Good Morning Heart

Once, long time ago, I was  a teacher in a secondary school. I was very popular. Each time I walked down the street,  I had to greet hundreds of pupils. I got an idea to make a plate with a Hello (or Good Morning) written upon it, and just raise it up, when I’d pass by all the pupils, not to remain without my voice by the end of the day, hence I needed it to give a lecture in a class next morning.

Good Morning Heart.pngBut wearing a Good Morning Heart T-Shirt is a much better answer to this issue. So, I opened a T-shirt shop at Spreadshirt and made a T-shirt with a multilingual Good Morning in a heart form.  And, of course, on my spreadshirt site there  are many other designs that relate to the posts on my blog. Many of them concern your and your families survival. Good luck.

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Edible Public Spaces

apple tree

About 4 years ago, when the recession splashed over, I wandered through the city, observing the green areas of the public spaces between the blocks of flats, with trees and bushes and asked myself why don’t those people plant fruit trees and fruit bushes there, so they can have fruits when they need. They could have fruits all spring, summer and early autumn. An maybe the lines in front of the humanitarian warehouses would be a bit shorter.

Many fruit trees grow high and bear lots of fruits, like apple trees, cherries, pears, plums, apricots, mulberries, figs, persimmons, peaches, jujubes, cornels, carobs, strawberry trees and others (in the other climate areas), and don’t need lots of tending, and don’t need to be sprayed with phytopharmaceuticals. For some years I forgot about that walk to the town that brought me that very thought.

And guess what? Two years later I was browsing the internet and I could only ask myself if someone was reading my mind when I saw this:

http://mundraub.org/

http://obststadt.at

The Impact of Climate Geoengineering on Agriculture

The Climate Geoengineering (CG) is being carried out for nearly two decades now. Some[1] state it has started in 1996. The precise composition of the aerosols used in CG in a particular moment is known only to those who order it. History of the CG dates back to the WW2 with production of fog during bombing and after WW2 it continued as hail prevention, while in English speaking countries it was also carried out as Air Force experiments on the inhabitants (i.e. Project Clover Leaf, etc.) The CG intensified in 1996 as a project of American Air Force to own the weather[2] and as a trial to combat global warming, which was based on climate models – according to some of the experts; some of those climate models have a 100% error. There is no need to spend time discussing[3] global warming, hence even some more visible advocates of global warming like prof. Chris Folland state that the data aren’t important, hence their recommendations are based on models. We should mention, though, that the climate changes were invented in England in 19th century, but the idea wasn’t picked up, at least not until it was used by Margaret Thatcher[4], what caused closing of the coal mines and transition to the nuclear power production of the electric energy. For quite some time, it is being mentioned that the stock of crude oil will expire. King M. Huber[5] who claimed that the stock of crude oil will run out, made this up. Of course this doesn’t mean that the changes regarding the use of the crude oil wouldn’t be welcome. Although my car mechanic says that the transition to the electric car will cause the economy to collapse entirely. It looks like when those on the top of the pyramid want to achieve something, they invent a problem and repeat it long enough for the masses to react on the presented problem and then propose the solutions, like implementing new taxes or technologies. Climate Geoengineering has mainly two major ways of operation: Solar Radiation Management (SRM; SAG- Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering is part of it) and Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR)[6]. How does cloud seeding – chemtrails carried out in troposphere fit in this operation is not exactly explained. During the UNEP Nagoya conference in 2010 a five (5) year moratorium on geoengineering treaty was signed except for the experiments in minor extent[7].

In May 2012 the ETC Group in the framework of the project HOME (Hands off Mother Earth) managed to prevent an English trial to inject sulphur into the atmosphere (project named SPICE in the framework of geoengineering), The ETC group is inviting everyone who is willing to oppose the geoengineering to: www.handsoffmotherearth.org How it is to breathe sulphur we know from times when we were heating on coal. Maybe something can be achieved this way.

