If I asked you to drink a hot, steamy mug of chemicals every day would you? If we took just chemical additives from our common breakfast, snack foods, fast dining and other prepackaged foods and put them in a mug to drink every day, that would be a wretched and ridiculous idea right? Do I really need to even ask? Of course you would turn down my offer. Would you make your children drink it? No way on God’s green earth would you, right?
Now, what if I told you this liquid you will be ingesting will damage your thyroid, cause fat to pile up around your vital organs, raise your risk of cancer, gut health problems, diabetes, heart disease, increase inflammation, stop your brain from getting the appropriate signals to tell you when you are full, possibly disrupt your normal behavior and thinking , bloat your belly, expose you to autoimmune issues… does this still not sound enticing? Gee really, why not? You mean not only do you NOT want to drink this, but you also DON’T want to PAY ME for your ability to drink this? I sound ludicrous right now, don’t I? But when you take a look at the ingredients from the products we are going out and purchasing off the store shelves, at restaurants and from the drive through lines each day we are doing exactly this! We are willingly paying for a load of health altering chemicals to put into our bodies…and we are doing it to our children who are too young to make their own educated decisions.
We MUST demand better from our food providers, but we also must take some accountability onto ourselves. Start by beefing up your intake of grass-fed meats, eggs, poultry, fresh vegetables and fruits, raw nuts, seeds etc. Instead of loading up on chemical laden bags, boxes and cans of packaged and manufactured goods. We need to get away from factory raised animals and get back to pastures with happy animals grazing on their natural diet. We need to stop pumping our children full of artificial colors, hydrogenated oil, soy derivates, vegetable oils and all the other hundreds of chemicals that I will never understand how they are approved for human consumption in the US. We boast that we are such an advanced society, but we are foolish in allowing big business to poison us. We think we are clever with our highly available convenience foods, but instead we are digging ourselves a faster grave.
We have also turned to grazing and snacking all day, where the average American eats more than 5 times a day. Now when in history did humans spend all day eating? We haven’t…until now! We used to have to hunt and gather our food. We expended lots of energy to earn our food and we ate very few meals per day. We also ate real food from the earth and from free roaming animals.
Take a listen below, I hope that it makes you evaluate your own eating choices and patterns.