Eating healthy and exercising has never been more crucial as it is now. Yet the focus is on lockdowns and self-isolating, we’re limiting access to farmer’s markets, healthy foods and the ability to get outside and exercise. This year we are putting restrictions on farmer’s markets deterring their use. We have closed parks.
We are masked and gloved passing each other without even looking people in the eyes. The human is now something to be feared, avoided. What impact is this having on our children? “Don’t go anywhere near other people! They are diseased…bad … .” Is this the message we want to give to one another? One of distrust.
As we become more immune-compromised by our lifestyle choices over time these opportunistic (opportunity for change) inflections will become more and more prominent.
Stress and loneliness are two of the biggest immune killers. Yet here we are separating older adults from their family members. It is a known fact according to the National Institute on Aging NIH that loneliness and isolation actually pose a risk to the immune system and raises the likelihood of death.
There is risk in everything we do. Should we pull cars off the roads because of the possibility of traffic deaths? Should we mitigate all risks to stay safe?
Are we going to nail our homes shut and see our fellow man as the enemy?
The bogeyman isn’t out there but in here. We have the power to stand up to this virus by strengthening our immune system and the health of the planet, perhaps by doing less, eating healthier, and getting our priorities straight. When you abuse your body you compromise both you and me.
Our president apparently was pontificating about injecting some kind of anti viral bleach like substance into the body to kill the virus. What we can inject is antimicrobial; plants and herbs. Elderberry, Echinacea, phytonutrients, and polyphenols, found in our plants, fruits and veggies for example.
I would rather you judge me for the packet of cookies in my cart rather than the lack of mask on my face.
Charles Eisenstein is Brillant. His opinion exands