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I am blessed to have been born in the United States where we have freedom of speech and the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It is from a place of love that I write this article so please take it as such.
During the Vietnam war, the U.S. used a chemical weapon called agent orange on the Vietnamese people. Recently, Dow has been seeking USDA approval of a new GMO corn called Enlist. Enlist contains an agent orange derivative. Dow and Monsanto have teamed up to combine Enlist with Monsanto GMO technology to create Smartstax®. Rather than denying approval, the USDA has said it needs more time to evaluate the risks of these products. The USDA also stated that the use of pesticides increases when herbicide resistant crops (GMO’s) become dominant.
What is wrong with this picture?
As consumers, we are all complicit in this practice. We buy the chemically laden products including food, beauty and cleaning products. When adverse symptoms or cancer shows up in people or pets, more chemicals called drugs or chemo are used to combat the symptoms often caused by toxic exposure. How many new birth defects, diseases and infertility issues appeared in the last century as the use of toxic chemicals rose?
We may not use large doses of chemical weapons on the population as Syria did, but small doses of chemical poisons and pesticides over a lifetime have extremely adverse affects on children, adults, animals and the planet.
When researching “cures”, we never seem to find the root cause but rather find a new chemical drug to treat the symptoms. This practice only causes more adverse reactions and symptoms called side effects. Don’t get me wrong here. Drugs and modern medicine can save and prolong lives. However, God’s cures are plentiful in nature even though they’re not big money-makers. The American people deserve to have options as God intended.
I am very passionate about health and a healthy food supply. I will confess that I love the taste of sugar and sometimes contribute to the problem as a consumer. It’s almost impossible not to purchase unhealthy foods at this time in history. In a previous article, the temporary GMO Rider seems to highlight that corporations have a lot of power in our government. Food and health have become political issues.
During a recent lunch with a dear friend, I mentioned that the American people seem apathetic to this issue. She looked at me with sadness and said it wasn’t apathy but a feeling of hopelessness as if there’s nothing that can be done to change it. So she spends her money wisely to vote as best she can on healthy choices.
Until GMO’s are labeled, however, any food purchase – even for babies; is a crap shoot. Our next opportunity to pass a GMO labeling law is in November with 522 in Washington state. Please show your support and spread the word. GMO’s are labeled in over 60 countries. It’s time Americans have the right to know if we are buying foods that contain genetically modified organisms.
I don’t claim to have all the answers and this is a large topic that involves many industries. However, Albert Einstein said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Poisoning God’s food supply including livestock has only brought disease and inhumane treatment to the animals we consume. I pray that God enters our hearts and minds and shows us a healthier and kinder way.
The people of this country elect the leaders of this country. The people of this country fund the government and the corporations. Do you agree that poisoning the food supply is a good idea? If not, then what would inspire you to care enough about your health and the health of your children to make some healthy changes?
How do you feel about this issue? Please comment and share with your friends.
Since every body is different and everyone’s motivation for making healthy choices is different, what would inspire you and your family to make healthy changes now rather than wait to hit rock bottom in a crisis situation?
I really would like your input.
In the free e-book entitled ADHD Wellness Program, I presented the cause and solutions that forward-thinking doctors are already implementing. A step by step program was presented in an easy-to-follow process.
In the video called ADHD – Healing the Myth, the big picture cause was illustrated so everyone can understand how and why children are experiencing symptoms and why some degenerative aging diseases have become the norm in our society. My goal is to raise awareness and witness the eradication of the meme of ADHD in my lifetime.
Since I am also sensitive to many foods and sugar, I am also healing myself. This is such a complicated topic as it involves health, eating and exercise habits, foods (which involves money and lifestyle) and environment or culture which involves beliefs. We are currently moving through a hopefully temporary fear-based stressed-out time on our planet. Almost everyone can feel it – including children. Many use food, pills or addictions to numb the stress.
Change happens when the individual sees the need for change in their life and decides to change based on how it makes them feel. The bottom line is that we all accept the “love” we feel we deserve. I put love in quotes because it is meant to be generic and touch upon anything that is loving for you, your body or your life. The same goes for your children. You each must want something more than you don’t want something else and BELIEVE you have the ability to achieve it.
▪ You may want natural solutions for your family but don’t want to spend extra money on food that can be used for other things that are more fun or deemed more necessary.
▪ A pill seems easier and you have so little extra time already.
▪ Your parents used food as love so now you do it with your children. Here honey, have a cookie… Is that really just another pacifier?
▪ You want to be healthy and trim but don’t want to go for a walk or to the gym if it means missing your favorite TV programs.
▪ You’re too tired to work out even though certain exercises are invigorating and will give you good energy.
▪ You may believe that it’s normal that people end up in nursing homes now so you’ve already warned your kids to take care of you later on so you don’t have to change and make healthy choices now.
What are you teaching your children? What are your expectations for your life? You all deserve a fabulous wonderful life! When you settle for less than your dreams, you’ll get less than your dreams.
