What creates a sick Society
The body and mind clearly function as an integrated whole, responding to both inner and outer environments. What we think and feel has an immediate effect on our physical health, just as what is experienced in the body affects our mental and emotional state.
- Chronic Illness
- Emotional Anxiety
- Pharmaceutical Drugs
- Nutrient Deficiency
- Frequent use of Antibiotics
Stress: During times of high stress, the immune system becomes particularly susceptible to infection. Stress has a direct effect on the immune system, lowering our ability to destroy invading viruses and bacteria.
Chronic Illness: Many of today’s diseases are caused just as much by an excess of anti-nutrients as by a deficiency of nutrients. Many health problems, from arthritis to cancer, can follow from an overload of anti-nutrients exceeding the body’s capacity to detoxify itself.
Emotional Anxiety: Poor mental and physical energy results in depression. Secreted by the brain, the immune system and the nerve cells are neuropeptides (hormones that act as chemical messengers carrying emotions from the mind to the body and back again). They carry our fears and hopes into every corner of our being.
Pharmaceutical Drugs: Many common medicines are anti-nutrients. Salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin and other painkillers, is a gastro-intestinal irritant, increasing the permeability of the stomach wall. This in turn upsets nutrients, allowing incomplete digested foods to pass into the bloodstream, alerting the immune system and triggering allergic responses to common foods. In the long term this weakens the immune system, encourage inflammation and burns up vital vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy immune system.
MSG – Monosodium Glutamate: It is virtually impossible to go to a food store and find pure food without some additives added. This is where human society currently stands: The taste buds on the tongue and the connections in the brain have become ‘programmed’ as to how food should taste – although it is poisoning us. MSG causes the nerve cells to discharge an electrical impulse that is the basis of its use as a flavor enhancer.
Russell L. Blaylock wrote the following in his book ‘Excitotocins: The Taste that Kills’: MSG kills certain neurons, the cells of the nervous system, by over-stimulating them. Sometimes the cells are damaged without being killed. Apart from destruction of healthy brain tissue, a child’s brain is still growing. Certain sensors on the neurons, called growth cones, allow the neurons to detect and grow along chemical trails in the brain constructing the necessary pathways. MSG has a very bad affect on these growth cones.
Pollution: Widespread environmental pollution is taking its toll on our bodies. The same applies to radiation from computers, televisions, fax machines, microwaves, power poles, etc.
Frequent use of Antibiotics: Antibiotics wipe out the healthy stomach bacteria that manufacture significant amounts of B Vitamins. They also pave the way for unfriendly bacteria to multiply, increasing the risk of infection which, by stressing the immune system, again leads to nutrient deficiency.