Have We Lost Our Senses?

On the morning of December 26, 2004, a 9.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra, triggering a massive tsunami, killing more than 150,000 people in 12 countries.

But as terrible as this loss of life on an apocalyptic scale was, something very strange emerged as the flood waters receded.

Relatively few animals were reported dead.

In fact, according to eyewitness accounts, in the hours leading up to the tsunami, flamingos abruptly left their low-lying nests… elephants screamed, taking off for higher ground… and zoo animals took shelter, refusing to come out to eat.

They knew it was coming.

But how were they able to sense this disaster hours before striking?

Instinct… intuition? Internal bio-electro magnetic fields within these animals picking up vibrations from an earthquake thousands of miles away?

The truth is we don’t know. Like deja vu, science has yet to reveal how these things really work.

If this were ancient times, would our primal counterparts have been able to sense this disaster like these animals? I suspect the answer is yes. But I can’t prove that.

If they were able to, it’s more likely a function of them being closer to their natural environment than we are today.

We’re largely disconnected from our environment. Working in buildings made of concrete and steel, far from the dense forests of our primal origins.

But here’s what we do know.

Our senses have been steadily declining.

Take for example our sense of smell.

According to Durham University researcher Dr. Kara Hoover, “Our sense of smell evolved in a very rich landscape in which we were interacting regularly with our environment… today we’re not interacting with the environment and we’re in very polluted places.”

Dr. Hoover believes harsh smells caused by pollution are corroding our ability to detect the nuanced hues of nature. This loss of smell has impaired our taste, making us prefer richer-tasting foods, increasing obesity rates and making us very ill.1

Then there’s our hearing.

According to JAMA, the number of Americans 20 or older with hearing loss is expected to nearly double in the coming decades – rising from 15% to 22%. That’s 73 million Americans by 2060.2

That’s alarming.

But even worse is what’s happening to arguably our most important sense, our vision.

It’s said that Annie Oakley could shoot a penny at 100 yards. But if she were here today could she accomplish the same feat? Maybe not.

Nearsightedness is on the rise worldwide, but nowhere more so than Asia. For instance, in Shanghai, 86 percent of high school students suffer from myopia, or nearsightedness.3

And get this, 19 out of every 20 teenagers in Japan are myopic!4

So, what’s happening?

(Hint: The Far-Eastern diet has rapidly become processed and industrialized.)

Our senses are made up of organs with cellular structures containing receptors with specialized stimuli. Millions upon millions of these cells are hooked into our nervous system, plugging right into our brains.

And the animal-fat-rich foods our ancestors ate, nurtured and strengthened these connections.

But that’s all changed. Our diet is killing these connections.

That’s because Big Brother, Big Agra and Big Pharma have been successfully dulling our senses for over 100 years.

The FDA tells us to eat less meat… that fat is bad… that we need more whole grains.

The exact opposite of the truth.

Our soil is zombified, locked up from decades of chemical inputs, used to grow genetically modified crops, designed for maximize output.

Void of any nutrition. Zombie soil + zombie seed = zombie crops

We’re being force-fed by an agricultural industrial complex.

Why? Because politicians write laws drafted by Big Agra and Big Pharma attorneys to enrich themselves.

They get richer and richer – we get sicker and sicker.

It’s not to say these politicians and executives kiss their wives and kids goodbye only to meet up and conspire against us.

They may in fact believe they’re serving the greater good by providing more and cheaper food.

Regardless, we were never meant to eat this poison.

And the ramifications are all around us.

BUT there is good news. We can regain our senses. We can restore and heighten the connections between our nervous system and our brains.

Tune in tomorrow and I’ll show you a tale of two tribes in the Amazon. One with perfect vision, and the other, well…

To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD
Al Sears, MD, CNS

1. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/pollution-is-killing-our-sense-of-smell-and-its-making-us-fatter-35475052.html
2. https://www.healthline.com/health-news/hearing-loss-expected-to-rise#1
3. https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/02/05/383765377/why-is-nearsightedness-skyrocketing-among-chinese-youth
4. https://www.aop.org.uk/ot/science-and-vision/research/2019/11/19/19-out-of-every-20-teenagers-are-myopic-in-japan