We appear to need around 90 to 100 substances daily, as a basis for good health and a long life! These consist of around 60 to 70 minerals, 16 vitamins, 12 essential amino acids and 3 essential fatty acids, together with sufficient oxygen and fresh chemical free water. We should obtain the former from high quality proteins, carbohydrates and unsaturated and certain saturated fats – natural organic foods that we evolved from. Providing all of these in our diet (if it were still possible), would allow the body to assemble or manufacture daily, the thousands of other substances that are needed to keep it healthy. We might repeat the old cliché, “what’s the problem? We get all we need from a balanced diet”! A view from the real world of the disease statistics and the findings of nutritional science should scream at us, that the chances are absolutely zero.
Intensive modern farming methods on barren soil deliver grossly polluted food, water and air. Mix this little lot in a bowl, together with the abysmally poor regulation of food producers and retailers by a complacent government. Add in too much stress, too little sleep, poor preventative health care, lack of exercise, and the over-use of antibiotics, electromagnetic pollution and the suppression of positive nutritional information by vested interests. What comes out is a problem that is staring us in the face in ten-foot high letters, namely, disease & interventive healthcare costs are out of control, period!
The majority of food produced for our consumption is literally unfit for ingestion. It is highly processed, cleverly packaged garbage. It is full of sugars, hydrogenated fat, artificial flavourings, dyes, additives, fillers, binders, excipients, anti-caking agents, artificial sweeteners, bulking agents, solvents, bleaching agents, emulsifiers, gelling and glazing agents, stabilisers, preservatives, antibiotics and growth hormones! Is it any wonder that our systems can’t cope with this crippling and life- threatening onslaught?
We add further to this toxic burden with some of the ways that we prepare food.
- Frying and smoking foods, produces many carcinogenic (cancer causing) substances.
- Boiling destroys or significantly reduces the vitamin content. (The answer here is obviously, to reduce the amounts of food that we fry and substitute steaming for boiling.
- The steaming of food retains around eighty per cent of the nutrients.
The list of non-food ingredients that by law is allowed in our food is almost endless. If that isn’t enough, when crops are growing they are sprayed with many differing fertilisers and insecticides, among other types of chemicals. These become part and parcel of our food, while the residue enters the water table, so we get a double dose for good measure.
Fertilisers and insecticides can act as synthetic oestrogens, once they are in the body. This can lead to severe damage to both males and females. Would you believe that an emulsifier (nonyl phenol) used by many plastic container manufacturers, can leach into the food or liquid, contaminating both the food and the body of the unlucky person it enters? Nonyl phenol that is leeched into foods is also known to act as a synthetic oestrogen. Triple dose.
Excess oestrogen in the male body upsets the normal hormonal balance & leads to:
- Weak Erections
- Testicular Atrophy
- Low Libido
- Enlarged breasts
- Pear shaped body
- Loss of muscle mass
Excess oestrogen is also implicated in:
- Enlarged & Painful Nipples
- Coronary atherosclerosis
- Lethal blood clots
- Peripheral artery disease
- Heart Attack
If you wish to take care of your health & your sex life, take care of your diet.