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What My Weakened Body Wanted Were Farming Products Cultivated Without Fertilizers and Pesticides

H.A., Ibaraki, Japan

Because of a fever of thirty-eight degrees, I did not have much of an appetite, and for a three-day period starting February 7, 2009, I ate hardly anything at all. I thought I had to eat something to keep up my strength, and I tried eating some fruit and rice but after a little while, I felt nauseous and vomited. Seeing my condition, my mother steamed for me a sweet potato cultivated without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Worrying that I would probably begin to feel bad and vomit again, I took a bite. As I took the bite, I was so surprised by how delicious it was. Moreover, I was able to eat a lot of the potato, and I did not feel nauseous afterwards. The fever continued for about a week but because I was able to eat delicious rice, potatoes, and daikon that had been cultivated with Nature Farming, I feel I was able to maintain my stamina and vitality, withstand my fever, and recover.

Vomiting food

On February 6, 2009, I came down with a headache, and on the following day, the seventh, during work, my throat became sore, and my whole body just seemed to start to feel listless. When I got home, I took my temperature and found it was nearly thirty-eight degrees. By the tenth of February, my fever had still not subsided. It continued from morning at a high of around 38.6 degrees. During this period I had no appetite and barely ate anything at all. I thought that I must try to eat something to keep up my vitality, so I tried to eat some pieces of fruit and rice, but soon after eating, my stomach became nauseous and I vomited.

Delighted with the Nature Farming sweet potato

Seeing my situation, my mother steamed for me a sweet potato that had been cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides, a Nature Farming potato. I did worry that I would get nauseous and vomit again, but I thought that since she had prepared it especially for me, I should try it, and started to eat the sweet potato. The instant I put it in my mouth, I was amazed at how delicious it was. I just kept repeating, "How delicious! Delicious!" and ate a lot of that sweet potato. My mother and I were both happy that I was able to eat. I had never thought that a sweet potato could be so delicious. And even after the sweet potato reached my stomach, I did not feel nauseous or vomit. And later, I ate some Nature Farming rice, potatoes, daikon, mikan, and drank some Nature Farming hojicha. My fever went down and I was able to return to work.

Nature Farming which preserves human life

I had heard the experiences of many people who said that when they felt nauseous they were still able to eat and digest without vomiting foods that consisted of Nature Farming produce, but I had had some doubts about this. I, however, personally was able to physically experience that Nature Farming produce does possess the energy to maintain and preserve human life. Upon returning to work, I immediately spoke to my superior and colleagues about my experience, but unfortunately all I received in response were comments like, "Organic farming is popular right now, and I do think that not using chemical pesticides is good, but there really aren't any agricultural products that do no use some kind of chemicals, besides, you can't raise plants without fertilizers." And, "I am raising plants in my home garden but I couldn't imagine not using fertilizers!" That is when I thought that I would have to raise some Nature Farming products on my own and have my colleagues taste them. Then I would try and approach them again.

Newly-found life goal!

I became quite interested in Nature Farming and excitedly read with great pleasure each line of Meishu-sama's teachings concerning Nature Farming. I participated in a day of work service at the church's farm, and through cultivating, caring for the plants, and watching them develop, I do believe I was able to acquire not only technical knowledge about farming but also learn about the human body, interpersonal relations, the harm of chemicals upon the body, and other matters as well. I have found a new goal in life, one called Nature Farming. I am planning to start raising plants in a planter and in a small area in the yard at my home. What I really hope to accomplish is to acquaint as many people as possible with how delicious are the products of Nature Farming.