Years of living beyond our means and coercion from financial institutions have finally caught up with us on a global scale, says YOR Health, marking the most tragic global financial crisis in history. However, we are not just living beyond our means in financial terms but also in ecological ones. According to YOR Health, ecological debt occurs when humanity uses up more of the earth’s resources than its capacity to regenerate.
The New Economics Foundation devised an annual tracking system called Earth Overshoot Day. This system identifies and marks the actual day of the year when humanity uses up all the resources that the earth can regenerate in one year. For 2010, Earth Overshoot Day fell on August 21st. So from August 21st to December 31st, we used up resources that should have been kept aside for the next year.
It has been estimated that due to current mass consumption, we require 1.4 earth-like planets to support our current lifestyle, reports YOR Health.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimated in 2001 that about 75 percent of our seas have been fished beyond their capacity to adequately regenerate. Currently, US agricultural practices are destroying soil at a rate 20 times faster than it can be replenished. What are the repercussions? The U.S. Department of Agriculture verified a huge drop in nutrient density within our common food supply in just the last 40 years.
What does this mean for those of us that make an attempt to eat healthy? We’re stuck. Suppose you eat a spinach salad every day for lunch; would you agree that’s a healthy choice? According to YOR Health, the answer is both yes and no. Yes, it’s healthier than a burger and fries, but also no, because the nutrients you expect from the spinach are missing.
Here’s an interesting story, relates YOR Health. A study was conducted at UCLA in 1997. They compared samples of spinach from 1997 with those grown in 1953. Guess how many bowls of the 1997 spinach you would have to eat to get the same amount of nutrients as one bowl of spinach grown from the same soil in 1953?
Forty-three bowls of spinach. That’s a lot of spinach salad for lunch every day!
Can the problem be solved if we cut back on over-consumption and allow time for the land to rest, and the earth’s resources to regenerate? According to YOR Health, probably not. Statistics point to exponential population growth as the largest cause for rise in mass consumption. According to estimates given by the United Nations, the world’s population grew from 2.5 billion to over 6 billion in just 50 years from 1950 to 2000!
Unfortunately, says YOR Health, the United Nations Sub- Committee on Nutrition (SCN) reported alarming societal repercussions due to this incredible growth. They actually linked the drastic population growth to having a negative influence on the quality of people’s nutritional status!
To feed this ever-expanding population, YOR Health notes that we have over-fertilized and over-farmed our fields to the point that the soil is depleted and the foods produced from it are severely deficient in nutrients. In the spirit of “helping,” changes to our food chain have occurred including the addition of pesticides and the creation of genetically-modified plants. Meat sources like cattle and chicken are being pumped with antibiotics, according to YOR Health, and mass amounts of chemicals and preservatives are produced on a weekly basis to extend the shelf life of processed foods.
In fact, reports YOR Health, North American eating a typical North American diet will receive 93 percent of their dioxin exposure from meat and dairy products (23 percent is from milk and dairy alone; other large sources of exposure are beef, fish, pork, poultry and eggs). Dioxins have the distinction of belonging to the “dirty dozen” – a group of dangerous chemicals known as persistent organic pollutants. Dioxins are highly toxic and can cause reproductive and developmental problems, damage the immune system, interfere with hormones and also cause cancer. In fish, these toxins bio-accumulate up the food chain so that dioxin levels in fish are 100,000 times that of the surrounding environment.
From mere observation, it’s no wonder that global health is declining. Less nutrients + more chemicals = poor health.
The obesity epidemic is the perfect example of this, explains YOR Health. Shockingly, worldwide obesity has more than DOUBLED since 1980. The World Health Organization states: “…modernization, urbanization and globalization of food markets are thought to underlie the epidemic.” Basically what they’re telling us is the quality of our food supply, or lack thereof, is making us fat, points out YOR Health.
There’s no doubt the increased consumption of high-calorie, low-nutrient food in the past 30 years is making its marks around people’s waistlines, agrees YOR Health. But what many people do not seem to be aware of is the impact chemicals in our food have on people’s weight. The Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals conducted a thorough survey in 2,400 people and documented that the average person stored away 212 chemicals internally. In addition, EPA biopsies of human fat show an accumulation of PCBs, dioxins, and many other types of chemicals stored in fat tissue. Our bodies are not pre-designed to effectively metabolize the vast array of chemicals we consume and are exposed to on a daily basis. As a defense mechanism, explains YOR Health, the human body creates new fat cells to isolate and store chemicals in an effort to protect its vital systems. What’s not stored in fat cells, the body attempts to eliminate, often creating problems for digestion and clogging up the works.
Where do we go from here? YOR Health knows that we all have high hopes to live long, healthy, happy, and productive lives. And we want to feel we have somewhat control over our lives, and to some level control over our health by the choices we make.
Many leading health professionals say we need to look no further than within ourselves–literally.
There is an age-old saying: “Disease enters through the mouth.” Indeed, we are only as healthy as the nutrients we take in and are able to digest, process and assimilate. Many doctors have been saying for years that the key to good health begins in the digestive system. It’s the point of entry for nutrients and the point of elimination for waste and harmful chemicals. If the digestive system is not working optimally, nothing else will; it is impossible. It’s how we feed every cell in the body, adds YOR Health.
According to one of the most comprehensive nutrition industry reports (Wellness Trends 2010) by the Hartman Group, leading-edge consumers are now zoning in on digestive health. In the report they predict: “what’s coming in future years is that mainstream consumers will see digestion as a foundation of health and the place where illness can take root. [Consumers] …will begin using digestive enzymes and continue their use of probiotics with the belief that if digestion is taken care of, other aspects of their health will be taken care of as well.”
As the trend report states, the masses are beginning to understand where their ailments are taking root. It seems obvious now that digestive health is the cornerstone of good health.
So, we’ve identified the problem with our nutrition and the point at which it influences our health – the point of absorption and elimination. But what is the solution when the earth’s resources are not keeping up with the growing population?
What if we told you YOR Health had a solution to maximize nutritional intake, and we could help your body get more nutrients from the food you eat, and support healthy elimination as well? And on top of that, YOR Health has a clinically proven way to do so?
It’s called YOR NDS (YOR Nutrition Delivery System) and it represents the culmination of nearly three years of research and development by the team at YOR Health and will undoubtedly take the world of nutrition to a whole new level. YOR NDS represents the future of nutrition, and is best explained through several key features or concepts: Innovation, Clinically Proven, Patent-Protected, Perfect Balance between Science and Nature, Safe and Effective, and Guaranteed Results.
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