Yesterday a really good friend called me and said she had gone to see an allergist doctor and they told her she was allergic to so much shit she was going to end up having to 'live in a bubble'... come over to the dark side! For over 8 years now I have been poked fun at and told I am "the girl in the bubble", supposedly allergic to just about everything- but in reality that is kinda off base. What I have found over the years, as my mind and body matures together and I can more clearly point to the things that seem to be my own little bits of kryptonite is that I thrive when things are in a state of natural balance, when I am in nature and not exposed to some of humanity's recent chemical inventions. I believe this goes for food allergies too.
With the dawning of mass scale farming combined with the use of pesticides as a regular practice, plus adding in chems to our foods as preservatives, dyes and flavors I am not exactly sure how eating all this non food stuff isn't making us all run for the trees in search of relief from our ills. I recently had the opportunity to see the inside of a fairly natural and clean dairy farm milking room and was shocked to smell and discover all the chemicals being used in there and on the cows- my first thought was "this is where food allergies come from" - not from food but from our now world wide acceptance that this mass production method is the best way to get food to all of us. Ways which require keeping germs off the turf (by law) then drinking & eating a little bit of bleach and iodine each time you have a glass of milk. I also had the opportunity to see organic farms doing these things too - wiping each of the organic eggs with a Clorox wipe before putting them in the cartons for sale. The usual rebuttal is that a little drop of bleach will dilute and is no big deal, but we are so out of control on a regular basis with all the products being used there is no possible way to measure all the chemical and unhealthy exposures we now come in contact with & swallow on a daily basis. There is no doctor that has a scale to measure our modern style of life in this way. I know some people may disagree but I am steadfast on my personal theory that we are sick, we have cramps, headaches, cancer, MCS, food allergies, pollen allergies, autoimmune disease, any BS sickness you can think of as a result from our degraded environment- aka the cliche & broad catch word 'pollution' of our air, water and food.
We are not reacting to food , grass and trees (or whatever your allergy might be) directly- but our bodies are reacting to the ways we have altered these natural things, so that our bodies will begin making anti-bodies against substances that should be OK. In the case of food, the case of spraying lawns with chems, spraying trees to kill bugs, all this is really just making us sick..for the vanity, the cash flow, and to keep the over grown population in a state of so called well fed peace.
Next time you get the urge to poke fun at one of the many people (like me) who've already gotten sick from all the modern experiments, think about the ways in which you may be contributing to their illness - by buying into our collective ill health through consumerism, fast foods, the white picket fence and the neglect of the one thing that absolutely supports us in every way... nature. If anything will make one take notice of where everything begins and what really sustains our life, it is getting sick because the most basic element is missing- and that will always be nature in it's perfect balance.
(unless you are a moon geek who thinks we will thrive in a bubble on the moon as soon as we bomb it enough times and get some water, in that case don't read my last statement...) ;)
The irony is, nature is not the bubble- but rather the illusion that the human race needs all this junk to survive, to be happy, to live is a collective bubble that will burst itself when the load becomes greater then the faux happiness it can give.