Let's just be clear I AM IN NO WAY TELLING ANYONE HOW TO LIVE THEIR LIVES. I am simply putting forward some ideas. Each of us was raised and shaped by our unique experience in order to bring something different to the world, we all have a different perspective to share. I think this makes us better people to hear other perspectives. I've experienced too much to think there is only 1 way to look at things. I've been on both sides of a similar argument at different points in my life. I think we can all think of a time that something we thought was ABSOLUTE then turned around and we saw it differently perhaps when we were put in a different situation or knew someone personally.
I hope you enjoy this - I encourage you to share your own "If the world were listening, I'd say" statements here or on Facebook .
If the world were listening … I would say that we live in a time where you are the one that will make the difference in your life.
I would say that Walmart food is just not going to cut it, its not going to give you the basic nutritional make up to ensure you can fight off environmental pathogens, allow you to give people hugs and not worry about catching a cold or the flu.
I would say that we no longer live in a world where you can trust that your local butcher has the best product and if you buy there you don’t think have to question the quality.
I would say labels are killing us and taking place of relationships
I would say there has to be space for all kinds of beliefs in the world, condemning each other and not accepting each other is only using the same methodologies that got us here in the first place. Suggesting that our way is the right way and there is ONLY one RIGHT way.
I would say as many people as there are, there are that many ways to get healthy and to achieve optimal health, it really is unique to each of us. While a raw diet may work for some of us, someone else may have such a compromised digestive system that nothing will be absorbed.
I would say the days are over where buying things from the store… any store will guarantee you anything –except for a trip to the store next door… the pharmacy, and THAT also wont guarantee you much except for temporary pain relief and liver and kidney failure and long term brain effects
I would say that we’ve been lied to – by pharmaceuticals, by biotech, by oil industry, by financial insurance industry, and by marketing labels
I would say somewhere along the line we lost autonomy and handed over the reins to government, now we are being governed by them. Each day how you live your life, the example that you set for your community will either enhance ownership and autonomy over our lives or continue to give it away...
I would also say that popping a whole bunch of “natural” pills or drinking shakes of mono or even macro nutrient composition will not be a sustainable solution to health, that we need to look at the land, and the water, and our relationships to those things – our food and where it comes from is the only sustainable solution – we cant ignore it for much longer
I would say that your doctor is not someone who should be the authority on your health or is going to give you all the secrets to health, he sees thousands of patients because his interest is his bottom line, and pads his bottom line by doing what big pharma suggests - and he therefore is not watching your body and checking in as necessary.
I would say that there is not one cookie cutter solution to the health of the world, cookie cutter is the death of diversity, acceptance and great innovation
I would say science does not account for, explain or understand the outliers, and outliers are peoples lives. We need to do better to understand the world in which we live, not stat it as “statistically insignificant” - to someone they are significant.
I would also say that optimal health is not a place you get to, and that continuous awareness of ones body is essential due to the intricacies of health, how emotional state, stress, environment, belief systems, etc can affect our health
I would say that the idea of trusting big business is a bad idea. That they do not necessarily know what’s best for us, they know what’s best for their bottom line, follow the money
I would say its time to consider the micro nutrients not the macro nutrients, a focus on a low fat, low carb diet will get you low life….what about fat soluble vitamins?
I would say our grand parents didn’t understand why they grew the food the way they did - that was all they knew, and that is what has lead us down this path. Learn about your food… and how it affects your health and your environment. We are in generation understand and ask WHY.
I would say what our grandparents knew broccoli and carrots to be is not what broccoli and carrots are today. They have 50% less micro-nutrients than they did just 20 years ago.
I would say that not having to go to the doctor or to the hospital does NOT suggest you are well. You may not even be well enough to get sick...
I would say that if one really considered what entered ones body…that they wouldn’t inflict that sort of abuse on even a stranger
I would say that food is not something to stress about – that’s counterproductive, enjoying life is part of it
I would say that the energy (state of worry, stress, love, anger etc) in which one eats their food has a greater effect than we give it credit
I would say obesity epidemic is not related to an over consumption of fat, but that sugar is the culprit (all sugars, grains etc).
I would say that random school shootings are not so random and that we have a society that is stressed out, anxious, running from pain and chemically imbalanced due to the food they are eating…
I would say the time is now, that we start to question what we are eating, that we start to ask the questions, that we start building relationships again, to our food, and to our neighbors and to those that GROW our food, because when there is relationship, one is invested, and one has the freedom to ask the questions necessary and be a participatory part in the production of ones food… the food that will not only give you energy, but it will heal you, it will allow you to have stable brain function, it will create community (something that is so obviously missing in a world of hyper connectivity and yet so much disconnection on a human level, a mind body level, and a human to environment and land and food level)
I would say - Health should be easy and accessible – you don’t need gym equipment or fancy kitchen utensils, or fancy supplements.
I would say - Health is not something you do for 3 weeks, health is something you do for your life
That’s what a small town, farmer’s daughter, who grew up believing the world was on her side, and operated in the world like optimal health was our right…. This is what I would say to the world…. If they were listening