Thursday, July 9, 2009

How to create health


Today buying food and feeding yourself and your family is a maze of chemicals. Eating for the average American family is completely different from 30 years ago. Instead of food grown locally with organic methods and prepared in the home ,we now feed ourselves and our families a smorgasbord of chemicals. This is all in the name of profit, using flavor enhancing chemicals that are excitotoxins and cause diabetes, dementia and parkinson's disease. These chemicals also increase cancer growth. One of the champions of whole organic foods is Dr. Max Gerson. A wonderful link to a video about his work , The Beautiful Truth, was created by Garrett, a 15 year old Alaskan youth, who was home schooled. http://vids.rationalveracity.com/v/677,the-beautiful-truth.html


Another look into how the world eats and the differences in varying cultures is Peter Menzel's book Hungry Planet http://www.amazon.com/Hungry-Planet-What-World-Eats/dp/1580088694/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247182086&sr=8-1
This is your challenge today , if you only have time for one thing, start looking into eating more simply, ingredient lists should only have the product and water. If you see more than 3 or 4 ingredients ( ie beans , water, salt ) you are probably eating things you really don't want in your body and the bodies of your precious family.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for this post Mountain Dreamer. When I was young everyone in town had a small vegetable garden in their backyard. We bought our chickens and eggs from the egg lady at the edge of town and we bought freshly dug potatoes in 100 lb sacks from another farmer. My mother baked 3-4 loaves of bread every other week. I don't remember where we got our beef and other meats but hunting and fishing still supplied a small portion. We ate locally and seasonally, but we ate well. Now here I am more than a half century later and although there is a much grater selection of food, food just doesn't taste like food anymore. I thought it was just my old age and my taste buds were gone, but now, I am not so sure. I just finished reading The Omnivore's Dilemma.

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  2. Our taste buds do decrease a bit with time but I guarentee that a homegrown heirloom tomatoe has a different taste than the poor tomatoe bred for "good shipping " results. Even if you plant a pot of herbs it will cheer your heart. I nursed my parsley thru last winter and munch on it daily with my salad greens. Cheers

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