Talk:2009-08-11 The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare/woozle
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This comment was posted to friends as an email and summarizes a large body of scientific knowledge on nutrition in a concise format. Some of it remains fringe science for which I make no apology. I just heard the interview with Gerson and her son. That is 100% what I am about. It is why Obama's health care is seriously flawed because the research is driven by fertilizer, pesticide, and pharmaceutical industries. Now, back to the positive. How do we get the message out? People's attention span is very short - too much media. People have lost ability to think critically.
The coop, the farmers I work with, the food trainer who supplies groceries at $10,000 a week for FSU football players, and the community garden are all ways that I am trying, but it often seems like I am just spitting in the ocean. Let's take a real time example: I will try to explain what is really happening with nutrition. Tell me if you get it. By using leaf mulch, compost, and compost tea an organic soil is built up with healthy microorganisms. This is just the beginning. Next - rock dust, rhyolite, basalt, or granite - to name a few - must be added to bring the health of the plant up to snuff. Insect pests are good guys. They see in the infrared. A plant may look healthy, but not be radiant. A radiant plant discourages insect predation. An unhealthy plant gets eaten by insects.
Now we get to the fun stuff. 5% of matter is what you see around you. 70% is dark energy and 25% is dark matter. We never see these parts of our universe, but spend multi-billions on the Large Hadron Collider and you might find a Higgs boson and some of evidence of these other parts of the universe. Meanwhile soil microorganisms - fungi and bacteria - the magnetite in your brain - 7 billion crystals, are all quietly doing what they are supposed to do. They do alchemy. They change one element into another to bring soil chemistry and body chemistry into balance. If something is deficient, they make it from dark energy and dark matter. Frank Wilczek won the Nobel Prize for a type of physics called QCD - Quantum Chromodynamic theory. He shows how the weak interaction can transform elements, but say that soil microorganisms can do it, and you get certified as loony. Get trace minerals into your diet, and nature will solve the rest.
Note: Information about Gerson
Can you point to which aspects of Obamacare is driven by flawed research? The key parts of it seem pretty common sense (not at all dependent on pharma/chemical research) to me -- basically:
- require everyone to get insurance, to spread the cost among the largest audience (anyone can get sick, and this shouldn't break the bank when it happens)
- subsidize the cost of insurance for those who can't afford it
- require insurers to cover everyone, eliminating "pre-existing conditions" and other excuses insurance companies use to turn away less-profitable customers and avoid paying claims
- set up incentives to encourage health rather than treatment
I suppose specifics of the last item might depend on research -- but can you go into some detail on this?
I'm also not sure what conclusion you're trying to draw (about Obamacare or anything else) in the last 2 paragraphs.
Thanks. --Woozle 01:50, 2 January 2010 (UTC)