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Ignorance is bliss. Knowledge is power.

"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance." -Confucius

Welcome to my blog.  In a trendy world of blogging, I was prompted to start this blog because I felt the need, more than ever, to spread awareness of what we put into our bodies and how it’s affecting us.  The first urge to start a blog came several months ago when a generous host made me a strawberry daiquiri topped with “whipped cream.”  “What is this on top of the drink?” I asked.  It may have sounded like a silly question, but the white topping actually resembled the taste of whipped marshmallows but had the texture of whipped cream.  The host excitedly responded “it’s a can of no-name whipped cream.  It’s my favourite!  I love it and use it all the time.”  Curious, and true to form, I read the back of the can to see the ingredients for myself.  To confirm my suspicions, this can of “whipped cream” had absolutely no dairy in it at all!!!  Instead, it was full of hydrogenated oils, corn syrup, artificial flavours, preservatives and chemicals.  It’s a wonder it didn’t actually taste like whipped cream!

It was at this moment that I realized that many of us have one of two problems: either we have absolutely no idea how much we are poisoning our body with the food we eat, or we just do not care about how we are poisoning our body.  However, one day all of this non-organic food we are eating will catch up with us and we will have some serious damage control to do.  Damage control that will affect most aspects of our lives. 

So why not start this damage control now?  Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to our bodies.  Our health is all we have.  Think about your most favourite things in the world.  Think about your family, friends, hobbies, job etc. - without health, we cannot enjoy any one of those.  We simply cannot put a price on our health and our modern day food supply is quickly putting our health into serious debt.

Whether we are unknowingly consuming chemicals, preservatives or foods that are slowly making us sick, or whether we know something is “bad” for us, but continue to consume it anyway, we are all losing.  How about the aspartame in your yogurt and diet drinks that actually poisons your system by turning into formaldehyde and has been linked to brain tumours, nervous system disorders, leukemia, and lymphoma.  Or how about the genetically modified foods (the most common ones being corn, canola oil, soybeans, sugar) that our government claims are safe, yet studies done on rats show organ damage, increased tumours, and premature death.  Did you know that GMO corn works by causing the insects’ stomach to literally split open and poison the blood with bacteria when it eats the GMO food?  You can come to your own conclusions about what this may or may not be doing to a human’s digestive system.

So what would you rather?  To become sick in 5, 10, maybe 20 years and say “I should have...” or “I wish somebody told me...” or would you rather make gradual changes and keep yourself and others around you healthy and feeling great?  The more consumers refuse to buy, the less companies will be able to sell.  Imagine nobody ever bought anything with aspartame in it?  Companies would very quickly catch on and stop making products with aspartame and then nobody in the world would ever be poisoned by it again.  The same would hold true for buying non GMO food, or one step further, 100% organic food.  We are the consumers and we have the power. We just need to start using it.

Sources:

http://www.naturalnews.com/037772_aspartame_leukemia_lymphoma.html

http://www.natural-health-guide.com/genetically-modified-food.html

http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef130.asp

http://dherbs.com/articles/aspartame-50.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2205509/Cancer-row-GM-foods-French-study-claims-did-THIS-rats--cause-organ-damage-early-death-humans.html

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