When I first started down this path of nutrition-based wellness, my first several posts were pretty much rants. Just sort of hollering as loud as my keyboard would let me about the horrible state of health affairs our current society. I spent a lot of time ranting about the politics of the governmental bodies that basically dictate much of our dietary guidelines and healthcare policies and the corporations that feed off that system like leaches. Companies like Monsanto and other Big-Ag companies, Pfizer and other Big-Pharma companies are all guilty of sending us in a vicious cycle of crappy food that is cheap, easy and tasty that eventually leads to a cycle of pharmaceutical drug dependency. What a nice neat little package of annuitized business they have crafted for themselves. It’s kind of genius, really.
Looking back, it’s not that these organizations and companies didn’t deserve my ire, I still believe they do, but now that the inflammation and anger has subsided within me I can see that at the end of the day, I am the one responsible. That’s right. I’m responsible for what I buy at the store. I am responsible for what I put in my mouth. I am responsible for what my kids eat. I am responsible for looking to medicine to make me feel better. I was responsible for the horrific health condition I was in that led me to finally find my way. It wasn’t until it became abundantly clear that the food I was eating and the doctors I was seeing weren’t helping me be well. I was in a cycle of sick care, not health care. In the end I WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING MYSELF WELL.