Category Archives: Food Philosophy

We seem now to be coming to a time when we will have to recognize the love of farming not as a quaint souvenir of an outdated past but as an economic necessity.

Wendell Berry, farmer and writer

Wendell Berry speech from 2009 regarding the necessity of agriculture. Check out the link here! http://thegreenhorns.wordpress.com/2009/11/24/the-necessity-of-agriculture/

You are What you Eat, Literally!

Don’t be a GMO!

Why are people freaking out about GMOs? Watch!

Bruce Lipton in a six minute video- You Are What You Eat. It’s a quick primer in mRNA and epigenetics and what that has to do with the food you eat… Also discusses GMO concerns.

“There are certain guidelines and standards already set up for unacceptable ingredients.

Azure’s panel members automatically eliminate foods that contain artificial preservatives, fluoride, GMO’s, pork products, shellfish products, coffee, alcoholic products, tobacco, refined sugars, artificial sweeteners and colors, bleached flours, monosodium glutamate (MSG), and nitrates/nitrites. Even if “natural flavors” are listed, we get a breakdown of those since so many things can be hidden as “natural flavors”. If a product contains corn, canola, soy, sugar, etc. that could be GMO, we check to see if these ingredients are genetically-modified or not and require the company to send us a GMO-free statement.”

http://www.azurestandard.com/blog/2012/1/25/help-plant-azure-standard-throughout-nation/

Check out this link to a great article by our main buying club distributor, Azure Standards, on their standards! They are truly commited to a healthy food supply for our nation, and this is why I am choosing to buy from them. There is also a great link to Dr. Phil Howard, an assistant professor at Michigan State, whose research includes looking at food systems. The link (https://www.msu.edu/~howardp./organicanimation.html) shows shows the organic processing industry changes from 1995 to 2007 and how the independent organic brands were acquired by multinational food processors. Azure Standards is the fourth largest natural and organic food distributor in the country, yet they proudly remain family-owned. I encourage everyone to check out the links and learn more about where our food supply originates!

Welcome!

Hello!

Welcome, all, to my new online space. I am trying my best to figure out the WordPress universe and to bring you, one who eats, helpful tips and information regarding the true nature of the food you eat in a fun and convenient format. I am brand spankin’ new to this blog thing; I finally decided to jump in with the other 1 billion or so people on the planet who already have their own blog. Exciting, huh? Well, it is for me, anyway, ha!

I would like to dedicate this space on web-land to increasing consciousness to loving ourselves (body, mind and soul), our families and friends, and our planet right here, wherever life finds us today.

Most of us eat 3-6 times a day, am I right? If we are lucky… So, there is a definite positive pattern and rhythm we can create by choosing to focus proper habits and procedures to run our bodies efficiently, in order that we can attend to our many tasks at hand.

Perhaps, like most of us at one time or another, you have found yourself in a negative eating pattern and rhythm. Maybe you’d like to be healthier but never really learned how to cook… or have no idea where to start… I too, know the feeling! A good understanding and daily practice of what foods work for your body rather than against it can help you complete your tasks with ease, rather than with ‘dis-ease’. Foods can literally heal us. You CAN overcome the fear of losing those foods you ‘love’ and don’t think we can live without! You may be addicted… now that’s a whole other post. Let’s sum it up by saying- YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!

As an ravenous eater, registered dietitian and health food nut, I would like to specifically contribute encouragement and information about loving ourselves through the FOOD we EAT! Have you ever heard someone say, “Food is love”? I hear it and see it often. For many of us, we are aware of a medical problem or health issue that requires healing TLC. We know we would like to figure out the best thing for our health and then determine what to do about it.

I hope these posts and pages help kickstart your healthy food journey. If you have already started incorporating whole and health foods into your daily life, kudos! I hope my posts and pages encourage you along the way!

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Peace! Kelli