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WHOLE FOODS – HAPPY PLACE – HAPPIER PEOPLE

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WHOLE FOODS – HAPPY PLACE – HAPPIER PEOPLE:

WholeDude Loves Whole Foods: The objective Standards for happiness at workplace are 1. Absenteeism, 2.Discipline, 3. Financial Security, 4. Sickness/Personal Injuries, and 5. Stress at Workplace. Using these criteria, WholeDude claimed that Whole Foods is a Happy Place with Happier People.
WholeDude Loves Whole Foods: The objective Standards for happiness at workplace are 1. Absenteeism, 2.Discipline, 3. Financial Security, 4. Sickness/Personal Injuries, and 5. Stress at Workplace. Using these criteria, WholeDude claimed that Whole Foods is a Happy Place with Happier People.

Whole Foods Market Inc.,(WFM) hired me during April 1997 and since that time I have been working in the Grocery Department at WFM Ann Arbor, Michigan location. Most of my fellow employees recognize me as the “WholeDude who Loves Whole Foods.” A person from Lansing, Michigan  visited Ann Arbor on April 10, 2015 and inquired if I am happy working for Whole Foods. He asked for my opinion about Whole Foods as a workplace. I politely responded that I do not believe in private conversations. I prefer to express my opinions in writing and I invite people to respond to my views by offering comments in writing. I could not continue my conversation with that person who desired to investigate working conditions at Whole Foods in general and at Ann Arbor in particular. I would welcome him and others to leave comment on this post and ask for any further information to validate my opinion on Whole Foods – “A Happy Place With Happier People.”

WHOLE FOODS – “A HAPPY PLACE WITH HAPPIER PEOPLE”:

Whole Foods Market, Austin Texas has formulated the concept of 'Whole Foods' to market organic, and natural foods without artificial ingredients, such as artificial colors, artificial flavors,synthetic sweetners, and chemical preservatives. However, it has yet to formulate the concept of a Whole Person who may benefit by consuming Whole Food. Whole Dude is a marketing concept to know the nature of the Whole Person. WholeDude Loves Whole Foods for it is a "HAPPY PLACE WITH HAPPIER PEOPLE."
Whole Foods Market, Austin Texas has formulated the concept of ‘Whole Foods’ to market organic, and natural foods without artificial ingredients, such as artificial colors, artificial flavors,synthetic sweeteners, and chemical preservatives. However, it has yet to formulate the concept of a Whole Person who may benefit by consuming Whole Food. Whole Dude is a marketing concept to know the nature of the Whole Person. WholeDude Loves Whole Foods for it is a “HAPPY PLACE WITH HAPPIER PEOPLE.”

I have demonstrated the fact of my Love of Whole Foods during a Life’s Journey precisely measured in Service Hours. Love and Happiness are purely subjective experiences. But, the fact of Love and the mental condition called Happiness can be accurately verified by using objective criteria to prove that subjective experience. Some of the tested objective standards used in evaluating the ‘morale’ of any workforce include factors such as 1. Absenteeism, 2. Discipline, 3. Financial Security, 4. Sickness/Personal Injuries at workplace, and 5. Stress at workplace. Using these objective measurements, I would like to claim that I Love Whole Foods for I find Happiness at Whole Foods.

1. ABSENTEEISM: Research clearly demonstrates a direct link between absenteeism and the happiness experienced by a worker at his workplace. I worked about 37, 300 Service Hours( not counting Over Time Hours ) without no recorded unscheduled absence from work. Over the last 17 years of my employment at WFM, I generally maintained a Full-Time Status with variable work schedules  dictated by the demands of the workplace. Apparently, I do not find the Service to be dull, uninteresting, monotonous, tedious, or boring. In fact, some of those characteristics are often associated with the experience called unhappiness. Unhappy workers tend to be either tardy or remain absent or miss scheduled work.

2. DISCIPLINE: Compliance with the Standards and Ethics of workplace is clearly linked with the ‘morale’ of the worker. Unhappy individuals more often face disciplinary action as compared to happy individuals. I will not be able to claim that I Love Whole Foods and I will not be able to assert that I am happy working at Whole Foods if I do not maintain a “Clean Slate”, a record that is free from marks of discredit or dishonor. I welcome any interested party to verify my personal Record of Service kept at WFM and I fully waive my rights to keep such information as private and confidential.

3. Financial Security: In modern economic life, the true index for personal happiness in life is not the figure on the paycheck. Happiness at workplace is not consistent with financial insecurity. The level of personal indebtedness is a true measure of a person’s financial security. I make a living working at WFM without incurring personal debts or taking Credit Card loans. In other words, while being an hourly wage earner who provides labor at WFM without a signed ‘Contract’, I am able to live a life without experiencing financial insecurity.

4. SICKNESS/PERSONAL INJURIES: A number of studies reveal a  relationship between a person’s susceptibility to sickness/ a person’s proneness to injury and the person’s psychological state or condition. Current medical research indicates a connection between mental health and happiness with immune function. Even when the working environment is  clean and healthy, unhappy individuals more often report sickness or sustain injuries at workplace. During the time I spent at WFM, I have not missed even a single day of my work on account of sickness or personal injury.

