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Healthy Lifestyles,Oats to America - Ben Franklin Thanks Sir Francis

Feb 26, 2008
To live healthy lifestyles we are learning again the wisdom of the One Hundred Mile Rule: if a natural food product is grown within this range from you, and to your plate, the healthier you.

And yet you and we know there are exceptions to every rule. And we delight in this example from healthy lifestyles books between Ben and Frank. Because, these two friends had a strong honest interest in the historical merit. They were also up to creating, as well as reading, more healthy lifestyles.

Dr.Franklin and Sir Francis were co authors of antique books. They also worked on adaptations to the Franklin stove more adapted to the damp moist weather of England. His superior officer in London in 1760 was Sir Francis, Post Master General of the British Empire.

North America Benjamin Franklin reported to his English Superior Officer Frank: they hit it off immediately, and Ben spent many happy months at the Estate of Sir Francis. And it was here Ben discovered oats. He and Sir Francis found their mutual enjoyment of oatmeal.

They agreed how energizing it was, and Dr. Franklin discreetly mentioned that these prize Scottish oats did not yet grow in America. So you can today read in science books that Sir Francis and Dr. Franklin soon were out in the barn.
And on his return to America Dr Franklin was in receipt of 2-3 sacks of prize Scottish oats, which he sent out to all science minded friends who would grow it from cold Boston to hot Savannah to confirm it did best in the north, as in Scotland.

Which is why you see wonderful Dr. Franklin on the cover of a certain oat product. Sir Francis, really, should be smiling next to Ben, handing him the sacks.

Now, we see examples such as the Neem tree, an organic herbal remedy and natural pest repellent, is now proving itself as a curative and health restorative, under western microscopes, now accepted.

And the more we can find and bring over to us healthful or food bearing plants, we are now making that happen, As long as we keep searching, and have learned much since then.

Natural living has shown our ways. We could adapt what China has been able to do, and urge ever northward tender foods such as the Changsha Mandarin orange, which now grows amidst frost in Manchuria.

We do know that warmer foods are being grown further north than in recorded memory. And, if we can keep the ocean from causing us to trade in our lovely new auto for a gondola to make it to work, that will complicate our lives more than we need.

Perhaps we can adapt that impossible song that foretold what came to be: First we take the Neem Tree to Manhattan, then we take the Mandarin.

Let's keep our observations clear, our orientation to our evolving situation wise, our decision based on all the best knowledge, and our decision to act then must self kick into gear. It is in our hands now.
About the Author
Derek Dashwood tries to live healthy lifestyles with his family, and delights in hearing his grand children lecture their friends on their poor diets. You will find many fascinating articles at http://www.dashforpower.com
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