If you’ve been following me on twitter, then you’ve been hearing me rant on and off about health as of late. It’s been my main focus of study for the last few months. The main reason I’ve been on it so much is because, well, I think it’s fascinating to learn so much of what I thought I knew to be true and natural regarding health and the world in general, has been shown and proven to be otherwise.
As I look more into it, and other things taking place in modern times, I notice a common pattern: we’re gradually moving towards the artificial. This realization started while having a conversation with a friend about relationships. She went on to ask me what type of of women I like. I responded with, “all natural.” She then asked me to elaborate, because from her perspective, “ain’t nobody natural any more!”
I told her that amongst all these women with makeup, fake hair, nails, plastic surgery, and other enhancements, I strive to search out some defects. You know, any stretch marks, skin impurities, one boob bigger than the other, that sort of thing. Even still, this is not enough to verify anything for certain.
We then went on to have a long discussion about this. Everywhere you look, nature and what is natural seems to be overshadowed behind man-made structures. How does this happen when nature (the mountains, hills, oceans) is epic? I even recently learned that we have some artificial palm trees over here in Cali. This was news to me.
A number of people that I come across would rather play Madden then go outside and organize a little football game. I never understood it. Yes, it’s a little difficult to get everyone together because of schedules, but still. If you’ve got enough time to sit down and play hours of video games then I’m sure you’ve got time to gear up. Not to mention thanks to the wii, exercise has been taken to a whole new level. and given a new look. Getting up and getting active has to be fun for some people to even consider getting up from in front of the TV any more.
In regards to health, I thought it was pretty simple to point people in the right direction.
Eat all-natural, sun-rich foods. Strive to stay organic. Eat plenty of veggies, nuts, fruits and whole grains. Stay alkaline.
This was the advice that I’d give to people. That was until a friend on facebook had introduced me to Dr. Sebi and his teachings. I found Dr. Sebi and teachings to be significant because, well, he claims to be able to heal what others cannot. Sickle-cell syndrome, diabetes, AIDS, cancer, you name it.
There are no incurable diseases only incurable people….Curing AIDS? That’s the smallest part of what Africa has afforded Sebi. Curing AIDS is the easiest thing.
I strive to at least always consider new information and avenues of thinking. I think you should to be open to all new experiences in life. So when something like this is brought to your attention, some people will flat out reject it as ridiculous, some will also flat out agree and believe it, or, if you’re like me, you take the information and look further into it.
Since I was in the neighborhood, I drove down to his office in LA and picked up Beverly Oliver’s book Seven Days in Usha Villa: A Conversation with Dr. Sebi. As most of his claims, it was a series of assertions contrary to everything I’d heard, here in the states.
In the box wheat is natural. Outside of the box wheat is unnatural. Why? Because it contains starch. Nothing in nature contains starch. And everything that was made by man has to contain starch as a binder. But starch is carbonic acid…Any grain that is made, carrots, corn, wheat, rice, these things are starch. Starch is not food.
These, along with several other claims, earned big “Huh?! WTF is he talking about”points from me. I’ve yet to meet any of his clients-nor have I went out searching for him.
What is true
These people acting like they want the truth. But the appearance of the truth is good enough, they don’t want the proof-Talib Kweli
To a person that takes the elevator from the ground to the highest point of the Empire state building, the change in the view is enormous, but to those taking the stairs, you can witness the gradual progression. Similarly, I shouldn’t have to tell you that everything that is deemed as natural nowadays wasn’t always the case. Everyday, if you can take to really think about it, you can witness the history taking place around you. Remember when breast implants were taboo? Yes? No? Some people can’t even fathom life without our current conveniences.
Given the blue and the red pill, most would rather take the blue at any given time. So if you want to make money, there is money to be made in the artificial industry. Fake hair, fake breasts, fake muscles, fake cures to ailments, fake food, fake trees, fake followers, fake friends, you name it, we have it. It’s here and well stocked.
Nature, which I equate with truth in this post, doesn’t seem to be so important nowadays. If so, it certainly doesn’t seem that popular.
So I ask you, what do you consider natural? How would YOU (personally) even go about verifying such a thing?
Would you say it even matters?