5. STRESS AT WORKPLACE: Occupational Stress is clearly reflected in the personal habits of the workers. Individuals experiencing stress are often driven to find relaxation by using tobacco, alcohol, or any variety of Chemical Substances and Drugs used for recreational purposes. Secondly, workers often take ‘Time Off’ to escape from the stress experienced at the workplace. I do not use tobacco, alcohol, or any other recreational substance and this fact has been consistently verified by voluntary participation in periodic drug screening tests and during medical examination by physicians over a course of 25 years. Apart from my freedom from Chemical Substances, the fact of not experiencing stress during my employment at WFM can be substantiated by the number of ‘Paid Time Off'(PTO) Hours that I have accumulated. I accumulated about 2, 750 PTO Hours to which the WFM has assigned a cash surrender value. In reality, I have not experienced an urge to pursue a habit for its recreational value. I do not watch movies or visit places for personal amusement. If time permits, I listen to songs composed in Indian languages to preserve my language skills.

All said and done, I am not suggesting that personal motivation as the most important factor to find happiness in employment. Happiness is like the Sunshine. To find happiness, the dude needs an external source of Light that generates happiness. To write and state, “WholeDude Loves Whole Foods”, the dude needs to be in relationship with an external source of happiness. WFM has stated ‘Team Member Happiness’ as its Core Value, an Operating Principle to govern the Employer-Employee relationship at the Company. I am submitting that the WFM Core Value of Caring for Team Member Happiness is truly experienced by me. In conclusion, with a sense of great pleasure I claim that Whole Foods is, “A  HAPPY PLACE WITH HAPPIER PEOPLE.”

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SCAPEGOAT SERVICE – WHOLE TEAM – WHOLE REWARD

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SCAPEGOAT SERVICE – WHOLE TEAM – WHOLE REWARD:

SCAPEGOAT SERVICE - WHOLE TEAM - WHOLE REWARD: SCAPEGOAT IS A LEGITIMATE SIN REMOVAL AND SIN DISPOSAL SERVICE THAT IS CURRENTLY OFFERED ONLY TO WHOLE TEAM MEMBERS AS A WHOLE REWARD OF THEIR WHOLE LABOR.
SCAPEGOAT SERVICE – WHOLE TEAM – WHOLE REWARD: SCAPEGOAT IS A LEGITIMATE SIN REMOVAL AND SIN DISPOSAL SERVICE THAT IS CURRENTLY OFFERED ONLY TO WHOLE TEAM MEMBERS AS A WHOLE REWARD OF THEIR WHOLE LABOR.

ScapeGoat Service is a legitimate Sin Removal and Sin Disposal Service that is currently offered only to Whole Team Members as a Whole Reward for their Whole Labor. Scapegoating is the practice of singling out an employee or the member of a group for unmerited negative treatment or blame. I fully condemn the unjust and unfair practice that is popularly known as “Scapegoating.” In Hebrew tradition, ‘ScapeGoat’ is a specially chosen he-goat over the head of which the ‘High-Priest’ of the ancient Jews confessed the sins of the people on ‘The Day of Atonement'(YOM KIPPUR), after which the goat was allowed to escape into the wilderness. This practice of transferring the sins of a selected group of people such as the Israelites and placing the burden of sin on an entirely blameless creature was duly sanctioned by the LORD God. However, to make this practice a success, we must take care of the details; and in that context, I may quote a well-known statement, “THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS.” Firstly, we have to understand the Biblical traditions and the division of humanity into two separate kinds called SHEEP and GOATS.

SCAPEGOAT SERVICE - WHOLE TEAM - WHOLE REWARD: IN THE NEW TESTAMENT BOOK, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO APOSTLE JOHN, CHAPTER 1, VERSES 29-42, JOHN THE BAPTIST DESCRIBED JESUS AS THE LAMB OF GOD. HE IS THE SAVIOR OF MAN FOR HE CAN REMOVE SINS OF MAN AND CARRY THAT BURDEN AND PAID THE PENALTY. LORD JESUS CHRIST IS NOT A SCAPEGOAT FOR HE IS A LAMB AND NOT A GOAT.
SCAPEGOAT SERVICE – WHOLE TEAM – WHOLE REWARD: IN THE NEW TESTAMENT BOOK, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO APOSTLE JOHN, CHAPTER 1, VERSES 29 TO 42, JOHN THE BAPTIST DESCRIBED JESUS AS THE LAMB OF GOD. HE IS THE SAVIOR OF MAN FOR HE CAN REMOVE SINS OF MAN AND CARRY THAT BURDEN AND PAID THE PENALTY. LORD JESUS CHRIST IS NOT A SCAPEGOAT FOR HE IS A LAMB AND NOT A GOAT.
SCAPEGOAT SERVICE - WHOLE TEAM - WHOLE REWARD: IN BIBLICAL TRADTION BOTH SHEEP AND GOATS ARE USED IN PRIESTLY RITUALS OF HEBREW PEOPLE. BUT, IT MUST BE NOTED THAT THE PEOPLE MADE IMAGES OF HE-GOATS FOR THEIR IDOL WORSHIP AND THE IMAGES OR IDOLS OF SHEEP ARE NOT USED. LORD GOD CONDEMNED THE WORSHIP OF GOAT IDOLS AND CALLED THEM GOAT DEMONS OR DEVILS, THE FALLEN ANGELS.
SCAPEGOAT SERVICE – WHOLE TEAM – WHOLE REWARD: IN BIBLICAL TRADITION BOTH SHEEP AND GOATS ARE USED IN PRIESTLY RITUALS OF HEBREW PEOPLE. BUT, IT MUST BE NOTED THAT THE PEOPLE MADE IMAGES OF HE-GOATS FOR THEIR IDOL WORSHIP AND THE IMAGES OR IDOLS OF SHEEP ARE NOT USED. LORD GOD CONDEMNED THE WORSHIP OF GOAT IDOLS AND CALLED THEM GOAT DEMONS OR DEVILS, THE FALLEN ANGELS.

