Health Food and Politics

Health Food and Politics
Originally Published 2010

If you are in good health, you respond better, you think better, you feel better. If you are not in good health, you feel depressed, slow, achy, or worse yet, you may have a disease. What is the difference? How do you get from one polarity to the other? Who fault is it? Whose responsibility is it? 

Well, you can blame the government for letting genetically modified frankenfoods slip into our food supply unlabelled and untested. You can blame Monsanto for creating them. You can blame some undisclosed sentient being (s?) for spraying hazardous chemicals into the air through contrail emissions. You can blame the government for adding fluoride to the water. You can blame pharmaceutical companies for their sick making drugs and vaccines. You can blame your doctor for prescribing them. You can blame mainstream media for underreporting all these facts because their bosses are members of the same club promoting these bizarre and inhumane practices. Let’s not leave out factory farming either. 

I called a Canadian Senator’s office recently (Art Eggleton) to protest the passing of bill C-6, which rolls over portions of Canada’s sovereignty to an international body, (the World Health Organization and the Food and Agricultural Organization) and engaged in a little debate with the secretary. She asked me if I wanted Canada to become the dumping ground for substandard international products, like milk, baby bottles and something else she assumed I needed. I told her I didn’t drink milk and that people should just be educated about good health. She immediately replied that that is unreasonable.

I thought back to government education programs like ParticipACTION in the early 80’s and the continuous promotion of healthy initiatives from all levels of government hence. What is so unreasonable about that? They do it all the time.

All this being so- brainwashed clerks in government, (well you have to admit it must be easier to handle that way), a poisoned food and water supply, processed and refined food with no nutrient value seen as normal, alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, coffee, SUGAR… you can choose to not engage in any of it.

Turn away and you will find a thriving alternative health community. Converging aspects include, the Slow Food Movement, The 100 Mile Diet, the Living and Raw Foods Movement, buying and growing organic, fasting and cleansing, fermented and cultured food, seed storing, herbal remedies, and on and on…

These movements have emerged because our increasingly poisoned and toxic environment has taken second stage to the profiteers of industry. Indeed, our great grandparents practiced most of these movements as a matter of course. Now we want to maintain the integrity of these movements so they will not be co-opted by the powers that be. Codex Alimentarius recently discussed allowing a certain chemical into the production of organically labeled bananas. Codex Alimentarius is the project funded by the World Health Organization to set an international standard, supposedly for our own good, on everything ingestible. This is the international standard the senator’s secretary was talking about. Codex Alimentarius is comprised of international delegates who almost solely defer to the interests of big agri-business hell bent on controlling the world’s food supply. For our own good? Yeh right. 
Realistically we can assume that these modern, back to the good old days, movements are only adopted by a small percentage of the population. You may hear about them but adopting them is another story. True, the grocers are bending to the trend by offering more local and organic food, but there is more to understanding your food than pulling it off the shelf. 
You may know that you need to do something about your eating habits but before you even begin you may read a disparaging article in the newspaper that headlines organic food has no more nutrient value than regular food and breathe a sigh of relief that you don’t have to change. Or you may have seen and heard someone speak about the wonders of being on a certain diet and got turned around with morbid fascination and incredulity at a very sickly looking person speak about health. There are many paths to finding your own good health equation. 
One in four people are still getting cancer. Nothing breaks my heart more than to see the cancer industry continue to throw the wool over well meaning people’s eyes. I have seen a broke small business woman write a check for 100.00 to some ridiculous marathon for cancer research; young girls at a film festival brightly and innocently asking for donations for breast cancer; and the most heartbreaking of all, grannies set up in the mall with hundreds of man hours worth of hand knitted and crocheted baby stuff, doilies and toques ready to hand it all over to a bunch of crooks. With all the brain power in the world these days and billions of dollars down the drain, does it make any sense that there is still no reported cure for cancer?