I know this is a multi-faceted issue. Lack of funds to purchase organic healthy foods often leads to unhealthy choices. Allergens can eventually create an addictive response in the body. When the ph and healthy flora are compromised, candida may thrive and you crave the foods that are unhealthy.
In addition, people like to be entertained. It helps to counteract the stress of life. So you may make a choice to feel better in the moment rather than go the extra mile or dollar for your health.
It’s easy to blame “them” or the systems, but change starts one choice at a time, one person and one family at a time.
When you raise your awareness of what you don’t and do want, sometimes ideas and solutions have a magical way of showing up.
This blog and the ADHD Children Facebook page have many posts to inform and inspire. Check them out and please share them with your friends.
Enjoy infinite blessings!
I recently posted an action item which I don’t usually do. However, censorship is something I experience personally and it continues to spread regarding natural solutions for health as well as our right to share that information and give testimonials. I believe I have a right to choose how I treat or prevent an illness in my body as well as tell others about it so they have the right to choose for themselves. Every “body” is different. Everyone knows the required disclaimers regarding “checking with your doctor first….” We all have the right to know and share alternative health-care options and then choose for ourselves – especially since every drug comes with known side-effects. Is America a corporate dictatorship or a democracy?
The link I posted previously is no longer accessible so I am removing it. Was it a true or temporary action item or a hoax which is so common on the internet these days? I unfortunately run into things like that on my journey to heal the myth of ADHD.
Even state legislatures now experience issues regarding their right to pass laws to label GMO’s. Connecticut started the ball rolling as is their right, but they know there is safety in numbers and require other neighboring states to follow before they act on their own new law. I assume they don’t want to be sued by biotech companies as so many farmers do who lose their farms. I ask again, is this a corporate dictatorship or a democracy?
The American people are waking up. Parents have the right to know what they are feeding their families and pets.
I have posted the link below to the World-wide GMO labeling laws before, but it is worth repeating. It shows how far behind the United States and North America in general are regarding the people’s right to know what you eat and feed your families.
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To your health!
Focus is power. Focus is also the hottest commodity in today’s world. Grabbing the focus of the buying public is the job of all marketing and media. It is how the world works. How can a product or idea sell if it doesn’t catch the attention of the masses? Advertisers use this to their advantage even on children with commercials between cartoons. Focus is so important that drug companies market drugs for children as young as six years old to improve focus and test scores.
So how can you and your child/ren (if you have any) focus on what you each choose and deem as healthy and beneficial for your lives rather than be distracted by that which does not serve your values or intentions? The answer is awareness and practice.
First you must each be aware that almost everything is a choice and you each have the ability to choose whether something warrants your time and focus or not. Second, you must each be aware that all media and advertising are just someone else’s viewpoints.
If you want to achieve what you desire for your life, it is very important to be an independent thinker. Albert Einstein said that “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
Did you know that Albert Einstein had ADHD and Asperbergers? One of his elementary school teachers told Albert’s father that it didn’t matter what Albert did because he would never amount to anything.
Everyone has opinions based on their own beliefs, experiences and agenda. The interesting thing is that most of your beliefs were started by someone other than you.
Here is an exercise for you and children to strengthen your focus and awareness skills.
Choose an object to focus on for at least two minutes when you are alone and not driving. It can be a pen, your hand, whatever you choose. It cannot be the television, a computer or anything that changes. Focus on it for at least one minute thinking only of that object. If something else happens to distract you (other than something you must attend to like your child or an emergency), keep your thoughts focused on the object. Your mind may wander and that’s OK; just bring your mind back to the object. Do this exercise every day. You may increase the time or change the object upon which you focus. Over time you will find that the focus skill you are building is transferable. The skill of ignoring distractions that do not require your response will become more of a conscious choice for you.
This is great for children as well. It may seem boring to them in our fast-paced video-game driven world, but the benefits will build a necessary balance for them. It’s easy to do and the rewards are immense. Over time focus and the awareness to decide whether or not to pay attention to a distraction will become conscious choices rather than automatic reactions.
Make it fun rather than a chore. Focus on something that makes you smile and the time will fly by. Also trade off and focus on something that seems boring as this is where the skill is needed most.
Thoughts precede feelings, and actions and inactions spring from emotions. Focus starts that whole ball rolling. Master the skill to focus naturally and you become a master. This is what meditation is all about – the control of focus.
Our modern-day world has so many interesting things vying for your attention. Focus is your friend to help you and your family members achieve what you each desire. Controlling your focus is the first step to owning your power. As Walter Anderson says in his wonderful book entitled The Confidence Course, “focus on solutions.” What you and your children focus upon expands. If you focus on the problem, it grows. Focus on solutions and solutions will come to your intuitive mind if you are willing.
Enjoy infinite blessings!
It looks like Canada is experiencing similar hardships as the United States regarding what was a pure and natural food supply. While this video is a bit long, it is very informative and worth watching if you care about what you eat and feed your children. Together we can all make a positive difference in our food supply. Vote with your dollars.
If the embedded video doesn’t show up in your browser, you can view what seems now to be a controversial documentary entitled Salmon Confidential at http://salmonconfidential.ca/