Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Your Metabolism, Friend? or Foe?

I've been reading Jillian Michael's book entitled MASTER YOUR METABOLISM. It's a good read. She gets down into the nitty gritty of what makes our systems function. (and how they can function WELL) This morning on the news a man was speaking on the research he had done on all the common things we use every day that give off fumes, particles etc. that interfere with how our body functions. Some of the side effects can be extremely harsh.

I've also read Suzanne Somers book BREAKTHROUGH about health and wellness. Extremely interesting--and scary. I have a friend (who knows farming) that has explained to me how most all the seed that farmers use these days is genetically altered. Getting REAL seed is next to impossible. How is all of this affecting us, as a people? What is happening to us long-term?

Plastics that shouldn't go in the microwave because they release toxins into the food, things we buy at the store like vinyl shower curtains that are covered in chemicals (ever open a new shower curtain and get that chemically smell?), teflon, non-stick pans, that release chemicals when one cooks, hormones given to cattle that are passed onto us through the beef we consume, genetically altered corn that is full of chemicals....... the list could (and does) go on and on.

So, what do we do? How do we live? Can we be healthy? Or are we destined to be a nation plagued with hormonal imbalances? Disease? Cancer? Metabolic overloads? Allergies? Can we choose a different lifestyle? Or are we stuck in our circumstances? Do you ever think about the diseases that we are dealing with today, that were practically unheard of 50 years ago? Or if they were heard of...it was by a very small proportion of people? What has happened? What is going on?

I am in the very beginning of a journey. A journey to a healthier lifestyle. Let's face it.....many of us choose convenience each day. It's easier. Changing is not going to be easy. It might cost me more--in both time and money. But, is it worth it? Do, we want to be as healthy, strong, and energized as we can be? I'm saying yes. I do.

I'll be writing more about this journey as the days, weeks, months go on....... maybe you'll want to journey with me. It certainly can't hurt, and it just might change your life--for the better.

1 comment:

  1. Sandy@ Jesus and Dark ChocolateMarch 10, 2010 at 10:21 PM

    Interesting stuff!!! I get so intrigued by all of that also.......our world is SO full of chemicals. I do wonder what it is doing to our bodies. We have several local farmers that grow more natural, use less pesticides, and are small town farmers. I LOVE to buy fresh produce from them all summer long! Geez just the thought of it makes me hungry this morning! :) I agree with you.....I will need to check into both of those books.