Our world, our experiences, our projects, our successes and failures–all are made up of systems and processes. Some things that seem incredibly mysterious are not so mysterious when we see what led to the outcomes we see. In some cases just see what MAY have led to the outcomes helps us lift the shroud of mystery.
Talking does a lot. Writing can be reviewed and repeated, refined and improved, and therefore may do even better. But both of these media tend to enter our minds, resonate clearly, but then vaporize like smoke when we attempt to recall their details. By adding a visual element that is simple in style yet incorporates a lot of information, I think we have both a clearer “recollection” tool, and a quicker reference item that we can find and apply readily.
While it may have been more fun to go through the entire Wizard of Oz movie not knowing what or who the The Wizard was, it might be nice to get the basic mysteries out of the way, choose our destiny, and play bigger games. There’s no end to the mysteries we encounter anyway, so we might as well clear up some of the easier ones.
I like to create transparency and understanding. I’d like human health and well-being to be more comprehensible to us all. To that end, I have made some illustrations. Note: These are incomplete and in some cases may be incorrect. They are thought experiments with mostly true and correct information presented to gain scope, relevance, and lead us to better understanding.
I hope you enjoy what I’ve done and can use it to help yourself and others build a better world.
In this Sankey diagram you see on the left many of the systems or conditions of the body that we readily identify. On the right you see nutrients linked to these conditions or parts of our physical well-being on the left. The illustration is meant to be a guide to indicate where to look further to understand what we need for what, and to have a handy reference to trigger our minds to remember what to do and why we’re doing it.
An important note I like to make in such a context is that what we call aging or chronic disease that usually arises later in life may more often than not be a result of chronic deficiencies in nutrition or chronic exposure over years to environments, foods, and medications that our bodies have to process–unnaturally–for years. Of course both will happen in many cases. For example, environmental bio toxins such as mold mycotoxins can give our bodies significant processing challenges while at the same time depleting us of vitamins and minerals that we need for other things. This is the sort of puzzle I attempt to start to solve with such a diagram.