According to a study published in The Lancet, we are living in a sick world. Over 95% of the world population has health problems, with over a third having more than five ailments. Just one in 20 people worldwide (4.3%) had no health problems in 2013.The findings come from the largest and most detailed analysis to quantify levels, patterns, and trends in ill health and disability around the world between 1990 and 2013.Happiness lies first of all in health. Failing on health front means we fail on every other front.
Here is the cause of our downfall. We think we are too smart and so we have thrown the traditional knowledge out the window. But if we are so smart, why do we find ourselves in such a terrible predicament today? Our species is facing a barrage of extraordinary and complex problems for which we have no feasible solutions.
The irony is that these problems exist because our cleverness, our being so smart, created them. Our activities, clever as we have thought them to be, are the causes of the problems, which, collectively, threaten the very existence of humanity! Irony is, we are only smart enough to create the problems, but we’re not smart enough to fix them.
Some one has rightly said, “In the end, cockroaches would prove to be more intelligent than humans if humans destroy themselves. Intelligence is really a survival skill for the entire species and that which survives proves intelligent on a species level.”
Our greatest failings have been in the areas of food and health. This is because, out of arrogance, we have chosen to ignore the collective wisdom of countless generations. Instead, we have chosen to follow the fallible wisdom of modern doctors and unscrupulous food companies. We have reposed our trust in nutritionists, supplement makers and celebrities, rather than our moms and grandmoms.
This book discusses the vital role of ghee or clarified butter in maintaining the health and vitality of the human race. Only recently we have ‘discovered” that dairy fats are bad for us. But for thousands of years, countless civilizations have survived on them. Civilizations tends to get rid of foods that are harmful, and that the dairy fats made it through these civilizations, conveys some truth in the matter.
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