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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Modern Nutrition

The problems of modern nutrition extend from the soil and farmer to the processing plant and advertisers, to the grocery store and consumer, and sadly, often the doctor's office.

When man abandoned the forest and began to form villages, his food habits changed. He wasn't roaming around any more, eating what was available and moving to correspond with the changing seasons or the migration and movements of animals. He began to live permanently in a confined space - not eating what could be gathered, but instead what could be cultivated and stored.
Domesticated grain, for example, having had to adapt to new environments at lower elevations and closer to water, lost it's ability to disperse its seeds and became totally dependent on man. Man in turn became dependent on his plants - leading to the development of farming communities.

Though man's newly domesticated food was limited, it was no longer necessary to spend time chasing after animals or organizing his life around the search for food. Time and energy could now be turned to exploring man's potential for creativity and understanding. But farming practices often involved continual repetition of crops, gradually depleting the soil. As soil became exhausted, the quality of food declined.

Tissue breakdown and disease result from dietary deficiencies. Tooth decay, deformities in the facial bones, crowding of teeth and malformed dental arches -which have been correlated to lower IQ's, personality disturbances and higher incidences of degenerative diseases.

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