Geoengineering is primarily big business and will not solve the problem, because it was established primarily to use the weather in military purposes and striving to own what isn’t their property. Maybe people should demand to declare the sky as a nature resort where any experiments with chemicals, nanoparticles, artificial DNA and ELF waves (radar technology which seems to be mostly used on the Earth poles) are forbidden[8]. Meanwhile, in 1997, the trading with the weather started on Chicago stock exchange CME-GLOBEX. In 2012, 8 metropoles where included in this trade, some of them European. In USA cloud seeding was going on for quite a while by now[9]. That’s why also the consequences are more thorough. Some advocates of prohibition of geoengineering (Rosalind Peterson, Barbara H. Peterson and others) as a consequences of geoengineering mention:

  • Reduced harvest, because the plants can’t ripen due to the lack of sunlight;
  • Acidification of the soil due to the use of aluminum, iron and other particles[10], and various salts;
  • Dying of the trees from top to bottom;
  • Disappearing of the bees.

Other authors[11] mention reappearance of rachitis where it was extinguished (due to vitamin D insufficiency), incidences of new diseases, decrease of the immunity of living beings, disappearance of the bats, changing pH value of the soil. Among other consequences we can also find lowering of the sky for about 1 km due to the less clouds being formed in the higher layers of the atmosphere, changed composition of the atmosphere, changed composition of the clouds, changed outlook of the sky, the increase of CO2 due to the increased air traffic[12] , and presumably increased use of fuel due to the increased air traffic. As it was proved already in 1998 that the blue light the receptors in human eyes receive from the sky during a clear sunny day increases immunity, vigilance, brain activity (e.g. people make less errors) and more appropriate emotional responses, we can presume that an increase of the milkieness of the sky decreases the benefits of the blue light[13]. American authors state that serious consequences of the stratospheric aerosol geoengineering for the living beings appear after 10 years of its execution. Higher concentration of aluminum in the air also increases the incidence of Alzheimer disease. It is not difficult to establish that a poisonous atmosphere won’t contribute to the health of the living beings on Earth. The articles and reports from US mention primarily chemical exhausts; newer are also nano exhausts or nanotrails. For this purpose MEMS or GEMS are used (MEMS – micro electromechanical sensors, GEMS – global electromechanical sensors), that are used to detect the activity inside the clouds and can land on the plate, or in the eyes or noses and are considered a cause of the increase of the allergies. Yet, these are only two among the long list of the consequences of the stratospheric aerosol geoengineering. Condensation trails due to the aircraft gas exhausts are forming on ca. 8000 m altitude and -40 degree Celsius and 70% humidity and disperse after 2-3 minutes, because they are made of ice crystals; with higher humidity they linger longer; in higher altitudes the condensation trails don’t form.

Disclaimer: I stopped following this topic two years ago, so the data are from back then. I didn’t conduct any study; and I merely present the data found in the open sources on the internet.

Correction: A website that states that chemtrails is an exotic weapon and that geoengineering is not the same as chemtrails: http://chemtrailsplanet.net/2013/12/13/correction-chemtrails-are-not-the-same-as-geoengineering-as-srm/

A website that claims to monitor geoengineering: http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/

And a must read article about nano chemtrailshttp://willthomasonline.net/Nano_Chemtrails.html

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[1] Furland, Fran: Chemtraili so nad nami (Chemtrails are above us)

[2] See: Weather as a Air Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather by 2025

[3] The experts connected to IPCC state that the temperature on Earth has averagely grown for 0,56 degree Celsius in the last 100 years.

[4] Courtney, Richard:Global warming and how it all began http://www.john-daly.com/history.htm.

[5] Nafte ne bo zmanjkalo http://www.7dni.com/clanek2012051605783704 (Crude oil will not run out)

[6] See: Prof. Shepherd, John,  CBE FRS Geoengineering the climate: an overview and update in Geoengineering case study UK.pdf

[7] Oct. 2010 UNEP/CBD/COP/10/L.36, Art. 8. (w)1

[8] See: CEDAR, DARN, SuperDARN on the use of radar technologies for the study of the upper layers of the atmosphere, and SRGMI organization supporting the research in the field of geoengineering.

