Where does real health begin? In the soil.
The soil is something that is overlooked by almost everybody in the health industry. Funny thing is that it is possibly the most important factor when it comes to us reaching optimum health. The soil is the foundation that all else is built upon. If we have poor soils we have poor food and in turn we have poor health.
As Einstein said
“Do you think you can really know and practice effective nutrition without knowledge of and management of the soil?”
Soil is the circle of life.
All life comes from the soil and all life goes back to the soil. It always follows this pattern unless we humans start to interfere with how Mother Nature intended it all to be.
The cycle of life starts with micro-organisms which feed on the natural fertilizer of the soil called humus. Humus, which is made up dead organic matter. These micro-organisms feed the grass. The luscious grass in turn feeds the zebra with all the nutrients required to develop healthily. The zebra feeds the lion. Because the zebra ate a healthy forage packed full off vitamins and minerals. Obtained from the grass the lion is in turn getting all the vitamins and minerals it needs to survive and be healthy. The lion then eventually dies and the micro-organism feed on the lion. They excrete all the vitamins and minerals that came from the soil in the first place back into the soil. Then the circle is completed and starts again.
Mother nature got it right first time.
Have you ever heard of a zebra getting a heart attack?
Or a lion with high cholesterol or diabetes or cancer? No!
That is because they do not screw with Mother Nature. They live as they were intended to live and eat as they were intended to eat. It is only man and to be more specific man in “developed” countries that are plagued with these diseases.
Why do you think this is the case?
Might it be because we are trying to play god? Processing cheap CRAP that we claim to be food and then feeding it to the population. If it has not come from the ground or cannot be grown then it is not food and it should not be put in your mouth.
No wrath like a mothers.
You can only push Mother so far before she hits back. Let’s be honest here we all know that is never a nice experience. Well Mother Nature is no different and is going to hit us back eventually too. We will be the ones that lose that battle. So unless we open our eyes and see how we are ruining our life source, we will ruin all life.
By 1937 in the U.S 61% of all farmable top soil had been lost. I am scared to investigate into what that figure is today. How have we lost so much of our soils? Urbanization and conventional farming methods!!
Commercial farming mines minerals from the soil by stripping plants from the soils. If there is a lack of variety in the forage the soil will be mineral deficient because plants produce mineral balance. The so called weeds that grow in our fields are there for a purpose. They provide the vitamins, minerals and enzymes that are missing from the soil can be put back into the soil and re-balance it.
But what do we do with these plants we regard as weeds? We spray them and kill them!
In the U.S in 1945 20 thousand pounds of chemicals were used on the soil. In the year 2000 2 billion pounds of chemicals were used. Guess what happened in that time, crop losses have doubled.
By using all these chemicals and fertilizers you kill micro-organisms. Along with the electrical potential of the soil. Plants become addicted to chemical fertilizers because there are no nutrients in the soil for them to feed on. They end up sucking all the toxins and garbage from the soil because it has nothing else to eat. Parasites attack these plants because mother nature see them as garbage. We spray the parasites to kill them and we kill some more micro-organisms.
Eventually we end up with desert.
The Romans when they were conquering the world knew this. When they conquered a town the first job the soldiers were given was to go out into the fields and salt all the fields. Killing the soil therefore making the people have to come to them to get their food.
What do we use as fertilizer on our soil today? NPK fertilizer which is the same as salt. We are conquering ourselves here people!! NPK fertilizers also kill the earth worm that is so valuable to the health of the soil. These chemicals that we continuously spray on our food and in our fields do not just have an effect on the soil. The same chemicals attack your hormonal system and immune system as well.
Poor soil leads to the wheel of death and disease.
Poor soil will lead to poor forage full of chemicals which will lead to sick animals. They are eating this mineral and nutrient deficient forage. Man will then eat this sick animal and we get sick as well. So it should not come as a shock to you to learn that in the U.S in 2009 14 million dollars were spent each minute on health care.
If this is a shock to you let me explain. Because of our farming techniques our soils are nutrient deficient our plants are nutrient deficient and our animals are nutrient deficient. When we consume food it takes 55%-75% of the nutrients in that food to get it through your digestive system. Now if we keep eating nutrient deficient foods we will end up running on a deficit. That 55%-75% is going to be used up no matter what. The remainder left over is not going to be enough to enable us to run all our other bodily functions and systems.
So what do you want to sacrifice for eating this CRAP food? Your
- Immune system?
- Hormonal system?
- Reproductive system?
The problem gets worse
There is another problem with these nutrient deficient soils and plants. That is the nutrient deficient animals that are feeding on these forages. The forage they consume is not providing them with all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients required. As a result they will not develop the correct amino acids in their meats. Also because the forage is nutrient deficient it has to be supplemented with industrial feeds. These feeds are full of toxins which end up being stored in the fat of the animal. So these toxins that the animal has eaten from this feed is in the food chain. You are now eating these toxins and it is packed with neurogenic toxins. These toxins attack your nervous system and your hormonal system.
So now are we getting the picture? Mess with the earth and you mess with your health.
Find an organic farmer who runs a farm like a farm should be run. Looking after his soil, no chemicals used on the land, diversity in the forage with healthy and happy animals. Some people say that this type of farming is unsustainable. Wake up people and open those eyes.
Look at China for a country of that size it only has 14% of its land mass suitable for farming. But look at how many people they feed from that 14%.
There was a study done over 21 years that tested soils. They found that there was an 85% increase in micro-organisms on organically farmed fields over this 21 years opposed to the conventionally farmed fields.
People argue that organic food costs too much. Do I need to remind you of the figure I mentioned earlier about how much people spend on health care in the U.S.
As Joel Salatin says
“You think organic is expensive, have you priced cancer lately”.
The right genes.
That is why good nutrition is so important. Within our genes we have the capability to be healthy or to develop any disease you can think of. It all depends on the environment they are exposed to and the chemical signals they receive from us.
Good nutrition is what enables us to express all of our genetic strengths. While suppressing those weaknesses that we don’t ever what to raise their heads.
So what is good nutrition?
Real food!! If you can’t grow it, it is not food and should not be eaten.
When it comes to health it is not a case of what you should take but a case of what you should take away. All C.R.A.P foods. Carbohydrates, which we eat far too much of. When I say carbohydrates I am talking about the likes of bread, pasta, spaghetti. Refined foods sugars etc. Additives and Preservatives. Look at the ingredient list of the next thing you buy and see how many words are on the list that you can’t pronounce.
If you have a well near your home take advantage of this beautiful asset. With a safe to use well the water from will provide your body and immune system with homeopathic doses of the environment. This will enable you to build an effective immune system to deal with your environment.
As is above is below.
Healthy food means a healthy soil. The same for you, healthy mind, healthy gut. If you have problems with mental clarity or mental stability look to your gut and look at what you are putting into it. Once you get this right all else will follow suit.