The coronavirus pandemic managed to spotlight two crises in parallel: a well being disaster and an financial disaster. Please be aware that I’m not suggesting that the pandemic prompted these crises. Well being was already in disaster and so was economic system. The pandemic solely served to show the shit that was already in existence. As they are saying, you by no means know who’s swimming bare till the tide goes out.
Now, allow us to begin with the well being disaster. The virus has demonstrated its lethal impact predominantly on already sick individuals. And what are these individuals sick of? Because it seems, most of COVID-19’s victims are individuals with numerous cardio-vascular situations and diabetes, each of that are already among the many main demise causes on the planet. Importantly, trendy medication has subsumed cardio-vascular situations and diabetes beneath the so referred to as metabolic syndrome which, in a nutshell, is brought on by extreme consumption of junk meals. Sure, that is proper! Metabolic syndrome (i.e. hypertension, excessive blood sugar, hyperinsulinemia, extra stomach fats, excessive triglycerides and low ranges of “good” ldl cholesterol) is usually brought on by junk meals and will be reversed with life fashion modifications solely (no treatment wanted in 99% of the circumstances). Therefore, the rule devour much less is crucial to use in the case of growing well being and stopping not solely illness but in addition demise (in truth, particularly demise, and particularly demise from COVID-19). Importantly, should you hand over junk meals you might be really killing many birds with one stone: Firstly, you reverse metabolic syndrome thus bettering your cardio-vascular markers and sugar metabolism (amongst many different well being markers comparable to psychological readability, power ranges, sleep, temper, and so on.). Secondly, you’ll naturally begin to devour much less meals normally. Right here is the way it works: junk meals is designed to make you addicted and to need extra (of every part), so by not consuming junk meals you possibly can regulate your urge for food, kick off your habit habits, enhance your satiety and begin consuming much less total energy. (By the way, decreasing caloric consumption is a number one consider longevity). Final however not least, you’ll find yourself saving cash from dropping your meals invoice (to not point out the financial savings on rest room paper!), which brings me to the following level – the financial disaster.
So assume you have got dedicated to not consuming junk meals and also you now have surplus money. (Bear in mind: not consuming junk means you aren’t continually hungry and/or hooked on meals which in flip means you want far much less actual meals to really feel satiated). Now, what do you do with this surplus money? Use it to purchase extra stuff, go extra usually to eating places, or journey extra? By no means! You apply the identical rule to your funds as you probably did to your consuming habits: devour much less! And save extra! Simply think about if we had utilized that rule earlier than the pandemic, diligently and persistently! Think about should you had one to 2 years’ price of bills stashed away for wet days. Think about if companies had been in that place. Think about if governments had been in that place. Would we be experiencing an financial disaster immediately? In fact not! And the way can we be sure that we do not expertise it once more sooner or later? Fairly easy – devour much less. We have to study to reside beneath our means and to avoid wasting extra. If we do not study that, we’ve not learnt something from COVID-19. If we do not study to devour much less (of every part), there’s one other disaster across the nook ready to show us the identical factor once more.
By the way, do you suppose it’s random luck that USA is being hit the toughest by the pandemic? Unlikely! As “luck” has it, USA occurs to be dwelling to the most important variety of fats individuals with the most important money owed. Speak about overconsuming and paying the worth for it.
Lastly, I want to deal with a infamous argument that the Planet can not accommodate so many people and is forcing a inhabitants cull by means of the pandemic. I strongly imagine that the planet may accommodate all of us. If solely we altered our consumption habits…