Life and Health - Insights and Solutions.
Some pundits argue that we are living at the end of the world.
Our consumption seems boundless as we strip the earth of its assets, we argue
and make war in the name of our beliefs or for possessions. Global warming, conflict and new diseases continue to wreck havoc on
civilisation while at a more personal level the degradation of our food supplies
undermines our health and large sectors of the population have come to rely on
array of chemical formulations to stay alive.
New Hope for the Unwell
One of the most exciting turnarounds that is affecting the health of a
minority is a proof that food really is our best medicine.
There are innumerable reports of individuals suffering from cancers and other
degenerative diseases who have experienced complete recovery by adopting
natural, organic whole food diets. learn more.
The Decline of Health Care
In New Zealand as with many other countries, health care has become a commodity and the citizens
as consumers are increasingly ill informed despite the
improvements in information technology.
Perhaps our biggest disease is apathy, we are far more concerned with paying off the latest gadget than being interested in the declining state of our nation
despite the warning signs such as the sharp decline in fertility and the increasing expense of health care and education.
The cost living is increasing and while business focus is on the price of oil, what affects most people is the increasing cost of food, healthcare and education.
For the affluent, this means little, but for the average citizen it has far
reaching consequences. As the cost of living rises, one area people often seek
to make savings in is with food.
In hard times, many will eat a little less or eat foods that cost less. Lower
cost often means lower quality and as regulation is lax, low quality food
will be saturated with chemicals and be detrimental to your families health.
Many processed foods are laden with preservatives and fillers with very little food value and they may be manufactured from residues of the original products
or leftovers from another manufacturing process and an even worse probability is that cheap processed food may be made with genetically modified products or
contaminated with agricultural and industrial chemicals.
The Hidden Consequences
While consuming cheap foods may help to stretch your dollar further, the consequences of poor quality foods will be gradual reduction in the quality of
life, a higher incidence of disease and a lower life expectancy.
Surviving hard times
Establish the goal of self sufficiency - one of the fist things to do is to begin growing some of your own food and cooperating with your neighbours to
produce and share food and recourses.
Herbs and fresh leafy greens are easy to grow and they can be grown in small garden plots and in containers on balconies. Fresh herbs provide flavour as well
as vitamins and mineral and have a mild therapeutic value.
Common weeds such as dandelion, chick weed, purslane and fat hen, even some garden flowers can be eaten and look for other wild foods specific you your
When preparing food, up to 50% can be bulk, i.e. grains like rice,
quinoa and buckwheat, and tubers like potato,
kumara (sweet potato) & yams. Tubers are very easy to grow.
Food for thought:
The only absolute certainty is that of a closed mind
According to A World Health Organisation report, over 80% of the worlds
population relies on traditional medicines which are largely plant based
for their primary healthcare needs.
One of civilizations most useful and widely used materials used in
almost every human activity, but is plastic a deadly killer that is slowly
killing us all,
The Fluoride debate
This substance is an industrial waste that the public has been sold as a cure
for tooth decay. But it does not prevent tooth decay, but it keeps people
comfortably numb and may contribute to suicides.
Natural Weight Loss
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The bust that you don't want - yes men's breasts or man boobs are sending
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What's Afflicting Us:
Pompholox is a debilitating affliction of the hands and feet. No one
knows the cause, but allergies certainly play a role and with patience and
perseverance, the condition can be overcome
Also known as canker sores, these sores in the mouth appear on the soft
tissues inside the mouth, most commonly in young adults aged 15 - 25 and
affect women more than men, learn more.
One of the worlds oldest traditional medicine systems
This epidemic failed to ignite, but the cause may have been corporate
greed as is traced in this
BBC audio documentary.
Pack your swim suit and sunscreen for an idyllic holiday in the sun,
We are what we eat and it is our fundamental right to be able to have access
to natural organic foods that have not been chemically or
genetically changed or
irradiated, and to access nutritional supplements to help
balance and strengthen our metabolism.
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prevent, treat or cure any disease. Please consult a health care
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