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Mike Turner
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Since I made the shift from eating a "healthy" (non-junk food) grocery store diet to supplying almost all of my food out of my micronutrient-rich garden, I have noticed several changes to my body and metabolism.  My appetite and the quantity of food that I eat has gone way down and I lost 25 lbs without even trying.  I haven't had a cold or flu in the past 3 years where before I could count on getting a couple of colds each winter and a flu at least every other year.  Where before when I used to get a tickle in the back of my throat I could almost always count on it going up and turning my sinuses to full flood mode or going down and developing into a lingering cough, now the throat tickle just disappears with no further developments.  Since I am eating a lot less food, there is a lot less coming out of the other end and I'm producing a lot less humanure than I used to.  What comes out is also all fully processed (dried and pelletized) by the large intestine.  Of course, my energy level is way up and I no longer have the urge to take a late afternooon nap. 

I've become convinced that the "supersizing" of food portions that has taken place in the United States is a result of the low nutritional levels in the industrial food, so people are eating a lot more of it to try to satisfy their nutritional cravings, leading to the obesity and diabetes epidemic we see all around us.  And the increasing amount of colin cancer the result of the gut trying to process a much larger quantity of food than it was designed to handle.
 
                                            
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If I may ask, what does your diet consist of?
 
Jordan Lowery
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i have noticed the same thing, my energy levels were pretty high before, but now i can work day in and day out no problem, i also noticed many small physical changes like you have had. things that most wouldnt even think of happening. i also haven't been sick in about 4 years possibly more. flu bugs and colds try to get me, i feel a bit off for a day and my body easily fights it off. even when everyone around me is getting sick and down for the count.

id have to say one of the biggest things i could notice was after no fast food and no soda. within weeks it was like night and day difference. now i crave fresh food.
 
rose macaskie
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  Some thoughts on what keeps you healthy.
      I have wondered if fresh air has anything to do with not getting colds, does air need to move like water does?
    Are you happier gardening?
  i never got very ill in adult life but in adult life no one mollycuddles me if i do, I feel as if i cant get ill, does this change peoples illness rates .
          My parents had a house full of carpets and England is damp the carpets were full of everything i suspect,  dust, house mites  pollen molds.  Were the houses full of molds what gave me hayfever and asthma is what i wonder, i don't have carpets i don't like getting asthma .
      It woild be nice to know i was eating food that did not have poisons in it or that  i was giving the best food to others  but it seems to me that at anyrate in the colds flu department  adult life has stopped me getting illnesses and that  cant be attributed to organic foodstuffs. in the fats excelent stools rate this is not so true to omuch olive oil i don't know. I too have wondered if over eatign is due to trying to get soem nutrient you lack though tryign to get all the nutrients is a reason for over eating to and findign out i get tired if i dont eat a good lunch keep me eating and having more faith in the food that mhas calories than fruit is another problem.

      Mothers should stop telling children to eat up or put lots of enphasis in the vitality importance of the vitamins in fruit for energy or tell them that digestion requires a lot of energy their is an old cuban singer or dancer i saw in a documentary a few years ago who says he only eats a meal everytwo days in order to keep himself alive longer he relieves his body of the fatigue of digesting .. Your liver and kidney have a lot of work if you eat a lot and lack of movement does not help your oxygen blood transport system and these systems  try to keep  your body helathy. Alcohol l tires you, the next day it makes it more likely that your back muscels ache, and for you to get short of breath going up a hill  i think because it worsen blood flow and cardio repiratory function. and weight messes up knees and feet .

    In yoga classes i learnt that people get ill in the places that they uncounsciously use to react to stress, so stress wil give one person a stomach ulcer and another a sore throat.
      The teacher said you can put a camera into the stomach of a person who reacts to stress, being teased, pulled to peices, fear of losing their job, freinds and such are what i mean by stress, and see the lining of their stomach go red when you stress them if they are the sort of person that reacts to stress with stomach problems.
      Variouse things made me think that this teacher was very interested in psychology as well as yoga, though he did not give his sources for different bits of information, though evidently putting cameras in people stomachs is a trick only doctors are illkely to get up to  whether to corroborate a bit of psychological theory or for what reason i don't know. Guessng the sources was just that guessing, this left his students looking a bit silly if an idea came from Socrates and they imagined it came  from indian yogi and blabberd about it to someone who knew about philosophy. I think. this is a bit of information that i suspect comes from european medicine though it corroborates maybe yogic ideas. agri rose macaskie.
 
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