Re: feeding the world population-1000 sq/ feet each
- I am thinking about John Warner's comments, including "A thousand square
feet of intensive bed will support one person, one year on a 2400 kcal/day
diet. These figures come from John Jeavons' Ecology Action."
Does Jeavon mean that that would be all the person would eat? No eggs,
fish, dairy, etc. Just things grown in the garden?
Have you read Dr. Weston A. Price's book Nutrition & Physical
Degeneration? He traveled to many remote areas in the 20's, visiting traditional
peoples who were first being impacted by "civilization" and refined foods. He
took amazing photos of the astoundingly healthy people all over the world who
were still eating as their ancestors had for thousands of years, and showed what
happened to them as soon as they began to eat refined foods.
Dr. Price then did experiments of his own. He was able to draw some
sound conclusions about what humans need to eat to be healthy. One of his
conclusions was that at least some animal food is needed. To his disappointment,
he did not find any vitally healthy vegetarian populations.
I myself was a whole, organic foods vegetarian (including ghee) for over
30 years. After reading the work of Price and Sally Fallon, I added eggs
and cod liver oil, then fish. Only when I added fish did my chronic dental
The condition of our teeth is a good indicator of our level of health.
Dr. Price's experiments showed that tooth decay is from inadequate nutrition,
not from poor hygiene. My experience certainly corroborates this. A
current area of decay began to recalcify within three days! We need to eat a
"nutrient dense" diet.
Personally, I am still coming to terms with this. I'd rather not have
to eat fish, etc. I have to remind myself what I told a woman who called
me for dietary advice. She wanted in the worst way to be a breatharian, so
she wouldn't have to harm a living thing. It seemed obvious that her weak
health was due to inadequate nutrition. I told her that in fact I knew what her
root problem was. "You live on planet Earth." Not what she had wanted to
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- --- Hello Shivani,
What you speak of is still being born out now. Many Native American
people are finding that the diabetes so prevalent among them is
decreasing dramatically when they return to their "pre-civilization"
ways of eating. Liver troubles, cardiac, pulmonary... ditto.
Diabetes itself effects the body systemically, and as a whole. It
makes sense to take that a step further: the rise of diabetes is
symptomatic of a much larger decrease in the overall health of the
person on the whole, when they adopt a diet and lifestyle not in
keeping with their body's needs, but with their unnatural "culture".
That we can look to Mr. Price's findings in the '20s, and look at what
is being found even more dramatically now, tells me there is too much
long-term information here, than we can intelligently ignore. deb
In email@example.com, SArjuna@a... wrote:
> I am thinking about John Warner's comments, including "Athousand square
> feet of intensive bed will support one person, one year on a 2400kcal/day
> dietvisiting traditional
> Have you read Dr. Weston A. Price's book Nutrition & Physical
> Degeneration? He traveled to many remote areas in the 20's,
> peoples who were first being impacted by "civilization" and refinedfoods. He
> took amazing photos of the astoundingly healthy people all over theworld who
> were still eating as their ancestors had for thousands of years, andshowed what
> happened to them as soon as they began to eat refined foods.