SEBASTIÅO SALGADO SPEAKS ON HIS PERSONAL STORY, A NARRATIVE THAT WINDS UP TRAVELING THROUGH MANY LAYERS OF "ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT", FROM THE EARTH BOUND COMMUNITY TO THE FINANCIAL-INDUSTRIAL VORTICES OF THE WORLD BANK AND THROUGH THE LENS OF HIS CAMERA PENETRATING INTO ALL SPACE AND ALL CREVICES TO REVEAL SOME OF THE WORST BRUTALITIES AND INDIGNITIES OF HUMAN LIVES...SLAVERY, SLAUGHTERHOUSE WARFARE, MINING, GIANT INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS, SPEADING AROUND THROUGH HIS LIGHT FILLED B&W CAMERA HE WINDS UP MOSTLY DEAD, SQUIRTING OUT BLOOD. THE DOCTOR TELLS HIM TO STOP GAZING SIEMPRE ON THE HORROR. HE WENT BACK TO HIS LAND, AN ACREAGE OF DEFORESTED RUMBLE, WASTING LAND. ONCE A GLORIOUS TROPICAL RAINFOREST, HE FINDS A PATCH OF GAIA RAVAGED BY RAPE OF THE FOREST BY LOGGERFELLERS AND BULLDOZERS. SEBASTIÅO FOLLOWS A WAY TO REGENERATE THE LAND AND SUPPORT (BY ALLOWING) THE PLANTS AND ANIMALS AS THEY RE-EMERGE. AS THE LAND/ECOSYSTEM/COMMUNITIES OF SPECIES REMEMBERS ITSELF AND REASSEMBLES ITSELF, SO DOES THE MAN SALGADO. HE RETURNS NOW TO HIS CAMERA, TO WONDER INTO SPACES AND CREVICES THAT REVEAL THE REBIRTH OF THE WORLD. GENESIS IS REWRITTEN.
Terrance McKenna will blaze new circuits in your brain anytime you give him the time of day.
Here, he discusses the I Ching as a roadmap of time. With chemistry, we have articulated the nature of the material universe with the periodic table of the elements, but we in the "West" have not articulated the fundamental elements of time. While many cultures have good time maps, Terrance argues, that the I Ching is among the best, if not the most precise periodic table of the elements of time. Dope.
Thou shalt eat thy food in season, mostly what grows in thy region.
Thou shalt eat real food. Eat a lot of food from the farmer’s market or thee garden. If thy burger is soy pretending to be meat or thy margarine fronts as butter, in trouble you are.
Thalt shall not indulge in the three fatal foods: sugar, industrial seed oils and gluten. A small amount infrequently is acceptable, but these ought to be considered in thy mind poisons in any significant quantity.
Thou shalt eat as much quality food as you would like. Thou shalt eat all the macronutrients of fat, protein and carbohydrate and not follow quackers who claim you should avoid one or the other.
Thou shalt eat and cook with pleasure. Eat slowly, in the company of people, plants and animals you love and with gratitude in your heart and on your tongue for the holy mother earth that sustains thee. Burping, farting, praying, ooing and ahhing, smacking, slurping, eating with thy fingers and with gusto are to be considered reverential displays of gratitude for life-giving sustenance. A hot fudge sunday eaten with joy may be good medicine while a rich stew eaten with anger might upset your system, so dogmatism and anal-retentive behavior is to be avoided.
Thou shall not consume too many stimulants.
Thou shalt eat animals–bone broths, animal fats, organ meats, etc–but they must be sustainably raise, humanely treated and live good quality lives.
Thou shalt eat fish, especially small fish. Thou shalt consume adequate omega-3, and not from a bottle if at all possible.
Thou shalt avoid damaging the planet with your food choices…(that does necessarily not mean veganism or vegetarianism as agriculture is as responsible as anything but the industrial revolution for planetary destruction). That means eat seafood lower on the food chain, eat meat in moderation, eat foods in season, eat foods that keep you healthy so you are not pulling on the medical industry for emergency interventions and harmful medications, eat local so we are not shipping your food around the globe, buy pasture raised meat, check sustainability measures for your seafood, grow a garden, etc.
