If you know me or have read my blog for any amount of time you know by now that I am nutty about food. It took getting very, very sick for me to realize that there were other ways to treat the body other than medication. Even for severe immune diseases like cancer and rheumatoid. Our family has been dairy free for years and I'm also wheat free. Dan and the girls still eat some whole grains but I try to buy gluten free cereals and things. We also only eat meat about three times a week and the rest of the time we sub tofu for meat and eat vegetarian. I also buy only organic, hormone free, pesticide free products. No high fructose corn syrup or dyes in anything. I know maybe at first it sounds all nobel and great but it is hard and we do have to constantly adjust things. Eating out is the worst so we have a few places like Chipotle that we frequent when we are out because I know the meat is hormone free and I can get veggie bowels.
A few weeks ago I was feeling defeated. I just felt yuck, the weather was yuck, I hurt all over and all I could think of was how much easier it would be to pop a pill and eat whatever I want. Then Dan ordered Food Matters from NetFlix and it boosted me back into the right state of mind. If you get a chance go to their web site and see what it is about and maybe rent it.
www.foodmatters.tv/com (you may have to click on home when you get there) It's a great documentary all about food and how it is entirely possible to heal your body from everything from immune disease to sleep disorders to skin problems etc. It just reinforced allot of things I knew and encouraged me to continue to do what I know is best for my family. People always want to say that it's so expensive to eat organic and healthy but honestly its really not. We live on a strict food budget every month and we stick to it faithfully. It doesn't always have to be fresh, I often buy frozen organic fruits for smoothies and frozen organic veggies that aren't in season. It's super cheap at Trader Joe's to shop this way. Once I quit buying any junk and processed packaged foods it freed up our money to buy healthier whole foods. Trust me it's hard but it's something I am passionate about. I don't want my girls getting hormones and antibiotics in their foods. I don't want to be in a wheelchair in 5 or 10 years cause I have ruined my body with junk and allowed the Dr.'s to ruin my organs with chemo. It's a scary fact that the diabetes rate in kids is turning into an epidemic because of the amount of sugars in our foods. So scary. Anyways, if your nutty enough to watch the documentary and you think you will die without more there is another one called Food Inc. that is very informative about our farming practices in the states. I know, I know I need therapy. Sorry can't afford it after buying all organic. ;)