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How healthy is your body really? Many articles are reporting on the harm to our health as a result of Big Agriculture (Big Ag) commercial factory farm food producers abusing antibiotics, fertilizers, Genetically Engineered (GE) & Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), fungicides, herbicides, insecticides and pesticides which are damaging our biosphere, body and brain. We must be even more focused on the various chemicals and synthetic compounds they use which significantly contribute to body and brain health challenges. Researchers and scientists are learning more every day about the damage and dangers from these toxic chemicals. They are negatively affecting our quality of life and even our longevity. Not to mention the damage and destruction to babies, bees, birds and butterflies as well as harm to all the other animals, birds and reptiles. Today we focus on better alternatives and benefits to changing from the destructive Big Ag madness to sustainable Better Ag model programs such as Permaculture and Regenerative Agriculture. By shifting gears and focusing on our behaviors, beliefs and benefits we can help re-engineer our food production system into a more affordable, renewable and sustainable model.
Many people are experiencing major health issues from the chemical poisons and toxic compounds used in and on our foods. Most of the chemicals and synthetic compounds used by Big Ag are damaging our health and well being. My information and intention is shared to help educate and inspire more people to learn about the benefits of organic gardening, permaculture and regenerative agriculture so we invest our money wisely in Better Ag and better foods for health. When we avoid buying, eating and supporting the Big Ag destructive maddness we begin to minimize the detrimental effects from this toxic and unsustainable system. As a long term personal fitness, health and nutrition coach I discovered a variety of solutions, strategies, suggestions and systems to promote Better Ag systems that are sustainable. It is important to research various health hazards and learn strategies like permaculture and regenerative agriculture to better serve me, my clients and future visitors to our Belize Eco Village wellness project.
Problem: Big Ag Promotes Poison and Pollution
Big Ag factory farms use a lot of fossil fuel and chemical products that are destructive, toxic and unsustainable. Many researchers and scientists have discovered that the toxic chemicals used by Big Ag factory farms to grow food for animals and humans plus Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) are harming us and the world around us. While many companies and people want us to believe these toxic chemicals are beneficial, necessary and safe, we should know better and be questioning the total insanity of polluting people, plants and the planet with poisons. It is well documented that these toxic chemicals pollutes the planet as it damages our bodies and brains . Evidence indicates they lead to disease, hormonal issues, immune system dysfunction, sickness, weakness and even death. Chemicals used by Big Ag cause serious harm and even death depending on the amount, duration and type of exposure. All chemicals and synthetic compounds have serious consequences and side effects to people, plants and the planet over time. By buying and using their toxic products we destroy our beautiful world, keep them in business and poison our selves. does that sound like the definition of insanity and stupidity?
People are quickly discovering that using synthetic chemicals to grow foods is unhealthy even if they appear helpful short term for improving plant growth. We are being overloaded, overwhelmed and over poisoned by the excessive over use and misuse of chemicals in so many plants, prepared foods and products we consume. Significant evidence is indicating that chemicals and synthetic compounds in foods are major source of health hazards, poisons and toxins being contributing to the rampant increase in death, deformities, disabilities and disease we see around us. We are experiencing an avalanche of health challenges since companies and scientists began unleashing a tsunami of toxic chemicals and synthetic compounds into almost every food we consume including many that are grown organic. Yes even organic foods are being affected to some degree. We are literally being poisoned from external and internal exposure to chemical toxins in our air, foods and water.
As mentioned in previous blog posts there is significant disinformation and misinformation designed to prevent us from knowing the truth about toxic chemicals such as fungicides, herbicides, insecticides and pesticides that are serious health hazards. While these chemicals cause serious disease and are major health hazards there are many ways to prevent and protect yourself from them. My years of research for the best health, nutrition and wellness programs and protocols has lead me to some great ideas, insights and inspiration for preventing and protecting against various plastic health hazards. My research has directed me to finding great resources and role models to help improve our health in a holistic way long term.
