Some philosophers, such as the great writer, translator, and thinker Edmond Bordeaux Szekely, believed humans were once a frugivorous creature, but have been altered due to centuries of unnatural feeding. However, it is not humanity's biological form which has changed, it is the food itself, which has been altered and hybridized.
When the earliest humans first began cultivating crops and fruit trees, they unwittingly also began to protect these crops and fruit trees from natural selection (which, as we have seen in Lesson 9: Origins, does occur within a species, but cannot create a species). The cultivated crops were cross-bred for better taste, longer durability, strong skins, etc., yet at the same time were growing genetically weaker as the unfittest strains were allowed to survive as long as they "tasted better" or "lasted longer." Eventually, certain crops and fruit trees were grown for so long in protective environments (away from wild Nature) that they no longer had sufficient "genetic energy" to survive in wild Nature untended. These foods I have termed "hybrid foods."
Hybrid foods are foods which will not grow in Nature. My colleague, Dr. David Jubb, tells us that hybrid foods are "missing vital electrics." They are foods which must be nurtured and protected by humans or else they will be overcome by birds, insects, worms, fungi, and bacteria.
Most fruits sold in large supermarkets are cross-bred and hybridized to some degree, but are still excellent foods; often they are still capable of reverting back to a wild or semi-wild state. Fruits, such as avocados, cherimoyas, jalapeno peppers, and tomatoes are great examples of these. As a general guideline, fruits which have been hybridized too far include all seedless fruits or fruits with non-viable seeds. These fruits should be avoided, because they are genetically altered and weak.
Also, grafted trees produce awkward fruit, often without seeds. Grafting is a process whereby one variety of fruit tree is united to another variety of the same fruit tree. Many varieties of orange trees are actually two trees in one. The root stock is of a totally different variety than the stem and branches. Again, focus on the seeds, if they do not exist, or are not viable, then avoid those foods.
Genesis 1:29 actually warns of the danger of hybrid foods. The verse advises us to eat only herbs bearing seed and fruits bearing seed
Seedless foods are so hybridized they can no longer reproduce. The inability of hybrids to reproduce stems from a deficiency in the procreative cells. Hybrids can lack a double set of chromosomes in their reproductive cells, and this leads to the inability to produce viable seeds.
Common hybrid fruits include: seedless apples, bananas, several date varieties (especially medjools), kiwis (their black seeds are not viable), seedless pineapples, seedless citrus fruits, seedless grapes (raisins), seedless persimmons, and seedless watermelons.
The standard bananas we all know are excessively hybridized foods. I was raised on bananas and this was difficult for me to accept! The black "seeds" found in the common banana are not seeds at all, but are non-viable remnants of what should be hard, pellet-sized seeds. I transitioned away from bananas by eating fewer and fewer until I finally let them go.
Hybrid fruit is not only unnaturally high in sugar, but is also "off" in its mineral ratios. I have noticed that I can eat super-sweet wild berries in massive abundance and get no unusual reaction or high at all. I have also noticed that if I eat a mildly sweet hybrid fruit a get a "weird" reaction from just a small amount - seedless grapes send me into "la-la" land (sugar high).
Hybrid foods are devoid of the proper mineral balance all wild foods contain. Excessive hybrid fruit consumption leads to mineral deficiencies. It is not only that hybrid fruits and sweet/starchy vegetables (carrots, beets, potatoes) themselves are unbalanced in minerals, it is that an overconsumption of hybrid sweet fruit and sweet/starchy vegetables causes the body to bring heavy minerals from the bones into the blood to buffer the hybrid sugar, which is not completely recognized and dealt with by the liver and pancreas. The minerals and the sugar are then spilled off into the urine. So, in the long-term, hybrid sweet fruit and sweet/starchy vegetables can actually overstimulate you, causing you to lose minerals.
Common hybrid vegetables include: beets, carrots, corn, and potatoes.
Most of the vegetation people eat is not found growing wildly in Nature. The fields in which they grow are protected from natural forces. The natural insects are poisoned with pesticides, the soil microbes are poisoned with fertilizers. Crops grown chemically are artificial -their cultivation is unnatural.
Common hybrid nuts and seeds include: cashews, oats, rice, and wheat. Common brown, white and "wild" rice are hybrids. Commercial "soft" wheat is a hybrid plant.
Common, controversial alfalfa sprouts (often criticized for containing toxins) are hybrid foods. Clover sprouts are a better, more natural choice and should be chosen over alfalfa.
Most commercially available legumes are hybrids. I once grew lentils from seeds. Only one of hundreds grew to fruition. When I harvested the lentils from that one plant, each lentil displayed an amazingly beautiful design on the seed surface - totally unlike the dull orange/brown lentils available from the store. Amazingly, the lentil plant had reverted back to its natural state!
Most primitive peoples, and all wild primates, eat foods from at least 100 varieties of plants. The majority of the world's population now, on civilization's various diets, consume only 13 varieties of plants: bananas, beans, beets (beet-derived sugar), corn, oranges, potatoes, rice, wheat, soy beans, sugar cane, sweet potato, cassava, and coconut. The first 9 of these 13 listed are such hybridized foods that they are either seedless or produce seeds incapable of surviving independently in Nature. Due to the deficiencies of nutrients in hybrid foods, this situation presents an enormous health challenge for the world; and yet, it also presents a tremendous opportunity to improve the health of the world.
People becoming addicted to bread, corn chips, French fries, baked potatoes, and even carrot juice, because these foods come from hybridized plants that contain an addicted quantity of sugar and a low-level of minerals.
I have noticed that hybrid foods are attacked by different forms of fungi than wild food. Hybrid foods are much more susceptible to early decay. For example, I can have extremely hybridized yellow seedless grapefruits outside in my back patio in the Sun alongside seeded ruby red grapefruits. The Ruby reds will last months out there as they ripen to perfection (citrus ripens best in the sun, on the ground), however, the yellow seedless grapefruits will be overcome by bright to dark green mold outlined by white. You will never see this type of mold attack a wild fruit.
From these types of observations, I can see clearly now how hybrid fruit, for example, can feed fungal conditions in the body, such as candida. Whereas non-hybrid or wild fruit would not lead to such a condition.
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