BE FREE – Ordinary People Have Changed Empires

BE FREE – Ordinary People Have Changed Empires

As at 1937, exercising was seen as voodoo science on improving human health. When people reported to some doctors that they felt better after exercising, most doctors discounted the impacts. Also, just about 15 years ago, some people that ate exclusively organic food (no chemicals used in growing the food), in America, were seen as weird people. Today, those elements are now the mainstream: exercising is saving lives and eating organic is a pursuit for many as it is now a luxury. Never be afraid to push for change. Since Ancient Egypt, ordinary people have changed empires.

There is a growing body of evidence that shows some potential health benefits of organic foods when compared with conventionally grown foods. While these studies have shown differences in the food, there is limited information to draw conclusions about how these differences translate into overall health benefits. Potential benefits include the following:

  • Nutrients. Studies have shown small to moderate increases in some nutrients in organic produce. The best evidence of a significant increase is in certain types of flavonoids, which have antioxidant properties.

  • Omega-3 fatty acids. The feeding requirements for organic livestock farming, such as the primary use of grass and alfalfa for cattle, result in generally higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, a kind of fat that is more heart healthy than other fats. These higher omega-3 fatty acids are found in organic meats, dairy and eggs.

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COMMENT: That’s not true. Standing armies have had physical fitness regimes for centuries.

MY RESPONSE: Armies had fitness to fight, not necessarily to live well. The correlation of exercise to wellbeing while not new science was NOT universally accepted until about 80 years ago. The fact remains that exercise was not prescribed en mass until recently to manage diseases like diabetes, etc. “However, exercise was not prescribed for the noncureable form of diabetes known as mahu-meha (12).

As noted above, Susruta was of the opinion that participation in excessive exercise, interpreted to mean strenuous or heavy physical activity, would cause multiple diseases and potentially lead to death (46). Consequently, he discouraged patients from active participation”

Unlike now where it is universally accepted, exercise was not the norm until recently. Some used it but many did not. Doctors here with knowledge of medical history on exercise can add


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