I read some articles posted by biblical scholars that compare Jesus Christ to the goats described in the Old Testament Book of LEVITICUS, Chapter 16, verses 7 to 26. Their interpretation is totally incorrect. The word ‘SHEEP’ when applied to man, it describes a person who is meek, submissive, and obedient. The word ‘GOAT’ when applied to man, it describes a person who could be wicked, rebellious, and lecherous. Sheep and Goats are animals that are often mentioned in the Holy Scriptures and Jesus Christ is best portrayed as “The Good Shepherd.” It will be equally important to note that the Hebrew people made images or idols of he-goats and even appointed priests to worship those idols. The Old Testament Book of 2 CHRONICLES, Chapter 11, Verse 15 mentions that King Rehoboam, son of King Solomon appointed priests for the goat and calf idols he made. Whereas there are no reported incidents that involve the worship of images or idols of sheep. Lord God condemned the practice of idol worship and he blamed the people of Israel and the animals that are used in the practice of idolatry. The worship of he-goat idols has thus constituted the worship of devil or devils. The “escaped goat” is a fallen angel and got transformed into a desert demon or devil and must be recognized as a female or a she-goat.

SCAPEGOAT SERVICE - WHOLE TEAM - WHOLE LABOR: THE NEW TESTAMENT BOOK, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO APOSTLE MATTHEW, CHAPTER 25, VERSES 31 TO 46 DESCRIBES THE SEPARATION OF HUMAN BEINGS INTO SHEEP AND GOATS ON THE DAY OF JUDGMENT WHEN THE SON OF MAN RETURNS TO EARTH.
SCAPEGOAT SERVICE – WHOLE TEAM – WHOLE LABOR: THE NEW TESTAMENT BOOK, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO APOSTLE MATTHEW, CHAPTER 25, VERSES 31 TO 46 DESCRIBES THE SEPARATION OF HUMAN BEINGS INTO SHEEP AND GOATS ON THE DAY OF JUDGMENT WHEN THE SON OF MAN RETURNS TO EARTH.

In The New Testament Book, The Gospel According to Apostle Matthew, Chapter 25, Verses 31 to 46, the separation of human beings into Sheep and Goats is fully described. “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, He will sit on His throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. The sheep will inherit the Kingdom prepared for them since the creation of the world. The righteous sheep  receive the blessings of eternal life. But, the goats are cursed into the eternal fire and they will go away to eternal punishment.” It makes abundantly clear the concept of Reward and Punishment and explains the meaning of sheep and goats as applied to mankind. The “ScapeGoat” used for Sin Removal, and Sin Disposal Service will not be harmed, or punished for carrying the burden of sins on its head. In my view, the “ScapeGoat” will be fully rewarded for doing its work in obedience to the LORD’S Commandment. However, it must be noted that the plural word “DEVILS” occurs four times in The Old Testament. Twice the term ‘devils’ represents “Sa irim” which means he-goats. In the Book of LEVITICUS, Chapter 17, Verse 7, LORD GOD Commands, “They must no longer offer any of their sacrifices to the ‘goat idols'( goat devils or demons) to whom they prostitute themselves.” Hebrew religious ceremonies and offerings at the Tabernacle included the sacrifice of both sheep and goats. The ‘ScapeGoat’ is spared its life for a specific reason and  it has a specific purpose and a mission to accomplish when set free in the wilderness. I carefully examined the issue and found that the ‘ScapeGoat’ is a ’emissary goat’ that is sent to the wilderness to specifically meet the ‘escaped goat’. The Hebrew word “AZAZEL” primarily refers to “escape.” The ‘escaped goat’ had not escaped from the Israeli camp. The ‘escaped goat’ had ‘escaped’ from God’s Kingdom in Heaven. For that reason, the ‘escaped goat’ is a ‘fallen angel’, a devil, or a demon. The gender of this ‘fallen angel’ must be interpreted as female for the ‘escaped goat’ is a she-goat or “ez + azal.”  A male or he-goat is purposefully chosen as the ‘Escape Goat’ for it has the natural ability to deliver the sin to the devil or demon which is thought to be a she-goat.

SCAPEGOAT SERVICE - WHOLE TEAM - WHOLE REWARD: TO GIVE WHOLE REWARD TO WHOLE TEAM MEMBERS FOR THEIR WHOLE LABOR, THE SCAPEGOAT WILL SAFELY AND SECURELY REMOVE ALL THEIR SINS AND DISPOSE THEM IN ACCORDANCE TO THE  DIVINE LAWS. AS THE SAYING GOES, "THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS."
SCAPEGOAT SERVICE – WHOLE TEAM – WHOLE REWARD: TO GIVE WHOLE REWARD TO WHOLE TEAM MEMBERS FOR THEIR WHOLE LABOR, THE SCAPEGOAT WILL SAFELY AND SECURELY REMOVE ALL THEIR SINS AND DISPOSE THEM IN ACCORDANCE TO THE DIVINE LAWS. AS THE SAYING GOES, “THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS.”