[9] See: Case Orange: Contrail Science, it’s impact on climate and weather manipulation programs conducted by united states and its allies

[10] All consequences should not be assigned to the SAG; in USA every rocket launch that carries a space shuttle into the atmosphere, releases 240 tons of HCl, 26 tons of Cl2, 7 tons of NO and 304 tons of Al2O3 . HCl acid melts 16 m concrete launching platform, raises the concentration of HCl acid in the nearby lakes up to 3M, and causes massive dying of the fish in the oceans and destroys the car paint on the cars. The major chemists think, that HCl acid is the major cause of the holes in the ozone layer of the atmosphere. http://r3zn8d.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/shuttle-launch-acid-rain.pdf In previous years NASA tested the rocket fuel ALICE(aluminum and ice from water) http://www.chemgeneration.com/si/milestones/raketna-goriva.html The rocket launching schedule for 2012 and an archive for until 2007 http://www.satelliteonthenet.co.uk/index.php/launch-schedule

[11] Röver D.: Chemtrail Health Effects and Environment

[12] SAG is being carried out also by commercial air carriers, while American Air Force intends to use the pilotless aircrafts for this purpose.

[13] Holzman, C. D.: What’s in a Color? The Unique Human Health Effects of Blue Light

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2831986/ in Philips goLITE BLU Plus HF3332 Product Description

Below: clearly visible normal clouds, we were once used to, and the seeded clouds (look like gauze like tissue).

Clearly visible ordinary and seeded clouds

Barefoot round about

The pleasurable side of uncomfortableness

 Not so long ago we were walking and running about barefoot. This was a medical recommendation for being flat-footed and also a pleasurable occupation. Right after coming home from school we took off our shoes and felt the earth and its various forms, and sometimes its inhabitants with our feet: soil, sand, mud, pebbles, puddles, dew, conifer needles, grass, moss … Now it looks like we have forgotten our barefoot enthusiasm from childhood. Yet, there is something in barefooted touch with the earth, pebbles, dew. It is agreeable, beneficent; it grounds us and also heals us.

How uncommon, the scientists who studied cancer patients, found out, that a short-term stress improves their health, like parachute jumping[1]. It is similar with barefoot running on dewy grass or walking on sun-heated stones, walking on sharp pebbles barefoot or with very thin soles – it presents our body with a short-term stress.

Barefoot walk or running usually forces you to first touch the ground with your fingers instead of the soles like we usually do while walking or running with the shoes on.

Walking and running barefoot on dewy grass

Years ago I wake up with such fog in my head that didn’t clear away until ten in the morning after some cups of strong bitter coffee or tea. So I started running barefoot first thing in the early morning every day during months without letter R. This morning jog didn’t take more than five minutes. I woke up instantly. The fog in my head cleared away without any coffee or tea; I didn’t even need a glass of water with freshly pressed lemon juice to wake up.

Walking on the mowed grass

Freshly mowed grass has a pleasant, sweet scent.   It pricks considerably, but it is manageable if you slither. In this way you also massage your feet and provide your brain with aromatherapy only fresh hay can give (provided no phytopharmaceuticals have been used on the grass).

Similarly, yet different, it is to walk barefoot in the forest. The grass is also soft, but it doesn’t make your feet sink. In the forest, except if it very dry, the ground sinks a bit and softens your landing and helps you to maintain you balance training. Moss is the best, and fir needles also – they are smooth and sometimes prick a bit. The paths are usually damp a bit.

Walking on the pebbles

Actually we are not aware of what we lost since we walk shod on asphalted pavements and roads. Not so long ago, when we still walked on rocky roads or rocky sidewalks, our walk upon it also massaged our feet. Back then barefoot walk upon pebbles was recommended only because of flat feet. But that practice had also some other side effects: the warm pebbles massaged our acupressure points on the feet we didn’t hear about yet and also warmed up our feet. Even though we haven’t heard anything about reflexology and acupressure, we provided ourselves with a similar treatment just by the way – every afternoon actually. It seems like the more we walk shod on asphalt the sooner we should learn the before mentioned techniques.

