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Its Flu season!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

And we have it, or had it. My dh has it again. I've been trying to get him to take Vitamin C and have started him on oil of oregano. I'm taking l-lysine, both are anti-viral.
It really makes you think. We have all these viruses running around that can be so deadly. So how do we protect ourselves from them? As much as I would love to blame superbugs, I can't help but think alot of it, is due to diet.
SAD- standard american diet. SAD because, lets face it, this diet is no good to anyone. People like to blame this or that for their weight gain. For example, pasta. Well, geez, 90% of the worlds population has a type of pasta in their diet, and yet they aren't obese, chronically ill, chronically fatigued. Sugar was part of certain cultures, so was chocolate, fat, oil, you name it. Coffee, tobbacco, certain drugs, all were part of some culture, yet SAD is the only diet to create the obese.
Whats so different about the SAD? Its the amount, its the variety, the lack of evolved taste buds, or food types. Each culture developed a palate, a menu, and their bodies adapted. Take a traditional chinese person and place them on the SAD and they're in the same boat as the rest of us.
I see that in my own culture. The fastest rising disease amongst First Nations People, diabetes. A culture that once ate wild meat, buckwheat bannock, wild berries, tubers, grasses, fish, honey, wild rice, living off the land, now eat white bread, fast food, potato chips, Pepsi/Coke. AKA the standard american diet.
This started about the flu and turned into a rant about the SAD. I guess I'm just frustrated by alot of things.
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