Since the 1950s, crop production has relied on fertilizers to replace soil nutrients. Nitrogen fertilizer production relies heavily on natural gas to synthesize atmospheric nitrogen. Oil is needed as well to mine, manufacture, and transport these fertilizers around the world. China is now the top consumer of fertilizer with use rising beyond 40 million tons in 2004.
Most of us have accumulated POUNDS of red meat, lose fat, toxins and contaminates in the first 30-40 years of life and expect to have that problem resolved in 2-3 or 4 weeks. NOT going to happen! Our foods contain only a portion of the nutrients and vitamins our parents enjoyed and the Lose fat removes even more. This is going to require a life style change and a much greater use of the five letter word.
For one thing, one has to remember that there were no commercial pet food plants during those times. This means that there was no such thing as processed, packaged, or frozen foods. This also means that there was no use of chemicals or preservatives in the foods that the cavemen ate. To be even more detailed, there was no such thing as grocery stores. This means that cavemen Processed Foods had to hunt and forage their meals. So, already a consumer can think of a host of so-called food products that would be off of their shopping list, if they were going to buy a paleo book in order to learn the diet.
Don’t feel bad if the price of your much loved soda becomes more expensive. Instead, thank the government for the added tax because this means they care for your health. Even support them in promoting their “no to sugar” campaign to food blenders corporations.
There’s another one I’ve just learned about from Germany and it’s called a Spiralo. If you do like a parsnip, beet, carrot, and turn it into this little skinny pasta — I’ve done this at shows and little kids have walked by and I’ve got it on the table next to the machine to show what it does, and these little three year olds will grab it and eat it. The mother or the grandmother will go, “I can’t believe it, he won’t eat any vegetables!” Something about cutting that vegetable into facets, let’s say, really brings out the sweetness like no grating or slicing ever could.