Nutraceuticals and Beyond20 Aug 2013
Over the last 20 years, Nutraceuticals have gone from relatively unknown research breakthroughs wrapped in legislative restrictions and controversy, to become a regular part of the weekly shopping basket of the ever increasingly health conscious consumer. We have seen energy boosters, immune stimulants, claims of protection against cardiovascular disease to natural sweeteners, weight management solutions […]
Over the last 20 years, Nutraceuticals have gone from relatively unknown research breakthroughs wrapped in legislative restrictions and controversy, to become a regular part of the weekly shopping basket of the ever increasingly health conscious consumer.
We have seen energy boosters, immune stimulants, claims of protection against cardiovascular disease to natural sweeteners, weight management solutions for Globesity, and the research continues in this endless pursuit of improved health and to extend longevity of life as age expectancy increases beyond any reasonable expectations of 30 years ago.
This is not just due the changes in diet; there has been a corresponding altering of human consciousness since the mid 1980’s, where suddenly integrity and self-awareness changed. This was reflected with the end of the cold war, demise of the Berlin wall, liberation of the eastern bloc countries and political correctness which has fundamentally changed attitudes of indivuals.
With this came the dietary changes which to some extent were trendy and in season, but masked by the contamination of social problems, which plague most people on a psychological or physical level. There has been a lot documented about the possible difficult times ahead, and we are currently seeing worldwide unrest, economic crisis and acts of unpredictability which leads us into anxiety, fear and duality. Out of this turmoil the next stage of evolution is subtly occurring as man enters into his next phase.
So harmful alternatives to sugar, fat replacers, the myth behind wholegrain being healthy, expensive diets fads and consultations, etc., will have at last run their course. This will be a time when food from a plant rather than made on a plant will be preferred, as raw food retains more nutrition and balanced with appropriate levels of water hydration simplicity will be the way forward.
It has been proven that uncooked food raises levels of consciousness and this is the key determining factor of human behaviour, action, choices, and subsequent destination and quality of life.
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