Monday, February 20, 2006

Observation: Everything I eat turns to Poop

My wise old grandfather made this observation the other day.

Funny isn't it?

But wait, there is more to it than this. Why is it that everything we eat turns to poop? If one comteplates the theory of Lean Manufacuring, one will find that the purpose of Lean is to eliminate the amount of waste in a system. The reason that everything we eat turns to poop is that there is a very large amount of waste in the food that we eat. ALL food that we eat really.

So why do we eat? We eat so that we may transform the energy in food to work for us and sustain our life. So we eat for energy, yet the vast balance of that which we take into our system is waste. So what's up with that? Even vegan's food turns to poop.

All we are after as human beings is the proper amount of energy to sustain our lives. Based on the amount of waste we create from eating food it would seem that food is a very inefficient means of generating engergy to sustain life. In fact, since we create waste our body begins to break down, aging.

I am not saying that I have the answer, but there are some that say eating air is the answer they are called Breatharians

In many traditions fastings take place as a means of cleansing. This is the process of continuously remaining clean so to speak. By eating air it is said that all that you eat will not turn into poop :-)

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