PRESENTATION BY BRANKO FURST, MD
Sponsored by Hawthorne Valley Center for Social Research
What is it that nourishes us in food? Conventional nutrition science focuses primarily on its mineral content and caloric value. However, food’s vitality and dynamic properties are hardly recognized by modern science. Yet, it is these qualities that define food’s true nutritional value.
Plants are autotrophic or self-feeding in that they assimilate water and minerals from the ground and convert sunlight by means of the green pigment, the chlorophyll, into carbohydrates, proteins, and oils. In contrast, animals and human beings derive their sustenance indirectly from plants in the process of digestion. In addition, the peculiar nature of animal and human organs and tissues call for the presence of cosmic forces that enter through the breath and the senses. Thus, two nutritional streams meet in humans and animals, earthly and cosmic.
The essential nature of these parallel physiological processes as well as their importance for the mutual evolution of the earth and humanity will be presented.
RSVP to Branko Furst by email or at 518-758-2428.
$5 to $25 to support Windy Hill and the Hawthorne Valley Center for Social Research.
Note: If you are not able to attend this presentation, a written two-part version of it can be found in the 2023 “Stella Natura Biodynamic Planting Calendar,” which is available here.