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, 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 vegan diets 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 food processing industry 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 had to hunt and forage their meals. So, already a consumer can think of a host of so-called healthy cat 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 Transport corporations.
We need fat. Fat forms lining of the food cake cell membranes in almost every cell of our bodies. Your brain is composed primarily of fat. If you don’t eat enough of the right kinds of fat, your brain will not get the proper nutrition to function. Eating too little lose body fat can also reduce your testosterone levels (equally important for women as for men).