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Living on less; minimizing the body's needs
« on: September 19, 2016, 11:39:59 AM »
How many calories do you NEED? It is perhaps a more tricky question than you realize.
Take this detox master's view on round worms, for instance (Robert Cassar); he's talking about HAND FULLS of worms in your gut gobbling up food. So WHO and WHAT are you actually feeding?!

But there are other important considerations, as well. Like the Tarahumara that can run a marathon off of a cup of nixtamal [corn cooked in a base liquid like calcium hydroxide] and tesguino or chicha [corn brewn from nixtamal or sprouted corn]. 3000 calories to run a marathon? Who said?!

After decades of looking into health and diet and more than 5 years researching permaculture, there are 2 interesting conclusions to make:
- health and success seem to be mainly about MINERALS, and
- gut and garden appear to be very similar in both function as well as processes


Dr. David Jubb claims he didn't eat at all for 11 years. He says this is possible because he has so many DIFFERENT symbiotic life forms within his gut that they efficiently process energy, gas and matter to supply him with what he needs. He says they'll produce up to 27 grams of protein a day just as byproduct.
Well, don't many trees and plants live mainly off of the carbondioxide and nitrogen in the air? Hell, some plants do without soil altogether, living on solid rock.

If we forget about breatharians for a minute, it should at least seem possible, if not outright necessary, to make sure we can survive on LESS. What kind of things might one do to accomplish as much?
- liver cleanses are a big deal; the liver effects 500 processes in the body and is easily the most important organ after brain and heart. But livers get clogged up, especially in our polluted world [one estimate stating that 77,000 different chemical compounds have been introduced into the environment in the past century]. 50% chance of dying of cancer or heart disease might well mainly be due to all this DIRT in our systems; in the year 1900 statistics place the percentage of folk with either cancer or heart disease at 3%...
- diet appears to be a big deal, as well; lots of 'bad' organisms live off of 'dead' and/or processed foods and many a health guru not only stresses eating RAW but also LIVE food; What's live food?, you ask? Vibrant, heirloom, minerally-rich, clean, etc. etc.

You know, maybe you don't have to completely change what you eat/change your lifestyle, but doing a number of liver cleanses followed by annual or biannual cleanses after that, is probably no longer a luxury; does the chance to get cancer have to go up to 100% before you get with the programme...?!
You also don't have to BE a vegan to EAT vegan for a while, even for a few years. Fasting is one of the most natural things in the world and just about all animals in nature do it regularly.
Also, consider a (temporary) diet that is simpler than you're used to; after all, why should a meal contain varied elements? Don't most meals of most creatures in nature consist of ONE SINGLE ITEM? Modern culture is obsessed with variety but not with sobering fasts or periods of sobriety. Yet how many (even large) mammals go without for extended periods of time?

What if your food storages could be many times smaller than you think?
What if your body could function (well) off of much fewer calories than you now think?
These are worthy considerations.
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Re: Living on less; minimizing the body's needs
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2016, 10:58:28 PM »
50% chance of dying of cancer or heart disease might well mainly be due to all this DIRT in our systems
My bad; according to the experts on Ty Bollinger's TTAC Ultimate Live Symposium that should read "80%"...
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