It’s good to be caught up and ready to get back to regular blog posts, after taking an extended summer break of over 4 months!
Did you miss me, or did you forget about my blog altogether?
Let me do a bit of explaining.
Back in May, I was very excited to bring you my Food Swap Friday series. As you can see from the first post, I took a popular product and gave you several healthier alternatives. Some were simply cleaner choices, others were gluten/allergen free, and some were completely grain free, and more Paleo like.
I put so much time into those posts, and thought they would be more popular than they ended up being, because I know I would have loved to have had access to condensed info like that back when I was starting out on this whole gluten/dairy/egg/sugar free journey.
But something was off. Something was just not right.
I felt like I was just writing for myself, which I’ve had a bad habit of doing in the past. Putting my heart and soul into giving away free information, only to feel like it just wasn’t reaching the people who really needed it.
And so, I stopped the series and did some soul searching. For about 4 months.
I went to Hawaii with my family for 12 days, and I will tell you all about that in my next post. It’s long overdue, I know.
Anyway, what I realized was that I couldn’t keep repeating the same actions and expecting different results. I had to do something differently.
But here’s the thing.
I didn’t want to give up on this whole food swap idea. Out of my many reasons for wanting to build a career by making a difference for our people and our planet, the most important of my “whys” was not just to be another voice sharing recipes and educating people about the hazards of our food supply and conventional nutritional wisdom. There are so many bloggers and health care providers already doing that.
No. My main motivation is to empower people to make informed choices and use consumer power to force the food industry to change its ways. Out of all the junk food out there, much of which is deceptively marketed as healthy, people need to know that there’s more than just the usual crap on those supermarket shelves, and that what they’re being offered barely even resembles real food anymore.
People need to know they have choices. And that those choices not only affect their own health, but that of their families and even our planet too.
Because you see, there are many farmers, manufacturers, and companies out there who are going to great lengths NOT to harm our people and our planet, and they REALLY need our support. They are finding truly natural, innovative solutions to a very BIG problem: cheap, artificial food additives, preservatives, genetically modified ingredients, pesticides, herbicides, and other toxins have take over our food supply.
And they build up in our bodies and eventually, make us sick.
I don’t have to give you statistics. You can see it all around you. Obesity, autoimmune disease, autism, asthma, cancer, mental illness, learning disabilities, ADHD, Alzheimer’s, to name just a few of the chronic illnesses that have skyrocketed since fake ingredients started replacing real, tried and true ones, back in the 1970’s.
And since genetically modified organisms were introduced 20 years ago, our land has been raped with the killer herbicide, glyphosate, which was recently labeled by the World Health Organization as a “probable human carcinogen.” It kills the many beneficial microorganisms in soil that we need to depend upon for future generations. But an informed consumer can minimize exposure to all that, and reduce their support of the people who set that dangerous trend in motion.
I’m not stupid. I KNOW I can’t stop all this. No individual CAN. But the more education there is, the more companies there are who go against the grain of toxic food production, the healthier and safer our people and planet will be.
And so, I simply must spend less time on this blog and get the word out on other sites. That means my posts will be shorter. That means I will only give one recommendation at a time, rather than a bunch all at once.
That means that while I will still have options for those with food and grain sensitivities, I will also offer cleaner options for those who just want to eat a healthier version of the standard diet.
We all eat differently. We all are at a different starting place. And that’s okay. That’s how it should be.
And that’s why swapping out just one item at a time can be so powerful. For our Selves, our families, and our planet.
Is there ANYONE out there who can’t take some time to focus on upgrading one product at a time? Not unless they are seriously unmotivated and don’t give a damn about their health.
But that’s NOT you. That’s NOT my kind of
Because there isn’t a BODY out there who can afford to eat fake, chemicalized junk and not feel any ill effects over time. Unless they are in complete denial.
And if that were you, then you would not be reading this post right now!
So I’ll stop rambling. Just wanted to clear that up, and let you know that instead of focusing on the many problems that are going on in our food supply and environment, I remain committed to seeking out, and providing you with, solutions.
I’d love to have you join me for the ride.
Together, we can send the food industry a consistent and clear message that we want better, cleaner, REAL food back on the supermarket shelves. We want our grandchildren to be able to walk into grocery stores and pick up items that are not laced with toxins, like those fxxking Doritos in the photo above. And yes, they deserve a rare F bomb from me!
Because a cleaner food supply means a less toxic home and world.
Because a cleaner food supply means less chronic illness, and more quality time spent with our loved ones.
Because a cleaner food supply means a less drained, prescription obsessed health care system.
And because your CHOICE is your VOICE, and you vote with every dollar and cent you spend.
I hope to start a Facebook group, a very interactive space, relating to all this. Not sure how soon that might be. Please let me know in the comments if you ‘d be interested in participating!
In the meantime, I’m taking it one step at a time, and I hope you will, too.
I’m wishing you much peace, joy, and sunshine today!