Becoming Super-Human Through Toxin Elimination And Nutrition

Author: Hakeem  

The great Brasilian Jiu-Jitsu GrandMaster Helio Gracie, who passed this year at a very strong, active and alert age of 95, has often been heard saying that disease enters through the mouth. These are tremendous words of wisdom and may be expanded upon to illustrate that diseases must enter somehow. My experience shows that as a first action to be healthy and vibrant is not to add more to our systems to achieve health, but simply to eliminate the poisons entering from the outside, through food and the environment. The next step if necessary, is to then rebuild using natural supplementation, not synthetic pharmaceuticals. This is because the imperfect science behind creating these synthetic technologies and products are the very reasons for our toxic overload in the first place.

We must create a new and cleaner supply of agricultural, industrial and environmental products by demanding better quality. The way we do this is by recognizing through personal experimentation, the differences in quality of certain food, household products and the like. By choosing to purchase the better for us products and ingredients, we send a message for the supply of these to increase.

When we take a simple step such as this we come closer to cleaning up our environment and thereby improving the quality of our life experience and allowing our bodies and minds to evolve to the maximum and optimum functioning possible.

There is a popular D.C. Comic Book character named SuperMan. Whenever he is exposed to a fragment of his home planet Krypton, which is called Kryptonite, he becomes weak, mortal, falls ill, and if he does not get away from it, he will die.

A few year ago, I watched a supplementary video to the books 8 Weeks to Optimal Health and Spontaneous Healing by Dr. Andrew Weil. In the video, Dr. Weil relates a story that was told to him by another physician. It was about a river that was full of life until a paper making factory was situated and operating on the riverbank and began polluting it with the chemicals from the factory.

Eventually most, if not all of the life in the river died off. Then, later on, the paper plant closed shop, or for whatever reasons moved on, leaving the dead river behind. However, since the river was no longer being poisoned, it eventually revitalized itself.

Dr. Weil compared the human body and its health to the river, and I agree. I am also taking it a step further and comparing the toxins on our planet to Kryptonite, and we humans to SuperMan.

In the case of the river and of SuperMan, it is obvious that there is a toxic situation, but most people are totally unaware of the way they are being slowly poisoned by the foods and products they trust and use every day. There is a whole lot of debate over whether or not the so-called organic foods, and certain nutritional supplements have any benefits beyond conventionally produced foods or not using supplementation.

I have created simple elimination diet experiments called Food Awareness Subjective Testing (F.A.S.T), published previously here, and used them myself to determine the truth of these situations for myself. Basically, I discovered that organic foods are less toxic than conventionally produced foods, and that using nutritional supplements such as herbs, vitamins and minerals, do have therapeutic and healing qualities. I feel and function like a Super-Human!

Unfortunately, most people are living in a state of diminished health and consider it to be normal, because most others around them generally experience the same quality of health.

When SuperMan was on his home planet Krypton, he and the other inhabitants were all mortal, as we are on Earth, because of the environment of Krypton and its red sun. With us humans, it is our man-made toxic environment that keeps us from being Super-Human.

In one of my favorite cartoons growing up called the ThunderCats, there were a group of villains from the Moons of Plundar called the Lunattacks. Three of theses Lunattacks have special abilities that are noticeable when they go to Earth where the environments are not as demanding as their places of origin.

One is from an ice moon and she is called Chilla. Because of her cold origin, she can spit ice and survive extreme cold environments. Next there is Red Eye who comes from a dark moon. He can see in the dark through infra-red vision. Another one called Tug-Mug, comes from a moon with very powerful gravity and has very strong legs and can jump very high on 3rd Earth where the gravity is not nearly so strong.

In all of these sci-fi examples there is a very relevant truth regarding human health and vitality. I theorize that if we could visit a planet identical to Earth as far as the composition of its plant-life, minerals and atmosphere, water content etc., without any inhabitants polluting it, we would probably go into shock. If we had any dis-eases, we would rapidly begin to heal, and then go on to experience Super-Human abilities in contrast to what we experience here on our polluted Earth.

