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The other day, I saw a commercial in which two male co-workers were competing with each other to see who had spent the most on the various articles of clothing they were wearing. They were interrupted in this ridiculous game of one-up-man-ship by a female co-worker who stuck a McDonald’s double cheeseburger in their faces and proudly announced “I only paid $1.99 for this”. You have to ask yourself what kind of message this sends.
Cheap Eats are Poor Body Fuel
The message is that it’s okay to feel good about eating anything as long as it’s cheap – so this way you can spend more on what you wear. How did we get to the point of justifying that our exterior packaging is more important than our internal health? How logical is it to put cheap fuel in a high performance vehicle? How well do you think it would work and how soon before the engine breaks down and is carted off to the junk heap? Use your common sense – don’t put cheap, questionable food into your high performance body. Your Body is your RIDE, and if you treat it with love and respect, it will give you the ride of your life.
America’s Food Supply Worsens
Have you been following the news about the meat recalls that are on the air ever so frequently nowadays? Do you realize that incidents of this kind are occurring with greater frequency? We have all been lulled into a false sense of security and are under the naive assumption that the government and multinational corporations that supply our food, really care about our well-being. Trust me – all they really care about is their bottom line, much to the detriment of our bottom lines, which are spreading as you read this.
Our reliance on convenient fast food has resulted in an alarming increase of allergies, adult and childhood diabetes and obesity, and increasing adolescent and adult criminal behavior. These facts should be a genuine concern of yours because it’s all related to the quality of the food we eat.
Our Wake-Up Call
Develop the muscle to take better care of yourself. Check out The Meatrix and also watch the movie Fast Food Nation, which explains why mass produced meat is possibly the unhealthiest on the planet. Learn more about the dangers of the genetically modified food (GM) that has worked its way into our food supply, and then concentrate on finding ways to buy and eat only organically grown food.
An article in Ode Magazine titled “You Do What You Eat,” queries:
How much longer will politicians concentrate on police and stricter surveillance as the answer to crime? When will they realize that healthy food can help create a healthier society? After all, people would not only be more productive, but the cost of health care and the funding of the criminal justice system would decline. Also, scientific evidence is mounting that putting poor fuel in the brain significantly affects social behavior.
This resonates with me – but did we really need science to tell us this? I wonder why the insurance companies, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), countless medical research foundations, and the American Medical Association (AMA) in the richest country in the world where billions of your tax dollars, supposedly being spent on research, can’t seem to solve this major health crisis for American people? Statistically, America has the worst health report card in the world. This fact alone is enough to make anyone sick…perhaps even angry enough to take some action.
Put good food where your mouth is. Come on… this is your call to action. I encourage you to take this baby step. The journey of a lifetime begins with one step – even a baby step. Are you passionate enough about your health and the health of your loved ones to become a catalyst for change?