Headed to New York City last week, I ponder why nutrition doesn’t hold the same fascination for others as it does for me? And why as a nation can’t we lead and set an example for the world in health; we sadly lag behind. Sickness seems to be our motto. I only need to eavesdrop on the conversation at dinner earlier in the week as two women talked about double knee replacements and leg braces and a close college friend undergoing round after round of chemo. We have excellent diagnosticians but little acknowledgement as to how we arrived here and very little discussion of prevention and self-healing. We have become a society that thwarts personal responsibility & insists on Instant gratification; please pass me a purple pill. Do we dare ask, ‘what just happened?’ (Almost like Dorothy landing in Oz and wanting to get back home.) And, just like Dorothy, are we finally discovering, we already have the answer and power, or is our obsession, like the wicked witch, just a symptom of a larger looming disguise and denial on our true state of mind, snowballed by chemicals, trans-fats, preservatives, ‘energy’ drinks, GMO’s and poor self-serving decisions by special interests everywhere we turn? Can we get back to ‘real food’ and honest nutrition? I absorbed much this past weekend as I listened over Saturday and Sunday; more of what makes our lives better and what IIN calls primary and secondary food. We as a nation made big strides against the tobacco industry–the troops are lining up to shed some light on what we eat and how our lifestyle affects our well-being. Stay tuned . . . more to come, and it’s all good!
Be a food detective for yourself and your family. READ LABELS. Hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated ANYTHING is pure poison to our body and our well-being. Look for it! This trans-fat is used solely to prolong shelf life of products sold, but not our life or our best interest! Even if the label states 0 trans fat in the upper-part of the label, you must read the ingredients list below. (If a product “contains less than 500 mg PER SERVING SIZE” manufacturers are allowed to list “Trans Fat/Grams Trans Zero 0g”. BUYER BEWARE!