I started buying organic after Food Nation and after reading about chemicals, hormones, junk food and the immune sytem. I have Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disease, so I want to be very careful with what I eat. I have always gotten sick a lot and if food can help change that I am willing to pay the extra it costs to help me and everyone else!
current weight: 187.8
Fitness Minutes: (1,087) Posts: 462 12/21/10 11:49 A
After I watched the movie we completely stopped eating at fast food restaurants (something we needed to do anyway). I also stopped buying Tyson chicken. Now I only buy organic meat, eggs and dairy. I shop at Costco, so the price difference hasn't been too bad.
Here's a quote from the endorsement page of Sally Fallon's book, Nourishing Traditions by Doc Atkins himself. He put it pretty succinctly: "But what she (Ms. Fallon) pointed out is that independent producers of food--such as people who present us with meat, poultry, eggs and butter--provide the lowest profit margin in the industry. People who put out junk food...have an incredible return on invested capital because they are putting out low-cost item and making a very high profit."
This is the reason most all the food in the grocery stores is junk; food stuff that comes from abused animals and an abused world. Money/profit rules in the hearts and heads of many people and they resist finding a healthier way to make a living.
Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul
current weight: 133.0
Fitness Minutes: (83,263) Posts: 7,821 12/21/10 7:54 A
I realize those horrible things happen but I am not going to read the book or watch the movie, cause I am one of those people who ends up with it 'branded' in my brain and will still get the horrid pictures and feelings 20 years later.
So, what I do is try to learn positive ways of eating and living, and try to keep from putting more trauma in my brain.
Amber ----------------------------- I admit I am powerless over food - that my life has become unmanageable. ------------------------------- You are looking at the 'main' source of 'all' your health & happiness. ------------------------------- The more you say IT... The more you think IT... The more IT will occur. ------------------------------- When someone shows you who they are, believe them - the FIRST time.
A good read -- Fast Food Nation. Schlosser goes into great depth the problems with the entire fast food industry, the kill floors and the handling of the cattle etc. It truly is disturbing to say the least! Worth the read if you haven't yet...
*Amber* ~ALP for the BLC~
current weight: 163.0
Fitness Minutes: (15,691) Posts: 1,784 12/20/10 6:16 P
I can't remember who recommended Food, Inc. on this board, but thank you. This movie was an eye opener and I was appalled as I looked at it.
So many people post here as to how they can eat "clean" because of the expense. Now I know why the fast food industry and food manufacturers sell their food so cheaply. I'm disgusted that we have been sold a bad deal by our govt, namely the FDA.
The "little" man must get his voice back, namely at the cash register and where we shop. It's really bad when we are afraid to voice our personal opinions because we may get sued. Right, Oprah?
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