And, talking of milk . . .
The day I was tested for food intolerance on two different kinds of milk (pasteurised and unpasteurised, both organic) is often described by Sally or me as our Eureka Moment. At the time though, I had no idea how emphatic a moment that would turn out to be.
It became imperative to find out why these two types of milk were so different. Why should I be intolerant to pasteurised milk but strongly receptive to the raw version? We had anticipated this result, yet the reactions were so dramatically opposed that it was both elating and deeply puzzling, and my quest for answers started on that day.
Nearly ten years later, I am still on that journey of discovery. I found the answer to the milk question – that pasteurisation damages milk, but it suits the food industry, so it has been introduced without consent and sold to us on a health ticket. Yet this uncovered more questions than I could have imagined. The answer to each one is roughly the same: nothing is as it seems and practically everything we know is wrong.
This applies not only to food but also to the wider issues of society, morals, religion, government, the principles of democracy and the achievement of human happiness. I know I am always banging on about this, but what should I do? What is the proper course of action? Do I just go with the flow and accept the fact that we are all being duped, or do I stand up for the principles of truth and point out that the emperor isn’t actually dressed in all his finery – he’s naked? For me, it is clear that I must say something, and I have filled the pages of this blog with reams of words about our society’s naked emperors. Just as a bit of fun, I thought I might tackle this in a different way, so I have constructed the table below (randomly and in no particular order) to highlight just a few of the major items of disinformation currently stalking the belief systems of our society.
|What we are told to believe||The truth|
|Cholesterol is a dangerous substance that causes heart disease, and its level should be lowered at all costs.||Cholesterol is a substance vital to the cells of all mammals, and our bodies produce it all the time to keep us healthy. Lowering it can be dangerous, particularly if done with the use of drugs.|
|Saturated (animal) fat is a killer, clogging up your arteries, leaving you open to heart attack and premature death.||Saturated fat (from organic pasture-fed animals) is nutritious and essential to health and normal digestion.|
|Fluoride added to our water supply is a great benefit in dental health and strengthening tooth enamel.||Fluoride is a toxic by-product of the fertiliser industry, classified by the US FDA as an ‘unapproved drug’ and is actually harmful to tooth enamel|
|Sugar is a benign and useful sweetener that provides us with energy in the form of easily accessible calories.||Sugar is actually an addictive refined substance that causes hormonal chaos throughout the body, does more harm than good and can fast track the body to diabetes and other degenerative diseases.|
|Medical research is conducted by hard-working laboratory scientists in order to improve the medical profession’s ability to heal the sick.||Medical research is increasingly funded by the all-powerful Corporatocracy to further its own ends and to justify introducing often dubious (but profitable) drugs into the marketplace.|
|Diets are carefully constructed to work as a foolproof method for those who wish to lose weight.||Diets are designed to fail, for it is not in the interests of the highly lucrative diet industry to allow people to succeed in their efforts.|
|Feeding the world is a modern imperative that necessitates stepping up our commitment to global intensive agriculture, otherwise we will fail in our objective to eliminate hunger.||‘Feeding the world’ is a conveniently emotive phrase that entitles global food corporations to continue to make money out of everyone on the planet. Modern global systems actually cause hunger, which will not be eliminated until people reclaim their right to their own food sovereignty and the right to feed themselves.|
|Soya is a highly prized foodstuff from the Far East which is now used as an aid to good health.||Soya is a foodstuff that must be treated with care as it can be detrimental to health unless fermented and properly prepared. Its ubiquitous presence in our processed food is due to the fact that it is cheap, versatile and therefore profitable to industry.|
|Polyunsaturated vegetable oils are healthy, easy to digest and the only kind of fats that are good for us as they help to lower cholesterol and promote a healthy heart.||Polyunsaturated vegetable oils are generally highly processed in order to present them as clear odourless liquids and are quite simply harmful to health in their usual role as cooking fat, because of the undesirable changes that occur when they are heated.|
|The ‘war on terror’ is a vital necessity in these troubled times when all Western democracies are threatened by Islamist terrorists who will stop at nothing to unseat our freedoms and way of life.||The ‘war on terror’ is a trumped up fiction created by the Western triumvirate of banks, corporates and governments to create a favourable climate in which to pursue their dual objective of garnering scarce resources and controlling their own populations.|
|Democracy is rule of the people by the people and it is the system of government which runs the ‘free’ Western world.||Democracy has been abused to the extent that all Western countries are to some degree operated by what is effectively a police state, with major curtailment of civil liberties now prevalent.|
|The European Union is an economic federation of European countries designed to strengthen trading potential and eliminate future wars.||The European Union is the working model for the ‘one world government’ proposed after the end of World War II, and it is vital for those in charge to hold it together so that it can eventually be amalgamated with the other ‘unions’ to form a single global state.|
All I have done here is set out a small selection. I could easily add many other items to this list, as I’m sure you could too. What is important is not how long a list we can create but the fact that the world really is not as it generally appears. Once we understand that, we can begin to look beyond the smoke and mirrors to work out how all the trickery works – and then we can sack the magicians.