Are You On The Right Menu From Fast Food To Whole Foods?

Over the years I have written about many issues concerning health, from Omega 3 Fish Oil from New Zealand, to the benefits of dark chocolate, the amazing cancer killing properties of the fruit known as Guanabana, to an herbal product known as Protandim.

I have read some amazing information by Dr. William Davis about how wheat has been hybridized to become addictive in our body system in his book, Wheat Belly. Research has been done on countless claims by those wanting to sell the latest diet fads. Always on the lookout for the “magic pill” that would change health and life expectancy for all, only to get smacked in the face with the truth. The “magic pill” is us!

There is an invisible war going on out there, as Al Davis says in his newest eBook, The Diet Fallacies, which can be found on Amazon (currently a free download if you hurry). He speaks about how we have been, in my words, sold down the river by our own government and the BIG FOOD industry.

It’s no secret for those who care to research what government entities such as the USDA are really responsible for. Follow this link to just one article that will start you on a research path to uncover what not just this government agency, but the FDA and others as well REALLY do…or don’t.

In short, what you will discover is our government is more interested in business than our nation’s health. Rather than agree to force producers to label foods containing GMO’s, there’s reason to believe a collaboration exists to keep this hidden. It is clearly known by those companies producing Genetically Modified Organisms that any food containing these artificial sources would be shunned by the public, drastically cutting into massive profits.

Many tests have been done on fast food products, showing that even the bugs don’t like it, even if humans consume massive amounts of it. That sort of puts the bugs on a greater intellectual level with humans on that score.

Whether it’s the sugar, artificial sweeteners, salt, and modified fat sources, it all contributes to the general populaces food addiction, or at the very least food dysfunction. No matter what label you apply, it is clearly visible in the visual epidemic of obesity in the American populace, from adults to their children.

The Diet Fallacies: Change Your Diet, Change Your Weight, End Food Cravings, and Transform Your Life! One of the best sources of where to get more information about Whole Foods is Kaiser Premanente. Al mentioned this in his book, and Kaiser is the largest managed care organization in the U.S. With over 10.1 million members in their health plan, and recommending changing food consumption to Whole Foods, it gives cause to find out why.

Kaiser offers two booklets on adopting Plant-Based eating you can download from their website. An interesting quote found in one of those booklets by author Michael Pollan says, “If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t!” Kaiser obviously endorses such thinking as they strongly support this mindset of Whole Food eating.

Just research “whole food eating” in Google and you’ll pull up over 7 million links on the topic. Granted that in and of itself does not create an endorsement, rather lends some food for thought. The cure for health may be found in all those things you have resisting eating. We need to go back to the days when spinach was popular and Popeye was a hero.

Growing some of our own herbs and veggies in the back yard or flower pots on the balcony is not such a harebrained idea after all, and it’s not just doable but economic. The price of Baby Spinach or Chives at the grocery are ridiculous!

We used to eat whole foods 60 years ago. How did we change? Like always, it was gradual. Just like boiling a frog. You don’t throw it into a kettle of boiling water. As a populace we waded into cool waters and it seemed safe. By the time we discovered otherwise we were hooked. Are we smarter than the frog? Time will tell.

I’ve got some organic strawberry/papaya/raspberry juice calling my name! Later.

Do You Play The Change Game Or Just Do It?

“It’s Easy To Change. It’s Just Easier NOT to!” Dr. John Morgan

I don’t know if this is original with Dr. Morgan, but it appeared on the marquee outside his Chiropractic office one morning at least 20+ years ago.

John once played with one of the NFL teams and to have a quote like that in his back pocket would not be unusual. This quote has stuck with me for all these years, and served as a reminder on many occasions just when a change was coming with the choice of do or don’t.

Change always seems easy, until faced with the realities. Rarely does change not involved stepping outside one’s comfort zone. Right there is what makes huge differences in acceptance. Change is fine until faced with being, doing, performing in a way contrary to our habits.

Ahh, there we have the real problem. Compare driving on the left side in England, or many other countries. How much of an adjustment has to be made? Speaking a foreign language, even though it may have a multitude of similarities to English such as Spanish.

Amazing what happens with a little banana juice!
Amazing what happens with a little banana juice!

Perhaps as a female working in a male dominated culture where you MUST submit to some indignities, such as not being included in meetings. Going from a secure job to being self employed. Possibly a favorable situation until faced with all the responsibilities of providing direction, creating revenue streams, sourcing supplies, all the things done by others in an employee scenario.

Most never have an idea what’s involved in running a business. They may have a great idea, but have never taken the time or made the effort to source out the necessary details of the idea they have in mind. Results show quickly within months in most cases, evidenced by closed doors and For Lease/Rent signs in the window of vacated locations.

Others by sheer tenacity tough it out, determined to do whatever it takes. Working 20 hour days, sleeping 4 hours in two hour shifts. Using personal transportation to personally go and pick up supplies, then to turn around and go make deliveries of products to customers. Collecting checks or excuses, basically surviving from one day to the next on the days receipts.

Everyday presents a new twist. Raw ingredients have suddenly become scarce because providers hemmed in by subsidized prices have decided it’s time for a raise, creating false shortages to force the issue.

A critical piece of equipment breaks down, throwing production to a halt. Drastic measures must be taken to get things up and running. Electricity goes out due to a storm, and stays down for hours. A driver for a delivery route shows up late. Key personnel call in sick. What do you do? Punt!

Change is easy, except when you have to! Dreaded by most, welcomed by few, just possibly the most feared occurrence in life. Chances are the greatest way to overcome change and the fear of it, is to just do it! There’s no question that Nike may have popularized that quote, still it’s also possible no truer words were ever spoken.

So the next good quote may be, “It’s easy to change. It’s just easier Not to. Just do it!”