Are we careful enough about what we're putting into our bodies? Yes, we live in the real world, and we can't always eat perfectly. We sure don't do so here either; we still shoot for the 80/20 plan as I started talking to you about years ago in my dark secrets post. But I do think that we have to be reeeeeally good about that 80%, and stretch it to 90% whenever possible. There are just so many unknowns in our food supply!
“Almost all of our consumer products are made up of chemicals, and a lot of those chemicals are harmful.”
“Companies are free to put a chemical on the market with ZERO information about its health or safety properties.”
“Somehow we have industrial chemicals floating around in our bodies, and you'd think ONE of them would be scary enough, but with 232, it's kind of hard to say what's going on.”
“Do you know when people starting wanting to know about this stuff? When somebody in their family has cancer, or a learning disability…”
“There are choices that we can make, there are things we can do about it. Each one of us can be that beginning today.”
“The difference between some chance and no chance, the difference between some hope and no hope, is a huge difference.”
(Watch the trailer below.)
What does all of this mean for us, though?
Just be as diligent as you can about knowing WHAT you are eating. It starts as simple as that. Know what's in your food and where it came from. Whenever possible, know who grew it or raised it. (If you need more help, get my Real Food for Rookies book!) If you've been a real foodie for a while, recommit to this, because it's easy to slip back isn't it? (Read: How I got lazy and the 5 ways I've recommitted to real food.)
As Sally Fallon Morell says in the film, “To be healthy requires an effort.”
Can we do this all of the time?
Probably not, but let's keep our goal in mind so we can improve each day. Even if we did keep on top of every bite that went into our mouths, would it prevent every illness? No, but I'll bet it would prevent most.
Do you agree? Or no?
Watch the ‘Unacceptable Levels' Trailer below, then click here to watch the whole movie.)