I am like a canary in the coal mine

Sophie Benshitta Maven
8 min readAug 8, 2020


Coal mines have methane and carbon dioxide gas, deadly in certain concentration. Canaries were taken down to the mine as early warning signalers… when the canary dies the miners clear out.

So a canary reacts to the harmful stuff in things a lot earlier than other people… and can warn them that the food, the air, the method, the product is harmful.

A canary also heals faster… So it can tell you what actually works.

What have I been doing to get a new lease on life, to come back from the brink of death, and get well, actually better than I have been maybe ever?

I read a lot, but ultimately I don’t listen to anyone other than my own self… and Source… whatever Source is. 99% of the time. At 1% of the time I am not sure I asked the right question… and until I know the right question, I’ll just make my own decisions.

Such is with food, such is with exercising, such is with a lot of things that look good on the outside but may be harmful on the inside.

Take eggs. I can eat eggs. I have been buying my eggs from Aldi’s, they have Goldhen Cage Free Large Eggs — Grade A that is inexpensive and tests not harmful.

At this point I am satisfied with ‘not harmful’ meaning: not toxic to the body.

Why it’s not harmful and all the other eggs in almost all the other stores are? I don’t know. The next not harmful egg is 3.5 times more expensive at another store.

You may be able to eat any eggs, and not manifest any visible, tangible weakening, or such for decades… But in the end they kill you as reliably as long term smoking or drinking. The toxins accumulate in your cells, in your liver, in your fat.

I once had a friend who embarked on a slimming diet. She lost a lot of weight. She didn’t have much time to enjoy it though, in an exercise class she keeled over and died.

Sophie Benshitta Maven

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