I am pleased to announce that I am chosen or selected as the ‘ScapeGoat’ to provide the Sin Removal , and Sin Disposal Service as a ‘Whole Reward’ to the ‘Whole Team’ Members for their ‘Whole Labor’. On a day of celebration known as “The Team Member Appreciation Day” the ‘ScapeGoat’ will receive the blame and sin on its head giving the Whole Team Members to fully enjoy the glory of the ‘Appreciation day’ for all their faults and shortcomings are entirely removed and would be discarded in the wilderness.

SCAPEGOAT SERVICE - WHOLE TEAM - WHOLE REWARD: BOTH HEBREW AND CHRISTIAN SCHOLARS FAIL TO INTERPRET THE WORD "AZAZEL." IF THE WORD DESCRIBES THE "DEVIL", THE SCHOLARS DO NOT KNOW THE GENDER OF THE DESERT DEMON OR DEVIL KNOWN AS AZAZEL.
SCAPEGOAT SERVICE – WHOLE TEAM – WHOLE REWARD: BOTH HEBREW AND CHRISTIAN SCHOLARS FAIL TO INTERPRET THE WORD “AZAZEL.” IF THE WORD DESCRIBES THE “DEVIL”, THE SCHOLARS DO NOT KNOW THE GENDER OF THE DESERT DEMON OR DEVIL KNOWN AS AZAZEL.

It is surprising to note that both Hebrew and Christian Scholars have failed to interpret the word “AZAZEL.” Is that a place? Is that a person? Is that an action called ‘Escape’? In my view, “AZAZEL” describes a “Fallen Angel”, an Angel that deliberately escaped from God’s Kingdom in Heaven. Having escaped, the Angel got transformed into a ‘Devil’ and  the ‘Devil’ can be easily recognized for the ‘Devil’ has horns, and a tail.

WHOLE TEAM - WHOLE LABOR - SCAPEGOAT TRADITION: ANY WHOLE TEAM MEMBER WHO OFFERS EVIDENCE TO SHOW THAT THIS KIND OF SIN REMOVAL AND SIN DISPOAL SCAPEGOAT SERVICE IS AVAILABLE FROM ANY OTHER AGENCY OR ENTITY CAN CLAIM THIS US $100 REWARD.
WHOLE TEAM – WHOLE LABOR – SCAPEGOAT TRADITION: ANY WHOLE TEAM MEMBER WHO OFFERS EVIDENCE TO SHOW THAT THIS KIND OF SIN REMOVAL AND SIN DISPOSAL SCAPEGOAT SERVICE IS AVAILABLE FROM ANY OTHER AGENCY OR ENTITY CAN CLAIM THIS US $100 REWARD.

WHOLE TEAM – WHOLE LABOR – WHOLE REWARD:

WHOLE TEAM - WHOLE LABOR - SCAPEGOAT TRADITION: TEAM MEMBERS WHO VISIT THIS BLOG POST AND LIKE THE POST AND LEAVE A COMMENT WILL GET A WHOLE BOX OF WHOLE CREME COOKIES AS A WHOLE PRIZE.
WHOLE TEAM – WHOLE LABOR – SCAPEGOAT TRADITION: TEAM MEMBERS WHO VISIT THIS BLOG POST AND LIKE THE POST AND LEAVE A COMMENT WILL GET A WHOLE BOX OF WHOLE CREME COOKIES AS A WHOLE PRIZE.

The ScapeGoat Sin Removal, and Sin Disposal Service is exclusively available to Whole Team Members as a Whole Reward for their Whole Labor. Please note that the Whole Prize of 365 Everyday Value Mismatched Sandwich Cremes is awarded as such and Milk is not included in this offer.

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WHOLE SPIRITUALITY – WHOLE NUTRITION

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SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – THE SCIENCE OF NUTRITION:

Life comes into existence when energy-yielding molecules and energy-demanding molecules come together in a spiritual relationship. The Science of Nutrition has to state that Food serves the function of  being a spiritual medium that fosters unity between man’s body, mind, and soul.

The USDA's original food pyramid from 1992.
THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE(USDA) FOOD PYRAMID OF 1992.

WHOLE DUDE – WHOLE FOOD :

WHOLE DUDE – WHOLE FOOD :Human Foods are divided into Classes and the basic nutritional goal is to have a Balanced Diet with items from all of the major Food Groups. The Balanced Diet may or may not provide the experience called ‘SATIATION’.

