The purpose of the Website is very simple, to make information available on good food and a healthy diet to everyone.
In a hay meadow you can see nature at its most abundant, hundreds of different species of plant and animal interact in a complex eco-system, so The Hay Meadow is a metaphor for our own engagement in the complexity of the natural system, which gives us our vitality - because we are part of nature and we can only remain healthy if we acknowledge that.
There is a lot of information now available on the subject of food, and the bookshelves of the world are laden down with unread books on diet, and our newspapers are full of articles about the poor diet of people in the West and the epidemic of diabetes in the U.S.A. and other so-called "advanced" countries.
Diets high in sugar, fats, and chemicals are also producing a generation of over-weight children, who waddle after their super-seized parents, a phenomena that is as common in countries like Scotland, as in the States of the American Mid-West.
The television advertisements portray a range of sugar-laden foods, "low fat" foods that actually make us fatter and foods that rely on a complex concoction of chemicals for their taste and flavour. But food is a massive business, and it is too important to ignore, BSE and other food problems have made us more and more of the issues - this Website will give you the facts that you need to understand the problems and what you need to do about it for your own well-being and that of your family.
Not to make too fine a point we are slowly killing ourselves and our children - and it is time that we woke up to what is happening and changed the way we eat, because only by doing that will we enjoy good health.
The situation today with our diet is similar to the situation twenty years with regard to the use of cigarettes, many were in denial, and it has taken two decades for the knowledge that tobacco kills to become generally accepted.
Diet is NOT about weight-loss, it is about the health of our bodies, and when we eat a healthy diet our own bodies will naturally regulate the amount of fat we carry around.
We hope that the articles, many written by Eric Llewellyn, that you will be able to read in The Hay Meadow Journal (currently off-line)will help you understand how you need to eat, the first step to a longer and healthy life, whether you are nine years old, or ninety.
People of the world, you have nothing to lose but your unhealthy lifestyle (and your waistlines).
For more information on Eric Llewellyn or his food factor furmals: www.animushealth.com
Podcast Interview with Eric Llewellyn on Food Factors
In 1980, Eric Llewellyn set up Nature’s Own, a health supplement company supported by many medical practitioners. Eric’s rationale for setting up the company was to provide the then fledgling Bristol Cancer Help Centre with the purest and most effective vitamins and minerals possible for cancer patients. He also pioneered the development of metabolic systems of treatment to boost immune system effectiveness using ‘Food Structure’ nutrients.
He was also involved in establishing a number of innovative research projects as well as pragmatic solutions for conditions including diabetes and prostate cancer by the use of vitamins and mineral supplements, coupled with sound nutrition. He has also developed supplement programmes to support the immune system for the British Society for Mercury-free Dentistry.
Biocare was established by John Stirling after leaving Eric’s employment at Nature’s Own. Another company was co-founded by Eric in 2001 to specialise in ‘Food Structure’ nutrients and research, with the aim of advancing food state technology and research. Many of the companies Eric has worked with since 1980 still use his exclusive formulas.