“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”

~ Laurie Buchanan

Mental health, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, autoimmune issues… what do these and many other ailments have in common? 

They can be prevented and mitigated with food.

Not just any food, or what passes as a sorry excuse for food, but real, whole, nutrient-rich, and properly prepared food. 

If we trace back from these diseases, we come to the question of how we have been nourishing – or malnourishing our bodies. How have we been supplying our body with what it needs to heal, repair, grow and protect us? Or have we been filling it with processed sugars, bad fats, processed foods full of chemicals, preservatives and other toxins?

It’s not always our fault. Sometimes we are fed incorrect information by the people and organizations we are supposed to be able to trust: some of our doctors, some scientists and analysts, the health-related government agencies, even the large corporations that supply the items we consume on a daily basis, to the advertisements that seduce us and manipulate our willpower! 

But at some point we do have to take responsibility. We have to either educate ourselves or seek out those who can educate us on the proper way to take care of our precious bodies and minds.

… in the end, knowledge has to be converted to action or it’s worthless

~ Tony Robbins

The six issues I listed in my first sentence are all issues that have hit too close to home for myself and my immediate family. I’m sure it’s the same or similar for many of you. I used to often tell myself “I wish I had known…!” I wish I knew this information existed. But I had no idea that disease can be caused by what we eat. I want to be able to remove the regret from as many people as I can so they won’t have to say to themselves “I wish i had known!” So they can feel empowered to heal themselves, to prevent disease, to have access to real information and not disinformation that misleads and lines the pockets of Big Business. 

We are not doomed to get the diseases we are predisposed to, that our parents and grandparents suffered from. With proper nutrition and lifestyle, we can actually change our genetic code and break the chain, making a better future for our children, our grandchildren and beyond.

“Genetics loads the gun but the environment pulls the trigger.”

~ Dr. Judith Stern
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