Happy birthday Blake, God your getting
old.<br><br>Mallon, and all; Sign up for the Free SunFood E-zine get
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very good E-zine, and its FREE. This week had an
article on Hybrids and here it is;<br><br>- Most of the
foods found on the store shelves, even organic foods,
are <br>extremely hybridized, and must be eaten with
precaution, understanding <br>principles of balance and body
ecology. Hybridized fruit is too sweet <br>and less rich
in minerals. Hybridized foods are easier to overeat
<br>because they have lost some of their natural "barrier"
mechanism. Wild <br>or natural fruit give a distinct "taste
change" that clearly tell us <br>when to stop eating.
These foods then become astringent, bitter, or too
<br>harsh to continue eating. Understanding that we have
strayed away from <br>the wild, we must be more careful
when eating hybridized foods. <br><br>- Overeating of
any foods causes more problems than undereating of
<br>regular, cooked foods. Excess with any food: fruit, nuts,
seeds, fats, <br>salads, etc., will cause problems.
Undigested foods will ferment in the <br>gut and produce
poisons that will acidify us. <br><br>- Being overly
concerned with food, and/or not taking in consideration
<br>other factors of health, such as mental, social, and
spiritual aspects <br>of our lives, will cause great
imbalances, that are too often attributed <br>to diet.
<br><br>- Environmental factors play an important part in
the onset of disease. <br>A raw-foodist working at a
nuclear power plant is nobody's idea of a <br>healthy
lifestyle. Even though we may not have such exposure to
<br>dangerous pollutants, unseen toxins can come at play. When
designing a <br>healthy lifestyle that can work for us for
the rest of our lives, we <br>must also look at other
factors than diet such as: the air we breathe, <br>the
water we drink, the place where we live, the materials
in our house, <br>our clothing, etc. <br><br>I hope
that with what I have just written, you will be able
to find your <br>own answers to these questions.
<br><br>In case you haven't done it, I also recommend
reading the following <br>books <br><br>Conscious Eating,
by Dr. Gabriel
><br><br>Living Foods for Optimum Health, by Brian Clement
><br><br>The Sunfood Diet Success System, by David
><br><br>"Sick and Tired! Reclaiming your Inner Terrain," Dr.
Robert O. Young