Seems like a dumb question, doesn’t it? But every day, we ingest millions of chemicals.
A few years ago, I was astounded at how many people have cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. When I was growing up, cancer was so rare and people knew so little about it, that many thought it was contagious.
Type 2 diabetes was “old people diabetes.”
Annette Funicello was the only person we knew of that had MS. In the last few weeks, I’ve heard of 3 people who have it.
How about the increases of the number of people who have high blood pressure? Young people having strokes? The increases in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s?
Something is really, really wrong – wouldn’t you say?
Monsanto has embarked on a PR campaign to convince us that they are are saving the world. Research says otherwise –
“In the very detailed study report, the researchers include a long list of potential conditions to which glyphosate, in combination with other environmental toxins, can contribute, including inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, depression, ADHD, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, multiple sclerosis, cancer, cachexia, infertility and developmental malformations. In fact, they state that the herbicide’s “negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body.” Read the rest of the article here – http://easyhealthoptions.com/alternative-medicine/nutrition/rounding-up-the-herbicide-debate/
That’s not even talking about the decreasing bee population, superweeds requiring more and stronger chemicals, and the other environmental issues that are now coming to light.
Does it make you feel helpless? You don’t have to be. We still have a window of opportunity to turn things around, but its closing. We have to start taking action now!
What can you do?
Quit buying it. No company is going to keep producing something that isn’t making money. As long as you support them, they will keep growing.
That means cutting packaged and processed foods out of your life. It sounds terrible, doesn’t it? Its true that most of us can’t cut out every convenience food item, but you can cut out most of them. In reality the difference is taking the 5 minutes to put the ingredients together yourself.
On the things to cut out list –
Soy. First, most of the soy is GMO. Second, even if it was natural soy – fermented to remove the toxins that naturally occur in soy, the amount that Americans ingest is far too much. Soy mimics female estrogen in the body. Think about how much estrogen you are putting into your body every day. Think about how feminine men are today.
Canola unless its organic Canola crops are increasingly GMO.
Sugars with chemical names – and even then you have to be careful. Most of the cheap table sugar you buy is from GMO sugar beets. At a minimum, make sure you are buying pure cane sugar. But even cane sugar crops are being turned GMO. Organic is the best choice. Avoid aspartame, dextrose, fructose, etc.
Anything with the word hydrogenized, or any derivative of that word. Those are hidden trans fats.
Avoid foods that have ingredients that you can’t pronounce or you don’t know what they are.
Grow your own vegetables or buy organic, or at local farmers markets. But even at the farmer’s markets, you want to ask them about their growing practices. Do they use Monsanto seed? Do they treat their crops? With what?
Buy the best meat, butter, and eggs that you can afford. Remember – what they eat, you eat.
Learn to make your own food. Then you know whats in it.
I know, this all sounds like an incredible amount of work – But this is your life! Once you get good at it, its not much more work.
And there are a whole host of other benefits –
You won’t spend as much on prescriptions and medical care.
You’ll lose weight.
You’ll look and feel better, have more energy, and think better. You’ll be vibrant and healthy. Imagine what that must be like.
Yes, its a little more work. It’s worth it. You’re worth it! Your family is worth it!
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