This page offers some guidance on what we might do to eat and drink more consciously.
Consider animal welfare
If you are a meat eater always be aware of where the animal has been reared, and ask questions.
Be wary of the ‘Freedom Food’ label. This means that the animal has a little more room to move but not a great deal and they are still reared in intensive and cramped conditions. Look for outdoor reared and free-range meat instead.
Choose organic whenever you can. Support those farmers who have chosen not to use harmful chemicals on our Earth. It’s often hard to seek out organic food in supermarkets, so try an organic food delivery box scheme such as Riverford Organics. Try it and see how you get on. With convenient online ordering and weekly delivery it’s really easy, it just needs a little organising.
Fluoride is added to our drinking water and is a toxic chemical, a by-product of industrial processes. It has numerous health implications and, most signifncantly relating to spiritual connection, it is believed to accumulate in our pineal gland blocking our third eye. It is also used as a pesticide so that’s another reason to go organic. Here is our top three ways to reduce the amount of fluoride you take in:
- Use a fluoride free toothpaste, mouth wash and dental floss. These are readily available online or from your local health food shop
- Fit a water filter to your kitchen sink. There are plenty in the market. We have gone for this reverse osmosis system.
- Eat organic
An ancestral diet
Our choice of nutrition is vitally important to our well being and it isn’t wise to blindly trust the advice of the media, government or medical institutions. So many of today’s ills are caused by an unsuitable diet made up of processed foods and containing poisions that our bodies are unable to handle.
In addition to choosing outdoor reared meats, free range eggs and sugar free foods it is wise to explore the diet of our ancestors. After all, they lived purely off the land and their physiology was no different to ours. The most current research indicates that grains, whilst enabling the massive population explosion of recent history, are in fact not suitable for human consumption. 10,000 years ago grain wasn’t a part of the diet of anyone on earth.
A grain free diet, although not being the easiest to maintain, fits perfectly with our bodies and helps us become the very best we can be. One lifestyle approach which emulates our ancestors is the paleo way. Derived from a pre agricultural way of living, the paleo diet promotes clean, wholesome foods without added chemicals, colourings and additives and advocates a reasonable amount of animal protein to power our bodies.
Although not suitable for vegetarians, the paleo way has a huge impact on the body resulting in fat loss, an increase and balancing of energy levels and a loss of ‘brain fog’ that can cloud our judgement and drive. Teamed with a small amount of exercise, good sleep patterns and play time the diet is transforming lives.
There are many resources about various paleo approaches but Jason finds the ethics, holistics and advice of Mark Sissons to be particularly inspiring. His book, The Primal Blueprint, is very thought provoking and potentially life-changing.