Growth Zone Two
By Atom Bergstrom
Growth Zone Two foods are midday foods.
All foods that grow on vines, grasses, and bushes are best eaten between 11:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
That’s seven-and-a-half hours.
Growth Zone Two foods evolved out of the UNDERSTORY level of the three habitat zones of the forest ecology …
1) Morning — Canopy
2) Midday — Understory
3) Evening — Floor & Subfloor
As a very general rule (because LIGHT and GRAVITY aren’t the only games in town) …
1) Morning — anything above 4 feet
2) Midday — anything between 4 feet and 4 inches
3) Evening — anything below 4 inches
As an 80% rule …
1) Morning — 12:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
2) Midday — 11:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
3) Evening — 6:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Yes, there’s an overlap.
According to Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) …
“At noon, the radiations of the Sun are directly overhead and the leaves of the trees act as an umbrella for the fruits and nuts. But all the vegetables that grow above the surface of the earth have opened up to absorb the radiations. A greater variety is more in demand due to the body’s increased activity and secretions.”
Dr. John T. Richter & Vera M. Richter (Nature: The Healer, 1936, 1946, 1962) wrote …
“The daylight foods are leafy herbs, like lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, cresses, celery, and endive. These are grown in the light of the sun. We do not eat their roots, just their tops. These are very good for tissue building. They make you strong, healthy, and robust, as they are rich in earth salts.”
Grass “escaped from its original habitat on the margins of forests about 66 million years ago.”
Grass had to grow fast and tall to compete for light in the forest’s understory — BAMBOO.
Bamboo can grow 36 inches in one day.
Grass escaped to the prairie; hence evolved rice, wheat, rye, etc.
Lynn Margulis & Dorion Sagan (Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Microbial Evolution, 1986) wrote …
“The successors to the cold-tolerant conifers were plants with flowers. They were descendants of the same early land plants that also produced the seed ferns. Judging from certain palmlike fossils, they had already evolved 123 million years ago and shortly after, by 114 million years ago, had rapidly spread to all parts of the world’s land. The most successful manifestation of chloroplasts on Earth, flowering plants coevolved with animals from the beginning. The suitor’s bouquet is only a recent manifestation of this age-old intimacy.”
According to Matthew Luckiesh & August J. Pacini …
“What appears to be a limitation in the clinical value of ultraviolet radiation as an agent for therapeutic good, seems to turn out actually to be its special feature — the inability to penetrate greater than skin depths. By thus limiting the depth to which ultraviolet radiation may penetrate the body, this energy becomes specifically sensitive in its ability to stimulate the sympathetic nervous system to the exclusion of the parasympathetic nervous system. Translated into the language of the clinic, this specificity of action is revealed in the property of ultraviolet which, of all cosmic forces, appears to be the one selected to preside over calcium metabolism.”
The I Ching’s TRIGRAMS represent the three habitat zones of the forest ecology …
1) HEAVEN — 12:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
2) MAN — 11:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
3) EARTH — 6:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m.