Lord, I love this idea you’ve given me and ask you to bless it. Will you bless those reading now to know you and your glorious power now, to know the power of your suffering and the power of your resurrection. How amazing are you Lord? Your glory fills all the earth. Fill our mouths with your praises. Please help me succinctly say this.
So, dear reader, we have talked about what not to eat in the Mother Load post with over eight hundred products with potential lesion- causing ingredients. I’d categorize those in the red zone, like stay away from those products and only give them to your family if you are into murder. Which I totally don’t condone! Then there is the green zone with the what I want to eat post that The Lord helped make a reality, grass fed beef, real milk, non-GMO, organic, local foods. But what about when you are out and need to make a smart choice?
Let me start by saying that I am not receiving any kick backs for endorsements. I am a fellow pain sufferer and these are the things I found to be safe up to this point. But these things are mostly in the yellow zone, not organic, GMO free, or local, etc. Let’s look at different scenarios.
Your friend wants to eat at a restaurant. What do you eat? This one stinks. You are stuck with raw vegetables no sauces and possibly some plain meat unless you can deftly pull up an ingredients list online and figure out something quickly.
You want to take the children to Chik Fil A. Okay, you have choices. Oatmeal for breakfast with the toppings included. Pretty amazing right? The grilled chicken is almost totally safe besides not being organic and like stuff serious people know about chickens. The waffle potato chips by the register don’t have the plastic in the oil but the oil used isn’t expeller pressed-I have to give in on regular oils eating at gatherings, probably not the greatest choice. Fruits and salads are alright. The cole slaw has one ingredient I won’t eat. If they took out that it would be ideal. Remember they do sell red zone items here so stay away from those.
You are traveling. The best way to lose an hour and eat healthy is to stop in at a grocery store. Car eating has never been so fun. Try to get to the richest nicest part of town and locate the spiffiest grocery store.This is nice because you are getting into a new grocery store where you don’t know where anything is, but you are rewarded with different new items to try. Look for your old standbys- AppleGate, Newman’s Own, Simple Truth Brand at Kroger, Amy’s in the frozen section and health area. Here I would like to say, do not shop based on price, shop based on ingredients. This is a major cultural shift in thinking that must happen if you want to stay healthy. You save a ton of money by just not buying a ton of junk. One can of Amy’s soup fills me up more than two of Progresso or Campbell’s and doesn’t taste half so nasty. I can also suggest a book series here called Eat This Not That. You still have to use your lysolecithin knowledge to avoid it but there is plenty of good advice in those books that is still current.
The “you have to try it” food pusher. This could be anyone from your boss, your mom, your spouse, to your mother in law. They really want to feed you something so toxically delicious that you cannot resist. So, here I pray. Sometimes I just eat whatever bite of cheesy and sometimes I just resist. I’ve found that if I give a polite answer about how the food isn’t on my okay list to eat, then the compassion is about used up and I have an angry loved one on my hands. Oops. Sometimes it works to say, I just really don’t like to eat cheese. I have to be careful because I really do love cheese or what they offer and just have to not lie somehow. Prayer usually works and God gives you an answer. It’s when they offer a child in the family some Spaghetti Os or something that I have to say no. It’s not the person’s fault who offers. They trust that approved ingredients are actually okay. You and I know differently. Please don’t try to convince your loved one at that particular time though- offensive. Any tactful suggestions here?
There is one very distressing area that I cannot find an okay alternative. Chewing gum. It’s chock full of lecithin and chemical sweeteners. Please will someone create an old school gum without junk? So that’s my plea. I imagine chicle has health benefits. It got squeezed out of gum some time ago.
Next, chocolate has been saved by Enjoy Life chips and Hershey’s cocoa. I think Enjoy Life could go far if they recreate all the old standby candy bars with healthy and real ingredients and / or create sumptuous bites of yumminess. I’d like an Erehwon graham cracker coated in chocolate and topped with a health food store marshmallow. Have you ever eaten one of those? Those marshmallows with the pink and blue kids on it are amazing. Oh, that’s why people fell in love with marshmallows- because they taste incredible! I feel the same way about real milk. Have you ever had milk from the cow? I had some this time last year and it was like a beautiful explosion of amazingness. How in the world were we convinced to drink something different? I do know. They scared the peediddle out of people in the fifties telling them they could die from milk unless they heated it. Then they shut down all the local dairies and left us with whole milk in a red jug with added vitamin D which causes inflammation. That’s like driving a Hummer when you could drive a Cadillac. Somebody made some money there- it sounds like the Walmart of dairies.
