«Health is not everything, but without health everything is nothing.»
Hello, young Padawan
Continuation and conclusion of my philosophical thought in 2 parts on healthy foods. And yeah, food can also be philosophical, you’re a bit surprise arent’t you? (or not, lol). Even though food will never do everything, it is nevertheless an essential part of health. Be careful; it will shake hard on the minds today.
We will focus here on different types of food, our choices, but especially on what is essential if we want to sustain or recover the health of a 14-year-old. I said health, not mind, do not worry (I have to confess to you that the intellect of your faithful servant has remained at this golden age though. You better understand my bad jokes now?)
Between low carb, high carb, vegan, vegetarian, paleo, raw, half-cooked (nan I’m kidding, ed) … we do not know what to do. You have tried almost everything, and you do not feel any major difference in your body. You still tired? I am not surprised.
Health does not lie in the label of your diet. What matters is to give your body what it needs, which suits it. I said to your body, not to your head, and that makes all the difference. Your body does not want chips or chocolates (I know, you hate me, I love you too, ed). It looks good, but your body mainly needs fruits, vegetables, oilseeds, etc. We’ll talk about it again in a future article.
Micronutrients collapse worryingly
A quick definition of what micronutrients are, just in case. Go Wiki, your turn to play: “Nutrients without energy value, but vital for our body. They include vitamins, minerals and trace elements “(source: Wikipedia).
Micronutrients, which are in my opinion much more essential than basic macronutrients (FYI: carbohydrates/proteins/lipids, ed) since they still are everywhere. The micronutrients are indeed increasingly absent from industrial agriculture, but ridiculously mediocre when grown out of season with soil-less cultivation methods. Are you a little tired? Look no further; part of the answer is probably there. Should I remind you of the “apple situation”? To have the micronutrients of an apple of 1950 one would have to eat a hundred today; yes, I’m repeating myself, but it’s essential to have these notions today.
It is not indeed the type of diet that matters, but the nutritional quality. If you’ve been trying all your life to follow this method or that trick diet to try to get back into shape, you’ve missed the target. Or as they say at golf (or at Vegas after a long alcoholic night): “you missed the hole” (yes, this one is terrible, pardon my French, ed). But good news: It’s never too late to get started.
Our micronutrient capital
When one is born, one arrives with a different capital according to each human being. The weaker the parents are, of course, the weaker the child’s capital will be, and so on. This capital, improved or worsened with our choice of lives and food choices, makes it take more or less time to demineralize, to devitalize. What makes fatigue and diseases arrive more or less later depending on the individual.
If you are already tired when you wake up in the morning, have trouble managing a jet lag or a shorter night’s sleep (I said one, not ten), if you wake up regularly between 3 am and 4:30 am (my article on the liver will be translated soon, ed), or finally if you feel tired in the morning, but really more energetic in the evening: these are signs that your body is exhausted in micronutrients.
Should I remind you of last week’s article where I explained that from the beginning of humanity to the 50s’ generation, we all naturally ate organic, local, unprocessed, seasonal and that it was among other things why we were in much better health in 1950 than we are at the same ages, despite advances in medicine?
You can see a lot of studies on the internet about it, Google is your BFF, but if we do not move, we running right into the catastrophe. According to the most realistic forecasts, one in three children will have autism by 2030 (yes, pesticides are clearly implicated in autism, ed), plus no human baby boy will have enough sperm to reproduce in 2050. It’s tomorrow. Just go on google and read the findings of scientists at the various environmental seminars that take place every year for that. The reports are mostly public. It’s far from a secret.
Once again the Earth, when humanity is extinct, will be better and life will resume perfectly without us, in a few thousand years it will be settled, there will be no more pollution, no more problem. It remains to know what we want, what you want for your children, your little children. If the environmental issue does not affect (not enough?), It may be time to convince our peers with speeches like this one.
Whose fault is it?
I’m just doing another umpteenth reminder of my previous article: Before the war: 100% of the products were organic, local, seasonal, and almost 100% homemade. Indeed, if the macro nutritional content of fruits and vegetables has not changed so much, the nutritional micro has itself dropped in free fall.
Do you want a gore image to understand fully? In 70 years, it has been a parachute jump, without the parachute. Do you see the picture? In firefighter jargon, it’s called a pizza, and believe me, it’s not nice to see it from below.
So why are we inflict such food atrocities to ourselves? Because we do not want to invest our hard-earned salary in our health so that we can buy things and hobbies instead? Because we think we do not have time to organize differently? Is it not time to think seriously about what our priorities should be? Indeed, at the risk of making me calling a boring old lady: without health no hobby. In other words: no arms, no chocolate.
