Caepa and Physical Health
Good health has become a very rare state of being with numerous diseases plaguing mankind. Good health is a proper state of being, determined by three major factors which include:
- Nutritive intake
- Mental well being
- Good environment
It must be noted that all diseases are effects and cannot be cured without the understanding of their causes. But it is rather unfortunate that the largest part of the world's population is living with diseases
Due to the collapse of Nut urology e.g. People prefer buying malaria drugs instead of having mastery of the plasmodium pathogen and thus taking preventive measures. Preventive health care generally is cheaper and less harmful than the intake of drugs after being infected. Prevention is better than cure. Thus nuturology has to do with the study of all the ways a person should live to avoid being sick in the first place.
NUTRITIVE INTAKE AND FOOD POWER
For many years ago, food has been regarded as potent medicine, but in the last century, pharmaceutical drugs have taken over as magic bullets, making us forget much of our rich heritage in the medicinal use of foods. Food has both medicinal and nutritive properties. We must therefore understand that the battle of health will never be won. If we don't come to the consciousness that food is our best medicine. You can direct your own health by taking advantage of the new scientific information about the therapeutic power of food, by deliberately taking more of foods known to have positive health effects, naturally will help you prevent and alleviate diseases. It is now crystal clear that scientist, who once saw food as mere collection of individual nutrients are now vigorously beginning to explore their longer pharmacological complexities. It is not longer enough to know how much protein, fat, carbohydrate, vitamins, and minerals that is in food. Now, there are "food factors, Food compounds. Co- travelers, anti mutagens, anti caseinogens, and minor dietary Constituents". The quest for the composition of food is yielding new secrets of life and health.
At any moment in your body there is a monumental chemical biological warfare going on in your cells. Diseases is essentially a collection of cell disturbance, a conglomeration of cellular events that add up to a whole body event, although you do not perceive disease until you see their symptoms they appear only because enough cells have lost the battle to evil forces whether your health is promoted , sustained or defeated depends on the perpetual struggle for possession of single cells, It is good news to hear that pharmacologically active food chemicals can guard individual cells by cutting the enemy off at any member of biological passes whether you are fighting off infection, arthritis, cancer, heart diseases, diabetes, ulcers or even depression or fatigue. You are carrying on that battle in unseen by fending off tiny assaults against individual cells. How you can do that depends upon unfathomable biological activities. We are beginning to understand how food and food chemical can exert influence against diseases at a cellular level. What makes this perspective on food possible is the technological ability to detect potent chemical in food in infinite small amounts and test their biological activities. As well as the new understanding of the basic mechanism by which these chemicals can affect disease. One piece of chromatography equipment is so accurate. It has been described by it inventors this way. ''If you threw a sugar cub into a reservoir, I could tell you from analyzing a few drops of the water exactly what chemical were in the cube and how much''. This means that virtually every compound in food can be measured in minute quantities, scientist can also track the flow of chemicals throughout the body and analyze the basic mechanism of life.
This is becoming such a credible notion that some scientists foresee a not-too-distant future in which food will be individually prescribed and designed to dramatically improve health. In CEAPA, we believe that future has already come and we are ready to propagate the message of the Wonder power of food in dismissing body diseases. We see food as in-advertent packages of drugs. Notably in pharmacology, people often talk in terms of combination therapy. Yet we have not realized that, that is exactly what some foods are doing already - providing a combination therapy of their own.
We believe that the days have finally come when companies will not only label nutrients on foods but also foods total health effect based on solid studies of its pharmacological powers.
It is very important for every child of the universe to open up to the knowledge of food power. We should learn to respect and preserve the ancient experiences passed on by our traditions, that knowledge is precious and serious. What Grandmother used to tell us is much more than a fairy tell passed on by old lady. It is a distillation of centuries - old wisdom handed down through generations.
It's very interesting and joy provoking to learn about food power and it chemical compounds that can exert influence against diseases in the human body
But we are facing a great challenge. This is to avoid the reliant on synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. When Industrial technology began to have an impact in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, agriculture continued to rely on natural ecological processes. Crop residues were incorporated into the soil or fed to livestock and the manure returned to the Land in amount that could be absorbed and utilized. The traditional mixed farm was a closed stable and sustainable ecological system. But today this system is gradually dying away and the used of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides is on the rise, prevalent in develop societies that cultivates big land fields. Not leaving out developing countries that even farm small farms yet solely depends on fertilizers and pesticides irrespective of it effects on humans. We must make up our minds in this century to embrace organic farming as the only safe and sustainable approach to Agriculture, if we will depend on food, for medicine, if it is dramatically evident that food is our best medicine, then we must go for Agriculture without any form of pollution.
CAEPA, L Being and Educative body we think globally and act locally. Educating the Local community has never been that easy because of the low academic level of the villagers, must of them are illiterates and with poor values system. For them to attend seminars where they can be inspired on new research finding and relevant information that can benefit them they will prefer to attend their meetings where they can have their free palm wine, corn beer, and food. facing this challenge in the communities we have adopted a new strategy in reaching the villagers, at first when we get to a village, our only plans before were to look for a big hall were we could invite the villagers for seminar, and most of the time so much will be put together to make sure that the villagers Learn and change but unfortunately the turn out are always low, burden with this challenge we decided to be reaching the villager were they are and not where we were. we decided to be paying visits to their different meeting groups and making negotiation with the various meeting group executives and we are given 30.40,50 minutes for educative talks with this strategy we have succeeded to raised the learning appetite of the local people, base on this interaction when we announce for a big seminar outside their meeting houses they come. We do the same in churches, and in school we run health's clubs educating the students on fundamental principles of health.
Media: the media is one of our very important medium through which we reach out to the community; because we are able to educated people we won't have ever been able to reach in the meetings schools, and in churches.