Clean Eating


GMO OMG

About the film: GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family’s table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what’s on your plate? – See more HERE. Watch the trailer below and see how you can take action.

TAKE ACTION: 

Currently there are over 20 state labeling initiatives happening around the country and they need your support! To find out more information about state and national GMO Labeling initiatives and to stay involved, please click on the organization links below.
For more information on how to shop GMO-free, please visit:

Monsanto Companies – DO NOT BUY

   

 

The easiest way to avoid GMOs is too buy fresh organic veggies (local farmers market is best) and lean grass-fed meats. Packaged foods are full of GMOs, preservatives, carcinogens and sugar. 

Even if a package says “farm fresh”, “natural”, “no added ingredients”, “natural flavors” – these are not true statements. 

Yes the animals are coming from a “farm” but the practices on the farm are horrific. “Vegetarian fed” cattle are still eating GMO corn. “Natural flavor” – these are 100s of different chemicals made in a lab that taste like the product you’re buying. There is a neon orange “chicken” flavor powder chemical used to enhance the “natural flavor” of chicken breast in such brands as Tyson and Perdue. 

Unfortunately the food industry is not changing anytime soon, so we must do our research, carefully read between the lines on labels and make the right choices. We, the consumers, must change. 

I highly recommend watching the documentary “GMO OMG” on Netflix!!! It’s very honest, easy to understand and mind blowing of what a tight grip Monsanto has over the food industry. Our food is killing us.     


Thrive Market

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This my favorite new online store! Wholesome Products. Wholesale Prices. Thrive is on a mission to make healthy living easy and affordable for everyone! This online store is amazing, all the products are 25%-50% below retail. They are committed to bringing the highest quality healthy and natural products, not to mention they are committed to sustainability and social justice. Beautiful mission, beautiful site! The prices are amazing. They are currently offering free shipping on orders over $49 and 15% off your first order. Go to Thrive Market here.

“Growing up on an organic farm where we ran a buying club for wholesome products directly from the makers left an indelible impact on me. Thrive Market is the realization of my life’s goal to make healthy living accessible to all — now everyone can get the good, nutritious and high-quality products they love at fair prices.”

-Gunnar Lovelace, CEO/Co-Fo

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Sugar

In my opinion, there is no safe amount of added sugar or sugar substitutes. Sugar is also hidden in everything; coffee creamer, bread, dressings, cereal, yogurt, etc. Look above at all the aliases sugar has in hopes to disguise itself within the ingredient list on food labels. Sneaky.

Naturally contained sugars in fruit and vegetables are balanced by the fiber, vitamins, enzymes and other properties of the fruit/vegetable which slow sugar digestion and help the body deal with it more easily. Added sugar, on the other hand, provides none of these benefits and instead:

  • Stresses the Liver
  • Increases Bad Cholesterol and Triglycerides
  • Can contribute to Leptin Resistance which creates an addictive sugar response in the brain.
  • Weight gain, cravings, sleep trouble

Sugar doesn’t fill you up but instead encourages you to eat more. Stick to naturally occurring sugar in fruits and veggies! My only sugar exception is dark chocolate. 🙂


Fountain of Youth. 

Make yourself glow from the inside out. Nourish your body, mind and skin by drinking plenty of water. No expensive products or hardwork involved, easy and FREE. Mother Nature’s Fountain of Youth serum…WATER! I begin each morning with a tall glass of cold water, to not only hydrate after sleeping but to kickstart my metabolism for the day. Drink as much water as you can throughout the day. If you drink coffee and/or alcohol, be sure to drink an extra glass of water for each coffee or cocktail.