However, since it may be a long way off before we leave for another Earth-like world, we must take steps now to demand a cleaner environment by choosing the highest quality foods and products that we can find.

SuperMan’s incredible strength and other powers are fueled and supplemented by the yellow sun of our solar system. Similarly, every cell of our bodies are dependent for optimum health on vitamin-D produced when we are exposed to adequate amounts of sunlight. Perhaps through this type of natural sun exposure and supplementation with vitamin-D and other nutrients when necessary, we may all find ourselves feeling and functioning our natural and Super-Human best!

Wide Awake Living

Life has a way of bringing us exactly the experiences that are needed to awaken us (even if they are not the ones we might choose) and we can notice the same process in our collective experiences as participants in our governments and economies.

If you have looked deeply into this for yourself, or if you happen to have read my book Life Beyond Belief you are quite familiar with how the circumstances of our everyday lives support awakening out of our ideas, and into the reality of what is happening beyond our thoughts about it.

One of the collective experiences of our time is in the political arena, whether it be between different political parties or different countries. In politics in America for instance, although we of course remain individuals, many of us classify ourselves as being Republicans or Democrats. This is one more label (not so unlike calling ourselves Israelis or Palestinians) with which we categorize our thinking. Whichever particular category we choose represents particular sets of ideas about how things like governments and economies work. In the present climate of economic downturn, bank failure and unemployment, the outstanding characteristics of these categories are differing ideas about what we should do to set things right.

If we look into both sets of ideas, we can notice that although these categories of thinking are different one from another and go on to discount each others points of view, they also have something in common. Both political categories are the same in that they each consist of ideas only (or call them ideologies) and people who internally categorize themselves in this way are constructing their own mentally derived realities based on those ideas. They are seeing the world through an ideological filter.

So here we are. The economy is messed up and it continues to go in an uncomfortable direction. Its easy to see that we could become fearful over this and polarize further into our ideological corners. That is one invitation life makes–and perhaps we need to further explore our fears before we are ready for another option. If we have looked into it deeply however, we know better than to act out of our fears. We know where that takes us. We know the end result. We see it in all the wars going on in the world. We see it in the ideological gridlock on Capital Hill. Life is showing us something here.

Here in the 21st century, we have somehow now developed a capacity to respond to life in a different way–a way that is not an externalization of our fears, such as war, hatred and self-righteousness have been in the past. We find that there is another possible response now. We no longer are tied into being a Democrat who resists Republicans or visa versa. We are becoming aware of who we are (before thought arises) and are moving beyond this old ideological narrowness into a deeper and more satisfying human experience.

We can begin to see a third optional response to our circumstances being demonstrated by the world around us, in nature and in whatever particular circumstances we find ourselves in. Of course I write this without knowing what is happening in the life of each reader, but I write it nonetheless out of a trust in how life works. Life gives us each exactly what we are ready to see in each moment. I look around and I see morning coming. I see the morning light meeting the darkness without hatred or resistance. I see the pull of gravity pressing downward on the upward growth of my houseplants and the trees outside my window without rancor. I notice the ideas passing through my mind, flowing like water, doing what they do, going where they go, without having to be either right or wrong; without needing to make others right or wrong.

Without categorizing, ideas flow with grace and openness. Life is at ease with itself. Difficulty and opportunity, dark and light, gravity and growth are two sides of the same coin. Discomfort simply guides the attention to what we need to notice in each moment. All is well each moment, and yet action is unhampered. In fact action is freed. The freedom from inner categories, the embracing of seeming opposites in ourselves, seems to imbue our actions with an impact beyond what was previously possible. We fulfill our parts in the collective experience with the vitality of life flowing through us, moving us in unique and perhaps unexpected ways.

by Alice Gardner