It's been a while since I've ranted about food on here. Well...get ready.
A (good, honest, genuine, caring, like minded) friend sent me a link today.
Let me just say, I am angry. The type of angry that makes me want to buy a bullhorn and carry it with me to the grocery store. The type of angry that makes me just want to shake people. The type of angry that makes me want to blog.
Over the past two years of my food journey, I've learned a few things about people. There are people who are as shocked and appalled as I was about the state of our food supply and make drastic changes right away. There are skeptical people who take some time coming around, but do eventually see validity in what is before them. And the third type...
The third type ignores all TRUTH.
The third type may dig for half a second for something to back up their version of truth.
The third type categorizes me/people like me as a hippie and justifies ignoring Truth.
The third type calls me/people like me names.
The third type rationalizes.
The third type blames.
The third type makes no changes whatsoever.
The third type has NO ARGUMENT to back their own position, but feels justified rolling their eyes and walking away.
The third type takes no responsibility for their own actions.'
The third type thinks diseases just happen to them. Cancer just happens. Alzheimer's is just in the genes. Diabetes is a given for some, etc.
I am angry because I fed my kids GARBAGE every single day, for years. I am angry that I have guilt over something I didn't know I needed to investigate. Every freaking morsel I was putting in their mouths was tainted. I fed Simon formula that was full of high fructose corn syrup and GMO soy. Have you read the ingredients on a non-organic bottle of formula?! Insanity.
I think the part that makes me most angry is that the bad food isn't so obvious. Everybody knows chips and candy are bad. It's the fact that meat and dairy and even VEGETABLES are killing our kids. Not killing them in a nice, swift way, either. It's diabolical. Kids are sicker than ever. Adults are sicker than ever. People can't have babies. People are having to run to the doctor for diseases that didn't even exist a few generations ago. GRR!
It's so much more than calories and carbs. It goes so far beyond fat or skinny. This is truth versus the lie that we've all been fed by the powers that be. I'm ticked off about it. The more people that get angry, the more people that are voting with their dollar. And that, my friends, is the bottom line. It's all about the money.
The video is just over an hour long. If you get as worked up as I did, it won't seem that long at all. :)
The information in this video is why I buy organic. This is why I don't indulge in McDonald's "every once in a while." It's not convenient. It's not cheap. Not in the end, when your gut is leaking food into the rest of your body. The information in this video is why I make homemade granola instead of filling my kids up with boxed cereal. This is why I take the extra time to personally prepare 98% of our meals. Don't tell me it's not worth it or a waste of time. Tell yourself that. But don't say you didn't know.