On a planet that’s roughly 4.5 billion years old, modern man has existed for only 200,000 years. Of that time, modern civilization has existed 6000 years, and industrialization just a mere 200. It’s safe to say that in the grand scheme of things our existence is small. It could also be said that existence itself moves very slowly. In fact, according to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, in order for evolutionary changes to occur and persist it takes 1 million years. Slow indeed. So what does an explanation of the snail like quality of the movement of time have to do with your diet right now?
Modern human beings haven’t been around long enough for an evolutionary change to be deemed necessary due to environmental shifts or lifestyle preference, that would then warrant the change in our diets from ancient times. Inversely, our diets have changed too often in the past few centuries to be consistent enough that we’d evolve to properly absorb it. That was true, even before industrialization, when we went from the diets of hunter-gatherers, our bodies adjusted for feast and famine, to agricultural, farming lifestyles. Two major changes in the lifestyle of a species without being driven by environmental change, and in less time than it takes to blame evolution isn’t exactly the natural order of things.
Now, recently, a third shift has occurred within the last decade with the introduction of GMO products (I refuse to call it food), and everything being saturated in sugar. It’s no wonder our society is suffering from chronic illness, disease, and allergies to things that are natural and helpful for the body. Fructose, the sugar in fruit, is highly over used, the same way gluten was. Does that mean the body will soon develop an allergy to fruit? With Obama signing a new bill that’s being deemed The Dark Act – Denying Americans the Right to Know – a bill that says companies with GE or genetically engineered “products”, aren’t required to label them as such, you can be sure that we are living in a time where our bodies are being attacked from the inside. Ask yourself why? And why isn’t there an uproar over this? Check out this article and then, check out my previous article “Grow Your Own Garden.”
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