Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Your Food, Your Soil

So after watching Food Matters on Netflix I went and researched their website a bit more and wanted to share some info. Typically I like to use my own words, but I could not have said this better myself. It's not too long, so hang in there then check out the video on shakeology and see how the two correlate.
All chronic diseases are the result of a dual problem, namley deficiency and toxicity. Let’s look at deficiency. One of the major problems is what we do to the soil. Our basic foods are grown in soils that are mineral deficient. Most commercial fertilizers contain 3 minerals; potassium, nitrogen and phosphorous however the soil requires approximately 52 different minerals to restore it to its natural state. These additional minerals have not existed in farmed soils in US since 1923 which means that we are missing rich minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, etc. in the foods that we are eating.
What about the toxicity in our food? Plants have their own defense against diseases, pests and fungus. When soil is deficient, however, plants are also weak and deficient and are more easily attacked by pests and fungus. Farmers combat this by treating their crops with toxic pesticides and herbicides.
Even if we eat only commercial vegetarian food we eat deficient, toxic food because with all this pesticide and fertilizer, our food is deficient and toxic.

How scary to think that our apples, tomatoes, bananas, etc. only have a certain low percentage of nutrition when compared to 20+ years ago.
Some soil for thought ;)

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