Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Huna and Food

QUESTION: What is the Huna point of view on food? Are there foods to avoid or foods to prefer?

ANSWER: If the world is what you think it is, then food is what you think it is. Some kind of food is necessary for our energy system (even if you are a breatharian), but the kind of food that is good for you is highly dependent on your culture, your family habits, your personal preferences, and the current state of your body.

In some cultures the people thrive on fat (ex: Inuit), in others on insects (parts of Africa), in others on mostly protein (Masai), in others on fruits and vegetables (India), in others on mostly starch (China), in others on a wide mix (Europe).

Regardless of the type of food, the main food problem that people have everywhere is too little or too much. Too litttle, and the body has to call on reserves of fat and muscle until the body doesn't have enough food to survive. Too much, whatever the type, and the body has to convert it to fat for storage, which can lead to many different physical problems.

Complicating the issue are mental attitudes and emotional reactions that affect the foods you choose and the way your body handles food.

So, back to the Huna point of view. Eat in a way that makes you feel good physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. And forgive yourself when you don't.