It is important to know that while fruits are healthy and full of vitamins, minerals and fiber, the natural sugars in most fruits feed pathogenic yeast or candida. The reality is that changing your diet to a largely plant based one can much more rapidly help to curtail greenhouse gas emissions than pushing for the construction of renewable power facilities or other high tech solutions. It is also something you personally can readily do.
A course about healthy, local and sustainable food at Schumacher College in Devon, from 18-22 November 2013
The pressure to provide food for a population of 9 billion by 2050 is leading us down the path of increasing intensification, mechanisation, chemical use and genetic modification while our health is suffering, obesity rates soar and biodiversity plummets.
But can we look at things another way?
Can we re-design our food growing systems to provide healthy food for all, while looking after the earth?
This course will start with human nutrition and explore the importance of plant foods, the paleolithic diet, the relevance of calories, intermittent fasting and supplementing our diet with wild foods.
Nowadays we assume that our waistlines will thicken and that multiple diseases will weaken us as we age. But there is plenty of evidence to show that this was not the case for pre-industrial humans. It is possible to make food choices in …
Organic versus local?
Seasonal eating and how to survive the hungry gap
Dairy and meat or go vegetarian/vegan?
How much is enough – do calories count?
Fasting for health
Growing your own fruit and veg to maximise nutrition