50,000 Years Ago…

by Kalidasa on March 14, 2011

Cave man

Imagine if you would, that you’re walking the earth 50,000 years ago. A wild animal jumps out and starts chasing you. You run for your life with supper human speed because your body has dumped power chemicals into your blood stream to give you a life saving supper boost.

Eating sugar and processed foods does the same thing.

Except you don’t get to run it off. Those life saving supper chemicals are there with nowhere to go. Unfortunately, they find things to do. Like suppress your immune system, halt cellular repair, stop digestion, decrease fertility and more.

It’s not just sugar and ground up grains (processed foods) either, other stress factors cause the same issue. A near fender bender for instance, or being brow beaten by a boss or coworker. All stress causes a release of the same chemicals we evolved needing to save our lives.

Even though our life isn’t threatened so much anymore our bodies still responds to any stress factor as if death is immanent. This is how we are designed, evolution hasn’t caught up with our mere five thousand years of eating grains yet.

There are plenty of other stress factors too. Lots of hidden ones. Toxicity, loud noise, over exercising, excess light, dehydration, most low fat diets, injury, too much sex, and just about any other extreme you can think of.

Fortunately, the human body is designed to deal with stress. It’s amazing how long the body can keep going in the face of ongoing stress. Of course, that’s with a lot of drugs and often a very limited life style.

The thing we all need to do is to reduce stress in all areas of life. Living more simply is the key. Fewer packaged foods, less driving, clean air and water, more sleep and harmony in the family will go a long way towards a long and healthy life.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

aida ochoa March 14, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Well put. Good article!
We all know or read what sugar does but the way you put it is very clear! Thanks.

Kalidasa March 14, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Thanks Aida. I’m trying to say similar things in different ways.

Greg March 14, 2011 at 7:54 pm

This is the first time I have read or even seen your site. I have a bad back injury and this article was forwarded to me. I do not see a point in this article. You try and show a connection between ingested sugar and chemicals produced by the body for the “fight or flight” response. Your intent may have been to show sugar disrupts the “natual” responses of the human body but I am lost to find any supporting facts. My back was injured. If you believe that sugar is the cause you will need to bridge a huge gap of fact and reality to support your statement. I would appreciate any evidence you have to support you claim and would read them with close eye and scrutiny.

Bill March 14, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Good writing.

Makes sense to me.

I’m going to bed right now!

Bill

steve crawford March 15, 2011 at 1:39 am

Good article and it gives me a chance to tell a real authority i don’t beleive humans were here more than 6 thousand years ago, and they were physically in better shape than us.

Michele Winter March 15, 2011 at 3:33 am

Couldn’t have put it better myself.

Breath deep, invite harmony into your life and all will be well.

Michele

Laura March 17, 2011 at 9:48 am

I think the ways that are taught to obtain a happy, ‘healthier’ lifestyle are quite often over complicated and overwhelming. Your article puts things in perspective and encourages rather than bullies people into having what is rightfully theirs.
Well done mate!

Kalidasa March 22, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Injury is certainly a cause of back pain. Unfortunately, there is not much proof of the connection between lower back pain and adrenal fatigue (caused by sugar or any other stress factor). My information comes from biochemistry and clinical experience of at least a dozen natural healers — chiropractors, acupuncturists, homeopathy, nutritionists, a PhD biochemist and two doctors.

Treatment of injury depends on the damage. Natural methods don’t always work when something is actually broken though they can certainly help.

Kalidasa March 22, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Glad to hear it. I just started working on an article about sleep too.

Kalidasa March 22, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Of course you are welcome to your opinion. I am a man of both science and spirit, so I’m happy to allow your comment even though I find scientific evidence for evolution overwhelming, and the scriptural evidence for creationism lacking.

Kalidasa March 22, 2011 at 5:31 pm

I like your attitude and your website. I am a long time yoga instructor and have found it an amazing method for healing the body. Many students have had amazing recoveries from their practice.

Kalidasa March 22, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Thanks, Laura. I found that point of view a number of years ago. After all, people are going to do what they want no mater what I say. I just try to tell them the truth so they can make informed decisions.

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