Simplifying nutrition and using food as medicine - one bite at a time.

My goal with this blog is to set folks straight about what good nutrition really is! Starting by discarding the info we get every day from 'sponsors' that do not really have our best interests at heart, I want to inspire you to eat better AND realize it is much easier than you thought it would be!

Just about any health issues can be addressed with nutrition (and meditation), from mild to chronic to acute. We truly have the ability to heal ourselves physically, mentally and spiritually...

And you can use your daily routine as your vehicle to drive that change :)


Join me...

Quote of the Month

"When food, in the minds of eaters, is no longer associated with farming and with the land, then the eaters are suffering a kind of cultural amnesia that is misleading and dangerous"
~Wendell Berry

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Orange Cheese - why!?

Have you ever wondered why cheese in North America is often orange? I have!  Not until I became a little more food savvy of course but I just grew up thinking that some cheese were just 'that way'and not ever questioning why or even how. I think it has, over time, just become an accepted thing or, perhaps more accurately, an unquestioned thing. Until fairly recently that is, as consumers are becoming more in the know about food additives they are wanting to avoid them as much as possible.

I was please to be forwarded this article today from a good friend and fellow concerned foodie:
http://ca.shine.yahoo.com/ever-wonder-why-block-cheddar-bright-orange-160000906.html
Please pass it on as we as consumers need to stop supporting food companies that use these additives - for the sake of our kids and our collective health!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Eating it Real Celebrates International Women's Day

Today's post is dedicated to all the young women of the world who deserve all the opportunities that they can dream of.

As a woman, I believe that empowerment via knowledge, wellness and spirituality can be trans-formative.
It is my wish that people will realize the far reaching effect a healthy diet has not only on one's body, mind and spirit but also the effect we all have as individuals in the world (environment, economy, social policy, human rights...)
On the topic of self-nourishment, my hope is that young women of the world will not only realize the vast benefits of self-nourishment (physically, mentally & spiritually) but practice it daily, without guilt, without fear...without hesitation!

I think there are few key of ways to initiate and inspire the young women in your life to do this:
First is through education. Many people do not have the first clue how to just physically nourish themselves so proper nutrition education is paramount. Make efforts to ensure that nutritional education is prominent in your community. As the effort toward physical nourishment (via food) is strived for, it will then nurture the idea of self-importance; another form of nourishment reaching the soul/spirit.

Another way to inspire young women to care for their nourishment is to celebrate them; tell them what they mean to you, show them how much you care and how important they are to this world.

Next, cut out the body image banter! Enough already with pressuring women to look (and talk!) like Barbie. This is impractical and unhealthy for the vast majority of the population.

These simple practices can change the world. Afterall, women are the 'nourishers' (of others) and once we become depleted who's going to do it? We must include ourselves in the nourishing! So, be the change you want to see in the world and inspire through action...

Happy International Women's Day! Please see this link for other blogs that are writing for this special day:

Thank you and be well nourished,
Lisa Marie

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