Monday, May 16, 2011

We Know When We Are Hungry, Thirsty and Tired But Not When We Need Exercise.

Nature has built in so many receptors in our body that we are almost faultless and self correcting. It is very difficult for anyone to simply die from hunger, thirst or lack of sleep.

Even self injury is very difficult because we have so many nerves to feel pain that it is very difficult to kill ourselves by injury unless we use some modern technology such as a firearm or a sharp instrument which we fall on. In order to kill oneself with bare hands one needs to withstand a lot of pain and most will stop the pain before death.

When we are dehydrated we get the message that we need a drink. When we are very hungry we get the message that we need food. When very tired we almost spontaneously fall asleep. Try to stay awake for several days and then remain awake in any position. It will be very difficult to stay awake, even in a standing or sitting position and during daylight.

Most people obey these built-in receptors and will get food when hungry, get a drink when thirsty and sleep when tired. The one receptor that is lacking is the exercise receptor.

How do we know when it is time to exercise? We have no lack of exercise receptors on our body. In fact some people are sedentary for years and years and even decades and there is no warning built into their body that it is long past time to exercise.

The evidence might show up in other ways such as obesity, lack of enjoyment of life, chronic and acute health problems, bones and muscles that are frail, inability to think clearly, and many other general problems.

These however are not always indicators of lack of exercise and can be confused with symptoms of other underlying problems.

Probably the reason why we have no lack of exercise indicator is because the lack of exercise is not an imminent threat to our life. I have never heard of someone dying from a sudden lack of exercise but there are many cases of people dying of dehydration, starvation and occasionally a lack of sleep.

There are certainly people who have died from a long term lack of exercise. These people might be on a very reasonable diet, sleep enough, drink enough and get the other essentials such as clean air, sunshine, positive thinking and relationships, etc. but they just live a totally sedentary life and their body just can not continue to survive without any exercise.

There are artcles online that go further into details on this cause of death. Usually the actual cause is listed as something other than lack of exercise but people can and in fact do die from a lack of exercise.

Since we do not seem to have any exercise receptors I suggest that everyone start a regular exercise program which they enjoy and can continue indefinitely. Jump around for 15 minutes every morning and evening. Ride a bicycle to school or work. Get new running shoes and run. Work in the garden. If it is winter then skate, ski or just shovel the snow.

Friday, May 6, 2011

What Foods are Most Difficult to Quit?

Foods are some of the most difficult things to break addictions to. Most people would say that drugs or love or some other behavior is most addictive but in reality foods are the most addictive.

In one of my previous posts I discussed opioids in foods and why they are so addictive. With this post I am updating that and giving out real world data which I have noticed.

I recently joined a community on one of the Islands in Hawaii. The members there are all supposed to be consuming a fresh, whole, ripe, raw and vegan diet. I have not spent a lot of time with the other members but I have already come to a conclusion of which foods are most difficult to give up.

Some people would think it was the ones containing opioids like dairy, breads and meat. I'm sure some of the members are partaking in these foods when they are off of the community property but there are other foods that each and every single member still consumes even while they are on the community property.

Which foods are they? Some people call these the excitotoxins, others call them condiments. The foods that seem to be consumed by every single member of the community are totally vegan, totally raw but also totally poison and dangerous to our health.

These are foods like garlic and all of it's relatives such as onions, spices, radishes, spicy peppers, ginger, etc. Not only do I see them physically consuming these foods but I can smell it on their body sometimes as long as 3 to 4 days after they consumed them.

Anything that your body spends several days trying to remove just can not be helping create better health. The body will not use so much precious energy to remove the toxin if it was alright for your health. There is just no way possible that these foods are good for our health.

The other reason which certainly indicates that these are unhealthy foods is that they all have a very strong and horrible taste. Give these foods to a newborn baby and they will reject them. Give them to a wild animal and they too will totally reject them.

Only people who are still addicted to these foods can still consume them. Once someone has created a healthy environment in their body they will also reject these foods and will no longer be able to consume them due to their terrible taste.