FOOD, FOOD, FOOD!

YUMMY-YUMMY! GET IN MY TUMMY…

I don’t know anyone that does not like food. I don’t know anybody that does not salivate at the thought of eating their favourite food choice. The flavours… The colours… The textures… The aromas… Mmmm… Chocolate…

So here’s the thing; – I want to eat what my tongue loves the taste of, without the consequences. Why can’t we have both?! It’s as if my very tastebuds are corrupt!!! I love the taste of opulence, luxuriousness, richness – but in a food format… Chocolate, cakes, ice cream etc are great but what really gets me are salty, savoury things like pies, pasties and carbs; like potatoes or pasta, cheesy goodness, sausage rolls etc. Woop-woop!

So something is wrong here. We are told that these foods are no good for us; and I believe them y’know? The voices, the food critics, the do-gooders, the health freaks and social justice warriors; along with the conspiracy theorists that preach about how the whole world is one corrupt wasteland, with an eye on sapping me of my commercial energy (money), in a bid to feed on it themselves; – Matrix-style.

So here’s a question – WHY DO WE DO IT TO OURSELVES???

Is there something wrong with us? You know that when you eat cheese you get a crazy stomach ache, mad flatulence and a runny, smelly toilet experience…

But do you love and still partake of a Dominos pizza? YES!!! You have even found these pills on the market that stop the effects of cheese and general dairy intake. Personally, I used to love making Digestive cereal. This was ‘milk & cookies’ x100. Basically, get 10-12 Digestive biscuits and break them up in a cereal bowl. Next – add milk and let them soak before mashing them up into a Weetabix looking mixture. ENJOY! 

Throughout my childhood I loved snacking on Maryland cookies and milk. Slowly, as I got older I experienced stomach aches and adverse reactions to this delight. See, back then there was not such a thriving health-conscious community; – neither was there masses of such information online. Today, your average child of school age knows what it means to be lactose intolerant. Here’s the thing – we don’t care! We just want what we want and must have it!

Forget the pain… Forget the bloatedness… The nausea… Something’s gonna kill us one day right? Lots of people smoke, drink alcohol and have unprotected casual sex without a care in the world; knowing of the possible dangers but refusing to believe that we might be unlucky or suffer the consequences one day. Also, we somehow think that we have ultimate control over the ways our bodies change…

Even though as we get older we see and feel changes – we are in denial. Our hairs grow grey, we gain weight in places we don’t want to, our joints ache and we get cold when we never used to. What’s the first thing we think when someone suggests that we might be allergic to milk? “Naaaaah! I’ve been drinking milk all my life.” So don’t we change? Don’t we morph into 20, 30, 50, 70 year old adults? Why don’t we listen to ourselves??

Maybe we should listen to our body’s cries for help. Do you think that anything just ‘happens’? See I believe that everything in our bodies happen on purpose and nothing occurs by accident. Every pimple or zit. Every hair that turns grey. Every ounce of fat, every twitch or contraction, every itch or shiver and every hot or cold flush we have… It’s all happening for a reason. Cause & Effect.

So when we get a horrendous spot on our nose – what causes it? Well – we know that when this pimple bursts, inside the pus are a combination of grease and oils as well as enzymes, hormones, dead skin and bacteria. Now I have heard (several times now) that the reason we get spots in the first place is because we don’t drink enough water. While that sounds like a stretch or a scary tactic to get people to drink more water; could it hold some truth in a round about way? Apparently there are obvious orifices available from which the body pushes waste material. These include all of the obvious routes (anus, urinal tract, mouth, nose, eyes, ears) plus the pores in our skin.

What happens when all exits are blocked? What if your body recognises material that shouldn’t be within it and decides to get rid of it anyway? It can’t get to any of the obvious routes out because of where it has discovered this hazardous material; – and its usual route out via the lymphatic system is blocked… What then?! Boom!!! Out directly through your skin it goes.

Hence why drinking more water could help to keep our lymph nodes clear. This is one of the more obvious physical reactions that we go through but perhaps pay little notice to. What about the more undocumented responses like the feeling of fear?

When you go to the sexual health clinic they say that ‘no news is good news’ and they’ll only contact you if there’s a problem (apparently, because I have no personal experience of such things, lol). So when you’re driving to work 2 days later and your phone rings as the number you’ve saved in your phone as ‘G.U.M. DOCS’ flashes up on your screen – why do you nearly crash and swerve as you frantically pull over to take the call?? What is that nervous feeling you feel in the pit of your stomach? Did you make it up? Is it a figment of your imagination or are you feeling physical feelings which you can’t quite quantify?

Sweaty palms… That feeling of fear you feel when your mouth goes dry, your fingers go cold or the hairs on your forearm or the back of your neck stand up and your breathing goes shallow… It could be before an exam, or an interview, or upon receiving a letter from the solicitor’s – it is a definite biological response to events in your life.

LET’S LEARN TO LISTEN TO OUR BODIES.

It’s a wonderful thing you know? Our bodies. Accept the fact that you can’t control it completely. It’s working tirelessly to stay alive and in good working order. How many of you take the time out to do breathing exercises for example? I bet none of you know how many breaths you’ve taken since you began reading this article!? We don’t appreciate the automatic processes involved in sustaining life in our bodies. Sure – you can hold your breath for 80 seconds but can you force digestion at will? Go on. Try it! Drink a litre of water and wee it straight back into the bottle. I’ll give you 3mins.

