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The more I speak with people about health, nutrition, and overall wellness, I am continuously surprised at the sheer number of people who continue to complain about the same health issues every time. Yet they are unwilling t o make the changes necessary to fix the problem. From digestive problems to chronic pain, from weight gain to lack of energy, from allergies to brain fog and lack of focus. You name it, I have heard it.  What I find both interesting and frustrating at the same time is the complete lack of willingness to do what is necessary to fix it. What is it about human nature that fosters the tendency to continuously do the same thing over and over again expecting a different result? NO, that is not the actual definition of insanity…….I looked it up. It’s not insanity.  It is a species wide acceptance that mediocrity is OK. It’s as though as long as someone else has it worse than you then maybe your state of affairs isn’t really so bad. It’s this sliding scale of  relative feelings of crappiness.

How bad does it have to get before you realize that you are worth fighting for? How bad do you have to feel before you become willing to try something new? Or maybe it’s not  something new, it may be making the changes you’ve known you need to make for some time but for some reason the cupcake is more appealing than boundless energy.   Is it because you know what the cupcake tastes like, but you have no idea what boundless energy feels like because you haven’t felt it since you were 7? Or is it a lack of conviction that food, the right food, can really be the cure?

“Let food be thy medicine.” ~ Hippocrates

For thousands and thousands of years, humans have used foods and herbs to heal. Today we use drugs. Drugs that often have just as many negative effects as positive ones. Drugs don’t have “side” effects. They have effects. PERIOD.  Just because one of those effects isn’t the intended one doesn’t make its impact on the body any less important. We are too busy managing the symptoms to try to actually fix the problem. When are we going to get it? It all starts with food! We, as a nation, are eating too much of the wrong food. Why? Because its easy. The food industry has made it very easy for us to no longer know what we are eating, where it came from, or how it was made. Honestly, most of us don’t think about it or even care. This industry has done a spectacular job of telling us what we should eat, why we should eat it and that our health is their concern. This is complete nonsense, of course. Revenue is their concern. If they can make it cheaper why make it healthier if we are going to buy it anyway?

We do not need industrialized food. It makes us sick, it makes us tired. We are getting fatter, yet we are malnourished. The crazy thing is we sit here and take it! In fact, we super size it!

Where is our fight? We KNOW this crap is bad for us but we shovel it in anyway. Cheez its. Lean Cuisine. Oreos. Pop Tarts. Coca Cola (regular or diet).  Pringles. Chicken Nuggets. Eggo waffles.  Really? And that’s just the easy stuff. Let alone the murky area of processed grain products, low-fat processed dairy products, low-fat anything actually. Its confusing and it makes us feel guilty and helpless.

Aren’t you tired of just laying down and taking it? Get up a fight! Fight for your right to healthy wholesome food. Fight for your right to a happy, healthy, beautiful body without drugs. Fight for your right to make educated decisions. Fight for your right to feel amazing. It may seem hard right now, because tasty poisons are everywhere. Literally everywhere. They are hidden deep in the ingredient list. They are hidden behind labels espousing health benefits that are often categorically untrue. 

The good stuff is there, you just need to look for it. You need to fight for it. I have said this over and over, the loudest and most destructive way to fight is to fight your wallet. I don’t care how much that wallet weighs, it still packs a punch. Skip the strawberry pop tart and buy the strawberries. Skip the Pringles and buy the sweet potato. Skip the Lean Cuisine and buy the steak.  Skip the fatigue  go for energy. Skip the headaches and “brain fog” and go for a clear, focused brain. Skip adding on that next 5 lbs and go for your natural ideal weight. It really is there, if you make the right choices. And you don’t have to be perfect 100% of the time. If you can eat appropriately for your bio-individuality and lifestyle 80% of the time you can meet your health goals. All you need to do is fight for it.   You ARE worth fighting for. Join this  health revolution with me.  

Until Next Time,

~ Laura, MGP     

 

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4 Responses to “Are You Worth Fighting For?”

  1. Susan says:

    Wow. Excellent, powerful article.

  2. Mom of the Paleo Mom says:

    Dang good one sweetie. Now why do I feel guilty, haven’t done anything yet 🙂

    Mom

  3. Mom of the Paleo Mom says:

    Opps should have added, page 1.

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