“Our bodies are our gardens, our wills are our gardeners.” Shakespeare
It’s in my heart to love everyone, which enlightens my passion for teaching healthy eating habits: to teach the world how to eat all over again; to create the best version of their beautiful selves.
As you eat closer to earth, not a factory, you acknowledge creation and prevent mental and physical diseases caused from vitamin deficiencies. When you eat from earth, you activate your inner healer installed at birth by the divine. We’re undernourished in America today and it shows as disease rates soar. Plus, it doesn’t help that 95 percent of you don’t consume the daily minimum of fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds and clean water as creation intended. Today’s constellation of processed junk food offers little or no significant health-creating vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber.
Disease rates soar due to vitamin deficiency from overly-processed food like substances and lifestyle choices. Today’s fruits and veggies contain less nutrition than they did 50 years ago. Picked early, immature produce is shipped 2000 miles where they are aggressively sprayed with agrichemicals then harvested before their nutrition goodness has fully developed. Ergo, they contain significantly less nutrition since they were pulled off the vine too soon. Sure that helps the economy of the growers, but consequently your health suffers.
The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Journal of the American College of Nutrition studied USDA nutritional data from both 1950 and 1999 for 43 different vegetables and fruits, finding “reliable declines” in the amount of protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, riboflavin (vitamin B2) and vitamin C over the past half century. The National Academy of Sciences reports our vegetables don’t have as many vitamins as they’re supposed to. Drifting away from the family farm, once the backbone of America, today’s mono-crop farming, growing a single crop year after year on the same land, in the absence of rotation, depletes earth.
When you eat local and close to earth you give your temple the best opportunity to live each day healthy and joyful. Visit and support your community farmers market where locally-grown produce, straight from the garden, brims with rainbows of wholesome nourishment. This season, celebrate and support your community farmer’s market: will and till your Holy Temple garden with some love by eating from God’s Apothecary. If not, at least take a food-based multi-vitamin and mineral supplement. Peace.