WHAT IS FOOD? :

Man is constituted as a Physical being that is made up of  about 100 trillion individual living cells that are structurally and functionally differentiated as the tissues and organ systems of the human body. Each living, individual cell is thermodynamically unstable. It means that the living system that is represented by the cell will dissolve into its non-living molecules and elements if not supplied energy from an external source. Food provides those energy-yielding molecules to energy-demanding molecules that constitute the Physical being. Food is used as a general term to describe substances consumed by man for nourishment. Food is defined as any substance which a living organism can convert into its own living substance from which it grows and develops new tissue, manipulates energy, etc., using a process called ‘metabolism’. The term ‘nutrient’ is explained as a substance that serves as food, or provides nourishment. The term ‘nutrition’ refers to the process of feeding or being nourished. As mentioned earlier, all the tissues and organs of which the human body is composed, consists of building blocks called cells. Every cell contains a spherical body called nucleus and a ground material, living substance, or living matter called ‘protoplasm’. The most striking characteristic of protoplasm is its vital property called ‘Nutrition’. In Human Physiology, the term ‘Nutrition’ is used to describe the ‘power’ which protoplasm has of attracting to itself the materials that provide energy, and the substances for its growth and maintenance from surrounding matter or extracellular environment. Man must feed himself and yet he depends upon the ability of cells to recognize the specific nutrient substances and take action to absorb them and process them for further use. Nutritional Science describes three major functions of food; 1. food generates energy for growth, maintenance and activity, 2. food supplies agents like vitamins and others that are needed to make or to help enzymes which carry out a variety of cellular processes, and 3. food provides the building materials like proteins and amino acids that are used for building cells and tissues of the body. The essential human nutrients are proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, and vitamins. Human body cannot synthesize some of these nutrients and they must be supplied. To make this easy for understanding, human foods are divided into classes and the basic nutritional goal is to have a ‘Balanced Diet’ with items from all of the major Food Groups to perform all the living functions such as the uptake and conversion of nutrients, making, breaking, and repairing of organic molecules, production of energy, and regulation and coordination of various metabolic sequences.

WHAT IS WHOLE FOOD? :

WHOLE DUDE – WHOLE FOOD – This image called ‘MYPLATE’ depicts important Food Groups such as Vegetables,Fruits, Grains, Proteins and Dairy. Could we be able to say that these substances together be called as “WHOLE FOOD”???

 

SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - THE SCIENCE OF NUTRITION: Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine laid emphasis on the role of Food in promoting Health and Well-Being of Man apart from its role in the treatment of Diseases.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – THE SCIENCE OF NUTRITION: Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine laid emphasis on the role of Food in promoting Health and Well-Being of Man apart from its role in the treatment of Diseases.

The term ‘WHOLE’ is often used to describe something that is entire or complete to signify that it has all the elements or parts constituting the entire amount and it is not broken, damaged, or defective. The term ‘WHOLE’ also means auspicious, healthy, or uninjured and not diseased. We need to define human being as a ‘Whole Person’ to understand the complete entity that exists as man. There are five aspects of ‘Whole Person’:1. Man –  the Physical being, 2. Man –  the Mental being, 3. Man – the Social being, 4. Man – the Moral being, and 5. Man –  the Spiritual being. These five components have to come together to establish the reality of man’s biological existence in the physical world. In the context of ‘Whole Food’, we need to find qualities that fit this description of being ‘Whole’ and its ability to perform all the functions that are attributed to Food. There is a huge growing concern about the substances that are adding to food by food industry. The concern involves the use of synthetic or artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. Food that may contain artificial colors, artificial flavors and chemical preservatives may not promote good health and are even suspected to cause injury or disease. Hence, the concept of ‘Whole Food’ demands the exclusion of such artificial colors and flavors and all synthetic preservatives from the food products used by man for his nutrition. Even when chemicals are not added to food, there is a concern about chemicals like synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and hormones that are used by the food and agriculture industry. It calls for understanding the term called ‘Natural Food’. To be called ‘natural’, food must not be exposed or tainted by chemicals that are not ‘naturally’ present in the substances that are consumed as Food. This concern is often reflected in the demand for ‘Organic Food’ that calls for the exclusion of synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and growth hormones in the production of food. Apart from these considerations, the use of additives to change the taste, texture, and appearance of food have caused several health-related concerns. Some of them relate to the use of artificial sweeteners, and the use of partially hydrogenated oils. To qualify as ‘Whole Food’, it may require the exclusion of artificial sweeteners and the so-called ‘transfats’ from food. This concern is also extended to genetically modified organisms or GMOs that have become common. The genetically modified trait may impart some benefit to the substance and yet it may not qualify to be described as ‘Whole Food’.

WHOLE FOOD – WHOLE SATISFACTION :

 Man is constituted to exist as a Mental being. Man relates to himself, his physical body with the help of his thoughts and moods. It seems that man often tries to discover his ‘essence’ or true identity not in his physical, living substance, but by knowing his ideas, thoughts, and imagination which describes his physical identity. These mental concepts that relate to identity are always associated with emotional feelings and moods that give meaning to the living condition or living state. Food provides substances to constitute the body and it also affects man’s thoughts and moods. The problems related to man’s feeding behavior will not be eliminated by supplying him what could be defined as ‘Balanced Diet’. The health problems associated with food consumption and caloric intake seem to persist even when man consumes ‘Balanced Diet’. It calls for further understanding of the functions of Food and we have to define the term ‘Whole Food’ by sharing the ‘Whole Story’ about Food and its role in human life. There are two important aspects of Food that are not taken into consideration by Nutritional Science. The Law may require that food products that are sold by retail food stores or grocery stores must provide adequate ‘Nutritional Information’. The products are labeled to provide information about the ingredients, allergens, and nutritional facts to help the consumer of food to make an informed choice about the food that is consumed. Such nutritional choices are helpful and yet there is a problem about the Food. There are two roles performed by Food and the concept of ‘Whole Food’ may have to give recognition to the role of Food apart from its function as the supply of nutrients. Food has to provide Satiation or the experience of mental contentment or psychological satisfaction from its consumption.