People older than me had to walk barefoot also into the mountains – shoes were only to attend mass. It is harder; hence the pebbles often have sharper edges. And the grassy terrain beside the paths can be quite steep. We can help ourselves with thinner soles. Long ago I maneuvered my way down the mountains in borrowed, totally outworn mountain shoes through a total downpour on the narrow mountain path. I was soaking wet. The soles were so thin, I felt almost every pebble.   My usual long step was out of use then, because the worn out rubber sole didn’t cling to the wet slippery pebbles. So I had to shorten my every step and thereby multiplied the number of pressings on the ground. After reaching the final destination I sat wet to my skin into my car parked, in the mountain village. The vapor was steaming out of me so heavily, a dense fog formed in the car. I would expect me to tremble from cold; hence there wasn’t warm outside. But no, quite to the contrary, I was warm, because my feet have been massaged as it has not ever been before. I didn’t even get sick – in spite of soaking for some hours in the rain. Of course, you don’t need to try this in the rainy weather, and besides, your physical fitness has to be excellent, to try such an ordeal.

Walking or running barefoot on warm soil or fine sand

It is something incredibly pleasant. Warm soil is a very fine dust that softly wraps your fingers when your feet slightly sink into the dusted soil. It touches your skin very slightly; its touch resembles gentle breeze that envelopes your feet.

It similar with the fine sand, only its touch is a bit rougher. Warm fine sand is very pleasant also when your feet sink into it and your feet is wrapped with warm fine sand. It helps you to train to maintain your balance and the sole muscles.

Walking or running barefoot on the snow

Barefoot walking or running is only for the brave and for a short time. Surely, old people, who were forced to walk barefoot due to lack and poverty, could tell more about it.

Barefoot walking on the asphalt

You can walk or run also on asphalt – it is rough, grained and hard to walk upon. It can be unpleasantly hot. It’s not really healthy treatment for your feet, but it does force you to step down with the front part of your feet.

The terrain should be carefully chosen: you should not carry out these barefoot endeavors where the phytopharmaceuticals are used or where some other contamination can be expected. You should not do this not even where such means have been used in the nearby past or in the close vicinity, because the aerosols for the spraying or dusting spread into the air and also land on the nearby places, whether they are full of greenery or not. Barefoot touch with the Earth is a healing one if the ground is not contaminated.

Watching the documentary film Dirt!, directed and produced by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow (2009), can be an inspiration (or reading the book Dirt, the Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, written by Bryant Logan).

As already mentioned barefoot walking or running makes you touch the ground with the front part of your feet and fingers, what also strengthens the muscles of the feet arches, calves and the pelvic sinews, and it also causes less vibrations up the spine and lessens the pressure on the joints. You can find some instructions about it on the web site of dr Dan Lieberman. http://barefootrunning.fas.harvard.edu/5BarefootRunning&TrainingTips.html

Nano-weapons call for a new status of the sky – a status of a national park

A plea for the world petition

Some time ago, I wrote an article The Impact of Climate Geoengineering on Agriculture, where I presented the results of the decade long climate geoengineering found by some American authors. I thought I was already done with this hence I couldn’t do much. Then the sky started looking more and more like in a science fiction.

Strange hallo around the Sun

Strange hallo around the Sun

Again, I thought I’m done with this topic, and guess what, I stumbled upon an article Nano-weapons: Tomorrow’s Global Security Threat, where the author Greg Bonadies writes about three decades old idea presented by Eric Drexler (1980, 1986) about “kinematic cellular automata, built from reconfigurable molecular modules.” Or, as they are called today: self-replicating nano-robots (replibots). The general idea is that the genetic engineering and nanotechnology enable the scientists to produce self-replicating nano-robots (synthetic DNA) that perform various tasks when they attach themselves to the host. A host could be any living being that has a DNA and RNA, cells. No insane idea is farfetched enough for the military, and self-replicating nano-robots seem to be an ideal weapon – invisible to the naked eye and programmed to perform the tasks with the utmost nano precision, without any losses. The ideal soldiers, thus. Actually, it is all in one, weapon that threatens to destroy all life on the planet and the ideal soldiers that perform the task invisibly no matter what.