Thou shalt learn the healing plants that grow near you and grow in abundance such as sea vegetables, ginger, dandelion, chlorophyl rich plants, purslane, chicory, cinnamon, broccoli, sweet potatoes, garlic, asparagus, celery, artichoke, prunes, prickly pear, pine, mushrooms, vinegar, nopal, chiles, cacao, green, oolong or black tea, honey, hibiscus, mints, basil, burdock, etc. so as to support your natural vitality.
Thou shalt eat the rainbow. Eat according to color and mix it up: purple, blue, green, red, orange, yellow, white. Apply this to beans, vegetables, nuts, fruits etc.
Thou shalt never, ever refrigerate a tomato.
Cook, but don’t kill your food. Humans evolved when we discovered fire and thus cooking, and becoming a raw foodist will inevitably lead to illness. Some raw foods cleans the system and exercise the digestive fire but most foods need to be cooked. High heat (high flame or boiling) destroys many nutrients, causes oils to go rancid and create free radicals. Deep frying produces trans fat which is nothing but bad news. Burnt or blackened foods or meats can lead to cancers, so don’t kill your food with too much fire. Be gentle with your foods.
Don’t eat dead food. If its been in the fridge for more than a few days, feed it to the awe-inspiring Gods of Decay and Decomposition. If it’s got preservatives it in, it’s dead. If it comes out of a can, its dead (and full of a war-time logic). If you cooked it more than 2 or 3 days ago its dead. The exception to this is soup that you cooked and immediate froze to keep for that time when you just don’t have time. Add some fresh vegetable to it, to revive it. Also, if you must eat canned foods, add fermented foods that are teaming with bacterial life to canned foods to revive them.
Thou shalt eat fermented foods. Daily or most days of the week. It is best if you ferment some of your own food. Kefir, sauerkraut, miso, kombucha, etc.
As with media, so with food: if it comes with advertising, its not good for you.
Do not buy any product with sugar in it. Or fake sugar. Any ingredient ending in -ose such as sucrose, dextrose, maltose, etc. is a sugar as are fruit juice contrates, corn sweetener, malt syrup, cane juice and malto-dextrin. Stevia is ok.
Do not buy things with ingredients you cannot pronounce (ie, chemical/industrial names xantham gum, or potassium sorbate, but not foreign like guajillo chiles or albergines). Do not buy things with ingredients that you cannot find in your pantry.
Allow yourself a drink. A small amount of alcohol is very healthy. Overconsumption puts too many sugars into the system and becomes toxic.
Fats may be 25-35 percent of your diet. Egg yolks are wonderful for your health, high quality cheese is delicious and spirit lifting food. Olive oil for all.
Eat organic as much as possible. If food budget is small, see if you can prioritize it in your overall budget, and learn the ‘dirty 15’ and ‘clean 12’ so you know with what foods you can cut corners.
Eat soup and get adequate water intake.
Eat most of your heavy foods–fats and proteins–earlier in the day. This helps stabilize blood sugar and give the body and mind the energy it needs when it needs it. Our body’s circadian rhythms like this and it keeps us healthy. Dr. Maoshing Ni states this as, “Eat like a king by day and a pauper by night”.
Use lots of spices, especially pungent, spicy and sour ones. Fresh herbs and spices are better when available.
Limit calorie dense foods like cheese and nuts to small portions.
Reduce snacking. Michael Pollen says it this way: you can eat as much as you like as long as you prepare it.
Thou shalt consume mineral rich salt, but not too much. Buy only good salts like Sea Salt, Pink Himalayan, Celtic, Salt Lake Salt and use in moderation. Do not buy kosher, iodinized salt, or refined salt. Salt is good for preserving food, but not human lifespans.
Avoid carbonated beverages. They contain phosphoric acid which interferes with calcium metabolism, harming your bones and many bodily functions.
Cook with oils that have high smoke points like coconut, ghee, tallow and lard but not those that have low smoke points like butter and olive oil. Slather olive oil on anything and everything, but its better to not cook with it. Learn to smell when an oil is rancid! If you pan or pot is smoking, your cells are dying. Never use industrial seed oils like safflower, sunflower, wheat germ, soybean, cottonseed, peanut or canola oil.
Avoid drinking cold beverages. Most if not all of your beverages should be room temperature or warmer. The body uses energy to bring this cold drinks up to body temperature and forcing it to heat iced drinks everyday leads to digestive problems and disease and is a waste of your energy.