Food Choice

What do you believe?  What do you support? What do you eat? What if buying certain foods undermined your beliefs and supported things you opposed? This is a broad topic and I’m at a loss for words. All a can say is we need to look at this from a holistic view as opposed to a reductionist view.

Let’s start with this…why is there such a nutrition gap in modern medicine. Why do auto manufactures know that certain cars need synthetic oil and premium gas to perform better and the medical industry seems to only have a pill or surgery for our chronic conditions or health concerns. Are we having discussions about the food we digest? Oh, shoot, where do I go from here… The way the soil is being stripped of its organic matter…, or, how about… the way the animals are subjected to a mechanical life and a diet that is killing them at almost the same speed as we process them into food…, not to mention the tremendous waste to accomplish this…more reductionist thinking. Each solution industry comes up with create the next problem

How about the packaging of our industrial foods…The chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) lines many of the canned foods and clear plastic bottles which some studies have linked to reproductive abnormalities and a heightened risk of breast and prostate cancers, diabetes, and heart disease. Health care issues with our country, we’re not catering to health care…, as Dr. T Colin Campbell stated in his book co authored by Howard Jacobson, We don’t have a health care system, we have a disease care system. Eating is much fun, almost like an addictive drug. How much of what we eat is out of pure pleasure and adds nothing of nutritional value or perhaps is reaping havoc on our bodies one bit at a time. After noticing chronic pains accumulating over the past several years in combination with reading 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker, I did the diet portion of the book. I picked 10 foods though ( sorry Jen, couldn’t do 7, I burn too many caleries each day and many of my aging friends think I’m “sooo0” thin already, thats only because I’m the same as I was in high school and most of them have expanded)  Back to the point. These were all whole foods… non processed. I made it through dinner group and Super Bowl by bringing my own food. I’ve continued the diet, slowly expanding my choices one at a time paying attention to any reaction to my body and on par have felt a great deal better. Let’s be clear, I’ve had no debilitating issues nor has any of this slowed me down, just attempting to aline my beliefs, health and money, where it counts.