This week I met a woman who is a nutritionist and she’s very into the energetics of food. An interesting discussion happened. She does research. Of course, it is difficult to research energetics. Asking very specific questions is one issue.
Talking about the energetics and health value aspects of food it occurred to me that perhaps we aren’t asking a big enough question. We talk about the better balance of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fats in grass fed cows and wild caught salmon as opposed to grain fed cows and farmed salmon. Is it really the food for them or could it be a happier life. In other words, are their bodies taking in something different or are they processing something differently because of the life style. If we could measure a happy cow, would happy cows really be happier? What makes a happy cow? How do we measure a cow’s happiness?
At this point, we’ll have to assume that grass as a diet is healthier for a cow. However, if we start keeping cows confined in small areas with grass that we bring in will that make a difference?
To me, this really illustrates how many small variables we might miss even when we are attempting to look at the bigger picture in terms of living a healthy life. There are so many little things that make a difference. We can each only do the best we can. When it occurs to us to ask those questions, then maybe those are the kinds of things that make a difference in our lives.