Are Cows Smarter Then We Are?

Did you know that when a pastured cow is pregnant, she eats clover, almost to the exception of everything else. Why? Because she somehow knows that’s what she needs. While she may not actually understand why she’s eating so much clover, it contains the nutrition her body needs.

I doubt that she understands the nutritional needs of pregnancy. But what she does know, for sure, that clover smells and tastes really good lately.

Once the calf is born, clover won’t excite her taste buds as much, and she’ll go back to her normal grass diet.

Smell and taste change during pregnancy. And during illness. Whatever the situation, smell and taste guide animals to eat what their bodies need.

And for centuries, humans followed the same plan: If it smells good, eat a lot; if it doesn’t smell good, take a pass. Then “terrible living through chemistry,” with money-driven permission from the government, took over.

Farming became an industry, not a lifestyle. Soil was no longer enriched with the minerals needed to produce great smelling, great tasting nutrition in the crops. Eating, say, a tomato from a big farm operation no longer made the lips smack or the palate sing because it tasted more like cardboard than a tomato.

The food industry had a problem. How could they make superior money from inferior food? Good smell and great taste come from plants offering good nutrition. Fruits and vegetables grown in poor, worn-out soil have little smell, taste, or nutrition.

Not to worry! They simply replaced nutrition with chemicals that tricked our tongues and our noses. The result was lots of taste, but no nutrition. You get sick; they get money.

When you play by nature’s rules, you end up happy and healthy. When chemicals throw the rules overboard, you end up worrying about why you’re so stressed and tired.

The food industry will never admit their chemicals are the reason you feel so punk. Oh, no! According to them, it’s happy, happy, happy all the way.

And all while, their chemicals are attacking your endocrine system. Yup! Your endocrine system. The system that controls all of health. Their tasty chemicals head straight for your endocrine glands to do as much damage as they can.

First, they hit your hypothalamus, the gland that keeps your nervous system marching to the beat. There’s quite a bit of evidence saying, for one instance, that aspartame–the chemical sweetener in most diet drinks–causes multiple sclerosis. And also that it causes weight gain. Oops!

Besides your nervous system, the hypothalamus also controls the health of your endocrine system–your thyroid; your pancreas (can you say diabetes?); your pineal, which controls your circadian clock; your thymus, the boss of your immune system; your ovaries/testes that enable procreation; and on; and on.

Maybe it’s just me, but putting your endocrine and nervous systems in harm’s way sounds like too much of a risk.

Here’s the problem: Food companies, the fake media, so-called health gurus, and all the others who sing songs of praise for imitation food work hard to keep you from learning about the health dangers that accompany poor nutrition.

It’s a huge, unholy conspiracy that’s fighting against health to get more money.

Cows in factory-farm barns have no choice but to eat the unhealthy diet they’re given. They’re unhealthy all their lives because they have no choice about what they eat.

You do have a choice about what you eat.

Don’t let the bad guys win. Learn what you have to learn, and do what you have to do, to give your body energy, optimism, and an impressive ability to cope. Live long and prosper.

God is good,
Bette Dowdell

About the author: Bette is all about determination. A month before her first birthday, a drunk driver smashed into her parents’ car, and she ended up with a concussion. The concussion put her endocrine system (the thyroid and the rest of the gang) pretty much out of business. Well, that system controls all of health, life was a mess, but doctors didn’t help. So, she got her Oh-Yeah! attitude in gear and researched her way out. Now she writes about how your body works and what you can do to make it work better. Good, eh? Subscribe to her free health e-mails at

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