WHOLE FOOD – WHOLE COMMUNITY :

Man is constituted to exist as a Social being. Man’s growth and development demands social support. Man as a biological living entity could only be described as an association of trillions of individual cells. At the same time, there are about 10 times 100 trillion microbes that inhabit the human gastrointestinal tract. Man is a natural host and there is a mutually beneficial relationship between man the host, and the microbes that reside in his body. During the entire course of his life, man shares his food and drink with the guests who have taken residence in his body. These guests perform the function of an internal organ system and are important for man’s health and well-being. Man will always exist as a member of a Biotic or Biological community without any chance of true independence. This understanding is promoting the consumption of foods that are popularly termed as ‘PROBIOTIC’. Man to support his health and well-being has to consume some living organisms on a regular basis to replenish the microbes that are lost due to excretion. Food plays a vital role in the development, and the maintenance of social interactions, and social relationships.Food-directed activities of man often need social situations and social bonding. Food has the intrinsic ability to nurture a relationship between the provider of the food and the food consumer. At the same time, there is a direct emotional relationship between man and the Food he consumes. Man derives emotional satisfaction called ‘Satiation’ when he consumes Food. It contributes to satisfaction or a sense of mental contentment to shape his living experience. Man lives to experience satisfaction or mental contentment by gratifying his desires or cravings. Food craving is very important part of man’s life and biological existence. Balanced Diet may or may not provide the psychological contentment that man wants to derive by consuming Food. Such satisfaction demands social bonding between man and the food and between man and his provider of food. Hence, we have to develop our understanding of Food as a medium or as a substance that has the potency to develop and form relationships, association, connection, and bonding between man and his social community and environment in which man exists, and by the consumption of ‘Whole Food’ man may find ‘Whole Satisfaction’ in his living experience.

FOOD = ENERGY = LIFE = WHOLE ECOLOGY :

 

ECOLOGY-WHOLE FOOD-WHOLE LIFE-WHOLE SPIRITUALITY:Food is the medium through which interrelatedness, interdependence, and the interconnectedness of living organisms is expressed.

 

Man is constituted to exist as a Spiritual being. The term ‘SPIRITUAL’ refers to relationships that are based upon feelings of sympathy and understanding. Man has to define the spiritual basis of his relationship with the rest of the biological community and the physical environment that is common to all of them. Ecology is the Science that is concerned with the relation between organisms and their environment. ‘Food Chain’ in Ecology describes the sequence of transfers of matter and energy from organism to organism in the form of food. Food is the medium through which interrelatedness, interdependence, and the interconnectedness of organisms that are members of an Ecological System is expressed. A balanced growth of organisms that are connected in an Ecosystem demands the concept of ‘Sustainable Development’. Natural resources have to be used wisely to sustain the qualities of environment that supports living systems. Man needs food for his nourishment and to find this nourishment, man may have to stop environmental pollution and degradation that may upset the delicate Ecological Balance that operates in Nature. The manner in which man acquires energy-yielding molecules from his environment will define man’s definition of Food.

WHOLE FOOD – WHOLE MORALITY :

Man is constituted to exist as a Moral Being. Man is intrinsically endowed with a nature that displays the ability called discernment. Man has the ability to choose right conduct and right behavior as he has the ability to discern right from wrong, and distinguish good from bad. This human nature called discernment is related to the nature of the living substance or living matter called protoplasm. I have described its vital property called the Power of Nutrition. It uses this power with a sense of discernment. Protoplasm while attracting substances found in its external environment, it uses a very selective uptake process. Some substances are accepted and tolerated and some are rejected. It expresses intolerance to the presence of certain substances and its response may cause a severe and sometimes life-threatening allergic reaction. Man has no ability to consume all substances as Food. Man has to know about good and bad food choices, and man has to know as to which food is right and as to which food is wrong. Human beings acting individually and collectively have developed ‘Food Culture’ and Food Traditions to express their moral and ethical principles in all of their food-directed activities and behavior. In recent times, these concerns have developed into ideas such as ‘FAIR-TRADE’, ‘WHOLE-TRADE’ and ‘ECO-TRADE’. There is a growing genuine moral and ethical concern to support the living conditions of people and communities involved in growing Food. There is a growing interest to consume Food that is called ‘LOCAL’; food that is grown or manufactured in the local communities. Man must consume Food for his living and he may have to do it in a morally and ethically responsible manner. These concerns have generated the demand for ethical and compassionate treatment of all animals used as Food for human consumption. Food and Agriculture Industry are developing standards for Compassionate Treatment of Animals. The concept of ‘Whole Food’ would include the moral and ethical principles that man would apply to define his food-related behavior.

