Over the past year it has become increasingly important for me to become more aware of how what I eat makes me feel; how my body responds to, and is affected by what I consume. In preparation for my very favorite holiday of the year, a day of feasting and all-around thankfulness, I hope you’ll join me in taking time to connect with food and really and truly think about and begin to understand our relationship with what is not just meant to sustain us, but more profoundly what is meant to nourish us every day.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”
With California recently voting against the labeling of GMOs one of the most disheartening revelations was that some of the country’s most “health-conscious” brands donated funds against the initiative that would give us the right to know what we are consuming. Brands like Kashi, Muir Glen Organics, Silk soy milk, Naked juice, and Larabar all fought to keep genetically modified labeling off their packaging. Regardless of any flaws the initiative may have held, it was the beginning of an important discussion; something every foodie in America should be a part of. (GMO labeling is already mandatory in the European Union, Russia, and Japan.)
So I suppose what I am asking of you, in preparation for this day of food, is to take that pause during your meal not just for the obligatory thankfulness for an epic spread, but to deeply see that it matters how we place value on our relationship with food and it matters what we choose to feed our families.
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