Probably 10 - 15% of the population actually makes efforts, often misguided and misinformed, to live a healthy lifestyle. Probably 25% are sick and dying. The rest are in a regulated state of slow decline. We will probably see a rise in sick and dying as more people are born with failing systems due to inherited malnutrition. What is going on here?

While we should be heralding breakthroughs in agricultural science, soil and water purification and increased yields, we are choosing to die for bad habits stemming from misinformation. This is where choice and personal responsibility come in. You decide if you want to live in health or decay. Nowadays disease reversal can easily be accomplished through simple diet modifications. Cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and the entire, ever increasing, list of labels for internal toxic sludge are easily reversed to radiance with a little discipline, fortitude, positive attitude and a whole lot of education. Use your common sense when you wade into the alternative health arena. If you are feeling better you are on the right track. Don’t buy some guru’s diagnosis of “healing crisis” if you aren’t feeling it. I have been fasting and cleansing and making diet modifications (swinging from good to bad) for over 30 years and I have never had a “healing crisis.”

Personally I have reversed all kinds of cumulative nuisances like, indigestion, gas, bloating, joint pain, sallow skin, constipation, asthma, allergies, liver spots with diet modifications and cleanses. My biggest evolutionary leap occurred in 2006 when I officially “went raw” or became a raw foodist. Within a few months of eating a 90% uncooked diet, I lost 15 pounds and experienced a remarkable rise in energy, vitality and endurance. I could articulate better. Joint pain disappeared. Oddly enough, these two things put together made me a faster typist. My skin sparkled. Things began to improve on another level as well. My dreams became more vivid while I slept better. I became more psychic and aware while awake. I actively set about to find God. I changed my whole life. I abandoned all I found disagreeable in my life and plunged like a mad adventurer into the unknown.
I would like to think that I have staved off larger health concerns by being aware for the better part of my life about alternative health. Lucky for me one of my first jobs was in a health food store that wasn’t very busy. So I read a lot of the books on the shelf. Maybe you aren’t so lucky. The point is start somewhere, or not. I could really care less. Just don’t complain to me about your ailments. Nothing is incurable. In the final equation, you are responsible for your own health. 
Skipping the middle isles in the supermarket, relearning everything you knew about food preparation and adding supplements that you have never heard of are a few of the modifications you may make. At first it can be expensive but once you get the hang of it, a living foods diet can be a lot cheaper. It really isn’t that easy until you do it. Thinking about it is the hard part. 
There is so much good news coming from the alternative health and organic food movements, that there is no need to succumb to illness, malnutrition or hunger. One example of breakthrough science includes a subtle energy enhanced water filter developed by Ken Brown and Dr. Yuri Kronn of Energy Tools International. Dr. Kronn has invented a way to impart the energetic frequency of vitamins and minerals no longer present in our soils, into the filter, which carry out to the plant. It really works. 
Food scarcity and overpopulation is a myth invented by the same people who are trying to curtail and co-opt the thriving alternative health movement because they see their monopolies being weakened. People don’t want to go along with the idea of a few large businesses controlling the world’s food supply. So government is trying to make taking responsibility for your own health illegal! Well it won’t happen. If it takes another election to finally get this nasty business of Bill C-6 off the table, then so be it. 
The fight against bill C-6 and the corresponding Health Care Bill in the states is on. It is not about your health. It is about control, population control specifically. It is important to fight these bills not only to maintain your right to access natural cures, but to stop this mad agenda against sovereignty on a global scale. 
It will be an interesting time ahead as we watch consumers continue to define the marketplace and agribusiness shuffle and hustle their positions to stay in control. Redefine terminology a little here, jail a few herbalists there, and raid a few organic farms, heck they must really be losing it. It has gotten so serious that they are trying to legislate their way into total domination. It only takes a change of government that has the moral fortitude to buck the internationalists. As a leading and uniquely positioned member of the industrialized nations, it is really Canada’s job to do this. 

2017 addendum- Canada has another MKUltra puppet at the helm. There has been no change. No opposition party- to their shame- has picked up on one of these issues. 

copyright 2009 by Ellen Atkin