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Good people,

The month of August is here and with it a flurry of activities…including “organic” activities and News Updates: These include:

  • The first ever agro-ecological organic Consumers workshop to be held on the 19th of August. Those invited, dedicated organic consumers, know the venue. The workshop is intended to provide scientific evidence on why agro-ecological organic food production systems are better than conventional systems, including in terms of better yield, productivity, more nutrient density and better health outcomes for farmers and consumers.
  • Did you know that there is increasing scientific evidence, including evidence of prevention and reversal of CANCER and obesity, through the right DIETs and related nutrient dense foods consumption? Dr. Willam Li, The President of the Angiogenesis Foundation, explains in a TED presentation: See link here:

July is here and with it the beginning of the second half of the year 2016…

…many historical happenings, this month, including the visit of the Israeli Prime Minister, the Indian Prime Minister and the UNCTAD UN Conference….supportive of “3rd World Development” …on our part, at OCA, we continue advocating for ORGANIC lifestyles….to educate the public on healthy, sustainable and climate friendly LIFESTYLES… here is some of our action www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4og0LytrdE

  • And did you know that SOYA food, in all its forms, is generally unhealthy despite the TV commercials misinformation and “industry funded research” propaganda?
  • Did you know soya is associated with unhealthy outcomes, including CANCER?
  • Did you know that soya isoflavones, plant phytoestrogens, are endocrine disruptors and linked to cancer, hypothyroidism in women and a host of other diseases and ailments?
  • Did you know that up to 80% of soya in the global market is now GMO and is grown using harmful pesticides and chemicals include toxic glyphosate?
  • The only good soya is FERMENTED and ORGANIC soya… free from harmful pesticides and other harmful substances…

Good people,

The month of May is here with us and with it torrential rains that have rendered havoc….it never used to be like this…a combination of global warming coupled with poor drainage and “population pressure”…signs of the times…”knowledge increases men run to and fro”…

 “Already just three companies, Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta control more than 50% of the international SEED markets”!

…”why are all these things happening?” I ask myself. As we speak, one of my mentors and colleagues has shared a disturbing FACT, that…”for the first time in human history, this current generation, in USA, will live shorter lives than their parents”…this is, increasingly, manifesting in developing countries, including Kenya:

Good people,

  • June has come and is almost gone! Busy, busy, busy!….and with that; “stress, stress and more stress”! Have you noticed how cancers have increased?
  • Some people say, it is because of increased awareness and improved diagnostic capacity. I have an epidemiology background and related experience, spanning over the last almost 30 years, and my “gut feeling” tells me there is a significant INCREASE in cancers that cannot be explained only by increased awareness and improved reporting. Something is amiss in the environment and with our diets and lifestyles; it is, partly, in the “processed foods” with high glucose/fructose corn/maize and other refined products(including unsaturated vegetable oils, like Eliantos-yes Elianto is NOT heart healthy!- and Kimbos plus transfats), which we are, increasingly, CONSUMING…sugars, especially REFINED ADDED SUGARs are unhealthy…add on agro-chemical toxic residues in the non-organic foods we consume and we have a dangerous cocktail(high sugar+toxic chemicals+transfats) predisposing us to cancers… even WHO has warned with toxic pesticide residues(and processed meats like sausages etc), like glyphosate aka Roundup and heavy metals… and to add to that; we don’t MOVE…we are SITTING TOO much!
  • What is the way forward?New evidence suggests that we can prevent and even reverse some cancers with appropriate dietary intake. How? Reduce SUGARs and carbohydrates, significantly and increase the GOOD FATS(like avocado, olive oil, coconut, all nuts,  and animal/poultry products which include eggs(organic aka kienyeji!) and maziwa lala, butter, cheese, ghee, tallow and lard(all animal fat, including chicken fat, is good and is ok to consume in moderation…remember the misconceived advice to peel off the chicken skin? Eat it!).
  • Do we have evidence of how nutrition and diet can prevent, halt and even reverse some cancers?
  • YeS: https://foodrevolution.org/blog/food-and-health/a-food-fights-cancer-better-than-chemo/?
  • Do we have evidence that NUTRITION, especially with agro ecologically friendly is the sustainable way forward for positive health outcomes and healthcare(not “sickcare”) outcomes?
  • Here is the evidence: This is personal evidence from two, Western trained doctors, including one who “cured”his own cancer using a ketogenic diet: an orthopaedic surgeon!

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