What's In Your Genes?

Hi, I’m Scott Fardulis, the newly elected Chairman to the Institute of Ecolonomics.  I’d love to get to know as many of you as possible and the best way I know how to make that happen is to initiate a little conversation with you.  So here we go.

I’m sitting in my home study enjoying some personal quiet time.  The house is quiet, my kids are fast asleep, and my thoughts are pulled toward my grandmother.  She is currently 92 years old and my wife and I have had the unique privilege of caring for her in our home. 

Unfortunately, her health has been rapidly declining and she’s been in a lot of pain.  Part of this is due to her osteoarthritis and the general breakdown that occurs with old age.  So, I wonder… what will old age look like for me?  What negative health aspects can I avoid?  How much control do I really have anyway?  What is in my genes and can I take any prevention for risks which I may be predisposed?  Futhermore, why have some many diseases been born over the past couple of generations? 

It can be argued that most people don’t die of “old age,” rather, they will die of mineral deficiencies which lead to health challenges in general.  If this is a relatively accurate thought, would it not be important from an ecology standpoint to consider richness of our soil?  It has been said, “we are what we eat.”  There must be a tremendous amount of truth, considering we are one of the most overweight countries/societies in the world.  It is fairly well known that our soil deficiency is a wide spread concern.  With our continual crop turnover and the vast array of chemical compounds being used to ward off destructive insects and various plant diseases, the collateral damage over generations is beginning to be revealed.

Ok, enough deep thought for one sharing session.  I’d love to hear your response to this and any thoughts you may have regarding ecolonomic subjects.

Be of courage and resolve,