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If you are in the 99% and have low control, this is how stress affects your health #freedom99%

October 11, 2011 Resources, Stress/Cortisol, Videos 5 Comments

More and more evidence is available that tells us that what we eat – an industrial diet – is a major cause of the chronic health epidemic. But what is less known is the affect of social inequality and so lack of control. With so much power concentrated in so few hands today, this issue of lack of control is a major driver of stress and so is a major driver of our health epidemic. On this site I have introduced you to the thesis behind Stress and to the 2 giants in the field, Robert Sapolsky and Sir Michael Marmot. Here is a stunning documentary that uses the power of video to tell the story of how all of this works.

This is part 1

Part 2 is here

Part 3 is here

Part 4 is here

Part 5 is here

Part 6 is here

Michael Rose is clear – we are designed to be healthy and to age well. So long as we abide by our evolved design and heritage. In the modern world most of us have lost control over all aspects of our life. We rely on people who we don’t know and who cannot care for us for food, shelter and energy. We rely on them for our income and for our health. The more we take back control of these areas of life, the more we reduce our stress and the more healthy we become.

One of the first areas that we can work on is how we eat and where then we get our food. If we choose to eat real food and we choose to eat food provided by local people, people we can know and people who do care, then this is a start for how we take more power back.

In my own case, this alone has transformed my own life and the effects of this choice has removed my worries about being ill and disabled as I get older. I have found at least control over my health – no small thing. It’s a start. I also re-allocate my spending from the 1% to the 99% who live near me. Mini farmers and food distributors get more income. More money stays in my community – we all benefit.

We don’t have to remain helpless.

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  1. Jeremy says:

    Rob, I’ve been meaning to thank you — after you linked to Sapolsky’s lecture on stress, I went hunting and found these videos, then got most of his books out of the library through the summer. Powerful stuff, really influenced my thinking on stress….I highly recommend digging into his books.

  2. robpatrob says:

    He is so clear – all his stuff is great – my family suffer a lot from depression – his work has helped them understand and to take action

  3. Hi Paleo Friends,

    I don’t want to increase anyone’s stress, but right now there is a food fight going on throughout North America. The winner gets to put their food down your throat! The issue is if your will have any say about the matter. Since this blog follows the modified paleo diet, some of you might consume or would like to try raw milk.

    Today, in Vancouver, BC, Alice Jongerden is trying to get support for a petition to allow members of the Our Cows Herdshare to consume raw milk from their herd without government interference. Below is the text of the posting and links:
    http://eatkamloops.org/archives/5770

    I received an email today from Barbara Schellentberg of the Weston A Price Foundation Vancouver Chapter. She is one of the shareholders with Our Cows, once called Home On The Range, a herdshare program in Chilliwack, BC. They are trying to get 10,000 signatures in the hope of stopping the government from infringing on their right to enjoy the products of their herd. If you would like to support this group’s right to drink raw milk from their own herd, without onerous government interference, please sign the petition:
    http://www.change.org/petitions/government-of-canada-support-food-freedom

    Here is Alice Jongerden speaking at Occupy Vancouver about how she was once a farmer until the Government said “No!”:
    http://thebovine.wordpress.com/2011/10/16/alice-jongerden-speaks-at-occupy-vancouver-about-raw-milk-and-michael-schmidt/

    Here is a link to a video about a Raw Milk Rally with Michael Schmidt on October 12, 2011:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TFKUXU_8bw8

    Michael Schmidt should be an inspiration to all citizens of Canada opposing oppressive bureaucracies. Michael Schmidt has been fighting the Government of Canada for over seventeen years trying to ensure you have food freedom. If you would like to learn more about his work please see this link:
    http://eatkamloops.org/archives/5678

    Cheers,

    Caroline Cooper
    Weston A Price Foundation Kamloops Chapter
    eatkamloops.org

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