Despite the modern technological, medical, even social advancements of our time, many of us find ourselves enslaved by food. Mythical health trends and diet fads inundate the media and leave us considering chocolate and red wine as dietary staples over non-organic, non-local vegetables, whole grains, or lean meats. Ironically, the overweight, obese, and diabetic epidemics seem to have proportionately grown alongside the supposed economic wealth of our country. In other words, the “richer” we get, the sicker we become.
As our economic independence currently teeters, we build our dependence on fast, convenient foods-on-the-go and medical technology to help us survive with the lack of nutrients. We’ve been told to eliminate wheat, dairy, soy, and all forms of carbohydrates. Sweets have become demonized next to alcohol. As I always tell my clients, whole foods are nourishing and healing. Learning how to balance whole foods into your diet is the key to my program, Eating Free™ – without guilt, without fear. Whole foods are not to blame for the chronic illnesses of our modern times. Foods that our ancestors have always cherished have somehow evolved as the culprits for weight gain and chronic illness. Meanwhile, our society depends on the contents of a box or plastic-wrapped imitations of food for sustenance. Could it be that our dependence on a lifestyle of fast, processed, convenient foods is the true culprit?
In our rich country, we avoid the most wholesome foods of past traditions. The mask of economic independence and security has stolen our health. For true independence, take back your health and eat free!
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