Thursday, September 17, 2009

My Journey to Natural Living

For years I was turned off by anything labeled as natural or organic, I thought it was for the paranoid people afraid of pesticides and it also tied in with political environmental issues that I have never believed to be true.  I never thought of these (whole) foods as a source of good health and an excellent source of nutrition! In fact, I’ve never been much of a nutritionist.  My views of nutrition have been shaped by the media almost entirely.  If the commercial said it was healthy, I believed it.  If the cereal box said it had all the vitamins I needed, I believed it. I always just assumed that whatever the media had to say about nutrition must be true.


In the past couple of years the Lord has shown me that the media has been deceiving me in more ways than I can count. Food is definitely one of them.  The more I looked into nutritional facts, the more I came to realize that a large majority of the food I thought was perfectly normal had little or no nutrition value whatsoever.   No wonder why we have so many health problems and obesity issues these days!


I began to read a few blogs by other women who have found the same things to be true and have since changed their ways.  I have been inspired by these women and have now decided that it’s time to get serious about nutrition and health in our family.  Natural living is simply using the most natural resources available, that means avoiding harmful cleaning chemicals, avoiding highly processed and nutritionally deficient food, recycling, and being a good steward of the land God has provided us with.


I am very new at this so basically if you are a reader of this site,  we will be learning together one baby step at a time!  As I study I will continue to post beneficial links and resources on this page as I find them.

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