Eye Of Raw

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Man: Advancing On Nature Since 1 BC June 26, 2013

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Driving to work yesterday I saw a landscaping service truck driving in front of me. Beneath the logo it said “Enhancing The Beauty of Nature”. This was quite upsetting to me. This statement said a lot. Humans, from the beginning of time, have always thought that they can improve on nature and make it better. We disturb everything in this voyage to make what was already here better, and because of it the earth is suffering and crying out for us to stop.

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are a perfect example of this. A scientist came along and decided it would be beneficial (most likely just to his pockets) to create a seed that he can patent, which has a strain of bacteria in it which was made by him. His claim is that he can save the world, and this seed is an enhancement to nature. This type of seed is nothing of the sort. It is destroying crop, and takes away from the natural design of this earth. All GM seeds are sterile… you can not save the seeds and replant them. They are resistant to high doses of dangerous pesticides, and are causing the killing of our bees, our people, and our earth. This goes against everything our earth should be. The only thing GMOs have done is make the pockets fatter of the people who promote and create these life killing crops.

We have also thought we are advancing on nature when we stopped encouraging farming and started promoting factory farming of both plants and animals. Instead of a farmer having a few cattle and some crop, man decided that everyone should be over consumers, and it would be an advancement for us to have giant farms producing one thing at a time.. miles of cows back to back with no walking room, suffering and living a tormented life, and the same plant grown for miles, which has led to degradation of our soil and the need for pesticides.

Because of this “advancement” we have decided to make on nature, humans, animals and the earth are suffering, the latter undeserving. Because of our decision for advancement, animals are suffering greatly for no reason. They are being tortured and enslaved so that we can eat in excess, their homes are being cut down so we can build our shopping malls and houses, and in return we decide they are “over populating” an area, when we are in fact the ones over populating theirs. We decide to domesticate wildlife and make them our pets. Through “selective breeding” people are now bringing foxes, monkeys, and others into their homes because they are “cute”. The earth is being torn to shreds. The land is being eaten up by bulldozers daily, chemicals are being dumped in its waters, and pesticides on its soils.  In return, plants are no longer able to grow strong, which means we are not able to either.

Because of our “enhancing” everything is dying. Including us.

The first step in healing this earth is recognizing the problem. Now that you have, start to take action. Please, begin to do something nice to the planet, and watch it give you rewards in return. If you are walking and see some trash, simply pick it up. If a turtle is trying to cross a busy road, stop and help it to the other side. Plant seeds in the most unexpected places. The goji berry is the most versatile plant– it can grow anywhere! Since you should be eating these everyday anyway, always have some on you! Show some thanks by sticking one in the ground. It will most likely grow. And if it doesn’t, you still attempted, and that will be recognized. We can’t keep robbing nature, we must do something to give back. As in any relationship, its give and take. It can’t be always take. Start your giving now, before the earth is completely robbed, and its too late. It will happen much quicker than you think.

 

You Are What You Eat October 5, 2011

Today as I went for a hike with my dog, I sat in the woods and looked around me. The plants, the trees, the earth. Its the most beautiful thing ever to be. I started to think about my journey of raw foods, and about myself as a child, a teenager, and now as an adult. I have always had a connection with the earth, but not like I do now. I thought about my personality, and how it has changed and how it hasnt. What I noticed most was my change in attitude, temper, stress level and inner strength. Since being a raw foodist, I noticed that my stress levels have dropped drastically, my temper is non existent compared to what it was, my attitude is always positive, and my inner strength is as strong as it has ever been. I feel more spiritual than ever, almost the way I was as a small child. I truly believe all of this has come about due to my increase in raw plant foods and a decrease in flesh consumption. Here are my thoughts on the matter.

Temper: When we think about where our flesh product comes from, most of us consume it from factory farms. We have to think of the animal we are consuming in order to better understand its emotion. When an animal is being tortured, fed the wrong food, and witnesses the death of its friends, it no doubt feels anger and resentment towards humans. If this does not seem possible to you I encourage you to watch videos of animals being slaughtered in front of one another, and you will see their reaction highly similar to that of humans, only difference being of course, animals do not speak the same language as us. When we then consume that animal, we are consuming all of the negativity inside that animal. We are consuming the DNA of another creature. It has now become a part of us. We must also take into consideration that the burger you are eating does not have the DNA of just one cow, but the DNA of up to 1,000. Consuming this much anger from many different animals has got to take a toll us in some way whether it be physical or emotional. When looking around the woods at all of the living trees and plants, taking in their beauty, and feeling their vibrations, it is great to think that I take on that positive high energy vibration.

