Four years, 19 countries, and 24 experts in anthropology, medicine, ecology, and health have exposed the roots of our DNA and how to prevent the modern world from making you sick.
The health of our planet and ourselves has reached a critical point. Planet Earth is choking on chemicals and so are we. Most of us aren’t even close to the healthy vitality of our African ancestors.
“It is on us to bring balance,” Shojai narrates in the one hour and 40 minute film.
In Origins, Shojai and his team take a journey to the African bush to reconnect with our ancestors. He finds people still very much in touch with nature and animals completely connected with our planet.
How do we get this back? First, we have to recognize where we’ve gone wrong – which is what Origins has set out to educate about.
“Are we hearing the alarm calls or are we ignoring our natural intelligence?” Shojai asks.
The health of our planet is deeply intertwined with our own health. The chemicals flooding our environment are also flooding us.
“The toxicity of our planet is really a big part of what is causing humanity to be so sick,” says one of the film’s interviewees, cardiologist and author Dr. Alejandro Junger.
Not only are the chemicals and toxins harming us, but so are all the unnatural, packaged foods that our bodies simply don’t know how to process. And the more science learns about the human body, the more it realizes the importance of the microbiome, or the inner ecosystem of natural bacteria in the gut, as the head of the immune system response – an immune system that has been greatly affected by overuse of antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all bacteria, including the good kind.
So yes, the state of our planet and bodies are in need of some positive changes. The film offers ways to get there, including things like fermented foods that help build that microbiome back up. Meditation not only soothes us but helps wake up higher reasoning levels in our brains to make better decisions. There are solutions and Origins and well.org are helping open the dialogue to bring these solutions to everyone.