Last week we took our beautiful Nourish clients out to dinner during our 2 day retreat together. We specifically chose this farm to table restaurant for their integrity and high quality standards, with regards to where their food comes from. This restaurant not only sources from local organic farms, but they actually have their own garden right outside the door during the warmer months. Very cool considering this restaurant sits on a very busy road in an urban area!
So while waiting for our meals we had the chef come out and speak to us about why farm to table restaurants are so important, why it makes our food taste so much better, and why it is so much healthier for our bodies. Let us preface by saying, during our 8 week program we teach our clients that our food is made up of energy, just like we humans are. So those who choose to eat animal products must be extremely mindful of how an animal lives, eats, and ultimately dies. The energy of that animal, and all that it has endured, is what we then consume, and what we absorb into our bodies. An animal should be able to roam free, eat organic foods, and ultimately live a full and happy life as it was meant to. As opposed to what is happening on countless factory farms across the country. It’s sickening actually. Animals being born and raised in highly stressful environments, never seeing the light of day, eating chemically laced products, and being injected with an astronomical amount of antibiotics and hormones…that’s probably a whole other blog post! 🙂
So while listening to the chef that night, we heard something we had never considered. He said that not only does the food taste better when coming from an animal that was raised properly, but that as a chef they can see, and feel the difference when the meat arrives to them! Wow! So the chef can tell from looking at and touching the meat, whether or not that animal was under stress when it died, whether it was able to eat and consume proper nutrients, and whether or not this animal had a healthy life! Pretty amazing right?!
So, this is where we come in. We have a choice. This is exactly how we, as consumers, are able to vote every single day! We vote with our dollars when choosing where we purchase our food, beauty, and other health products, and also where we choose to eat out.
So when you go to the polls on election-day, and exercise your right to vote, do you research the candidate ahead of time? Do you know where they came from and what their history is? Most likely, YES! You are not likely to mindlessly walk in there not knowing anything about who you are voting for. Same is true for your food! Empower yourself with the knowledge of who you are buying your food from. Get to know the farms that supply your favorite meat sources, many of them have websites now! Pay attention to the wording on the packages; many words used, such as “all natural” are marketing gimmicks and have no regulation around them.
Knowledge is power! And educating ourselves in regards to the most important medicine for our bodies…our food.. is key! So next time you’re heading to the grocery store or out to eat remember to be mindful of what you’re purchasing and what restaurant your choosing to eat at. This is just another way our voices can be heard. 🙂
P.S. If you are interested in learning more about how properly nourishing your body, mind, and spirit can truly change your life, than reach out to us. Our 8 week Nourish program dives deep into teaching you some amazing tools for creating a happy and healthy life for not only you, but your family as well. Next program starting soon!