I was listening to a Bon Jovi track other day and the title as you must be wondering was : “We weren’t born to follow “.
There is a kind of a rebel inside me and when it comes to health I like to follow nature. There are so many theories out there, so many numbers and above all too many opinions.
It is very confusing to say the least. They all fail to be honest, because they don’t follow nature rules.
If you look into wild animals, and even real indigenous tribes you will see that they are very connected to their surrounds and environment.
That is the point that we modern man have lost. The connection with nature. I am not proclaiming you stop shaving your arms pits and hugs the nearest tree. But it would be good to know a bit more about this connection, and the right diet is right there !
I met an aborigine elder a few years ago and he was showing me how to get wild food and the lesson number one was to never kill the whole plant in the process, he said to me : “first ask permission to the plant, then get only 2 or 3 what is needed and leave the rest to grow and go to the next plant”.
As you can see there is respect and control involved. It is a bit different than farming and killing everything in the process.
Another point that native populations do is to never over eat. Because they survive of the land and there is no farming, one must exercise portion control to save it for their next meal.
Does it look like your supermarket?
I don’t even need to mention that there are no packs, logos and other fantastic things around natural eating.
The question is how to use that knowledge into our modern life.
First I would say to you to never buy processed foods, secondly I would say to you to have a mind of respect with your food.
Respect towards food was part of most not to say all cultures but with the advent to the indurstrial revolulion it got lost.
If you study history you will see that most of our modern holidays were actually harvesting celebrations connected to the seasons and to the lunar cicles.
The primal conncetion with the land is kind of lost, but you still can do something.
Connect to the ocean, to the parks around you, protect them.
Eat with respect remembering where your food came from. I can guarantee you that the food didn’t come from the supermarket, it came from the land !
This little point can change your whole behaviour towards your eating.
Before you eat anything I suggest you think for a few seconds in the land around you !
As you can see “We Weren’t Born To Follow “, we were born to protect THIS land and not to USE IT.
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