There is a major issue which has not been addressed on the game at all, but literally effects every life on the planet: the toxic stew which is majorly exacerbated by the 100,000 +/- man-made chemicals on our planet. This includes toxins which heretofore have been viewed as inert, like plastics which are ever present in modern life. The problem is very insidious and almost hidden as it does not necessarily show up as cancers or diseases but affects our endocrine systems and ultimately our fertility, with the most notably deleterious effects showing up in our children or lack thereof. This issue has been studied for over 50 years and was mentioned in Rachel Carlson's Silent Spring--which set off the environmental movement--although we seemingly got caught up in the cancer paradigm and have ignored the larger much more societally and planetary relevant issue of toxins that mimic estrogen or that block the chemical messages in our DNA. Panamericana had put me onto this issue is the doc**entary: The Disappearing Male, and I have since investigated the information as reported in 1996 in the book Our Stolen Future by Colborn, Dumanoski and Myers.
Please understand that this topic may literally be the most important issue we must become aware of and internalize. We must cease our denial and look with unwavering eyes at our collective reality. Such a realistic a****sment can then assist us in seeing just how extremely out-of-balance our world is and then may help us to work toward true holistic means to rebalance first ourselves and our world.
After having studied various ancient traditions such as Taoism as is expressed in Traditional Chinese Medicine, I realized that our world through history has been build from an extreme yang perspective. Chemicals (and drugs and alcohol) represent an extreme yin condition. The yin/yang symbol represents how energy is always in balance, so we can see the dangers in living in the extremes as we all have been doing under the androcentric model; resulting in us literally poisoning ourselves to death. It's time to reestablish a balance.
Take time to investigate the ancient traditions which understood life in an electromagnetic universe and how to establish and maintain equilibiurm. I found the information as presented from the Taoist understanding of energy as is represented by the yin/yang symbol quite easy to grasp with minimal effort. This understanding is the basis for Tradtional Chinese Medicine and other ancient systems of health which all sought the same goals of living in harmony with the natural world. We have long since forgotten the importance of such, and our world reflects it.
I have a blog (Izzy's Serious Humor) where you might find some resources which may greatly assist you in learning about how to reestablish balance. See my "Notes to Health and Nutrition Section" which is followed by some resources to get you started learning to reestablish your individual equilibrium and health. I have also written a few cursory articles; see blog "Labels," such as Health, Herbs, Energy, TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), and Yin/Yang.
For a brief introduction see my Evoke blog post: "Traditional Medicines: Our Collective pasts/our collective future"
Together we can reestablish balance on our earth, and all feel fine.