Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fed Up!

There are three chapters in The Human Restoration Project dedicated to food, the food industry and the many connections between packaged food and disease. (Chapter 2: The Disease Cycle, Chapter 5: Nourishment and Chapter 6: The Truth About Sugar ). 

We cannot begin to restore while eating manufactured, non nutritious, inflammatory food stuffs. There is no way on this earth to get around that fact. Not a single way.  Proper nourishment is the only way. 

I love to see more mediums through which to get this information to the public so I am in full, unbridled, joyful support of this documentary:

Fed Up The Documentary

If we were more informed we would all be Fed Up. Fed Up with the way the food industry and their scientists knowingly manipulate the substances in their food, to turn on the addiction centers of the human brain  - for profit. The glory of the "free market?" Not a chance. It is not free, we all pay for the sick people in this country. The health insurance industry is bleeding us dry with high cost of poor coverage. The burden of obesity and diabetes cost this country a pretty penny. The takers keep taking and We the People foot the bill by ever increasing health insurance and doctor bills.  Obesity and diabetes brought on by eating packaged high glycemic food and drinking sugary beverages has hit epidemic proportions. 

In Fed Up, the lid is lifted off the secret profiteering of the food industry to show the public the truth.

And the TRUTH is: 

Food scientists who are on the payroll of major food manufacturing companies are calculating how to access our brain pleasure centers through food that is known to cause disease --- encouraging the sale of food that is causing disease - why? 

To make money -  a lot of money. 

The fact that humans get sick from their idea of "food" is what might be called an unintended consequence. "Oh well, sorry folks, hey, you are the ones eating this stuff, we only make it and profit from it. If you put it in your mouth, that is your own fault." 

We must stop paying their salaries and cease spending another dime on processed, packaged foods. We must drive them out of the business of making people sick. 

Greed really does make people lose their minds. Who would knowingly poison their fellow humans, willfully suppress the truth and market the stuff as being okay to eat - just to make money? 

Hey people have to make a living right? Poor Nabisco, McDonalds and Hostess. How dare the government attempt to regulate their poison. 

Let me say that again: Many of the substances in every day food items are known to cause disease and still these substances are knowingly being used by the food industry because they hook us at the very level of human desire, which as humans -is our weakest and most vulnerable area, easily manipulated for profit. Just like the tobacco industry once did. This is our food! Food...the thing that keeps us alive and well. Not cool food industry, not cool at all.

I wonder how they can sleep at night knowing that the chemically addictive products they are distributing for obscene profit, are poisoning their consumers. Capitalism has run amok in this country and this is one of many examples showing that big business has no business managing our food supply. Or really managing ANY aspect of our lives. 

Fed Up yet??




Sugar and Carbohydrate addiction which leads to obesity, diabetes, gout, digestive illness, heart disease, bodily pain and deterioration will be your inheritance if you continue to eat these packaged, fast, and readily available processed food items. 


The reason you can't stop eating these foods? They are made to be addictive to your brain pleasure centers, these foods contain chemicals that stimulate the release of feel-good neurotransmitters in the brain - like dopamine, serotonin and GABA (1) . Minutes after ingesting these engineered foods we often get a little lift in mood not to mention the "perfect" texture, and mixture of additives stimulate cravings for more and more in fact some of these foods even contain appetite stimulants. Ever tried eating just a few potato chips? 

But you can be free of this. It takes some doing but it is possible. There is no shame in being addicted to food that was manufactured to be addictive. It is not your fault. 


How Do We Get Free Of This Addiction?


It starts with reacquainting your taste buds to real food. Just food, not the tasty engineered substances that processed food is full of. Not the processed fats, sugars, and modified starches. 

Start with real protein, as locally sourced and free roaming as you can find. Contact me for resources (in time they will be here for you). Add a heaping portion of veggies cooked in something yummy. Like garlic, onions, herbs, sauces and butter. (yes I said butter, real butter, get over it, the stuff is good and has an unfair bad rap sheet) As long as you are not eating said butter in the same meal with stuff like coca cola or white bread (two high glycemic items that spike blood sugars and encourage fat storage) which will encourage your body to store the fat from the butter, really - be my guest, eat a little butter. The brain needs real fat (not that perfected, smooth, silky, engineered fake fat) to feel satiated and full so the craving cycle for snacks between meals can be broken, not to mention good, and natural fats help control blood sugar. 

Get off sugary drinks like coke, pepsi, sprite, ginger ale etc.. cut down on the Dunkin Donuts frappuccinos (ooh am I going too far? Okay forget giving up your Dunkin Donuts frappuccino for now - but just start considering it for a later date). 

Replace those sugary sodas with water. Not a plastic water bottle but get yourself a stainless steel bottle you can re-use and take on the go. Keep it with you as much as possible and squeeze fresh lemon and lime into it to add taste until your taste buds are healed. Soon water will just taste thirst quenching and hydrating. The key is we need to re-set your taste buds until the packaged food and sugary sodas no longer taste like real food and drink, because...these things aren't food, really. I don't know what they are, but they are not real food. The are some manner of "food-like" substance that creates a host of destructive activity within your flesh and blood. 

I like these water bottles, they are fun, inspiring (I am an inspiration junkie) and cost effective over buying plastic water bottles at the grocery store. wildlife-stainless-steel-water-bottles.





When at home add mint, cucumber, lemon and lime to a glass or pitcher of water and have it at the table where you are working, eating a meal, or relaxing. This is the one I use:



Get a Brita Filter for your sink or get one of their pitchers for the counter. They are inexpensive (ranging from $26.00-45.00), what is that, about two weeks worth of bottled water?  Brita Filters last about three months before they need replacing so they are far more cost effective than buying bottled water. They take out many unsavory elements from town and city water in your tap. In time you may decide to get a more sophisticated water filter but we are just getting started so let us not overwhelm, this has to be some what simple. Plastic water bottles are unkind to your body and the environment (ever seen those photos of turtles trapped in plastic? Ugh..) but that is best left to another blog post if it needs explanation.

If you can do those two things (up your protein and veggie intake and cut back on soda) in the next two weeks you will be off to a grand start!

Watch the Fed Up movie, I'll post the trailer again below-  and I am getting ready to compile other resources that place the light of truth upon this epidemic. 

This is no joke, your health depends upon it. http://fedupmovie.com/#/page/home

Thanks for reading, and thinking, and considering these thoughts for yourself. 

The Human Restoration Project

1:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC80880/

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