posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 09:24 PM
You hit the nail on the head crankyoldman! Much of our population is so brainwashed by these companies over so many years to think that their
processed, boxed crap is what food should be, look and taste like. I've often wondered if the artificial junk they put in it has added to this
brainwashing of the masses.
I was raised on it myself, as was my Mother. When one of my brothers had a lot of 'issues' with ADHD and other behavioral problems a Dr. suggested
she alter his diet to a more natural and additive free one to see if that made a difference. Almost every person she talked to about this suggestion
scoffed at it and made the Dr out to be a quack. She did it anyway and we all saw a drastic change for the better in my once out of control brother.
That's when she decided that she should be feeding us all this way and started learning more about what goes in all the processed foods that are so
readily available and easy to prepare. We of course did not like it as we wanted our usual foods like boxed mac n cheese and such.
I thank my lucky stars that she was not a Mother who just gave in to her complaining children who often threw fits and refused to eat what was on the
table, sometimes going to bed hungry. It didn't take long for us to realize that she was serious and if we didn't eat the healthy foods she made us
then we were going to go to bed hungry more often than we liked. Soon enough we were all eating whatever she cooked every day and not complaining but
learning to like it and even being more curious when she was in the kitchen so much longer than she used to be. This helped to open the door for more
conversations about foods, the importance of healthy choices and us wanting to help her out as we were quite curious about all the different things in
our pantry and fridge.
I am forever grateful that she took a stand, listening to the voice of that one Dr instead of EVERYONE else and made the choice to feed her children
healthful, wholesome, natural foods. I fully believe that that one change is the reason that when all our friends were getting sick all the time,
being lazy and filling up on medications we were healthy, thriving happy children who didn't have to go the Dr all the time because our Mother was
feeding us properly.
I took that lesson and vowed to feed my child the same way. I never had problems with her refusing to eat or wanting all the processed crap we saw
other people eating. That's because I started from the beginning feeding her healthy, natural foods, sure she saw it on TV but the occasional trip to
Mc Donalds every now and then was good enough for her. Of course there were things she didn't like, even hated but I went out of my way to expose her
to a wide variety of what nature has to offer and taught her the difference between processed and natural foods and what they did to the body as well
as the environment.
Everyone is different and I will admit that I was blessed with a not all that picky eater but if you start out the right way you are cutting your
battle by more than half.
As for the added cost, yes, these days it is more expensive to eat natural foods especially if you don't have the luxury of being able to have a
garden. My husband often complains about the cost so I just tell him this " You can pay a little more now, at the grocery store or you can buy the
cheaper chemical and additive filled foods and bet on paying much more in Dr bills later."