I have an unexpected day home. So I decided to pull out the hot glue gun and work on some crafts for Katherine’s room and watch a documentary.
I love documentaries about food and nutrition. And Netflix has a pretty good selection of them. They are always eye-opening and inspiring. Forks Over Knives will probably always trump all the rest, but I still love to be informed.
This morning I watched FoodMatters. Overall, it was pretty good. I agreed with a lot of what they said and was encouraged by how much time they spent talking about nutrition and cancer.
The only thing I didn’t agree with was their talk of vitamins. I do think vitamins should be regulated, because you have no way of knowing what they say is in the bottle is actually in it. And I completely believe that we have a whole food deficiency in our country, not a vitamin deficiency. (A friend recently posted this article about what is in children’s vitamins: http://wakeupcallnews.blogspot.com/2013/07/top-childrens-vitamins-full-of.html) I do think there is good research about how our bodies deal with manufactured vitamins versus the vitamins and minerals that come from whole foods.
But what the documentary did do was share the awful state of health in America especially regarding cancer. There are reasons why Americans deal with things like cancer, heart disease, infertility, and autoimmune diseases in crazy high amounts and other countries don’t. The answer? What we eat. If we fill our bodies with processed “foods” filled with chemicals and artificial ingredients of course we will feel tired in the afternoons, get grouchy, deal with all sorts of sicknesses and syndromes, and negatively impact our future health. Our bodies need the nutrients found in plant-based whole foods. And with the state we are in, our bodies need them desperately. We can actually reverse DNA damage and cancer cells. Our cancer rates (and other disease rates) will dramatically decrease once we realize the answer is found in the garden.
Watching things like FoodMatters makes me so grateful that we learned about Juice Plus and include it in our daily lives. Check out my website for research and information about the most researched nutritional product in the world: http://sconnatser.juiceplus.com Seriously, just read about it. It can change your life and give you peace of mind about your health. It has for us.
I encourage you to do your own research and watch the documentaries FoodMatters and Forks Over Knives, especially if you are connected with cancer in this season of life or want to do what you can to not include it in your future.