Friday, January 6, 2012

Food Matters

We started watching this wonderful documentary and it has already changed our lives.  Well, we have made alterations in the way we think and live.  We tend to think in a certain direction that we are taught.  I have found that when I change the direction of my thinking and become open minded I learn better ways to care for myself.

My parents always taught me how to be self sufficient.  I don't think they meant it in the way that I am striving to live for they are very dependent on the system that I wish to break free from.  One of these is health care.  Most of my life I have not had insurance.  Even when I did 1/2 of that time I couldn't afford to use it.  What this movie brings to light is that we already have to tools to be healthy.  We just are not using them.

I am also a license massage therapist in the state of Texas.  I found in my practice that the majority of the people who came to me just wanted me to fix them.  I had people who came to me every week with the same problems because they were not doing what they needed to be doing for themselves to be better.  I found that they didn't want to be responsible for their own health.  

Most of us reading blogs and homesteading are looking for a different life.  A life where we can nourish ourselves, and our families.  The solution or at least the base foundation of the solution is the food we eat.  What we eat.

I could go on and on but instead I implore you to take the time, not for me but for yourself.  To watch this movie.  I promise if you truly care about your life as well as your loved ones, it will change the way you think and possibly the way you eat.  I know it has mine.


  1. OMG this looks really good! My hubby and I changed the way we look at things when we saw Food, Inc. Even though we now avoid eating out at all costs, we still fall into the junk food habit when on the run. Can't wait to watch it.

  2. @ Coley - I have Food, Inc. in my waiting Que already. I look forward to watching it.

  3. I just added this to my Netflicks Queue! I also am going to watch Forks Over Knives, which someone else recommended to me. Have you seen it?

    Although, on a note kind of related, I always feel a bit leery about some of these doc. Some of them devolve into obesity scare-mongering, and I just don't care for that. I'm a firm believer of Health-At-Every-Size, and think these issues are a HUGE part of health. I just wish that people would realize that you don't have to talk about size to talk about health. Anyway, going to go check this out!

  4. @ Jacqueline - I agree with you totally. I have Forks Over Knives in my Queue. We haven't watched it yet. I am sure it may result in another blog posting when I do.