For any substance to be rightly considered the human food, it must be capable of supplying the body with the material needed for the repair of body tissues and maintenance of various functions, while at the same time not harm the body and in no way interfering with its activities. Food to replenish the body, therefore, must be food, so in selecting food make sure first that it is perfect. We must live on actually nutritious food and not on anything considered as food.
To be healthy and in good condition, it is imperative to eat natural, wholesome food making sure that the food supply is in proper proportion and of a character or quality suitable for protecting the body. The chemical elements of the body combine to make brain, muscles, nerve, blood, skeletal tissue and body secretions. The parts of the food are spoken of as nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, fats, mineral salts and water. These are often called foodstuffs, indicating that they are stuff from which food is made.
One of the challenging problems for the present generation is that much of our food no longer reaches us from the field, garden or orchard in the ordinary state as nature prepared it, to meet man’s nutritional needs. Such foods are now widely collected and taken to the large commercial centres, where they are altered, preserved, pickled, denatured, cooked, sterilised, pasteurised – thus deprived of their most vital elements. Whatever is left which will stand over long distances transportation and keep indefinitely is sold to us in place of the original things which nature provided as food. Such denatured substances have no nutritive value and are far from being the satisfactory substitute for natural foods.
By natural food, we mean food contains all the elements Naturally, and not flavoured or doctored or devitalized by man. No form of life can be supported wholly by laboratory products, and man is no exception to the fundamental law. Few people understand the true meaning of natural foods. For they have been fed from childhood on unnatural, artificially prepared and manufactured foodstuffs which are detrimental to the healthy functioning of the digestive organs and gradually impair our health. Our food is spoilt even before it is gathered.
Plants and trees often suffer from deficiency or excess of certain elements in the soil. Apart from growing mineral starved food, we find that much of it is altered in composition. Millers have learnt to take from our grain the surrounding skin, the brain, which is incredibly rich in health-giving elements, in mineral substances and vitamins.
Many people live largely on denatured, artificial foods. In ever increasing numbers people live on preserved foods. To make these artificial foods more attractive to consumers, they are dyed with chemical dyes, and flavours added. Thus men are made to subsist on scientific abominations unfit for the consumption of man or beast. We eat these foods because they are attractive to the eyes and the palate and are very convenient because they can easily be prepared for the table.
These devitalized and demineralised foods lower the vitality and sap the health of the people who thereby fall prey to various diseases and epidemics.
On top of it refrigerated, devitalized, denatured and manufactured foodless foods are relished and consumed day in and day out. Another menace is pesticides and spraying of vegetables, fruits, and in farms have been taking a heavy toll in the form of organic and blood diseases and even cancer.
We are living in a polluted world. There is poison in the air we breathe, poison in any food we consume and poison in the water we drink. Where does it all lead to? “Back to nature” is obviously not the solution to this tragic problem. A revision to the diet of primitive man is not a viable proposition, but we could try and give preference to foodstuffs which retain their full natural properties and elements without which one cannot expect radiant health and resistance to external influences and diseases.
Natural food properly selected, scientifically combined, and judiciously administered has real remedial value and can cure disease by supplying the proper saline elements in the organic form. These natural mineral items in food preserve the tissues from disorganisation and putrefaction. These vitalising minerals, salts and vitamins are vital to health, ward off disease and premature old age.
Written by: Touch02