Thursday, December 17, 2015
Where Our Health is Going and How To Help Heal the Next Generation
In the 1930s scientist Francis Pottenger studied the effects of nutrition in animals, specifically cats. He studied over 900 cats between 1932-1942. He took three groups of cats and fed one group the natural diet of raw meat and raw milk. He took another group and fed a mixed diet of raw meat with processed milk and the third group with cooked meat and processed milk. He then studied the next four generations and found that the raw food group stayed healthy and vibrant while the cooked foods group started having health problems right away and giving those health problems to their offspring.
The results are amazing!
Control Group Cats Fed Raw Food Diet – 1st through 4th Generations
The control group cats fed a raw food diet remained healthy and gave birth to healthy kittens with each succeeding generation. Each generation grew up to be of uniform size and development with normal fur, tissues, and skeletal structure. Calcium and phosphorous levels in their bones were normal. Their organs and nervous system functioned normally and their coordination was perfect. They were very resistant to infections. Their mental state was stable and friendly and you could play with them. There were no birth complications and nursing was normal. The cats gave birth to an average of five kittens each one weighing roughly 119 grams.
Cooked Foods Diet (CFD) Group Cats – 1st through 4th Generations
The CFD cats gave birth to healthy appearing offspring in the first generation. However, they developed diseases and illnesses near the end of their lives. These diseased conditions developed midlife in the second generation of offspring. The third generation began manifesting unhealthy conditions in the beginning of their lives and many died before six months of age. The following conditions were noted in these cats:
Increasingly poor eyesight - nearsightedness or farsightedness, heart problems, thyroid and bladder problems, nervous system problems, meningitis and paralysis, infections of various organs, ovary and testis problems, liver problems, inflammations, uterine congestion, atrophy of various organs.
Each new generation of CFD cats had increasingly abnormal variations in their skeletal structure. Their bones became soft and rubber-like by the third generation.
Skin conditions including parasites, lesions, and allergies appeared worsening with each succeeding generation.
Increasingly abnormal mental states. With each new generation, the cats became more unpredictable, were more irritable, were biting and scratching more, were less playful, and so on. The males became docile experiencing a drop in libido and sexual interest while the females became very aggressive.
Failure of reproductive systems. The CFD cats aborted about 25% of the offspring in the first generation, about 70% of the offspring in the second generation, and in all cases the delivery was difficult and sometimes the females died giving birth. The kittens that were born were about 19 grams less than the ones that were born from the cats being fed a raw food diet.
There was no 4th generation of CFD cats. No CFD cats of the 3rd generation could give birth to healthy offspring. Either the third generation parents were sterile or the fourth generation cats died before birth!
Now think of how this is applied to humans. We are getting sicker and sicker with each new generation. There are new diseases all the time. Autism was never heard of before and now it is one in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, It's scary!!
What do we do about it?
We start eating correctly. This does not mean a raw food diet like the cats but it means eating exactly what our body needs. It means giving it the nutrition it needs to repair and heal itself and make healthy new cells including eggs and embryonic cells for women and sperm cells for men to make a healthy next generation. It means making the effort to make our children eat healthy. And by effort I mean effort! I know what it's like to argue with a child about what's for dinner and not liking her snack and why she can't have what her friends are eating. But trust me, it's worth it the effort. It's worth your child not being sick, not getting a disease and living a healthy, happy life.
I then think if my daughter grows up healthy and not a 'Pottenger cat' the only hope for her children is to marry someone else as healthy and what are the odds of that? So I am on a mission, not only for the next generation but for the one after that and after that to teach not only you but the children how to eat healthy and that it does matter. now and forever.