While I was gathering material to write the article for my blog issuesandsuggestions.wordpress.com, I came across Morgellons, as those affected call them. What those victims describe, resembles the working of the self-replicating nano-robots (replibots), described in Greg Bonadies article. So, I guess, they might have been already tested.

Actually they have been tested already. In Plaid Zebra we can read that DNA nanobots will target cancer cells in the first human trial using a terminally ill patient (27th March, 2015). The next one in the same web magazine we can read that Engineers just developed nano-robots that can reduce CO2 levels by 88% in seawater (10th October, 2015). It seems that nanobots are in full swing, and the pattern is the same as usual. First, the human concerns are addressed and made public, so it all looks benevolent and goodhearted. But usually, behind the scenes, some other development might go on. So, if we believe that the nanobots are going to be used solely for benevolent purpose, then we haven’t read enough history books. Like for instance the paragraph below – it does make us presume that the cause of the so called Morgellon disease is nonobots. So, were the victims chosen deliberately or was this some experiment gone wrong?

Now 71, Mitchell has been ill for eight years, which she describes as a “survival blur.” In fact, she’s been sick throughout her whole life — polio, scarlet fever, dengue, abscessed ovaries — and now suffers from the skin disorder Morgellons, a “weird, incurable disease that seems like it’s from outer space,” which many doctors find mysterious, and which Mitchell has described this way: “Fibers in a variety of colors protrude out of my skin like mushrooms after a rainstorm. They cannot be forensically identified as animal, vegetable, or mineral.”

Joni Mitchell, Unyielding, Carl Swanson, New York Magazine

http://nymag.com/thecut/2015/02/joni-mitchell-fashion-muse.html#

Now, maybe watching this happening might not be enough for life on the planet we live upon. I wonder, how would it be if the sky would be given the same status as national parks have, where no experiments and other atrocities (wars, for instance) are allowed. Just how many people would have to sign such a petition for the UN to give the sky the same status and rights as the national parks on Earth have?

Punishing Mode

Just another view on the world’s miserable state of affairs

It seems that humans mostly exist in punishing mode. Being punished and punishing. From the early years on, we are being brought up between reward and punishment. We are so used to it that most of us hardly do things differently. Maybe punishments became less physically abusive, or revengeful, and maybe we are unaware of it, but punishing mode it is. Besides punishing mode, humans exhibit owning mode. We behave like we are owners of the land and what’s upon, above and beneath it. We behave like we own our relatives to certain extent or sometimes even entirely, even though in reality we could own only our spirit, soul, mind and body – these four are truly our own. Because of this prevalent owning mode, we actually don’t own ourselves, but are owned to a certain extent by those who surround us, by those who reside in our hearts, or by the owners of the ideas that reside in our minds. Just think of all the ideas of video games, commercials and all the wrong ideas we were taught in school. In some societies humans are just the ownership of their parents or others. Not everyone on the planet is willing to own another person’s mind, heart, spirit, or body. One feels truly lucky to meet this kind of people. Where there is ownership, there is the need to control the property: is it still there, is it still behaving properly, etc. And, when the property doesn’t behave according to the set of proprietor’s ideas, the property is punished on the scale of punishment severity. The scale of punishment severity ranges from reminding to destroying (with a very broad spectrum of ideas, deeds, and applied means). And, humans use lots of imagination to invent punishing methods and their implementation. Tons of human energy is invested in this endeavor alone. It seems a true Koyaanisqatsi.

In a Trap

Once I read an Ethiopian story about Adam and Eve. It narrated as follows. Adam and Eve lived as light beings solely in spirit in a sacred way. They were all made out of sacred light. They lived in the Garden of Eden, where they didn’t need to eat, drink and digest, dress and so forth. All the material part of life we know was absent. Then one day some mischievous spiritual being caught them into a trap by sending them the idea to eat a fruit of a tree. They fell into this trap, took a bite and were banished from the Garden of Eden. After they were thrown out, they got their physical bodies or their light bodies somehow solidified. First, they were so hurt, because they had to eat that they wanted to die. Nevertheless, they were somehow encouraged or even forced to exist in that new material world, where they had to eat, digest and dress. They felt very ashamed of the newly acquired physical characteristics of their materialized existence. No matter how they tried to return to the Garden of Eden into purity of sacred light or perish in their materialized existence, they were forced to exist further on in their physical existence and even procreate.

