Raising children today is set with lots of roadblocks for bringing health to your family. We are bombarded by the news media with messages of what is healthy and good for us daily.
Only later we find, what was healthy today is no longer something you want to eat again! One day a food or product is good for us, the next – No . . . not so good. It is all so confusing.
So, what do we do?
Well, partially we take matters into our own hands. You are in charge of what you put into your mouths and on your family’s plate each and everyday. By what you are purchasing – you are saying this is or isn’t OK. I clearly didn’t understand that when I was younger. Your wallet speaks for you. Think about that. Lately I have been shocked by what I have witnessed people buying at the grocery store. If you are purchasing the crappy, processed, chemicalized foods, you are saying that is all OK. You are OK with those hurtful foods to be on the shelves at the grocery stores, you are OK with how they affect your body and eventually cause diseases. But if we start to think more about how to change this SAD (Standard American Diet) way of living, we are making a stand that NO we do not want this for our children and our families.
Recently I spoke to parents at a preschool on bringing health to your family. Explaining very scary statistics wasn’t easy as I watched their faces comprehend the information I was sharing. It is startling no doubt to hear statistics about how death rate and diseases will be effecting OUR children much earlier in their lives, more so as they are primarily raised on this SAD diet, typically from birth. My point was not to scare, but to educate. These are things parents need to know, so in turn we can make good decisions to take care of our families. Working together, and starting our children at an early age of appreciating good, healthy foods can make a huge impact on their lives.
We get into the habit of running through the store grabbing what you need and heading home without giving it all much thought. Have you ever stopped to read a food label? When you do stop and read, guess what – you become a lot more mindful of what you are actually eating. There are so many things added to our foods that we are putting into our bodies everyday, quite unaware.
Moreover, there are so many chemicals, and toxins in our foods that we are ingesting (all those words in the ingredient list that you cannot pronounce!). Guess what happens after you do eat these “yummy treats”? Your body starts building diseases, fighting foods off as they are possibly becoming invaders. Your body starts rejecting the foods you are enjoying (junk!). Then, possibly, you cannot digest, spending hours with gas, bloating, or running to the bathroom. Soon enough you are hit with food allergies and then possibly, leaky gut – where now your intestines are starting to think you may be allergic to everything. You get run down and have no energy. Wow . . . when did that start! This is the slippery slope we are all on today in our society with our typical American diet.
So . . . . what to do to survive and be healthy today?
**If you can prepare foods at home, then you are in charge of what is in them.
**Shop when you have the time to read labels, not when you are running and grabbing items.
***Think about what you are placing on your family’s table –
How will this impact them? Will it bring them health?
Or are you just eating to get through the meal?
**Be mindful of what you buy, what you eat, and how you feel after you eat.
(This is your hint on what to take out of your diet.)
Thus, you will start creating closer steps to a healthier you and bringing health to your family!
***If you need help making better choices for you and your family,
or reading labels for understanding, e-mail me below and set up a free Health Consultation today!
I would love to help you on your road to health!