What is happening to our FOOD Supply?!
In this blog post I want to talk about a concern I’ve had for sometime now. That is the concern about the quality of food we consume. I noticed that it really affects the health of patients that are coming to see me. And, as a mother and grandmother, I am very concerned about what this is doing to our kids, grandkids and future generations. The food we are consuming now, is simply not the food of the past. There are a few areas that I think this really hits us hard.
The first thing is with the genetic modification of foods. And when I say genetic modification, I mean hybridization and other things also that are changing the nature of food. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that altering the natural state of foods is like a bad idea. And yet, many of the foods that people put into their mouth every day are modified. So what if you don’t want to consume genetically modified foods? You can look for the organic label and the non-GMO verified label. You can also eat foods in their most natural state from sources you can trust. That may mean shopping at a Health Foods store, or talking to some of your local farmers to know what they are producing. If you’re local to the Branson, Missouri or Harrison Arkansas area, I’d love to give a plug for Nature's Wonders - that’s our local health food store, and I know they are committed to the same values that you and I share.
Number two, you can pay attention to the quality of the meats you are consuming. You really want to look for grass fed beef, animals that are raised without being fed Contaminated feed that has antibiotics and lots of cheap grains, and other things. That really does exclude most commercially produced meats. In my opinion, this is one of the really big places to spend your food dollars wisely. You may be able to get some of this stuff in Local health food stores, or you may want to investigate some local ranch options. Get to know people in your community that raise chickens, produce eggs, or raise cattle. Sometimes, it’s cost-effective to go in with a few people and have an entire cow processed.
Third, make sure that the oils you are consuming are not inflammatory. Most of the seed oils that are in processed foods are genetically modified and fairy inflammatory. This would include things like soybean, oil, vegetable oil, etc. Those things will damage the membranes of your cells and can be very detrimental to your health. You are much better off consuming things like coconut oil, avocado, oil, and olive oil.
Just those three things alone will go such a long way and building a good foundation for health. If you think about it, what you eat, is one of the most important drivers of how healthy you will, or will not be.
I feel like this topic is one best handled in collaboration. That means, that when we all put our heads together and share ideas, share things we have learned and build on the success of others, we will all win. It’s for this reason, that I have created a free Q&A group on Facebook where we can share ideas. If you haven’t yet done that you can check that out by clicking on the link bio link below. We would love to have you as part of this conversation!
There’s also a link for something called a free health discovery call. If you’ve been struggling with a Health condition, and would like to see if we can do something to help, your next step is to schedule that discovery call.
To your health,