WHOLE FOOD – WHOLE SPIRITUALITY :

Food is defined as any substance which a living organism can convert into its own living substance or living matter called protoplasm, the physical basis of Life. This substance could be viewed as a spiritual substance as it has the potency to formulate functional harmony and mutually beneficial relationship among the cells, tissues, and organ systems that grow and develop using the energy and organic molecules synthesized by protoplasm. The concept of ‘Whole Food’ will naturally include the concept of Food as a Whole Spiritual Substance that must be treated with respect and devotion. Such an attitude of respect and devotion would help man to use Food as a Spiritual Medium to establish a Connection, a Relationship, an Association, a Partnership, and Bonding between the Food Consumer and the Divine Providence.

WHOLE FOOD – WHOLE LIFE :

I define the term ‘WHOLE FOOD’ as follows taking into consideration the five aspects of the role of Food in supporting the biological existence of man in his community, and environment as no man is truly capable of independent existence that excludes the social community and the physical environment in which he exists:

1. Whole Food provides the nutritional substances for the Physical well-being of man and supports his living functions.

2. Whole Food provides the satisfaction, the mental contentment that man needs to support his Mental well-being.

3. Whole Food provides the stimulus for social relationships and social bonding that man needs to support his Social well-being.

4. Whole Food provides the ability to man to express his moral and ethical principles to support his Moral well-being.

5. Whole Food provides the Spiritual basis for man’s relationship with Divine Providence to support the Spiritual well-being of man.

Whole Food is the nutritional substance that supports man’s Physical, Mental, Social, Moral, and Spiritual well-being. These five components of well-being are important to have the experience of Peace, Harmony, and Tranquility in human Life. There is no Joy in Life and there is no Happiness in Mind, and there will be no Love in Heart until man finds Peace, Harmony, and Tranquility in the Living Experience. I say that, Whole Food gives man the experience of Whole Life; a Life of Satisfaction, Contentment, Happiness, and Joy. 

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I say, I Love Whole Food and what do you want to say? Kindly share your thoughts and views about the concept of ‘Whole Food’. Whole Team Members who like this blog post and leave a comment will receive a box of 365 Everyday Value Mismatched Sandwich Cremes as a Whole Reward.

English: 1943 USDA nutrition chart showing the...
English: 1943 USDA nutrition chart showing the “Basic 7” food groups. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHOLEDUDE LOVES WHOLE FOODS

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“WHOLEDUDE LOVES WHOLE FOODS”:

WholeDude Loves Whole Foods: The objective Standards for happiness at workplace are 1. Absenteeism, 2.Discipline, 3. Financial Security, 4. Sickness/Personal Injuries, and 5. Stress at Workplace. Using these criteria, WholeDude claimed that Whole Foods is a Happy Place with Happier People.
WholeDude Loves Whole Foods: The objective Standards for happiness at workplace are 1. Absenteeism, 2.Discipline, 3. Financial Security, 4. Sickness/Personal Injuries, and 5. Stress at Workplace. Using these criteria, WholeDude claimed that Whole Foods is a Happy Place with Happier People.

I was hired by Whole Foods Market Inc.,(WFM) during April 1997 and since that time I have been working in the Grocery Department at WFM Ann Arbor, Michigan location. Most of my fellow employees recognize me as the “WholeDude who Loves Whole Foods.”

WHOLE FOODS – “A HAPPY PLACE WITH HAPPIER PEOPLE”:

Whole Foods Market, Austin Texas has formulated the concept of 'Whole Foods' to market organic, and natural foods without artificial ingredients, such as artificial colors, artificial flavors,synthetic sweetners, and chemical preservatives. However, it has yet to formulate the concept of a Whole Person who may benefit by consuming Whole Food. Whole Dude is a marketing concept to know the nature of the Whole Person. WholeDude Loves Whole Foods for it is a "HAPPY PLACE WITH HAPPIER PEOPLE."
Whole Foods Market, Austin Texas has formulated the concept of ‘Whole Foods’ to market organic, and natural foods without artificial ingredients, such as artificial colors, artificial flavors,synthetic sweeteners, and chemical preservatives. However, it has yet to formulate the concept of a Whole Person who may benefit by consuming Whole Food. Whole Dude is a marketing concept to know the nature of the Whole Person. WholeDude Loves Whole Foods for it is a “HAPPY PLACE WITH HAPPIER PEOPLE.”

I have demonstrated the fact of my Love of Whole Foods during a Life’s Journey that is measured in Service Hours. Love and Happiness are purely subjective experiences. But, the fact of Love and the mental condition called Happiness can be accurately verified by using objective criteria to prove that subjective experience. Some of the tested objective standards that are used in evaluating the ‘morale’ of any workforce include factors such as 1. Absenteeism, 2. Discipline, 3. Financial Security, 4. Sickness/Personal Injuries at workplace, and 5. Stress at workplace. Using these objective measurements, I would like to claim that I Love Whole Foods for I find Happiness at Whole Foods.

1. ABSENTEEISM: Research clearly demonstrates a direct link between absenteeism and the happiness experienced by a worker at his workplace. I worked about 37, 300 Service Hours( not counting Over Time Hours ) without no recorded unscheduled absence from work. Over the last 17 years of my employment at WFM, I generally maintained a Full-Time Status with variable work schedules that are dictated by the demands of the workplace. Apparently, I do not find the Service to be dull, uninteresting, monotonous, tedious, or boring. In fact, some of those characteristics are often associated with the experience called unhappiness. It is recognized that unhappy workers tend to be either tardy or remain absent or miss scheduled work.

