The Journey to Health
I would like to introduce this blog with the sentiments of my mother who turned 70 years young today. As a second-generation skeptic, I was raised to believe in the simplicity of nature - and how complex that has been! My own journey to healing begins with health, and this is how it all started:
"I was a young mother in the 1960’s. I breast fed my babies when the doctors advised that “bottle feeding” was best. I shopped the grocery stores for the freshest produce even though the “TV Dinner” was the greatest time-saver on the shelf. I read the product labels on every food item I bought, just to know what we were eating. I wanted my children to be healthy and in order to be healthy, I was convinced that their diets had to be the best.I was a trusting mother and consumer. I believed that food companies were truthful and that additives were safe, but I began to question the food colorings, stabilizers, preservatives, and hydrogenated oils listed on the labels of the food I was buying. I had an intuitive belief that food should be eaten as close to the natural state as possible, so something did not feel right about this. How could these man-made chemical additives be nutritious, and how on earth could we possibly know – in the long term – if they were safe? How could we, as consumers, allow the food processing companies to slowly poison us?Thus began my foray into the world of organics. I became increasingly concerned about the safety of many of the ingredients listed on the labels, not to mention all the “hidden ingredients” of which we are not informed. What about the elements that are in the soil and the plant before it is processed for our consumption? Our bodies are not designed to process chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, synthetic steroids, and genetically modified organisms! What will our bodies, and our planet, be like after a few more generations of toxins and GMO’s?"
COMMON SENSE: Mom knows best!