Whose fault is it? To the pesticides. To the industrial agriculture set up after the WW2. By the way, do you know how they invented pesticides? No? Come on, really?! And hang on to your underpants: They had huge amounts of unused chemical weapons left in WW2, and they did not know what to do with them. So they had (logically … Ugh, I’m coming back after my stroke, ed) the idea of putting them in the fields because they noticed that it did kill not only humans but also many other things. But hey, a little too much, oops. Weeds, of course, but also all the life that was in the soil. “But wait, George, did you see the bucks we’re making?” “Yeah, you’re right Henry, we say nothing and make money, we don’t care anyway, we’ll be dead when they see the truth came out”.
Today, the soils on which fruits and vegetables of conventional agriculture grow are dead. No more insects, no more life, no more nutrients. They are compact, hard and lifeless kinds of blocks. Like a lunar soil. Shall I remind you how many people live on the moon? There you go!
It’s a shame because it is from soil (animal and plant) that plants recover their micronutrients. If you want to know a little more about it, I refer you to Mr. and Mrs. Bourguignon’s Youtube video, agricultural engineers who have been trying to alert us for years. It’s in French, but I think you can add the youtube subtitle in English.
So we can thank Monsanto and his colleagues, thank governments for allowing such atrocities and our politics all over the world to make fun of its citizens because they are afraid to stand up in front of giants of the industry that became so powerful that they are almost stronger than our nations.
Thanks to the human stupidity of seeing the money before public health.
And us in all that, what do we do? We move. Otherwise, we will pay dearly. And I do not talk about your wallet but your health (Although if you live in a country without social security yes it will hurt both, ed).
We can no longer afford the luxury of economizing
Economizing knowledge. Today we must have a minimum of nutritional knowledge because, given the state of what we eat, the time for optimization has come. It is crucial to know where to find what you need, why and how. For that you can count on me, we have already talked about anti-inflammatory diet, liver, intestines, anti-cancer nutrition and so on, knowing that of course, many other items will arrive in English. I’m as hot as a fifty-year-old married guy in front of a Vegas waitress (just kidding of course, much hotter than that! ed). Eat effectively so that your body finds everything it needs (and again, I do not speak macro, but micronutrients, ed).
Economizing the quality of the product. If you eat shit, you’ll have shitty health. That’s it; I had to get it out of my chest, your faithful servant had a heavy heart about it.
That said, you do what you want, and I respect you if you choose daily suicide, but today it’s time to open a wide and loud mouth for collective awareness. For me, for you, for us, for tomorrow. When I talk about good products, it is about quality, not price. If you really calculate you will see that to get your veggie basket from an agricultural cooperative is not expensive, even cheaper, and the nutrient level you’ll get is without comparison. We just have to change our habits.
Economizing self-knowledge. To know how the human body works is great, but to understand how precisely your body works is essential. You know how your coffee machine works, your phone, but not your body? Is not it time to (finally) meet this body which is indeed part of the great family of humans, but is nevertheless unique? We’ll talk about it later if you’re interested.
What solutions can be found to improve the nutrient intake?
A return to the basics
Eat organic (or with the least possible pesticides like the farmer’s corner, an agricultural cooperative, etc.).
Eat local as much as possible and especially: seasonal. The least transformed possible, it goes without saying so let’s say it anyway. And the richest possible, but not in fat, carbohydrates or proteins because these three you find them everywhere: the richest possible in micronutrients, of course.
In general, focus on your contributions of minerals (very often forgotten) and vitamins.
Why eating seasonal fruits and vegetables? There is a biological reason for this. Winter vegetables, like squash, for example, are more dense, helping us better fight the cold, and cucumbers and watermelons are here to hydrate us in the summer. Nature is well made.
You can also, according to the seasons, bring to your body vegetable juices rich in minerals like celery branch, beetroot, fennel … with a slow juicer, or eat dates for example (two or three per day are enough).
And this is the end of the duet of articles where I have a heavy heart, where I want to shake the coconut tree, I wonder what the media mainstream are for, they do not talk about it.
And I will come back next week, a little less serious but no less useful, with joy, smile, and nasty jokes as always, because we are worth it, of course.
Altruistic kisses XO 🥥
Youtube Video about Lydia et Claude Bourguignon’s work
Brian Halweil for The organic center
Anne‐Marie Mayer (Independent Researcher, Devon, UK) British Food Journal
P. J. WHITE and M. R. BROADLEY, The Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology
UC Davis MIND Institute study finds association between maternal exposure to agricultural pesticides, autism in offspring
Temporal trends in sperm count: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis