialisation, colonisation or modernisation came because at that time, people were more focused on their health rather than money. That’s a personal opinion. I think that in the modern world, people want to climb this ladder of ‘success’, meaning go to university, get out, find a job, get money, get more money and get a big house, forgetting all about health. It’s all part of the bland, ordinary, constant, and repetitive system.
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I applaud this. I think it would be fantastic to rediscover food and eat in a way that our bodies are being nurtured. I’m looking forward to reading more about what you’ve found
Thank you! I will definitely be writing more about this in the future, as soon as my exams are over! 🙂