“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Waking Up

I'm just truly disgusted with the deception and manipulation of the government and (too big to fail) corporate giants that are their bed fellows and have been pushing their (crappy) food through our nation at steam roller speed.

There is NO true health food available unless you grow it yourself or procure it from local sources .. i.e. directly from a trusted farm.  Be selective when shopping.  Avoid the dreaded 'middle of the store' where the grocery peddlers stock most of the junk.  Be aware of shopping tactics used by stores to lure you in their 'web' .. i.e. milk is located at the back of the store so you have to pass countless distractions they hope you will throw in your cart .. when all you wanted was a gallon of milk.  Become a smart shopper.

I hope as a nation we have an awakening in mass force to see through the deception that has engulfed us for too long.

How can we have a nation of obesity and be food poor when our % of personal spending has greatly decreased?  Enter the manipulation of our food chain with fixed price controls and cheaply made junk food being pushed on the uniformed masses that are consuming highly addictive food from the womb to the tomb (I speak from experience as a former junk food junkie).

Have you ever noticed that a majority of grocery coupons are for items that are highly processed, loaded with trans fat, high fructose corn syrup, white flour, etc?  We, as a society, are in a out of control spiral and don't even know it.  Now add the socialized health care system (one size fits all), poor national health and we have a disaster in the making.

There is no money to be made from healthy people.

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”
 ~ Thomas Edison (1847-1931) .


Sue said...

So so true.
I've had an awakening in the past year, and am interested in talking to people about diet. I'm surprised, really, at the amount of people I'm finding that are as disgusted with the foods nowadays.
Keep spreading the word. Perhaps today someone isn't ready to hear it, but tomorrow they might be!

Sandy said...

I couldn't agree more, Cathy. Wish it weren't true, but it is. Our garden didn't flourish at all this year so I have been getting as much local food as possible but even that is a risk if you don't know the farmer. My advice? Take communion more often and pray over everything that goes into your mouth.

Kathryn said...

Funny you mention this. Today i stopped at my ILs. They were not there, but there was an advert for a local grocery (chain) on the table so i picked it up. I looked thru it, and with the exception of TP, there was not ONE thing in that paper i would purchase. Not the cleaners, not the "food," nothing. Sad world we live in.

donna said...

I am thankful for the local farmers market.

Kim Gibson said...

Wow, some of those statistics are staggering, aren't they? I love the Thomas Edison quote. Thanks for this post.

JoyceP said...

For quite a while now I have noticed that the weekly coupon flyers have coupons for garbage. If there is a coupon for a basic staple, there is always a limit on how many/much you can buy, and that is usually just one! Here's a question for you -- have you or do you know anyone who has gone to the store to stock up on basic staples been grilled about your purchases?

Mrs. Mac said...

JoyceP, I've never been grilled .. but I don't do major noticeable stocking up .. and we buy quite a bit of bulk from a food co-op. With electronic payments, you could be tracked with your purchases .. so we use cash. Have you or someone you know been 'grilled?'