I want to revisit the Simple Truth brand at Kroger. It’s a whole line of decent food at a low price which can be eaten pretty safely. I have two ingredient list concerns, lecithin and cultures. The noodles and dry goods are not enriched and the “processed foods” have real ingredients. The vegetables and fruits are organic and look fresh and good. If you need to lose weight, this is the way to go. Look at a room full of people. The skinny ones are health nuts. Ask them. An easy way to go full in with health food is the Simple Truth line. Also, Kroger will order anything you ask for. They have yeast that has no monosorbitan stearate, is that right? I always get that one confused. Thanks lesions for taking my spelling power.
I come from a long line of spellers. Before Google I went to my mother. Who’s smaaaaart and a beauty which I add because I am about to tell you how nerdy we actually are because this is how I discovered my grandmother’s somehow one of the smartest women ever, and most beautiful and kind unlike me. My Gran’s amazing!!! I digress. Our cousins came to visit and brought an idea to open the dictionary and chose a word and everyone had to come up with a definition whether they knew it or not. This game was fun – except Gran knew the definitions! Not much competition but an eye opener. After that, I pretty much did whatever she said. I advise you to honor your elders-and repent and apologize when you don’t-they have been through a lot. In Spanish elders are called “ancianos” which helps me remember they spent many years in this world to get to now.
So this leads me to my last point, I think. Shouldn’t nursing homes offer real foods and the healthiest non toxic choices? Simply by serving what these people ate as young people should help reverse the dementia and give them some lucidity. I’ve heard some places ar e doing this. Couldn’t one family’s insistence and supplemental income to the cafeteria make a huge difference in the health of the residents? Can you see their faces when they eat a fresh from the hog sausage homemade with butter and milk and not enriched flour biscuit with a big cup of lightly pasteurized milk? (Its illegal in most places to sell raw milk. Plus that would scare them.) They’ll think they’ve died and gone to heaven. Have you noticed that one spouse ” goes down” when the other dies? One major life change that occurs is that the living spouse stops cooking because cooking for one is not satisfying. Then what do they eat? Look at the mother load list for frozen entrees. Get that junk out of their freezers. You can order real food online to be delivered through the mail. Chefs are onto this and have created whole systems to get real food into our hands. If you are sick and wealthy, you can order these. Seriously, why wouldn’t you? You should get better quickly. If I charged for my advice this would be some serious personal knowledge. Seize the day. Eat real food today and tomorrow and forever. I am serious about our elders coming back from dementia. God made our bodies powerful and food to strengthen his amazing creation. Pray about it. See if you can talk to Mom one more time. If you have the money, or their money, then start today.
You know, I don’t even deal with cancer on my blog. I don’t look at products that cause cancer and my blog’s full of lesion- causing things. I have the utmost respect for those who are fighting the cancer onslaught with truth about diet playing a decisive factor frequently. There are many good blogs on real food and healing from cancer. This food’s so toxic. We have to take care of the little ones and the “ancianos” and ourselves.
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Lord thank you for time to write. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the many people you give wisdom to create healthy meals for us. I want to praise you Jesus for people at Newman’s Own and their fore site and care to provide us with healthy normal food. Thank you God for those at Amy’s brand that creates cheese less pizza and good world foods. Please grow their business and health acumen. Thank you for the person in charge of Simple Truth line at Kroger. Please bless them with knowledge how to side step the many pitfalls when creating healthy products. Please help them to support local growers and farmers and make wise decisions in many areas. Please bless those under this person to successfully implement these plans. I praise you for these people. i pray for the salvation of their souls. Jesus. Please help others to follow suit and to open a broader, more healthy food source. I pray especially for poorer areas that have terrible toxic foods on the grocery shelves. That is not right. The children, the schools, the nursing homes- please clean them out and fix the food problems. Open people’s eyes. We have hope because you are in this world. Use us. We are the sheep of your pasture. Change Monsanto, change Green Giant, change Chef Boy R D. Send your Holy Spirit and heal our land. We need you. we repent of our pride. We don’t want to be prideful but to trust in you and your mighty power. Thank you that you give me the ability to think and write. How blessed I am. Thank you Jesus for dying for me on the cross. Thank you Jesus for suffering and rising from death to give me new life. How blessed I am. You chose me despite who I am. I am blessed by you. Thank you Jesus.