Chemicals and Synthetic Compounds are Health Hazards
Many of the chemicals and synthetic compounds used to grow foods are well documented as serious health hazards and many others we are not sure about yet because of a lack of documentation, research and statistics. Unfortunately there are usually no legal disclosures, labels, warnings or waivers regarding the health hazards associated with these chemicals in fruit, produce and prepared and processed foods. Why? Because they do not want you to know about all the toxic synthetic compounds they use or you might wisely avoid those foods. Common chemicals and synthetic compounds found in and on foods are known to be endocrine disruptors, possible carcinogens and harmful to our overall health and well being. Unfortunately these chemicals have been deployed, designed and developed to be used with almost every food you can imagine. Chemical and synthetic compounds are a major source of pollution and poisons that are affecting the air, land and waters of the world. Using dangerous herbicides like roundup on so many feed and food crops may be one of the most damaging, destructive and dumb uses of dangerous chemicals in the history of farming. Will people in the future look back on our ignorance and insanity in poisoning our food and the planet?
Permanent Solution: Permaculture and Regenerative agriculture
The first step to protecting yourself is to stop buying non organic beverages, foods and food products. That means avoiding processed beverages and foods if you are not given all the growing, packaging and transportation details or if you do not know all the details about ingredients, packaging and processing for market. Only buy nutrient dense organic whole foods when possible.
Then start a small victory garden and grow some easy to grow herbs and vegetables. Begin learning more about food production and gardening from an organic based reliable source.
Consider setting up an aquaponics, hydroponics or tower garden to grow more herbs and food plants in less space. Murray Hallmam is a great resource for aquaponics.
The next step is to join or shop at a Community Food Association (CFA), organic co-op or organic farmers market. This way you can have access to a great selection of organic choices and connect with a more food conscious community.
Another option is to learn the permaculture principles and join together with other like minded individuals to cooperate and raise organic foods following organic permaculture principles. Geoff Lawton is a great resource for applying and learning permaculutre principles.
Regenerative organic agriculture is another level of sustainable food growing and thinking with the growing process based on building, restoring, revitalizing the food systems with a sustainable and totally upgraded holistic system. Regenerative International is a great website to learn more about being an organic consumer and then taking your knowledge and skills to the next level with regenerative agriculture.
Healthy Habits & Habitats
In 2017 Morningstar NEWS will continue our 50% focus on Healthy Habits and 50% on Healthy Habitats and Sustainability Systems. As our new Belize Eco Village wellness center evolves we will research and role model proven principles. Our vision will attract a wide variety of eco-conscious and passionate people to help design, build and live in our eco friendly, healthy and sustainable community. Imagine the advantages of exercise, fitness and health routines to stay healthy as we invest, live, retire, travel, visit and work better while enjoying an even more happy, healthy and heavenly lifestyle. We will focus on those ideas, insights and inspiration as we provide more progress pictures and vivid videos. Stay tuned for progress posts with more solutions, strategies, suggestions and systems to develop the 149 acres of Caribbean pine ridge and broad leaf forest applying permaculture and regenerative agriculture.
Where is Your Gap?
What actions, behaviors, beliefs and decisions regarding your habits and habitats are harming your happiness and health? What will it take for you to better protect your family and self from the damage, degradation and destruction occurring right now due to chemicals and synthetic compounds in our food supply systems? What unhealthy habits are you willing to stop being a part of the problem in order to start being a part of the solution instead? Could simple steps like avoiding non organic foods help stop the problems and start a transformation of your body, mind and spirit? Only your investment of energy, money and time to embrace organic whole foods will tell.
Mastery Action Plan (MAP)
It is well documented that our daily habits and habitats greatly impact our happiness and health. There is a wealth of wisdom regarding healthy habits to start and health hazards to stop. What are you willing to do differently to protect your self and family with better choices instead of harmful chemicals from Big Ag? Creating a healthy habits and habitat code of conduct and mastery action plan will enhance the quality of life for everyone now and in the future. We cannot sustain our happiness and health with a lack of proper exercise, fitness and nutrition. Are you ready to change your old habits for some new and empowering ones? Learn more about the dangers of chemical poisons and pollution from Dr. Mercola. For those looking for inspiration and motivation to take action see what Regenerative International is doing to help feed the world healthy foods by promoting organic farming now for a better future.
Call to Action
What comments, commitments or concerns come to mind regarding healthy habits and habitats? Are you ready to learn more and join our terrific team?
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