We’ll entitle this: Things I Suspect
I suspect that GMO foods, poor soil management, pesticides and herbicides have made the bulk of the food that we eat less nutritious than God created it to be.
I notice that organic foods, home-grown, local foods taste better. And that they make my body happier.
I suspect this particularly affects wheat. I hear that bread, in other countries, tastes differently than our bread does (less sweet). I hear that it affects people’s waistlines less.
I suspect that the legions of people who notice that certain foods have an aversive affect (but not a full-out allergy) could tolerate those foods in moderation if the food in question was 1) grown old-school and 2) prepared old-school (including applicable soaking/souring). I notice that though it’s still wheat, and I still don’t want very much of it, the 24hour soured sourdough bread I get is much more tolerable to my body than regular bread.
I don’t quite understand how everyone I know who goes on a food-allergy diet ends up aversive to staple foods like legumes and grains and dairy (hey, dairy is a staple food for a lot of people).
I notice that including proper fermented food in my diet practically makes my body do a cheerleading routine.
I suspect that none of us eats the amount of veggies that they should. I notice that some folks have bodies that scream for raw veg and some want it cooked.
I suspect that where your ancestors were raised affects which foods agree with you the most, which foods support your body the best.
I suspect that where you live and what you do with your life also affects those things, and they should be considered in concert.
I suspect that seasonal eating, following the rhythms of weather and usual harvest patterns, is a very healthy choice, and confuses people who spend too much time indoors and don’t understand why they crave comfort food at one time and salads at another.
I suspect that we were given tastebuds so that we could figure out which were the very best foods for our bodies, because I notice that the better the food is for me, the better it tastes – once I’m “clean” of the sugar monster, that is.
I suspect that we are supposed to eat rather a lot more herbs and spices than we do.
I’m pretty certain that none of this was designed to be as annoying as it is today.