Now look at where this banishment out of sacred light of existence has brought the humankind. Except for some breatharians and those who live by the sunlight, the majority of us are eating other beings’ children (fruits, seeds, etc.) or bodies of grown up beings. It looks like we have turned into Hansels and Gretchens where our minds are being kept in a trap, where given ideas feed our minds similar to the way the witch fed Hansel and Gretchen when they were kept in her cage. The settings (cage) are more technically equipped and comfortable nowadays, but the general idea is very similar. So, we believe what we are told, whether true or not.

Some years ago many people were using a particular diary product, advertised as a particularly good for bowels. Some years later a research proved that that diary product isn’t any better than any else. By then many people’s minds were kept in a trap of the advertised idea.

See, milk is healthy only as much as the cow is healthy and eating her natural chosen food. Some decades ago, I spent a month in high mountains as a herdsman’s assistant. Cows were grazing and running freely and eating only fresh grass, even if they went in search for it half the mountain top away. They would never even try the grass upon which some fertilizing agents were strewn. Their milk scented of flowering wild mountain flowers and grasses they ate and its thickness was consistent even if it was left in a container. We have been making cheese, sweet quark, and sweet cream, butter and sour milk and sour cream out of their fresh, unpasteurized and unhomogenized milk. It worked. We poured milk into a cup and left it stay for three days and got sour milk with some sour cream upon it. Now, if I buy a bottle of milk out of an automat its thickness will not remain consistent and I would not be able to make sour milk out of it.

There are worse cases of captivity then the upper example of advertisement. Maybe, if we can switch off the mind feeders for a while, then perhaps we would be able to hear what our own body is telling us or even our own thoughts.

Adversaries

Few days ago I passed by a nearby multinational market chain store and a happy father was waving with a package of potato chips to his toddler infant held in mother’s hand, saying cheerfuly, »Look, I brought this for you.« The kid was happily smiling back.

Yet, another day in the exactly the same store I saw a joyous young family with yet another toddler in mother’s arms, and again the father waving a package of potato chips to a smiling kid, saying: »This is the one you like, isn’t it.«

I asked myself then, »Are we really all enemies of sort to one another, from the conception on? « Some intentionally, and most of us unintentionally. I don’t mean this as an acusation. Enemies have the tendency to mislead and deceive in order to manipulate, exploit and use another being or beings. Lies are among adversaries’ greatest weapons.

Are we really giving one another only what advertisements tell us to give and don’t look outside that advertise box we are captivated, programmed and conditioned in? I mean chips aren’t considered a really healthy food, so consuming it from early childhood can’t be really beneficial. And the same is with many other things, events, issues …a list without end.

I looks like, no matter how long we are schooled, we seem to be are enemies to one another and unaware of it. Maybe we wouldn’t like it, if we would know how we poison and destroy ourselves and the world around us.

At the time I was studying at the university, we were told never to drink alcohol at the time of conception, pregnancy or breastfeeding, because the embryo and later the child eats what mother eats. And the embryo/child feels what the mother feels because the embryo lives in the mother’s body and the newborn is very closely related. They are in fact so closely related that the embryo learns the sound of the mothers’ voice, and a newborn is capable of recognizing it. And the same is true with animals.

In fact, each of us resonates with his/hers own frequency. So, when a mother suffers, for example, the child picks up that frequency, and when she is happy, the kid picks up that one frequency.

But when our minds are tuned to the advertising, then we resonate with the ads frequency. Our minds get filled with their ideas of what to or what not to do. Some 20 years ago I read a book of a Dutch couple, who simply became so miserable that they finally had enough of being constantly told, »Do this, buy this, don’t do this, this is good for you«, and so forth. Part of their feeling of being miserable was that they were constantly chasing what they were told in the ads or on the TV or radio and were constantly underachieving, chasing what they were told to have or achieve in life. So, they switched off the TV and the radio, and soon there was silence around them and from that outer silence they figured they can reach some inner calmness and freedom of choice.

