Tomorrow commences with week two of our Macrobiotic Coaching Course and as always we have many wonderful students. They are all excited about joining so many out in the world who are not only making changes to their own lives, but are making a huge impact on others lives. I wanted to share with you one of the biggest ‘aha’ moments they experienced last week.
Humans Being ‘More’ or Humans Being ‘Less’
The human body was designed over millions of years of evolution to recognize whole, natural foods. There have been more changes in the last 50 years to the western diet than in all of human evolution and the ‘experiment’ is clearly not working. It took 50,000 years to reach a human population of one billion in 1830. We soared above six billion people in the year 2000 and passed seven billion in 2012.
Wealthy nations eat increasing amounts of meat, while one billion people get less nutrition than the average house cat. Agribusinesses ignore the nutrient cycle, and rather than rebuilding soil, saturate it with petrochemicals. Soil is over-tilled, overgrazed, made toxic and infertile, and turned into desert. One-third of all farmable land is degraded. We must contribute to the continued growth a vegan world.
Sixty billion farm animals raised for food produce 18% of the greenhouse gases causing global warming, require 33% of the world’s farmland, and consume 33% of the grain harvest. A meat-based diet relies on corn and grain for rapid growth of cattle to satisfy the world’s love for meat in their diet. So, what does the word ‘Diet’ mean?
In a nutshell; Diet means ‘A Permanent Eating Lifestyle’. To many the word ‘diet’ means a four letter word that often leads to deprivation, frustration and ultimately, ‘failure’. By adopting a wholefoods plant based diet you will be spoiled for choice from the delicious tasting dishes that you can rustle up in literally 20 minutes.
This way of eating comes complete with all vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats and carbohydrates for optimum health. We can all help towards achieving optimal health for ourselves and our families, alleviating animal cruelty, help towards reducing global warming and help to bring the world back into balance. All of this and more by simply adopting a wholefoods plant based diet. Commit to feeding your body the ‘whole’ ‘natural’ fuel it was designed to use. The results will amaze you.