I just got through devouring The 100 Year Lie by Randall Fitzgerald. Once I started reading the introduction, it was difficult for me to put the book down. For three days, I read as much as I could when I could. When I got through, all I could say was, “Wow! Preach it, brother!”
Mr. Fitzgerald eloquently discussed the importance of eating whole, non-processed, organic foods and the need to stay away from synthetics. The number of new chemicals and products manufactured daily is negatively affecting our environment and our bodies in ways we won’t know for generations.
Past Present and Future
Using facts, studies and qualified resources, Mr. Fitzgerald presents information dating back to 1906 with the enactment of the Pure Food and Drug Act. From there he carefully illustrates the changes both in agriculture and chemical manufacturing that has affected the soil, the food and our bodies. The depletion of our soil, food and bodies gave rise to the overwhelming “need” for pharmaceuticals.
It’s no secret that dishonesty and greed are at the root of our current health and environmental problems. That being said, there is no way we can rely on our government to fix the problem, as the government is part of the problem. We, the people, must work on turning things around starting with the person in the mirror. From there each one must teach one and we begin to create a grassroots movement to turn things around. It won’t be swift, nor will it be easy, but it is definitely worth it.
There is Hope
As a starting point, I strongly suggest you read The 100 Year Lie. With that as a foundation, you get a better understanding as to why processed food is bad for you and eating organic makes sense. It will also prompt you to take a more objective look at your daily choices and to explore more natural, less toxic products for cleaning and grooming.
Don’t try to make major changes all at once. Doing so is a recipe for failure. Read the book and vow to incorporate one positive change over the next 30 days. After 30 days, incorporate another change, and so on and so on. As you evolve and begin to see positive changes in your life, it will be easy to share your newfound beliefs with others. And so begins the grassroots movement…
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You have convinced me. I sent an email to my library to pull it for me and I will go pick it up. I have been working on writing up my short and long term goals and improving my health it right near the top. If I’m unhealthy its kinda hard to do the other stuff. I know I can get my sister involved and my daughter is a tree hugger…LOL. Like you said, each one teach one.
Thank you for the heads up.
Don’t you just LOVE libraries? I’ve learned so much just from taking books out from the library. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.
I agree with you about health. Without health, there’s not very much you can do. I’m a late bloomer, so I’ve got to improve and maintain my health in order to do all the things I want to do. With you, your sister and your daughter on board, your journey should be a little easier. It’s harder when you’re the only one trying to convince everyone else to improve their health.