Poor nutrition is responsible for the majority of human ailments in the modern world.
Travel abroad and you hear healthcare workers discussing the desire for more fresh water wells in under developed countries around the world.
Fresh water can be obtained for the majority of citizens through drilling a few feet below the earth’s surface.
Mountain springs are refreshing and also excellent sources of drinking water.
Droughts plague far reaches of the earth causing people to migrate to areas of fresh water supplies for drinking, hygiene and crops.
Handle the problem of fresh water attainment for those who live off the land and people seem to fair fairly well.
You travel back home to industrialized societies and find some of the sickest people in the world.
Fresh water may be in great supply but what’s missing in the diet of industrialized nations are whole foods.
Whole foods are medicinal and used to keep us healthy when consumed on a regular basis.
Even abroad you watch what you eat to reduce risk of parasite ingestion.
Fresh salads are a luxury and are not offered due to the risk of parasites because of food preparation techniques.
When in doubt consume whole foods that are prepared properly and in season.
Industrialized nations make everything available because of the genetically engineered or modified organisms.
An exciting news release informed us the other day a newly engineered apple would not turn brown.
The apple slices would look great in salads as wedges but are they safe?
Yes, it is true industrialized nations throw away tremendous quantities of food.
If there is a choice give me the apple that lets me know it is breaking down so the fresh one can be selected and consumed.
Fresh fruit and vegetables purchased from organic growers break down faster than what would be purchased in traditional grocers where produce has been genetically modified to hold up in displays.
We have become accustomed to selecting what is called unblemished or pretty items in the produce section of grocery stores.
A good strategy to save money is to purchase only what you will consume or cook within the next few days.
Understand the relationship of fresh whole foods and oxidation.
You want the freshest produce you can find ready for consumption close to the time of its purchase.
Dentists all so well understand the relationship regarding the breakdown of the oral cavity from the oxidation of processed sugar in the body.
In a similar manner the body ages much faster because of sugar oxidation chemical processes within our cells.
Ask any dentist in KC and they will concur the true fountain of youth searched for around the world is right in front of you.
It is the ingestion of fresh whole foods for proper nutrition, fresh water, and the minimization of processed sugar in your diet.
Poor nutrition is a choice we must all eliminate.
From the Diary of my enlightenment,
A.L. Clark, D.D.S. http://dentist4you.biz