Originally Posted by leila1213
What I'm even angrier and more scared about is the speed with which we/they are obliterating the health of every traditional population on the planet.
Just got back from New Zealand…wow, what a place. I was on the plane speaking with a woman about Maori (native Islanders in New Zealand) and their current health problems - alcoholism, obesity, diabetes, to name a few. Out of curiosity, I asked her what she thought the "problem" was with the Aboriginal, Maori and Native American communities? (she’s an Aussie, I’m an American who lives in Australia) She blamed a lot of their health, drug abuse, crime, apathy on "entitlement"...that they felt they were owed something because their land was taken from them. Of course, I went the food route. I hypothesized that perhaps their bodies haven't evolved to be able to handle modern processed foods...that perhaps because the Maoris lived mostly on raw fish fats and meats, some local birds and grubs, that introducing foods that have a high sugar content creates an imbalance in their bodies...that these foods, even bread, cause sugar addictions and unfortunately many seek an even greater sugar fix...alcohol. That perhaps if they returned to a native diet they would have no problems with their insulin, mood disorders, they wouldn't be depressed, overweight...
Of course there are other factors here that I will not get into, but diet is such a crucial factor in the health of these native cultures. It's so sad, and almost brought a tear to my eye every time I saw a Maori child eat a sugar laden cookie at the Cookie Time cookie shop that is on EVERY corner in EVERY neighborhood. Almost like the MAN wants to poison these people to keep them down and out.
It is truly appalling, sickening, and downright depressing to me, modern processed foods. I feel that it has created a great divide between me and my husband's family. TF becomes more than a way of eating, but a way of life and it's truly hard for some people who have succumbed to convenience to understand this.
I still yearn for that village where everyone was eating TF and life was a lot simpler for all of us. At least I like to think that life was more ideal back then...if only there was just a little more balance, I would take that.
I feel like I swallowed the wrong pill, but I am glad I did. Otherwise, I would probably be in a much, much worse state than I am mentally and physically and my children too. I thank God for bringing me to TF. It's a hard road but our children and our world are worth it.
I can go on and on and on about this (how I think that the food put out there is used to make dumb worker bee zombies out of all of us) but I am a serious conspiracy theorist and I need to stop now.