Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What and Why...In a Nutshell...

So what are traditional foods and how do they fit into the scheme of things.

In a nutshell they are real foods.

But foods prepared the way they were prepared years and years ago.

Before there was mass production of food. Before food companies were giant corporations. Before supermarkets. Before transfats, high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, and artifical colorings or flavorings.

Because before all of that people had a much closer relationship with their food than they do today.

People grew it and figured out how to keep it and they slaughtered it if it was moving.

Dairy products were raw, vegetables were often times fermented, and grains were likely soaked.

So why go back to all of that?

Well people were healthier.

In our time one in three people dies of cancer, one in three suffers from allergies, one in ten have ulcers, and one in five are mentally ill. And arthritis, multiple sclerosis, digestive disorders, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's, epilepsy, and chronic fatigue are occuring at alarming rates while our young people are also plagued with learning disabilities such as dyslexia and hyperactivite.

These are conditions which were very rare only a generation or two ago.

Something is not right.

And I think it has to do with the food we consume. Or what seems to pass for food these days.

Anyways that's the what and the why if it. Tomorrow I'll tell you about the who of it.

And that is the gal's view for today.

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