Now on to today's step#4, this is one that will take a bit of time. But, this is where you go from being a blind follower of what others say is "good for you" or "bad" and you get to the nitty gritty of learning why.
We have all heard the hot button topics of GMOs, Organic growing methods, Big Pharma and so on, but all too often we may jump on the bandwagon of what others say is bad, without realizing or studying why that is. Plus, what I may consider not good for my family, may not bother you, you may accept things that I would not. A perfect example of this is the Aquaphor product that for years I used on my children who were suffering from eczema. I heard all of my friends touting how horrible this product was because it contained petroleum based jelly (think Vaseline) I have to be honest and say that for awhile, it was the only thing that was working for my littles who had horrible dry patches of skin. (I now have a homemade product I swear by) I did my research and I just was not as concerned about the effects of the occasional use of this product for my children. However, it bothers some.
The beauty of living life more naturally, crunchy if you will, is that you are in control. You decide what is good and what is not so good for your family. We may respectfully disagree but that is part of what is so amazing about this country. That being said, at least be educated on why you choose to eat Non-GMO, why you want Organic Apples and what it means to get seed that is "Monsanto Free" or Heirloom. That way you are not blindly following along, you have real data to back up your natural decisions. Honestly, it makes it a whole lot easier to feel confident in the areas you "naturalize" because you can completely understand your decision to do so, it isn't a fad that way.
The first one I would suggest is this....Food Inc. It was produced in 2008 and can be purchased on Amazon.com as well as Netflix.
When this documentary debuted in 2009, it shocked viewers. Filmmaker Robert Kenner exposes the practices of global food production that is wrapped up in multinational corporate control, thus, placing profit over all else. We see the reality of large-scale food business, like poor health and safety conditions for animals and workers. This title is available for instant streaming on Netflix. -Via onegreenplanet.org
A well-known documentary by Morgan Spurlock, the film makes a simple argument that fast food makes us fat and unhealthy. To prove it, he takes a 30-day challenge where he can only eat food on the McDonalds menu, and he travels around the country to interview experts and regular Americans. If you’re looking for a kick to stop eating fast food, this doc is fantastic medicine. -Via onegreenplanet.org
Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times called this doc “ a film that can save your life,” and Dr. Oz said everyone needs to see it. The film examines the claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. This title is available for instant streaming on Netflix. -Via onegreenplanet.org
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There you have it, consider it an educational experience but be forewarned, you may rethink what you are buying and eating. This is where some of it started for me. I hadn't considered being that concerned with GMO food production or other farming practices before watching some of these documentaries. It will open your eyes.
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