Preventing Pandemics. Is that possible?
If we look back through history, pandemics happen. It doesn’t seem there’s a way to prevent pandemics from happening. But we wonder if there aren’t some things we can do to lessen the probability of one happening.
If we look at the world as an organism, somewhat like our own body, are there things that we could explore that might help lessen the chances of a pandemic occurring similar to the way we can explore things to lessen the chances of getting a disease in our body?
It doesn’t seem that a pandemic occurs because a particular virus develops. The viruses exist for some time before there’s a problem. We wonderiif the pandemic manifests because of the nature of the environment that the virus is in.
Dr. Michael Greger put together a series of videos about pandemics and the last one was about preventing a pandemic. In it he suggests we look upstream at the conditions that create an environment conducive to a pandemic and not just what to do to flatten the curve when one occurs.
Could our food choices be influencing not just our personal health but our global health as well? Dr. Greger shows some interesting research that seems to suggest it does. Join us to learn more:
Would it be worthwhile looking at the upstream factors involved in a pandemic as well as managing the condition once it occurs? With what’s at stake, it certainly makes sense to us.
Our recipe this week is using seeds cooked in Tamari for a tasty protein addition to lots of different dishes. Great on salads, steamed greens, a veggie dish or as a garnish for soups. Takes minutes to prepare. Store in a glass jar and add protein to any veggie dish.
To Your Amazing Health,
Connie and Bill
Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds Roasted in Tamari
1/2 cup Pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup Sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon Tamari
In a skillet add pumpkin and sunflower seeds and tamari. Mix well and on medium heat stir until well coated with tamari and pan is dry. Store in a glass jar in the cupboard to use as a garnish on salads, soups and cooked greens and veggies.