Milk and dairy products have been shown in a very good light throughout the history of our society, but what is the connection between milk and health? How many times have you seen those “Got milk?” ads, with different celebrities endorsing milk?
The dairy industry has done a great job of presenting milk in a good light, pushing that it’s necessary for our calcium levels to build strong bones. This is especially pushed in schools for growing children.
Milk is produced when female cows have a baby, and lactate, producing the milk for her calf. The dairy industry impregnates female cows to force them to lactate constantly, taking their milk that’s supposed to be for her baby.
We first started harvesting milk about 7500 years ago in different parts of Europe. Many theorists guess that this may have been due to a lack of vitamin D in an area of the world with long periods without sunlight. Since then, the industry grew to include all forms of dairy products from...
In this Spirit Science episode, we dive even deeper into the specifics of nutrition and break down the three main categories of nutrients, and then the various subgroups within each one.
Patchman explains there are three main nutrient groups: Macronutrients, Micronutrients and Phytonutrients.
Macronutrients are the class of chemical compounds that humans consume the largest portions of. These are carbs, proteins, and fats. Patchman explains the use and function of these macronutrients in great detail throughout the video.
Then we have Micronutrients. The most common form of Micronutrients are vitamins, which assist our cells to create energy. There are six main vitamin groups which include A, B, C, E, D, K and B vitamins like B-12. Each vitamin supports a specific part and function in our body, all of which are vitally important to keep balanced.
The other form of Micronutrients is minerals, right off the well known periodic table. The main 7 that we ingest the most are sodium,...
In this Spirit Science episode, we continue our food saga and explore what makes up a plant-based diet. We also describe some basic plant biology, and the different plant-based diets out there. Generally, on a plant, there are several main parts: the roots, the stem, the leaves, the fruits, the seeds, and the flowers.
Roots and leaves are used to draw in energy from either the sun or from the Earth. The stem is then responsible for moving those nutrients to where they need to go. The flowers produce fruits and vegetables, which contain the seeds, and the DNA required to create another plant.
There are many different types of plant foods, broken up into a few categories. First, there are seeds and nuts. These are things like hemp seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds.
Nuts are essentially seeds that come in a hard shell, like Brazil nuts, peanuts, cashews, walnuts, almonds, and pine nuts.
Generally, nuts and seeds are very nutrient-dense – especially when raw,...
In this episode, we continue our exploration into health and nutrition by exploring deeper into the topic we opened last time. Where we began with simply “plant-based food”, now we explore what it looks like to supercharge your body with the highest concentration of nutrients possible. The research and studies that have been emerging more and more – especially lately – are all pointing to suggest that raw food and superfoods are loaded with significantly more nutrients than cooked food, and especially cooked animal products. There are many studies that show profound healing that takes place in the body when we begin eating a lot of raw foods, such as those who have cured their cancers and diabetes by maintaining a focused diet for a set period of time. This is because when food is cooked, the molecular structures of the food change, it provides more calories, but it loses some of its nutritional value in the process. For those who are more energy-minded, you...
In this episode, we continue our exploration into health and nutrition by discovering what could very well be one of the greatest healing abilities that we have available to us—fasting. Fasting has been described as a miracle cure by countless generations before us due to its inexplicable nature to rapidly detox the body and put us into a state of rapid rejuvenation. In addition to this, fasting also is a powerful spiritual practice that has been used as a technique across many spiritualities for thousands of years and said to connect us with God regardless of the faith.
There are many different types of fasts, whether it be water fasting, juice fasting, intermittent fasting, or dry fasting. There are other fasts that combine these together which have been more recently invented, such as ‘the master fast cleanse’ as well. In this video, we look at all of them and explore the value and benefits of them all.
The basis of all fasting is very simple. Our bodies have...
Hey there! As we continue our exploration into health, it’s time we take a look at some of the challenges we have with our modern plant-based agriculture industries. When addressing the topic of nutrition and the healing diseases with food, we truly wish we could simply say “eat fruits and vegetables and all of your problems will be solved”. This idea has a lot of truth to it, especially if we lived in a world of perfect gardens. However, we need to apply a little bit more awareness to what is going on behind the scenes in the modern world of agriculture if we are to see the bigger picture and make more informed choices when it comes to our health and wellness.
Because of the way we have constructed our lives as a species when investigating industrial plant-based agricultural, we have found that the system is in the same kind of trouble as it is with the other industries that we’ve looked at previously, such as meat and dairy production. The issues...