Nature speaks to the idea that there is an ebb and flow to all creation. The sun rises; the sun sets. The seasons come; the seasons go. The tide comes in; the tide goes out. The waves crash on the shore; they gently recede.[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”Juice Fasting”]Image from Dollar Photo Club Created in Canva[/featured-image]
Our bodies are made to embrace this same type of ebb and flow. We are to push into stress, and then pull back. Intermittent fasting fits very nicely into this model. There’s a time for plenty, and a time for fasting.
It’s crucial to be in the right frame of mind in order to properly digest our meals, and to ingest the nutrients from our food. Any form of mental/emotional stress is detrimental to our assimilation of nutrients.[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”Body Soul Digestion”]Image from Dollar Photo Club Created in Canva[/featured-image]
Our autonomic nervous systems have two sides: “fight or flight” and “rest and digest.” When we’re in “fight-or-flight” mode, our bodies delay non-urgent activities to address the more urgent task of getting us out of danger.
Prior to WWII, all farmers were organic. They didn’t call it “organic,” they just called it “farming.”
After the war, however, chemical pesticides and fertilizers (their constituents had been developed for chemical warfare) really took over the agriculture sector.[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”Pesticides Davidsandstrom.com”]Created in Canva[/featured-image]
Except for air, water is our most important nutrient. We can go for weeks without food, but we can only survive for a few days without water.[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”Glass of Water”]Image from Dollar Photo Club Created in Canva[/featured-image]
Let’s start off with talking about water quality. City water in the United States is mostly free from bacteria and parasites. However, the chlorine used to disinfect the water is very harmful.
So adding chlorine to the city water supply is a very good idea. Not removing it before we drink it is a very bad idea.