The notion of "diet" is shrouded in mystery within modern society. Some of this is due in part to the changing shape of the family unit, customs and skills lost to generations as well as a shift away from agrarian culture but additionally the powerful controlling arm of the food industry.
While the shift in society involves a much broader topic and one that historians and sociologists will debate for centuries to come as this era has lost touch with much of its roots, the latter is unquestionably the source of much of our problems.
The co-mingling of large-scale food production and distribution within a corporate conglomerate has shown in many circumstances to have a serious negative impact upon the health of the populous. While there are many companies who make an earnest effort at delivering quality food items to the market, the public is de-conditioned from traditional foods and methods of productions, making a "healthy diet" a near impossibility unless it involves significant lifestyle changes.
As I noted in my release “Diet Solutions” in 2008, “on the coat-tails of postmodernism movements in the early twentieth century and globalization of the world’s economies, came quite by chance the slow denegation of quality of life in many parts of the world.” In essence, the only way to impart positive changes in diet is to improve the quality of life but this will only come through a reconnecting to our past and understanding the point when healthy and lifestyle no longer met.
Ultimately, this leads to the realisation that the most impacting route to positive change is by considering the global perspective but from a micro level. A call phrase to be heard in the horizon will be “consumer responsibility” whereby only businesses who understand the impact of poor health are supported. For some that may seem like an idealistic notion but as the world struggles with a crumbling environment, scarcity of natural resources and burgeoning health problems as well dire food shortages, this must become a reality.
On the front of what consumers can do today, the first step is to ensure you purchase food items, when possible from local markets and growers. By supporting local groups, you will not only have a say in the production with your purchasing dollar and help ensure ethical farming practices but have a significant positive impact upon reducing unnecessary shipping costs.
Where possible, make use of backyard garden, whether in your own home or a community project. Planting a garden in your backyard will reap you a harvest of not only fresh produce but provide you a special connection to honest, natural connection of soil in your hands. As society has ratcheted into a lower quality lifestyle, this connection has been lost.
To improve diet from a broad scale of society we must capture the notion of improving the quality of life. As we dig into the soil and understand the close bound to agriculture society, we will not only solve our personal dietary woes but much of the worlds.
Prepared by John Davies
John’s present supplement stack starts daily with the “athlete’s advantage”, Modern, Super Cissus, PowerFull and Prime, along with additional use of Recreate, Yok3d, Anabolic Pump and Pink Magic depending upon his training cycle (workout log 1, 2, 3, 4).
The information provided in “Instant Training Improvement Tips”, as well as this web-site blog is intended for informational and educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as medical advice for any condition. Always consult a qualified medical professional before beginning any nutritional program or exercise program. By reading this disclaimer, you hereby agree and understand that the information provided in this column is not medical advice and relying upon it shall be done at your sole risk.