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Filthy rich love junk food and Modi, and are 'macabrously scared' of coronavirus

By Chandra Vikash*
Of the four deaths reported on account of coronavirus in a nation of 1.3 billion even on the 50th day of the #CoronaVirusPandemic, all of them are comorbidity cases, meaning that they were already severely ill from lifestyle diseases. So, if we really care for human lives, and I agree with fellow traveller Smita Sharma, that every life is precious, we should do the utmost to change our diseased lifestyles. Where do we start?
There are of course many "holy cows" -- private motorcar and the insatiable demand for road expansion and fly-overs, air-conditioners at home and in offices, heaters and geysers, fancy schools with air-conditioned classrooms that send children faraway on air-conditioned buses, eating outside junk, air travel, vacuous vacations etc.
But here I will focus on food culture. Junk is not food. Grow locally in every inch of space available. If you don't get pure and natural indigenous food sourced locally, go hungry even for a few days. You are far more likely to get diseased and die from viral infections if you eat junk rather than from starvation.
As the filthy rich too begin to practice this and allow pure and natural food to be grown in the enormous private property that they occupy, surprise of all surprises, more pure and natural food will be available not only for all humans everywhere but also for domestic and wild animals as we are likely to trespass less on to their habitats.
For a healthy human race, growing fresh leafy and other seasonal vegetables, grains, pulses and oilseeds could alone provide 90% of the nutrition that our body truly needs. Sadly, when it comes to filling petrol in our motor vehicles, we want "pure for pure", but I find it appalling when most people shirk when you point out that junk is not food. They say some junk is okay.
We was pure petrol for our motor vehicles, but I find it appalling when most people shirk when you point out that junk is not food
And then brag their filthy rich status to justify that they are still alive after feasting on saucy junk food for years and feeding it to their obese, bespectacled children. They are the ones supporting  politicians like Narendra Modi in a big way and the ones who are morbidly and macabrously scared of coronavirus.
Some of the commonly consumed but strict no-nos are these "whites”: 1. refined sugar, 2. refined oil-soya, palmolein, canola, sunflower etc., 3. refined flour, 4. synthetic milk from Amul, Mother Dairy etc., 5. synthetic ghee from Amul, Mother Dairy, Patanjali etc., 6. refined polished rice, 7. broiler industrial eggs.
LACE-GAIA Model, meanwhile, is beginning to gain popularity as a comprehensive set of systemic policy changes worldwide that will induce behavioral changes for a disease free human race and for health, well-being and all round proseperity for now and sustainably for our children and future generations.
According to Dr Mahesh DM, a consultant for endocrinology at Bengaluru’s Aster CMI Hospital, “When people with diabetes develop a viral infection, it is often difficult to treat them due to fluctuations in their blood glucose levels and the presence of diabetes complications. Their immune system is compromised.”
Similarly, people who have a stent implanted in their arteries may be more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection, as the virus can cause tears in a patient’s blood vessels.
“Influenza virus is already known as a propellant for heart attacks. The patients who are on blood-thinning medications, their chances of bleeding from lungs become high in case of coughing, such as in the case of coronavirus infection,” Yugal Kishore Mishra, head of cardiac sciences at Manipal Hospital in Delhi, said.
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*Convener, Global Academy of Indigenous Activism

Comments

Alex said…
Are junk food consumers more likely to support the right wing parties? Does it lead to vacuous thinking and generate selfish behavior?
Unknown said…
I strongly think so.

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