I am a staunch bibliophile and have been collecting books since I was about fifteen years old. I was exposed to the love of books by my nephew’s (Mik’al) uncle, Dwayne. He told me that if I ever come across a free book, take it. He taught me the value of knowledge and how you can learn about anything in the world just by reading about in it. This quietly resonated in my soul and I took to the hobby of reading any and everything!
I frequent John King Bookstore here in Detroit and it boasts of having over a million used books in stock. I have to tell you, if you are a book-lover you have to visit this place — it is breathtaking! I do not own a million books but I am a proud owner of an eclectic collection of about 2000 books (and growing). It spans subjects from economics and religion to nutrition and medicine.
Now, I have in my possession a classic book entitled “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration” by Weston A. Price (search The Weston A. Price Foundation). This tour de force of truth and scientific authority is a treatise on the subject of indigenous, isolated and aboriginal culture’s experiences when exposed to the European (Civilized Diet). It details the evolution of these culture’s descent into chronic disease, infirmity and suffering due to their diet change. It tabulates an exhaustive record of photos and scholarly literature that stretches from Northern Europe (Switzerland) to South America (Peru). It demonstrates their adoption of the diet and their inability to adapt to the diet and as a result developed numerous diseases, illnesses and early death. The effects of the diet caused systemic suffering that became intergenerational with noticeable changes in their physicality (phenotype) and genetics (genotype).
Ron told me 35 years ago the stories of the Buffalo People (America) and the Masai Tribes (Africa) and how their way of life of thousands of years was forever changed due to their contact with Western man.
The correlations between what these wonderful people experienced in health and culture corruption, and what I observed everyday-Americans experiencing in widespread health decay, was ominous and powerful!
It was obvious that the “food environment” was the cause of these ravenous and ubiquitous diseases (injuries). The associations were stark. However, the treatments are fairly straightforward. As depicted in the book and my own conclusion…we need to gather our collective will and focus on the health and wellbeing of ourselves and listen to Mother Nature. This is the sure way back to optimal health and vibrancy.
Mother Nature/Earth has provided us with the food we need. Eat food that is as close to its origins from Earth as possible. When we are ill from the common cold or have a headache, remember, this is a signal we are deficient in nutriens. Our bodies are not deficient of Tylenol. Prevent disease both Mental and Elemental by eating what has been here for millions of years and is Mother’s provisions.
Our Food Environment: white sugar, white flour, white rice, white salt, processed de-fibered fruits and vegetables, denatured and altered meats and worthless and ineffective oils and fats, TV, commercials, malls, shopping centers, grocery stores, holiday feasts, parties, barbecues, picnics, drugs of all kinds and hospitals…
Injuries and Disease: colds, flues, backaches, diabetes, CHF, COPD, HTN, global vascular syndrome, arthritis, numerous GI diseases, cancer, addictions and allergies, serum acidosis, headaches, loss of vision, skin ailments, hormone dyscratias, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia and soaring mortality and morbidity statistics….
Use NSP’s Supplements in your diet and consume more saturated and essential fatty acids, high quality proteins and fibered carbs. Consider using a digestive enzyme. Stay away from processed foods and junk carb-age. Stop eating when you’re 75% full.
Lastly, there is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate.
Please share with me your comments. Thanks for reading…
Derrick Smith NSP