Humans together with rest of the apes share a common characteristic, and that is the fact that a very big percent of our behavioral patterns are learned, verses more of an instinctive predisposition in other animals.
In the very recent modern humans however, this very fact is coming back to bite us in our behind!
Becoming the species that takes the longest time for its infants to reach independence allowed us to learn and teach the secrets of our environments to our young with great success, however nowadays that we are so removed and detached from it, we also lost touch with our roots and connection to life.
Once forming our random opinions regarding what we conceive to be food, we constantly injure ourselves with our consumption, mistakenly believing that our degeneration stem from chronological age and laziness. We have developed the ability to sense lust for various substance, and secrete enzymes and saliva to the sight of things unrecognized by our inner environment.
Similarly we got so accustomed to bodily shapes that never used to exist (with correlating health issues), that they are now considered normal and are fully accepted. While it is the reality we live in and one would naively say who are we to judge, one need to be blind not to. I am not looking to put blame on no one in particular, not even on us as a society, but I feel it is important to recognize the situation as it is, especially since the answers to it been around us since before we even appeared, and since during recent times even science managed to prove lots of our misconceptions about them, the reason to point this out is that we could actually do a lot about it individually and as a society.
It is hard and often disheartening to write, talk and work with this issue, however I feel a strong obligation to pursue it as there is so much proven science about it. I have so much proven results to show with myself (having same background as anyone else in our times) and other people I worked with. And I am still looking for the venue to be able to put this knowledge out there on the much larger scale that it deserves.
We are a new and genius species, And our geniuses has so far cost us a heavy price!
Structural evolution has progressed by the use of bodies and the adaptation of muscle formation to changes in movement needs and environmental demands, without any conscious awareness of that change, over periods of millions of years. Nowadays with human physical development, we have the science of biomechanics with regards to our bodies, and there for we are able to design practices that would cause calculated changes in our physic for better of worst.
Likewise with our diet, while our digestive system modified as a result of changing circumstances, we now have the scientific knowledge of the way that system works, and there for we have the means to get more accurate and articulated results out of it, by optimizing its use.
Theoretically we should be as advanced in our health as we are with our technological developments, however as close as this issue is to our hearts, seems like there are many things in the way of achieving that one, individual reasons and social ones.
I am all hope that we would learn to work around those quickly and restore our health back to the way it should be.