Food Quality is crucial for Good Health
I subscribe to the theory that toxin accumulation is the cause of all and every disease and if that accumulation can be removed the risk of contracting a disease is nil. 2011 saw me embark into a regime of fasting for 7 consecutive days on water every month, with great improvement to my general health and complete removal of some long standing ailments.
However from July to December of 2014 I seemed to occasionally get sore knuckles, knees and hips, I noticed that while fasting they were fine, it was only during periods of eating that they became sore and the longer the duration of eating the more discomfort was experienced. Eating was obviously the problem or rather, what I was eating. Bear in mind that as a fruitarian I was never eating the usual acid/toxic forming foods like meat, sugar, wheat or dairy products so the following pertains to available fruit, veg, nuts and berries.
Clearly, what I was eating contributed to some toxic accumulation and the once a month 7 day fast removed it. This cycle repeated itself every month for six months during five months of drought when I was unable to grow enough quality produce to sustain myself.
Opted to make two changes to my living. Altered my fasting sequence to four days twice a month, this halved the periods that I spent eating thus reducing the time available for toxic accumulation. Also, even though the produce I was buying was the best I could find, none-the-less it was of inferior quality and brought with it acids in such large quantity they immediately began to build up in my joints and no doubt elsewhere as well. From then on I would be ruthlessly particular about what I would eat and not hesitate to immediately throw out anything even slightly substandard. Strictly following this plan resulted in, for the first time, no worsening of my joint problems during my eating phase, in fact their condition seemed to improve, moving free and easy.
Realising then that food quality played a crucial part in the over all outcome and after the breaking of the drought, my farm near Gympie, that can grow tropical, sub-tropical and many temperate species. with it's massive levels of paramagnetism (the elixir of life energy for plants) became 'fruitful' once again. It became necessary to learn agronomy, for to grow really top quality fruit means that the soil should be restored to it's original pristine condition after decades of poor farming practices by previous owners.
Most of my experiences are written up on bulletmaker.com, a notable article is 'How to Select Good Fruit' something most people haven't a clue about. It is not enough to eat just any old fruit, it must be quality fruit. The main reason almost all fruit offered for sale is substandard is because it gets picked long before it has a chance to mature and be fully ripened. None of the ripening methods, commercially or at home, can ever restore that lost quality. After eating a meal of freshly picked top quality tree ripened fruit one should have a 'satisfy' feeling. This is not a 'feeling full' satisfy, it's a feeling of being complete and balanced and has nothing to do with the amount eaten. I recall eating 3 medium apples one morning, peace and satisfaction 'descended' upon me, I worked normally for the rest of the day without the slightest wish to eat anything further.
If we think about it, the past few decades has seen mankind succumbing to ever more diseases and all the while the quality of our food has diminished alarmingly, not a coincidence surely. We are all aware that smoking brings on numerous diseases, now we must realise that eating cheap poor quality food brings even more of them upon us.
Sometime in the future, growers and sellers of poor produce could be prosecuted for insidiously delivering so much harm to the widespread community but that won't happen until verifiable quality standards are set – this will be enormously difficult to accomplish.