Do you feel tired or lazy? …often? What if I told you, being lazy isn’t your fault?
How would it alter your outlook on your future? Would you feel hope once again? Would you like to become un-lazy and experience increased energy? It is not completely your fault if you feel tired or lazy. You are being targeted.
If I told you there was a sinister plot to keep you un-motivated and unhealthy, would you believe me? Now that sounds just too far fetched; like a science fiction movie, right?
What if I showed you the evidence; how much of the food we eat, beverages we drink, and household products we use, have slowly entered our body and brain; and have caused great harm.
I am not attempting to communicate the idea that this damage was done on purpose. In most likelihood, it resulted as an unintentional consequence of our industrial revolution, modern manufacturing methods, and large scale food production.
In any case, the fact remains these methods of manufacturing food, beverages, and household products have created many by-products and ingredients that damage the intricate balance of systems within our human body.
In an effort to cut costs and boost profits, new methods were sought to develop and utilize.
Starting in the 1950’s with the invention of plastic, innovative science developed new chemicals to be used as materials and processing agents. Over the last several decades, the constant exposure to these chemicals has resulted in an over-accumulation in our environment and in what we eat and drink.
The chemical runoff from industrial production flows into the soil where we grow our food. Seeds are genetically modified and planted into soil to become food. Much of this food is fed to animals. The feed becomes part of their body. When we eat these animals, we too intake the genetically modified food, and it become part of us.
Large scale non-organic plant producers use many pesticides. When we eat plants with pesticides, the pesticides become part of us, especially affecting the brain; acting as neurotoxins.
Damage is not limited to only chemical exposure.
The refining of ingredients (by removing the husk or bran) to add shelf life to processed food products, eliminates the natural, inherently healthy ingredients from whole food products such as flour and rice, leaving us under-nourished.
We didn’t learn until a few decades later how removing the bran would impact our health and brain function.
During the 1980’s as fat became a four letter word, and we were all persuaded by the media and marketing that fat was bad, unhealthy, and made us fat; food manufacturers responding by removing fat and replacing it with sugar to enhance the flavor.
Fat in food tastes good. It adds creaminess and richness. When you remove fat, what remains? Flavorless cardboard remains. To make foods palatable and taste good, refined sugar was added.
Here began a new era of processed food.
Over time as we continued adding preservatives, artificial colors, artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, and increasing the amount of sugar used; the damage intensified.
The damage displays itself in many forms: low energy, brain fog, attention deficit, auto-immune disease, thyroid issues, intestinal permeability, diabetes, Alzheimers, gastro-intestinal problems, heart disease, stroke, etc. The inception of almost every disease can be attributed to what we do or do not put inside our mouth.
Yes, genetics do play a part. But food choices and the environment play a greater role; they can literally activate or prevent disease. It depends upon what you eat and what exposure you have to chemicals. If you have poor genetics, it’s like having a loaded gun; Poor food and environment choices pull the trigger. If you eat well and avoid an unhealthy environment, it’s like never pulling the trigger.
We are now witnessing a resurgence to truth.
Not all Fat is bad. Fats are necessary for health, especially in the brain. However, the type of fat is important. There are healthy fats and unhealthy fats.
Not all sugars are bad. Some are naturally occurring and some are refined. Some are artificially created in a laboratory.
Not all protein is good. Some types of protein activate disease and some do not.
We as consumers must learn the differences if we are going to take an active role in our health.
Medicine is big business. Food production is a huge industry. Marketing, advertising, product packaging design, are all carefully tailored to appeal to our senses and influence us to buy.
Do we realize when we are being targeted and persuaded? Most of us do not. One third of the airtime for our favorite television programs are devoted to advertising. For every hour of tv time, about 20 minutes is devoted to ads. Don’t believe me? Time it for yourself the next time you watch tv. Prove it to yourself. Track how many minutes of every hour spent on television is used towards advertising.
And advertising is not limited to only in-between program segments.
