We are moving back in time to move forwards .....and wanting living food in our diets again.
We want local food.
We want artisinally-created foods.
We want craft-beer.
We want organic food.
We want organic kombucha.
We want raw.
We want food from our neighbours' garden
We want raw, organic....
We want free-range.
We want to feel good.
This shift is on its way.
This means ALIVE, fermented foods.
Could it be that by abandoning the ancient practice of lacto-fermentation and and insisting on a diet in which everything has been pasteurized, we have compromised the health of our intestinal flora making ourselves more vulnerable to pathogenic microorganisms?
Having an imbalanced gut bacteria leads to issues that can contribute to our weight gain.
Fermented foods balance our blood sugar, add luxury to meal time (we'd want to make more time for food if its sexy!) and add good bacteria back to our gut.
I believe that weight loss requires healing of the whole body, not just a focus on carbs taken in and exercise. Its' not just 'energy in, energy out.' It goes deeper. When the body heals, it can focus on weight loss. It can be sustainable.
But we lost touch with our past.
We lost touch with the values we wanted to see in the world.
We lost touch with our small & local farming.
We lost touch with living food, when we sacrificed beauty, simplicity and natural foods for quick, processed convenience foods.
In order to understand this better, it goes back all the way to how our farming model changed. How we went from small, local farms to factories. How we went from tribes caring for each other, to global operations.
How we went from a local mindset, to a chain grocery store with food products from all over the world.
We lost our roots.
We are scrambling to find them.
We are getting there....
We are scrambling backwards to find them once again in our foods....
We even scream "I was born in the wrong era!"
We are missing the simplicity of a time passed.
We are missing the food, experience and nature of a time passed.
Our bodies & our health
Our gut bacteria is crucially important to our overall health.
Get back to your roots.
Eat fermented foods.
Eat real food.
Eat whole foods.
Nourish the part of you that craves simplicity.
Cherish the time past, and keep the values from those times that you wish to see in the world now.
Pass it on.....
Turn off your phones. Stay in the real world, eat real food, make changes.
Get back to our roots...
"Be the change" rings true - we can still hold that vision.
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