Practice Food Consciousness – Sadhguru in conversation with Dr. Mark Hyman
Where is our food consciousness? Be conscious of what you eat! In the world, people are getting more and more obese, diabetes rises, and processed and fast food is everywhere. Many do not cook at home anymore and we have no control and do not know what in our food is.
Trillion of dollars are spent on health care, but chronic diseases cancer and obesity are not prevented with money.
It needs the food consciousness of the people.
We have to take care of what we eat, where it is coming from, and how we eat it.
We are what we eat and we are what we think about.
Time to eat more mindful. Time to practice Food Consciousness.
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American physician, medical adviser for Bill and Hillary Clinton, and New York Times best-selling author Mark Hyman came together with Sadhguru on World Peace Day 2014 to explore matters of health and wellbeing. In this excerpt, they explore how it’s not just about what food we eat, but also how we eat.
Mark Hyman: As I was thinking about the biggest threat to world peace and the solution, it occurred to me that it is something that could fit in your pocket. And if we get it right, with this one tool, we can cure chronic diseases, which are on the rise across the globe. Over 50 million people a year die from lifestyle-preventable diseases, compared to 20 million who die from infectious diseases.
Because what we put on the end of our fork determines everything about our world.
It is not only the single biggest threat to global economic development, costing 47 trillion dollars over the next 20 years – which is more than the annual gross domestic product of the six largest nations combined – it also threatens our oceans, our soils, and our air. It is one of the biggest contributors to climate change, to political instability, and to the lack of ability to actually take care of our population across the globe. And yet, if we get it right with this one tool, we have the ability to solve all these problems.
Do you know what this tool is? It’s in my pocket. It’s a fork. Because what we put on the end of our fork determines everything about our world. It determines what happens to our health, to the lands we grow our food on, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. It determines the stability or instability of governments and societies around the world. Still, it is something that nobody is really talking about. When we talk about threats to world peace, we only talk about ISIS and instability in the Middle East, which is certainly real and important as well.
Nobody is talking about this other issue. The single biggest problem facing us as a human race today, is how do we create a healthy world? Because a healthy world is a peaceful world. A world where we are sick and overweight and burdened by disease and the cost of those diseases is a very unstable, unsafe, and un-peaceful world. So, today we are going to talk about some of these issues, hopefully, provide some context, and some solutions for it as well.
Apart from the content of the food, which definitely has a big impact, how you consume it is equally important.
Economic issues and health issues are connected, and we see this increasing economic burden in our society. The United States is spending 2.8 trillion dollars on healthcare this year , which is about 16% of the economy, and 84% of it is for chronic diseases like diabetes, heart diseases, obesity-related illnesses – lifestyle-preventable problems. And yet, our healthcare system does not address it, because it seems like the solution is outside of the doctor’s office – it is more in our own hands, in our own hearts, and in our own minds. So, one question is, how can we get more empowered about taking this into our own hands?