No but seriously, it’s a shame that we take so many years to begin to take stock of our bodies. It’s not until we realise that things are going wrong that we decide to change before things get even worse. We take life for granted. Only when we realise that we may not be here for as long as we’d expected or hoped that we decide to try to elongate our time here on Earth. We usually try it by artificial means like operations, pills, injections and magic elixirs of life.

From birth, we all are dying. Our time here on Earth is not infinite. Everything we do either adds or subtracts time from our hours here. If I were you, when it comes to food I would let Every. Bite. Count.

Thanks For Reading!

ONLY. ONE. MIIKZ.

12 Replies to “FOOD, FOOD, FOOD!”

  1. Good read indeed. And crazy true. We all like to be happy and have been sold a notion that if we’re not happy 24/7 then we’re doing something wrong. So we confuse pleasure with happiness. Swap out what we want most in life for what we want NOW. Then we suffer adverse effects and look for how to fix it… Often With pleasure!!! Health and happiness go hand in hand and if things are balanced (including our understanding of not always having whatever we want) joy might replace pleasure.

    1. @ Obverse

      WHOA… I thought this post was about food! lol

      Nah, I totally agree with you. We don’t recognise truth, or we believe truth to be subjective when in fact – some things are plain and unwaveringly true. When I’m around cats – my throat begins to scratch, I begin to sneeze and if I rub my eyes they’ll go red. This happens in varying levels of severity over different durations of time when in the presence of a cat or its home; – depending on the variety of cat. It’s just how it is.

      I quite like the nature of a particular family members’ cat and enjoy stroking it so I either take antihistamines before I go to their house, – or I go there and leave as soon as I begin to show symptoms of the allergy (45mins-1hr in).

      Are you saying that joy and pleasure are different? How so? Can we not feel joy from pleasure and experience pleasure when we feel joy?

      ONLY.ONE.MIIKZ.

      1. Pleasure is more equated with instant and short lived gratification. Plus it’s usually tied to the five senses. Joy is a feeling that comes from and is felt somewhere deeper (I believe) and has a lasting effect on one’s situation. Can definitely derive joy from pleasure, but I don’t think it’s a guarantee, nor the pleasure itself but the situation tied to receiving it. Think of addictions and how often they’re the result of chasing a moment of pleasure. Sex with people we don’t care about. Sweet, Salty and fatty foods that cause our health to suffer. Drugs that effect our senses and momentarily drown out feelings of negativity. It’s rare that someone has a joy abuse problem.

        1. @ Obverse

          HA! In French there is a word – “touche”. Duly noted my friend. Duly noted indeed.

          Joy abuse… lolol… Awesome.

          Thank you for your comment.

          ONLY.ONE.MIIKZ.

  2. I strongly feel as though people need to find a reason to be alive. I think most people start killing themselves from when they’re in their teenage years & continue on till they die. I don’t think a long life is motivation enough but a life of purpose substance & truth is the key. If the individual truly respects their existence & aspires to function on a higher frequency of reasoning & strength then every measure will be taken to cultivate such. Imagine if every man was guaranteed 144 years of life no matter how he lived his life except if he were killed or committed suicide for whatever reason. 144 years of lifestyle, would that mean that so called health freaks wouldn’t bother with colon cleansing, live diets & workouts because their efforts wouldn’t gain them additional years of existence. In essence it’s really about quality of life & we have to justify such an effort with either devine ambition or delusions of grandeur, go figure.

    1. @ 24KaratBlac

      So basically, a longer life is not enough inspiration for the average man/woman? What about to see children grow? Or spend time looking after a loved one?

      If that’s true my friend – things are in a very sad state of affairs. You’re right though – the reason is different from person to person and is found at different stages of each person’s life. Mad.

      I believe that we don’t spend enough time paying attention to things like what we eat and what why.
      So what are we paying attention to?

      Hmmm…?

      My opinion.

      ONLY.ONE.MIIKZ.

  3. All Foods in moderation , Doughnuts are ok but 5 in one go ! ! ! ! Sweets etc . Enjoy but be sensible .

    1. @ Steve

      Sounds like you love a doughnut mate! lol

      What is ‘good’? Where is the line? (if any)

      Goat’s milk is better than cow’s milk as it has less lactose and smaller fat molecules. Is goat’s milk good for the human body or does it just produce less harmful effects than cow’s milk does?

      Swallowing arsenic will kill you in seconds… Swallowing fluoride toothpaste will kill you in minutes/hours… Is toothpaste ‘good’ for you?

      If sweets are no good for you – is one ok? Why is it ok? Does our body like 1 but hate 5??

      We’re all gonna please ourselves on this one. I hope we know what’s good for ourselves though…

      Thanks for your comment Steve!

      ONLY.ONE.MIIKZ.

  4. Hearing this, Miikz. The Information Age has made it very difficult for peeps to sift through the detail and decide exactly what it is we need to provide our temples with the best nutrients. Many ‘voices’, but essentially, it really is about listening to our bodies and observing the clear cut signs our bodies often throw up at us! Trying to educate myself as I mature and it’s most definitely a challenge to re-programme thinking of old, “cheeeese” (insert Homer Simpson drool face). Time and discipline! Thanks again for sharing.

    1. @ Cal

      It’s a pleasure mate. I just say what I see like that old TV show ‘Catchphrase’. LOL 😉

      Thanks for your comment.

      ONLY. ONE. MIIKZ.

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