sábado, 6 de abril de 2013

Genetics And The Food We Eat

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We seldom think of how genetics affects the food that we eat. The truth is, that genetics play a significant role in the nutritional density of the food that we eat. Research is showing us that the physical environment of plants impacts their nutritional value.

Nonorganic farming practices and their impact on nutritional density may have far greater consequences than we realize. If the gene response of a plant is altered does that change the food value of the plant for human consumption. Current research in human cellular biology show a strong relationship between gene response and degenerative disease. If the genes in a plant are modified by the environment that it is growing in, then the plant will have a different nutritional value.

Today when you go to the supermarket, you find seedless oranges , seedless watermelons and seedless grapes. These fruits have been genetically modified so that the seeds are not there. If there are nutrients in those seeds, where then are you getting the replacement nutrients that you need. This is rather interesting, because when you go to the health food store, they would have you believe the grapeseed extract has health promoting properties.

A significant percentage of the corn, soybeans, and potatoes grown in the United States have been genetically modified through gene splicing with material that is totally foreign to the plant. These modifications make the plant resistant to certain chemicals and insects. An unresolved question is what impact do they have on us as human beings.

The average consumer has absolutely no idea how their food is an modified or what the consequences will be. What we do know is that there is a very clear trend toward increased degenerative disease in the last 70 years. During this time we have seen a marked increase in genetic manipulation of our food chain.

The logical question that any of us should ask, is what can I do about it. Organic produce and organically fed livestock are one option. For many the cost of this option is prohibitive. The elimination or reduction of processed foods can be of great benefit.

We do not go from the state of being healthy one day to being unhealthy the next day. We go through a process from optimal health to where we display symptoms of disease. During this transitional time the choices we make will either slow or accelerate the disease process. Good supplementation will go a long ways toward correcting nutritional deficiencies. We're told 80% of all degenerative diseases are lifestyle related. If we recognize that our health is our own personal responsibility and to the best of our ability we create a wholesome environment: physically, mentally, and spiritually we will reap the benefits of good health.

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