Part of my resolution this year is to “live more naturally,” to be more aware of the products and foods I put in and on my body. This started with thinking about food, and has brought me to take a closer look at cosmetics, lotions, tampons, soaps, and many products we use daily without much thought.
This film, “Food, Inc.” really made me start to think about the food I ingest. More information including a trailer can be found here: http://www.foodincmovie.com/
“The Cove” is another one. Just when I was thinking “ok, I can live without meat, I love seafood enough…” I watched the Special Features “Mercury Rising” section of this documentary and was stunned. I had no idea how prevalent mercury really is in our seafood, and how quickly the oceans are being fished off. Here is more: http://www.thecovemovie.com/
After all this I started to look into eating more vegetables and replacing meat and fish. A local homeopathic Doctor suggested looking at Dr. Furhman’s nutrient-dense food pyramid which you can click on to view larger here: http://drfuhrman.com/shop/poster.aspx
So I’ve tried to live without meat or fish and I’m working on phasing out eggs. I want to see http://www.fowlplaymovie.com/
Cheese, too. Cheese can have up to 10 times the hormones as milk. If I can find a local farm that I can buy meat, eggs, cheese, etc from I think I would be okay with it but right now I don’t have a place like that. I would have to do some soul searching and see if I could make exceptions. Sometimes exceptions lead to more exceptions…
Still working on all of this. It is definitely overwhelming, sad, eye-opening, intriguing, any many other things. I know a lot of my friends are also discovering what we have been kept from for so long. The blindfold is finally being slowly removed and the lies of food are being exposed. The myth of the small family farm is deteriorating, and I think that is a good thing. People deserve and need to know where their food comes from, the pain these animals go through, how sick they can be when they are turned into meat that is meant for people to consume. No wonder people get sick from animals that are sick.