Originally Posted by MyLittleWonders
MT - if we have the proper levels for our bodies of selenium, S.A., Vit. E, B vitamins ... will the glutathione take care of itself? Or do we need to supplement that too? Oh, and how much cysteine is good to take? The nutritional yeast I slug down has 60 mg of it per serving ... ahh ... so much to learn (but all so fascinating!).
I believe that if we do our diets right, then we only need to supplement what we know is missing in our environment, and the body will do the rest itself.
In the past, say with your great great grandmother this wasn't so much of an issue, because farming techniques weren't an extraction industry based on NPK. Farmers knew they had to put back into the environment or else.
The levels of junk food MY great grand parents had was minimal, and all had extensive gardens and some orchards as well. It was how they lived. They didn't use sprays, they used compost, and most helped at horse stables from free muck and never thought about tetanus either. Nor tetanus jabs.
They believed in hard work, grow what you can, eat simply and it panned out.
Now, we are in a totally different situation with agrichemicals run amok, lack of minerals caused by lousy farming techniques that use quick-grow/quick-fix techniques, and while it might "look" the same we are being "ripped off".
So whereas your ancestors didn't need to know much because they got pretty much what they needed in times of plenty, we need to know a lot more.
First, the last two generations have lost that generations knowledge of self-sufficiency and bought into the balanced meal is a TV platter on your knee deal. Look at the junk kids eat that wasn't there 40 years ago.
We have lost the plot, and sit in the midst of swirling petro chemicals from every angle, and naively think that that green broccoli is what it used to be.
But it isn't.
And that's why people need to go right back to basics, to understand what the minerals are, why they are important THAT they are no longer in foods any more and to ask themselves "What can we do about this?"
First know your facts... that will motivate you.
Second work out these issues.
1) Can I grow what myself?
Yes? then do what you can.
What can I do about the rest? Work it out.
No, then maybe window boxes perhaps? Anything is better than nothing.
are there organic co-ops in my area? Do I mean this enough to make the effort to join? This might mean I have to give one, or two days work a month maybe, or it might cost X dollars.
What is most important to you and how can you manage it?
These aren't questions I can answer; they are questions only you can find out the answers to.
What this thread is about is KNOWING WHY we need to know what we need to know.
So, I'm doing minerals first, what foods they are in, and their connections to the body, why they are important, and maybe then, knowing that, everyone will be more motivated.
It's good for me to do this, because I get slack. Sitting around with books all around me, I have to revise, and I'm going "Ah, I'd forgotten that silly woman...."