“If we understood that food was memory, we would stop our miserable eating habits.”
“Instead of eating the natural foods Earth has created over eons of subtle experimentation, we stuff ourselves with fake junk put out by multinationals with less knowledge of the Earth than could be stuffed into an empty peanut shell, resulting in cancer, heart disease, and all the needless suffering associated with folly. We need to realize that, from a biological point of view, eating is remembering. Why? Because food is rich in the information our bodies need. Through hundreds of millions of years, life forms learned to feed on each other. This means more than supplying fuel. It means supplying the informed sequences of molecules and amino acids required for our epigenetic unfolding. Our bodies wait for, expect a particular spectrum of foods. Not just anything will do. Particular molecular compounds are required, those that were fashioned by the millions of years of creative experimentation.”
“Many of our physiological patterns of activity depend on certain complex chemicals provided by natural foods. The physiological processes are the way the body remembers its ancestral heritage, and this heritage insists on particular natural foods for its remembering. When you eat grains, legumes, and good, fresh meat and vegetables, you enable your body to remember its powers… The foods enable patterns of activity to start up.”
Excerpts from The Universe Is A Green Dragon by Brian Swimme
A book that Lola Chit lent me.
I credit this passage for singlehandedly pushing me into the journey I’m on now.
I’ve read about “going green” before… I’ve been hearing about this sort of lifestyle change from many of my friends and family. But reading these lines really, really pushed it into me, the realization that my body responds to everything I give it. Garbage in, garbage out! And the planet is the same way… and we are all connected. ♥