Archives for: April 2008, 23
Some sources say the world will run out of wheat supplies in 10 weeks. If you're still eating wheat, don't start panicking, do something for your health and stop eating it today. In America, we have plenty of other food, so let those who need the wheat have it, and stop poisoning your body with it. (It will keep most humans alive, unless they have Celiac disease, but it has long term health consequences for many) Wheat is bad news for most blood types and most genotypes, and no better than neutral for the rest. Next time you go for a sandwich, find something else to wrap it with: a romaine leaf, a nori sheet, there are so many other options. Same goes for rice, it's mostly neutral for most of us, but we have other options, so it's a good time to explore them.
Also, in this time when many people in the world are panicking, remember those less fortunate. If you have some avoids or toxins in your pantry, donate them to the food kitchen, or somebody who needs them worse than you do. If you gave up wheat long ago, but still have some stored, right now is a great time to find a new home for it. Produce production this year should be good in the western US, at least I don't see any reason why it won't be, so replace some of those scarce grains in your diet with vegetables. Take the rising prices of the foods that are bad for you as an opportunity to branch out and try new things...and start that garden!
Once I get my son's new bed built, I will embark on a garden building project. One 4ft by 4ft square foot garden can provide fresh produce for one person for a year. Save seeds while you're at it. Even though their germination declines over time, there are so many seeds in a packet that it's worth using them up over time. You can reduce waste and feed your garden by composting as well.