Friday, April 8, 2011

What's Wrong with Food

I've read her book, The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick - And What We Can Do About It, but if you don't have time for that, here's a 20 minute summary:



Brilliant.

This is important stuff, folks. We need to start paying more attention - especially those of us who are responsible for feeding growing children!  Yes, it hurts to spend $6 or $7 a gallon for organic milk, but having my children get cancer later would hurt more

Jillian Michael's latest podcast talked about how (and why) to find the money to afford organic food.  If you have another 20 minutes, you can listen to it here.  (It's at the beginning of the show).

We don't do all organic food, but we do spend the extra money on organic milk and humanely raised beef (we get it from BJ's uncle).  We avoid fast food.  I cook at home using whole ingredients as much as possible.  One person can't do everything (especially when our food supply is so completely saturated with these products) but everyone can do something.  We do our best to find balance.

I strongly encourage you to look at what you're feeding your kids, and think about what small changes you could make for the better, and to remember this issue when it's time to vote in the fall.

(video via Mrs. Q)

2 comments:

di said...

Yes,Yes, Yes! I Agree with all in the video.
Know first hand: Round-up-Ready Soy Beans have been planted by my farmer friend for years now..you know what Round-up is right? Farmers' costs are so high that they need bigger yields, hence, the need for seeds that resist diseases.

di said...

A great book, along same subject: Daniel Amen, "Change Your Brain, Change Your Body."