If It Isn’t Broke, Don’t “Fix” It

It’s interesting how effective a naturalistic approach can be. The best solution to health is proper diet and exercise. And many of the best medicines are naturally derived. If you’ve got something that is working, but not quite at the level you’d prefer, sometimes trying to fix it will actually end up making it worse than it was—though this may not seem like the case initially.

This seems to be the case in terms of GMOs, or Genetically Modified Organisms. Traditional fruits and vegetables weren’t “broke”, but they were susceptible to certain pests. Additionally, many scientists wanted to combine aspects of plants to see what the ultimate result might be; like an apple-pear, or an orange-raspberry, or a grape-melon, or something of the kind.

While much of this experimentation has gone well, the truth is there are negative things associated with GMOs, and there just hasn’t been enough time to see the long-term effects of these products on people generationally.

But what has been seen to generationally help people are certain herbs, spices, fruits, and vegetables; and many of these have been known for thousands of years, while some are just being discovered. As a matter of fact, there are a vast number of plants which have been discovered that are conducive to medicine. In the last year alone, over 1,700 plants were discovered.

Natural Medicinal Plants

Several plants that have recently been discovered are relatives to commonly farmed crops, and it turns out they’ve got greater resistances to pests than domesticated crops, because genetically they’re retained their defenses. Think of it like the human who exercises, and the one who works out. The man or woman exercising is naturally in a better state to rebuff varying levels of virus.

But you don’t only want to use newer plants. As said earlier, some substances have been helping people in terms of medicinal health for thousands of years, like Ginger. Ginger is a palate-cleanser, but it’s also a pain reliever and helps ease discomfort in muscles or joints. Garlic doesn’t just keep away vampires and potential girlfriends, it boosts your immune system—so do onions.

Peppermint is good for more than just taste; it actually is something worth using when you’ve got a cold. Lavender oil does some amazing things as well, like improving digestion and blood circulation. Thyme is rich in aroma therapy, and chamomile has long been known as a fine herb for calmness and comfort, relaxing sore muscles and helping to institute sleep.

A lot of these herbs can be grown in a garden you rest in the window of your apartment, or even on the back side of a truck, if you ensure to keep the plants away from exhaust. Road living is becoming more popular these days in the US, imagine having an actual garden inside the sleeper cab of your semi or in your truck back!

Road Living And GMO Avoidance

According to this site, https://www.mylittlesalesman.com/find/sleeper-semi-trucks-i2c55f0m0, if you’ve got a sleeper semi-truck to sell, “In minutes, you can create a classified ad and market it to thousands of users.” Trucks of this kind can be purchased from this site as well.

Well, you need to start thinking about how to take care of yourself in a way that doesn’t rely on corporations, being “planted” by a traditional address, or government, because you very well may need to live mobile in the near future. There are whispers of war on the winds.

Creative Vendor at Cultural Xpression Agricultural Festival in St Maarten creates a mobile garden for produce and plant distribution.

The world has little skirmishes breaking out here and there, but the “pot” of “tension” is set to “boil over” soon. If you can make medicine on the go through horticulture based in soil, light, and the space to cultivate, you’ve got value which exists independent of presiding authority.

So don’t get yourself caught up chasing GMO solutions—even non biological technology can have an adverse effect on your mental health. First learn how to cultivate those useful plants already known for thousands of years, and start in with natural solutions.

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