2. DISCIPLINE: Compliance with the Standards and Ethics of workplace is clearly linked with the ‘morale’ of the worker. Unhappy individuals more often face disciplinary action as compared to happy individuals. I will not be able to claim that I Love Whole Foods and I will not be able to assert that I am happy working at Whole Foods if I do not maintain a “Clean Slate”, a record that is free from marks of discredit or dishonor. I welcome any interested party to verify my personal Record of Service kept at WFM and I fully waive my rights to keep such information as private and confidential.

3. Financial Security: In modern economic life, the true index for personal happiness in life is not the figure on the paycheck. Happiness at workplace is not consistent with financial insecurity. The level of personal indebtedness is a true measure of a person’s financial security. I make a living working at WFM without incurring personal debts or taking Credit Card loans. In other words, while being an hourly wage earner who provides labor at WFM without a signed ‘Contract’, I am able to live a life without experiencing financial insecurity.

4. SICKNESS/PERSONAL INJURIES: It is proved in a number of studies that a person’s susceptibility to sickness and a person’s proneness to injury are affected by the person’s psychological state or condition. Current medical research indicates a connection between mental health and happiness with immune function. Even when the working environment is considered to be clean and healthy, unhappy individuals more often report sickness or sustain injuries at workplace. During the time I spent at WFM, I have not missed even a single day of my work on account of sickness or personal injury.

5. STRESS AT WORKPLACE: Occupational Stress is clearly reflected in the personal habits of the workers. Individuals experiencing stress are often driven to find relaxation by using tobacco, alcohol, or any variety of Chemical Substances and Drugs that are used for recreational purposes. Secondly, workers often take ‘Time Off’ to escape from the stress experienced at the workplace. I do not use tobacco, alcohol, or any other recreational substance and this fact has been consistently verified by voluntary participation in drug screening tests and during medical examination by physicians. Apart from my freedom from Chemical Substances, the fact of not experiencing stress during my employment at WFM can be substantiated by the number of ‘Paid Time Off'(PTO) Hours that I have accumulated. I accumulated about 2, 750 PTO Hours to which the WFM has assigned a cash surrender value.

All said and done, I am not suggesting that personal motivation as the most important factor to find happiness in employment. Happiness is like the Sunshine. To find happiness, the dude needs an external source of Light that generates happiness. To write and state, “WholeDude Loves Whole Foods”, the dude needs to be in relationship with an external source of happiness. WFM has stated ‘Team Member Happiness’ as its Core Value, an Operating Principle to govern the Employer-Employee relationship at the Company. I am submitting that the WFM Core Value of Caring for Team Member Happiness is truly experienced by me. In conclusion, I am pleased to say that Whole Foods is, “A  HAPPY PLACE WITH HAPPIER PEOPLE.”

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WHOLE DUDE LOVES WHOLE FOODS

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WholeDude Loves Whole Food: WholeDude finds a Happy Place with Happier People.
WholeDude Loves Whole Food: WholeDude finds a Happy Place with Happier People.

 WHOLE DUDE SAYS: “I LOVE WHOLE FOODS, WHOLE FOODS, WHOLE FOODS”: 

WHOLE DUDE LOVES WHOLE FOODS

 I say, I Love Whole Foods, Whole Foods, Whole Foods,

You say, I want Whole Dude, Whole Dude, Whole Dude,

I say, I Love Whole Foods, Whole Foods, Whole Foods,

You say, I want Whole Dude, Whole Dude, Whole Dude.

 I say, it’s time to Huddle, Huddle, Huddle,

You say, I don’t care to Cuddle, Cuddle, Cuddle,

I say, it’s time to Huddle, Huddle, Huddle,

You say, I don’t care to Cuddle, Cuddle, Cuddle.

 I say, let’s all Store Front, Store Front, Store Front,

You say, it’s all More Stunt, More Stunt, More Stunt,

I say, let’s all Store Front, Store Front, Store Front,

You say, it’s all More Stunt, More Stunt, More Stunt.

 I say, Aha, Come for Daily Grind, Daily Grind, Daily Grind,

You say, Oh, Never Mind, Never Mind, Mind Your Own Daily Grind,

I say, Aha, Come for Daily Grind, Daily Grind, Daily Grind,

You say, Oh, Never Mind, Never Mind, Mind Your Own Daily Grind.

 I say, I Love Whole Foods, Whole Foods, Whole Foods,

You say, I want Whole Dude, Whole Dude, Whole Dude,

I say, I Love Whole Foods, Whole Foods, Whole Foods,

You say, I want Whole Dude, Whole Dude, Whole Dude.

WHOLE FOOD AND WHOLE SPIRITUALITY OF WHOLE DUDE : 

WHOLE FOOD AND WHOLE SPIRITUALITY OF WHOLE DUDE: “I GRIND, YOU GRIND, AND LIFE IS NOTHING BUT A DAILY GRIND.”

 
WHOLE DUDE SAYS, “I GRIND, YOU GRIND, AND LIFE IS NOTHING BUT A DAILY GRIND.”

I say, Life is nothing but a Daily Grind and what do you want to say?????

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