Much promotion also takes place during the airing of the program itself. As an example, have you ever noticed how much alcohol is consumed on Big Bang Theory? Our kids watch this show. How much influence will Penny and the gang have on our children? If our children grow up thinking drinking alcohol daily at every meal and social opportunity is normal, how will that influence their choices as adults?
How powerful is advertising? Very powerful. It’s a multi billion dollar industry. 190 billion dollars were spent in 2016 alone. 190 million dollars to do what? Sell products, persuade decision-making, sway opinion, and promote a brand image.
It’s too bad that 190 billion dollars wasn’t instead spent on nutrition education and human health.
If every single person, became educated about how their human body functions and how best to care for it with food and healthy living habits, I am fully convinced we could reverse disease rates. Cancer would become nearly nonexistent and heart disease would stop being the number one killer of mankind in the US.
Do you recognize the daily battle you encounter every step you take? Are you aware of the influences impacting you every day of your life? The images, subtle hints, even obvious dramatic ones?
We were influenced in kindergarten and grade school into believing “Milk does a body good.”
Do you now know, we were lied to? Oops, I meant to say “influenced”. As I sit here writing this, I think back to all the scientific studies I’ve read. There is overwhelming evidence to the contrary – Milk DOES NOT do a body good. In fact, it harms. Did you know that? Milk harms our children and grandchildren.
Did you know in the 1940’s the US government subsidized milk advertising to create increased demand for milk? In 1946, the National School Lunch Act was passed into law and mandated that every lunch include 1/2 to 2 pints of milk? In 1983 The Dairy Production Stabilization Act of 1983 (Dairy Act) authorized a national producer program for dairy product promotion, research, and nutrition education to increase human consumption of milk and dairy products and reduce milk surpluses.
The ongoing promotion to “increase demand for milk” has not stopped. Even though we have overwhelming amounts of science, showing that milk has been linked to Type 1 diabetes, prostate cancer, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis or other auto-immune diseases, and how casein (the main protein in dairy foods) has been shown to promote cancer, increase blood cholesterol and atherosclerotic plaque; the sales pitch and attempt to sway public opinion continues.
And they start with our kids at school!
Science has shown fresh spinach is a better source of calcium than milk. Yet milk is still cited as being a rich source of calcium in advertising. (I request spinach be given equal time in our schools.)
If we are going to war, and believe me; We are at war
We as consumers need to know what we are up against. Who cares about our health? Who cares only about increasing sales and making large profits?
Have you ever thought about why we don’t see more advertising for Brussel sprouts? Or zucchini and other plant-based foods? The answer is quite simple really. Companies cannot hold exclusive rights or patent on foods that occur naturally in the wild. The plants would have to be invented or discovered in a controlled environment in order to be patented and controlled.
If I spent money to advertise the benefits of Brussel sprouts, it would benefit everyone who grows or sells Brussel sprouts. I would not be able to have exclusive control and exclusive rights to profits made from growing or selling Brussel sprouts. Therefore, there is very little incentive in advertising Brussel sprouts.
On the other hand, if I just invented the best tasting, most original looking cracker, I could retain exclusive ownership rights and solely benefit from all sales and profit made. There is much incentive in advertising my new cracker.
I hope you will follow my blog. I hope you’ll join MHAWA, to get educated about your body and learn how to best care for it. Learn how to reverse the damage done inside your body, halt laziness, and restore natural energy production within the cells. I hope you will share this and what you’ve learned with a friend.
My purpose in life, the reason I was placed here, at this time, on this planet: To inspire you to gain knowledge, guide you to scientific truth, encourage you along the way, and give you hope for a new future and better health; to experience vibrant life.
My personal mission statement: Inspire Hope – Share Knowledge – Guide & Encourage
The China Study, T. Colin Campbell, PhD and Thomas M. Campbell II, MD, BenBella Books 2005.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) “National Dairy Promotion & Research Program: Overview, Structure, and History,” usda.gov (accessed Oct. 16, 2007)