“Fractals, like a fern, are forms created from repeating patterns evident at many levels of scale. There is pattern within pattern within pattern. The lesson from fractals is that a world ordered through pattern does not explain itself through traditional measurement. We can get lost within the simple pattern and miss the magical pattern of the whole. Whole foods and the human body are systems, which need to be contemplated in their wholes, as patterns, not as data points.” …Capra
Foods in their whole edible forms are systems, unique composites of vital energy, macro- and micro-nutrients, fiber and water. Through 200,000 years of evolution, the body is programmed to assimilate the nourishment of whole foods. Fractured, manufactured foods provide energy calories but not the vitality or natural balance of whole foods.
Mind and body are closely connected. When we take the time and effort to improve one, we also achieve benefits for the other. Foods are one of the easiest and best ways to improve our mind/body/spiritual health. Shopping and preparing whole foods supports mind and spirit, by providing a sense of control and empowerment as well as a sense of connection to nature and all of life. And, by assimilating fresh foods in season, the body benefits by capturing the peak vital force energies of foods. Seasonal foods bring harmony, as their energies naturally attune the body to nature’s own cyclical energies.