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What is it really all about?
Why do you find Aquaponics so interesting? Most folk tell me that their interests are more than one. This is the order of most common interest.
Food purity. (includes food nutrition)
Food sovereignty. Rarely do folk get into Aquaponics just to save money, but it is very much an added bonus. It is a money saver and will become increasingly so as time goes by. The first and most common reason, "Food purity" is just so important. Evidence is emerging almost daily about the ill effects of long term consumption of food contaminated by farm chemicals, together with preservatives, colourants, fortifications and the like. If you wish to avoid serious illness in your life, and just want to feel good, then better quality food is essential in your diet. It is where it all begins. At the dinner table.
One aspect of the "food purity" side of things has struck home to me recently.
My youngest daughter has been digonosed with breast cancer of the very worst kind.
Breast cancer is just so incideous and devastating to the patient. We have discovered that the whole family suffers with Bri. To witness first hand the physiological as well as the physical damage done by the cancer is very confronting. As we assist our beautiful daughter through this we find that so many little things are affected and altered in daily life because of the cancer. The effect on the children trying to adjust to the idea that Mum might die one day soon, and that she is just so sick after every round of chemo. The fact that breast cancer is a direct attack on her womanhood is a difficult adjustment to make.
My daughter is a girl of very strong character and she is rising to the challenge.
Bri is trying to blog about her experience so that other women might somehow be helped.
The need to do all we can to avoid disease like cancer is entirely in our own hands. Most of us do little or nothing to improve our diet until we have a medical crisis of some sort, and not even then.
Now, let me be clear, I do not believe that breast cancer comes about purely because of inadequate diet or poor quality food. There are many and various causes of cancer, but there is a need to do all we can and I believe that our diet plays a much larger part than most medicos will admit to. Better quality food is something we CAN do something about. Even small incremental improvements make a difference.
Just last night I saw on TV a news story where some Professor of some sort or another says there is no link between food additives, colourants and the like and health. You would think that it would be patiently obvious that it is not good to be consuming food that has been altered and tampered with.
So, what is it really all about? It is about family and all that means. I want the best for my family, and I am sure you do too.
Posted By Murray Hallam on 22nd February 2012
Updated : 22nd February 2012 | Words : 565 | Views : 2735
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