Food contacts your body every day, it’s the thing that comes in the most, yes you breathe some air and this and that, but food is DIRECT CONTACT with your body, it’s the one thing we can affect the most so we should be thinking about it the most…
We take milligrams or micrograms quantities of pharmaceutical drugs and they affect our body profoundly, and we’re putting kilograms quantities of food into our bodies, if we get down to the basic level, life is movement of electrons and food is electrons, food is sources of electrons for energy, of course there are micronutrients as well, but we are taking in kilogram quantities of molecules that have electrons. Those molecules, in addition to bringing us electrons, are signaling different things in our body, and we are getting 10 to 100 times or even 1,000 times multitudes magnitude greater than medications that can kill us or save our lives or profoundly influence us.
We’re using levels of food that are multitudes magnitude higher than that, so we’re getting huge amounts of molecules in our body from food which affect our cellar processes at every level, they effect hormones and our immune system and it’s just incredible.
Food is medicine and yes that’s passe to say but it’s one of the more true statements I could think of in this moment. There’s nothing in my opinion that we could do that is going to influence our bodies at a more cellular biochemical level than food, and of course sleep and stress and community are important, but food is just so many different molecules that are going to change the way we live and affect quality of live positively or negatively.
Living the adventure, and advocating a passionate and healthy lifestyle, Renee is a freediver and creative. She trains and teaches freediving in Dahab, Egypt, documenting her journey along the way, sharing her love of the sea and her passion for freediving and self-development.