Ok so as some of you may know I started the Paleo or Caveman diet two weeks ago. So far it has changed my life, both physically and mentally. I have felt so much better and learned about all the corruption that goes into our food supply. Companies like Monsanto, who have a monopoly on genetically modified seeds bully small farmers out of jobs and their livelihood. Vanity Fair posted an article regarding the many evils that Monsanto is associated with. The only way we can protest this business is by not buying their products. They legally patented a seed, which is a living organism, how do we allow this??
I also suggest to everyone to rent Food, Inc. it is such an eye opener to what we put into our bodies everyday! This is what I took from the film:
1. Find lean, organic meats that are grass fed and cruelty free!
2. Buy organic produce locally in your own state and possibly your own town at local farmers markets.
3. Just like every vote counts in an election, every food purchase counts, too. Where you buy it and what you buy says a lot about what people want and who is going to make it into a big business either ethically or not.
Basically, most of what I've learned the past month is common sense, but it took a lot to open my eyes to it. I started the Paleo diet to see how my body would react without bread, cheese, milk and starch. Our bodies were not meant for these things!! We take so much energy to digest grains that it causes premature aging and a puffy, gross feeling. I can honestly say I'm glad I made this lifestyle change sooner than later and I want to tell the world about it! I even got my co-worker slowly coming around to it. :)
Let's get back to our caveman roots and go out in the sun (without sunscreen! gasp!), walk barefoot, and hunt down organic meats and pick some beautifully colored veggies! Trust me, I was RAISED on T-bell, McDonalds, Carl's and El Pollo Loco, if I can change that diet in two weeks anyone can! :)
Below is a Paleo shopping cart. :) Yes, that is Margarita Salt, ok not very healthy but a girl needs to drink!