“What is good for the planet is good for the body and what is good for the body is good for the planet. ” Sherry Strong
Millions of people think they are eating food but in fact are not and it is unwittingly making them sick, fat and tired. There is a point where food is no longer food. It can look, smell and taste like it is food but not only does it not truly nourish you, it is toxic and addictive which means you’ll get sick from it if you continue to eat it and because it is addictive you’ll most likely eat it again and again. The answer to ending obesity and lifestyle diseases is not as complex as many think. The answer lies in returning to eating real food as close to its pristine natural state as possible.
Never before have we had the best of food and the worst of food available to us. You can literally go into a supermarket and find food food everywhere and not a crumb to eat and in the space of a mile find another whole food market with more nourishing food than they will ever sell with much of it wasted and thrown away.
The difficulty with the return to food is distinguishing what is real food and what is not, getting access to and finding real food and learning how to prepare and eat what once was normal, is now difficult. I want to make the process of returning to food as simple as possible. I’m not suggesting it is the easiest path, our desire for ease thinking it would make us happy is part of the reason we have such a messed up food system. Ease is relative and what effort you invest in up front, I assure you will pay dividends in your health, happiness, energy levels, mental acuity and mood balance.
The answer doesn’t lie in tearing down food companies or blowing them up in a militant revolution. Many people believe that food companies are evil and we are powerless to them and what they decide to sell. The truth is we’ve created a monster in buying from food companies producing unreal food. It can be annoying to discover the big monster got so big in part because we unwittingly fed it. Stop feeding the monster and it will starve. Ask companies make good quality natural food without chemicals or you’ll stop feeding it. Or simply start to shop at the farmers market or a local store that stocks food from local farmers producing food of integrity.
Return to Food is about a return to love of the planet, our bodies, all species and good food, food that nurtures the planet as it is produced, food that gives back nutrients to the earth it is returned to, not toxic waste. What is good for the planet is good for the body and what is good for the body is good for the planet. I’ve not yet seen a true exception to this. What we do to the least or smallest species on the planet we do to ourselves and the time has become critical for our survival and that of our children to be kind, nurturing and loving to the smallest of microbes as they are the building blocks of us, our nourishment and future depends on how loving we are to the smallest of species. Join the Return to Food Revolution and discover how delicious the process can be.