Good Evening, God
I hadn’t ever thought of “growing” as a responsibility. But, now it seems so obvious. If we are growing plants we have to exercise responsibility — providing water and nutrients. The Plant has to work too — putting down roots, producing leaves and fruit. But we humans — seem not to have caught on — to our responsibilities.
What went wrong? Actually, God, I don’t think most people realize ANYTHING went wrong. But, I just became a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation and received a very concise booklet listing what happened to us when we switched from traditional to modern food choices.
The first thing he noticed while touring the world — as a dentist — was that people eating a traditional diet all had really good teeth. Not just no cavities, but no crowding — too many teeth for narrow jaws. This wasn’t genetic. He compared folks in the same extended family. Eating the modern diet resulted in narrower jaws and decayed teeth.
He couldn’t help but notice the people still eating the traditional diets also had good physiques, resistance to disease, and optimistic outlooks.
Why? Their diets provided at least four times the water soluble vitamins and minerals of the American diet of his day (1930-40s). And TEN times the fat-soluble vitamins, from animal foods such as butter, fish-eggs, shellfish, organ meats, eggs and animal fats. Basically they were getting the vitamins A, D and K that act as catalysts to mineral absorption and protein utilization.
Their cultures all promoted even better diets before having children. Nutrient dense organ meats and animal fats were prescribed for nursing mothers and growing children. Sigh.
It seems both simple and obvious. We are what we eat. And growing — physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually — all depend on being lovingly nourished.