third of three thoughts
- Hello again,
The third thought relates to diet. A few months ago there was an active
thread here about diets, and I would like to pass on some practical
experience and understanding I've gained of late on the subject.
A little more than three years ago I was diagnosed as a diabetic. During
those three years I have taken some steps to improve my health and deal with
the problems induced by diabetes, but it is only in the last few months that
I have been able to make what I consider is remarkable progress in reducing
the problems. I did this by a combination of exercise and changes to my
diet. The changes to my diet were to simply reduce the total number of grams
of carbohydrates I ate each day. I used to take a lot of medication to try
reducing my blood sugar levels to the generally accepted range, and while I
was able to reduce the levels from what they were I was still too high. With
the combination of diet and exercise I was able to reduce the levels until
they are now in the high end of the acceptable range, and reduce the amount
of medication I was taking by more than 65%. It may be possible to eliminate
the medication completely and stay withing the acceptable range in the near
future. Oh yeah, my chloresterol levels, and all other blood chemistry is
The key was reduced carbohydrate intake. No breads, cereals, grains, fruits,
sugars, etc. Also no counting calories or worrying about how much fat was in
what I was eating. Turns out that diet is just about the same thing we
humans used to eat before the development of grains and cereals. Also turns
out that obesity and heart diseases can be directly attributed to the
consumption of carbs/development of grain/cereal agriculture.
So maybe to get back to a "natural diet" using "natural farming/gardening"
means not raising the rice/barley crops Fukuoka is so famous for. Maybe the
emphasis should be on the greens, herbs, vegetables, wild or domesticated,
and not on grains, cereals, fruits.
Just a few thoughts.