I posted this awhile back and then our web server crashed. So, here it is again. :-)
I’m going to be sharing about a couple things that our family has learned a lot about within the last few months and have encouraged us to be much more health-conscious about what we put in our mouth. I’m going to be posting link to articles on GMOs and corn syrup and the harmful effects of both. The facts are somewhat overwhelming and the solution seems…well, rather depressing.
For us, our solution is we’re trying to grow our own food. God has blessed us with property and so we are studying, planning and preparing to provide our own food.
A question I have to remind myself of is “is this temporary delicious thing (drink, snack, dessert) worth the poison that is in it?” Yeah, I am that hard on myself. I’m hard on myself because the consequences and effects of the corn syrup and GMOs are sobering as you will see for yourself in the videos and articles. It took something hard to get me to stop drinking McDonald’s coffee and certain soft drinks and I already did that so rarely because it is expensive. :-) And Braum’s eggnog? Wow, that was hard to give up this last holiday season (Thanksgiving through Christmas is eggnog time in our family), because I love their eggnog. But after reading the label and seeing it was full of high fructose corn syrup and regular corn syrup, I decided I could do without. I’m saying that because I want you to know it isn’t me just trying to preach something I don’t live. It’s hard to resist a “just every once an awhile” sweet something. :-) I’m learning that homemade goodies with wholesome sweeteners such as honey and sugar usually are better, tastier…and I can eat them without feelin’ guilty. ;-)
Two things that really got me to change and reform my thoughts on GMOs and Corn Syrup:
1. Both have been proven to contribute significantly to infertility and impotence. Ouch. Since I want to be able to have children some day, this piece of information highly motivated me to change.
2. Once these are in your system, they are there. To stay. These harmful, damaging substances which cause all kinds of disease, food allergies, etc. remain in my body for the rest of my life? Um, no thanks. :-)
With that here is the spill on GMOs. I hope you’ll take the time to read and at least watch the video down below. Be sure to check out the GMO shopping guide!
Here is “just” 50 harmful effects of GMOs on humans, land and animals. Rather shocking. Scroll down to see the list.
You heard about Monsanto from the video. Here is a brief article about them.
Here is a list of 3 approved GMOs that have been linked to organ damage.
Seeds of Deception is run by Jeffrey Smith (he also has written a book with the same name!). There is loads of information on his website, but here is an article on The Health Risks of GMO. And why the FDA is not protecting us.
So, now that you’re shocked, dismayed, paranoid and clueless as to what to do…here is some hope. :-)
I didn’t mean to make anyone scared. I’m merely trying to inform people as I was informed so we can change some things!
Feel free to question/comment! Your thoughts are welcomed! :)