Market is playing catch up!

We had a bunch of errands to run in Merced and decided to stop off at Costco. They were having a sale on Nutiva Coconut Oil – 74 oz. for $14.99 – organic.  For that price  I can’t help but wonder if there isn’t something wrong with it. I’ve got five in the pantry and I’ve been using one for what seems like forever.  I can’t find a thing wrong with it.

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (There is no such thing as extra virgin…)

I have to say I was pretty dismayed at the amount of organic food available.  I was looking for organic staples: flour, sugar, corn meal, rice and beans. What I found was crackers, soups, cookies and other assorted items of prepackaged food that I don’t trust anymore.  I’m tired of buying stuff with things I can’t pronounce and ingredients I have no idea what they are.  If I can’t make it in my kitchen, our family is not going to eat it.

I was happy to see they had packages of grass-fed ground beef that were very reasonably priced. Sadly, they didn’t have any other types of organic beef or any other organic meats.  The Modesto location seems to have a better selection, but I haven’t been there for awhile, so it’s hard to say.

There are deals to be had in the organic market.  Look for deals on beef during the month of October.  When you find them though, stock up because once the supply is gone, the price shoots back up, and it’ll stay up until Spring.  Consider canning the beef, chicken, pork, etc… instead of freezing it.  The meat will last longer and will be tastier, and most of the cooking will already be done.  It’s just a real nice thing to have on hand.

I think we’ll find a lot of organic food to choose from come Spring. Plan ahead.  What does your family like to eat?  Make a list! What items would you like for them to start eating? Search for recipes that use those items. Buy extra when items are cheap and either can, freeze or dry them for later.

Get to know your neighbors, plant a garden. If we demand organic food, things will change, slowly…

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How to cure seizures…

I was doing some research for a friend on seizures, specifically how to cure, not just treat the symptoms.  I came across this video and I just had to share it, not as a “how-to” deal with your seizures but as an example of what their drugs can do to you.

Notice her reactions, her coordination, and her speech patterns. It’s obvious this was an intelligent caring individual, who has been turned into a shell of her former self.  She has trouble focusing and staying on topic.  I hope she is able to get off the medication soon.

These drugs are dangerous and should be avoided at all costs.  The cure, not just a “treatment,” is available and you won’t find it in modern medicine.  The medical community doesn’t want you to find answers.  They are still practicing on us. Hence the term practicing medicine  Don’t let them practice on you.  Modern medicine should teach you how to stay healthy.  It’s 2013, man!    They can fit a computer on the head of a pin, take pictures around corners and parse billions of pieces of information to answer a question in under a second.

They know what makes you healthy.  They know that people need proper nutrition.  Without it, you will get sick.  Don’t skimp when it comes to food.  You must change your thinking about food, buy the best you can and avoid the health care system or eat cheap and pay with your health and eventually your life.  That is the choice you are making every time you pick up a fork.

I would rather have my phone turned off, and the cable shut down than be forced to eat garbage, and that is exactly what you get, every time you go to the grocery store.  The GMO foods are not nutritionally sound.  So, do your homework.

We try to buy locally grown products local honey, really local eggs (raise our own chickens), not only does it support the local economy but you know and learn to trust those growing your food.  That is the only way I know of avoiding GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,”  pesticides and other chemicals harmful to my health.

Yes, we struggle where fast food is concerned.  But I have to tell you the truth, our family has made the changes together and it’s brought us all closer together.   When you get in your groove and  discover the foods that your entire family likes you’ll gladly give up the next McWhatever  to race home for what mommy made.    We eat more soups made from homegrown chicken and I think we feel better because of it and we are having a lot of fun together in the kitchen trying new recipes.

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Kraft & Yellow Food Dye

 

Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s wonderful they are going to take yellow food dye out of macaroni & cheese but come on.  If you are going to try to do something meaningful, don’t you think you should get the GMO out first?

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Macaroni and Cheese

Kraft Yellow Petition Update – 175,000 signatures and growing

We want to take a moment to share that this petition is honestly much bigger than just macaroni and cheese or even Kraft. There are many large US companies that use artificial dyes – as well as other additives like GMOs – in their food products here  that are not used overseas. Everyone from General Mills to Kellogg’s to Pepsi,  McDonald’s  and of course Kraft, have formulated safer, better versions of their products for other countries and this petition is a vehicle to let these companies know it’s time for American consumers to get the same.

I quit buying their macaroni & cheese, in fact I’m in the process of going all organic because I don’t think we should be forced to eat something that is killing our bees and butterflies.  This stuff is dangerous and should be banned but for now, I’ll settle for labeling.

If you’re a parent and you’re still feeding your children this stuff, shame on you.  Your children will have health problems and most will die prematurely because of your decision.  Think!  Do your homework.  Protect your family against this invisible intruder.  Just because you can’t see the danger, doesn’t make it not real.

I know it’s costly to buy organic but for most of us, it’s just a matter of eating a couple more meals at home and being smart about your purchasing.  The price of organic is coming down, start small.  You didn’t start buying it all at once, you don’t have to quit cold turkey but think about what you’re eating.  Make a conscious  decision to eat healthier, less fast food and more natural stuff like homemade macaroni & cheese, instead of it’s GMO counterpart.  If you don’t buy it, they won’t make it.  I promise you that.

So, spend your money wisely.  Know the companies that you buy from, call them and ask if they use GMO products.  Let them know that you care about what you eat.

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