"मां घॄदम् कस्यस्विद्ध्नम्" (The Ishavasya Upanishad – 300 to 15- B.C.E.)
Thou shalt not covet any thing that is thy neighbour's. (The Holy Bible - 12 to 2 B.C.E.)
Do not covet the bounties that God has bestowed more abundantly on some of you than on others. (The Holy Qu'ran - 610 - 632 C.E.)

(Bhojan) Diet

  • Traditionally, local food types have helped humans and animals stay healthy and strong in a given local climate
  • Such systems have existed without over-exploiting the local eco-system for thousands of years.
  • Often, disruption in such systems was caused by nature attempting to bring the population of the region in balance with the food source. But today, we consider ourselves more powerful than nature.
  • Locally grown food, prepared in local styles helped reduce human dependency on energy intensive technologies and systems (for heating and cooling, for instance)
  • Local drinks and concoctions gave people high immunity, kept them safe from seasonal changes in the weather, and for healing from disease.
  • Local medicine systems, used locally available herbs and preparations, and prescribed them in a highly specific and individual manner.
  • Unlike today, where one drug is prescribed across the world for all types of people, across climate zones, often with unforeseeable impacts.
  • What are such dishes, drinks, concoctions and preparations particular and peculiar to your local region, that can help implement the traditional "prevention is better than cure" phenomena?
  • Ask your grandparents for details and share

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