Stress Level: Animals endure intense amounts of stress when they are being bred and slaughtered and therefore release a lot of cortisol into their system, which we then consume. Many people complain of their increased levels in cortisol from their own stress, but then proceed to consume more of it at their meals. Eating a diet rich in raw plant foods not only eliminates this factor, but also builds your stress defense shield. Foods such as Maca and Goji Berries do just that and increases your bodies ability to cope with stress.

Inner Strength: I feel the reason an individual becomes so much stronger on a plant based diet is the simple fact that it forces the body to create certain things. In other words, it forces it to problem solve and work. Yes, plant foods are much easier to digest, but look at it this way. When you put animal fat into your body, your body recognizes it as fat and processes it as fat. When you put  a plant fat into your body, since plants are so low in fat, your body must figure out what the fat is, where the fat is, how it van be utilized, and must use inner power to create the fat. Another example of this could be a caffeinated beverage. (Yes this is a plant source, but it will clear the subject). When one consumes caffeine, your Central Nervous System becomes stimulated. You begin to act quickly without having to put much thought behind your action because the caffeine is forcing you to do so. In a way it is making you lazy. The caffeine is doing all of the work. When you yourself decide to act quickly, steadily, and with high concentration, you take energy from your inner self to create that ability. It is making your inner self stronger. Also think about a plant. They absorb the sunlight and produce their own food themselves. The vibrational energy and cellular activity within a plant is incredibly high due to this fact alone. The reason we feel so energetic is not just based on the vitamin content of the plant, but also based on this fact. When plants are consumed just after being picked, you will notice a completely different type of strength and energy running through your body than if you were to pick it and eat it three days later.

Attitude: With stress levels at their minimum, my temper low, and inner strength high, of course my attitude towards life is going to be quite positive and uplifted.

I am in no way saying a plant based diet is for everyone. I am not asking you to change your diet to that of a plant based one. I will however ask you to think about the people you know who are on a high animal based diet, those on a medium, and those on a plant based diet. Compare them in the above attributes. Do the heavy meat eaters seem lazy with a lack of will power and negative attitudes? How do they compare to the individuals who only consume meat a few times a week. How about compared to those on a plant based diet?

Then do the final comparison: Those on a cooked plant diet vs. those on a raw plant diet.

Im sure your own findings will speak for themselves.

 

The Importance of Organics March 27, 2010

Thank you to all who took my poll yesterday! I have always wondered about how many people actually buy organic, and how often, and if they realize the benefits from doing so.

The results 6% of you said you ONLY eat organic food. thats incredible, i cant get them all year around so its tough. Seems like this would be possible if you had a garden.. or green house. (im jealous if you have a green house!) 35% of you said that you buy organics most of the time, 41% said some of the time, 18% of you said you cant afford it, and nobody said they didnt know what the heck organic meant, (i put that there because my grandma didnt know– nothing needed that label when she grew up).

So why is it important to eat organic? First, the amount of pesticides that are allowed to be sprayed. “Regular” crops are drenched in pesticides to keep off bugs and weeds. not only is this effecting our bodies, its effecting our environment. Because of the amount of pesticides being sprayed on the crops, some of them can not stand up to in and die. This is where Monsanto steps in with their Genetically Modified seeds. these seeds are modified so that they can stand up to the pesticide “round up”. Genetic modification is absolutely one of the most terrible things they have come out with yet. In some countries it is ban, and in some they require labeling saying “this is genetically modified.” Not here. We dont even need labels. In America they label calories instead of chemicals. GM has been linked to many diseases such as liver damage and kidney damage. GMO’s are every where we look. The GM corn is being fed to all of the animals, the animals themselves are GM…. its scary. 99% of the soy in the US in GM! 98% of Mangos. I would recommend watching the movie “Future of Food”. It explains this to the deepest extent, even how GMOs were invented. it is an absolute must see.

For those of you who can not afford it, its very understandable. They outrageously price organic foods and put an incredibly low price on food that are GM and those containing high fructose corn syrup and many other harmful chemicals. This is what is making America sick. I by all means do not make a lot of money, but i would much rather buy healthier foods than have a nice apartment or a nice pair of sneakers. Think about the amount of money people will spend on a pair of jeans. 100$, 200$? More? I would rather put that money in my stomach than on legs to show off to someone i am wearing a certain brand.

I would highly recommend you read a few articles that describe what GMOs are and what they do to your body. Some great ones can be found on Natural News.

Also, think before you use a microwave. It also GM your food. In a study done with 2 plants, one was given boiled water and the other microwaved water. At the end of 10 days, the plant drinking the microwaved water was completely dead. The microwave not only killed the nutrients in the water, It Genetically Modified it.

In another study, Pigs were given two food dishes, one filled with normal food, the other containing GM foods. Not one pig went for the GM foods. They would smell it and turn away. Animals by nature know it is bad for them, we should too. And now, they are being force fed this food, and so are we.

Check your labels. Buy organic.

 

 
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