And on the other hand, I remember a book of an extremely successful French copywriter, who asked himself what he was doing only after a man killed himself watching his ad while he was driving.

So, are we all really each other’s enemies on this planet? Is the only mode of existence to be an enemy to others in order to survive?

Or am I maybe wrong? Perhaps, if each person stays out somewhere in the nature long enough to figure out how nature feels like, we’d come up with some other solutions.

Some decades ago I spent a month in the mountains without TV, shops, newspapers, etc. There was occasional ariplane to be heard, cow bells, wind, rain when it rained, and that was all of the daily sounds I have heard there. Before I made myself a meal I had to fetch wood, make a fire and even then it took about an hour and a half for a casserole to be cooked (vegetables were growing in the garden).  Every day I was truly tired of all the physical work, but it felt like a healthy tiredness (from all the fresh air and work), and I fell sound asleep when I laid down on my matress. Yet, I didn’t miss anything. When I returned to the town, I cycled to my job and couldn’t figure out at first what was bothering me so much. Later I figured it was noise of the city. Cities are very noisy, believe me.

 

Sugarkind*

Most of us don’t read the ingredients content’s on the food packages, and freshly baked bread most of the time doesn’t have it. So, we don’t know exactly what we eat.

Why am I tackling this topic at all, when it is hardly interesting? Well, I guess I’m some antiquity or something like this. Maybe I’m in the years when the world, the so called progress and human endeavors look awkward.

The thing is, that one day I went to a local store and wondered how come that I see so many obese people around me, while there were practically none in my youth. Okay, we were mostly walking to the school and spent afternoons playing outdoors or helping our parents and relatives, neighbors or friends.

So we were moving a lot and burned the so called calorie intake in no time.

But there is yet another thing that passes us unnoticed.

Here. I’m going to list you some of the daily commands from my childhood:

  • Don’t overeat yourself.
  • Don’t eat sweets for a breakfast.
  • Don’t eat sweets before a regular meal.
  • Don’t eat sweets – it makes holes in your teeth.
  • Don’t eat too much before you go to sleep.
  • Drink water, if you are thirsty, or bitter lukewarm yeast&chicory coffee on a hot summer day, or unsweetened tea.
  • Eat an apple if you a hungry during meals.
  • Chew the food thoroughly.
  • Eat slowly. Don’t throw the food into yourself like into a sack.
  • Looks like these words still resonate in me and compose my diet.

When I look around, it looks like now everything has to be sweet and fast. If we look the packages we bring into our dwellings more closely we might be surprised. I was.

But before that I read a sentence that raised my interest to look this topic more closely. The sentence goes  as follows: »At the beginning of the 20th century – before the widespread cultivation of sugar beets and imports of sugar from cane – intake per capita in Europe was below 5 kg per year rising to the 40-60 kg per year seen in Europe today.« (Health in All Policies, Prospects and Potentials, 2006, http://www.eu2006.fi )

Actually sugar is in many products, we wouldn’t expect it in. Sugar is a preservative, but we used it in preserving sweet food, like jams, jellies, stewed fruit, and cookies. Now, if you read the ingredients content’s you can find it in meat, bread and stewed sour vegetables – in many foods you won’t expect to find sugar.

And guess what, now children eat their cereals in milk for breakfast, and a cup of it contains so much sugar as 6 doughnuts, was told on The Doctor’s TV several years ago (sorry, I can’t find the archived file to state the exact time when the show was aired).

This is one side of this scenario. The other is that people producing sugarcane are mostly so poor they can’t afford themselves much more than to eat one raw sugarcane stalk a day. So on one side we have people getting obese and sick from the excessive intake of a product of a processed plant that is actually a medicinal plant. And on the other side we have starving people who survive by the day consuming that very stalk of that plant.

For the doubters: medicinal properties of sugar cane (http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/benefits-of-sugarcane-1882.html), and the same seems true also for the sugar beet http://herbs-treatandtaste.blogspot.com/2012/03/sugar-beet-source-of-sugar-in-cool.html

*In accordance with the saying ‘you are what you eat’; the humankind seems to have turned into sugarkind.