Sauerkraut is one Ancient Human Nutrient that is being recognised for it’s probiotic and vitamin content

The ancient foods that have largely disappeared from our diets are now starting to be “rediscovered” for their healthy properties.  Something as simple as real sauerkraut (not that chemical and mayonnaise-filled fake stuff) made with nothing more than sliced cabbage, a little sea salt and then covered in water for a week or so, is proving to be full of vitamins and probiotics.

We must apply some general common sense to the idea that our bodies have developed over time by eating relatively simple, unprocessed foods that are naturally found in the world.  This must also mean that our bodies are designed to thrive with these same foods. This is what I call Ancient Human Nutrients (AHN).  These Ancient Human Nutrients (AHN) are what provided the nutrition for our bodies to grow from babies to ultimately healthy  adults with reproductive lives.

Before the Industrial Revolution, pretty much all food was grown and made in a truly natural way that our bodies not only accepted but thrived with.  Now, it is hard to find food in the super market that is not a literal Chemical Experiment.  Slowly but surely, our food supply has been completely industrialized and standardized without regard for human nutrition or for the plants and livestock themselves.

It is a really simple formula for large corporations to make more money; 

Cut as many corners as you can get away with.

Yes, our food supply also follows this simple formula.  So that means the variable in the equation is what they are allowed to get away with.  That is up to me, you and to every human that would want to preserve the Earth for our next generations.  Please pass on.

Sauerkraut is so full of vitamins and probiotics that ancient sailors ate it on long voyages to stay healthy.

 

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The “Cloud” can be the beginning of the “Matrix”

With all this recent talk and advertising about the “Cloud”, I can’t help but compare it to the “Matrix” that is portrayed in the similarly titled movie. This is a potentially dangerous development in regard to human privacy and communication.

The idea of storing your personal and sensitive information on a vast network with an unknown amount of databases organizing and storing and, no doubt, filtering and eavesdropping your information is absolutely ridiculous.  Have we really put so much trust into corporations?  After all, how do you think companies like Google make money?  They filter your behaviors down to what websites you visit, what you type, the content of your google docs, your email, translating your voice into text so it can be filtered and computed and then charging advertisers (and who know who else) for that info about YOU.

The fact that we have pretty much giving up our right to privacy in order to receive free online resources doesn’t go over very well with my gut.  You know the saying, “Nothing is free in life” has to be remembered in our conscious when we are using the computer.

How about some new claims that cell phones can record and upload conversations even when you not using the phone?  Yes, that’s right.  Who is protecting the American people?  Sadly, I think were on our own.

Living in a world that is not only always connected to the internet but dependant on the internet is a scary idea and I’ll explain why.  We lack the proper privacy laws that really protect our data, even from database search engines.  The internet is not given to us for free by our government; it always requires a monthly service charge.   So in a sense, it is a corporate imposed tax on the American people.  Now some tasks cannot be performed without a computer and an internet connection, for example, New York State sales tax payments cannot be performed now without the internet.  What?  That should also require that everyone knows how to use the internet and that the internet connection is free.  What about the older business owners, like barbershop owners and shoe repair owners, that now have to find some way to do this previously old task so the New York State tax department can lay-off more people in the  mail processing department and computerize the whole process to take-away any “human errors” in that may have occurred.   Guess what?  This new computerized “super efficient” system overcharged my account by $500 last year.  After wasting an hour on hold waiting to talk to a representative (result of more jobs that were lost), they told me it was a “computer error.”  The irony.     Oh, the irony.

When you see an opportunity to perform a task without the internet, try to do it, before we end up in a world where we are entrenched in the “cloud”.   Last that I recall, everything gets confusing and obscured in a cloud.  Things can be easily hid and manipulated from us.  Please pass along.

Popular orange juices flavored with secret “flavor packs” not listed on the label

Popular orange juices flavored with secret “flavor packs” not listed on the label.

What happened to fresh squeezed orange juice? Well this article covers how even this simple beverage has been completely industrialized into something just tasting like fresh orange juice.  In the US, most of the juice is imported from Brazil, heated to pasteurize it, stored in giant vats devoid of oxygen for up to one year, then re-flavored with “flavor packs” made by chemical and fragrance companies to get it to taste fresh again.  And the companies are not required to disclose any of this information while still charging a premium for the “Not from Concentrate” claim.

Such a simple thing like drinking fresh juice shouldn’t be so complicated.  For most of human civilization, food was prepared fresh or preserved in a natural way, usually using salt.  We, as humans, have made it this far using these simple food storage strategies. We really do not need the complexity of this massive orange juice operation that, ultimately, is inferior and possibly harmful to humans and the world.

So, in other words, if you want fresh squeezed juice, then squeeze some fresh juice.  Otherwise, you could be drinking some mysterious laboratory-made substance that only claims to be fresh juice.

Life Tech steers ahead of rivals in race for faster DNA device – Yahoo! News

Life Tech steers ahead of rivals in race for faster DNA device – Yahoo! News.

Here, two companies are in a pricing war to introduce the cheapest way to sequence the human genome in a day.  One company is claiming it will cost only $1000 to do.  Why is this the priorities of these corporations?  They are blinded by profits and unaware of what their long-term impacts will be to society. Is this really necessary, or are we making a need for it by contaminating the world.  Making the sickness and the cure.

Apparently, Hipsters Are Taking Hints From the Amish Now – Yahoo! News

Apparently, Hipsters Are Taking Hints From the Amish Now – Yahoo! News.

In this article, something positive is happening.  The young people are starting to embrace some good, traditional human  skills that the Amish still practice while most other of Westernized culture has abandoned such things.  Like preparing your own pickled food, which is a practical and no-nonsense way to eat healthy and prolong the shelf life of produce in a natural way.  I applaud these young Hipsters.  Now go pickle that cucumber!