A New Year! Every year I write about the “New You.” Or the “New Me.” We always start the new year off with a plan to lose weight, eat healthier, and look better. More than ever for me this is true as the countdown to 50 begins for me. I have three years! And I am going into my golden years fit, trim and healthy. We really do have the ability to change our lives through nutrition. This has become my passion. And for all the new mommies out there I want to help them learn how important their food choices for their children are. I threw Cheerios and Goldfish on my toddlers stroller food trays while I shopped. I gave the kids chicken nuggets and Cheese Doodles. This was all before I knew better. Now that I know what is being done to our food supply. Now that I have seen how the food choice changes mood, and health, I realize how we moms give our kids foods that we think are safe, but they are not. The foods today that are genetically modified cannot be digested easily and they cause many problems. The chemicals, hormones, and antibiotics in the meat and dairy was not in the foods we all ate as children yet our little ones are forced to be subjected to this today. Our society is sickly and too many of our children are diseased with autism, diabetes, cancer and we have got to stop accepting this. One out of 58 children now has autism. ONE OUT OF 58!!!!! Somehow we have just allowed the FDA, CDC, and the drug companies to decide what we are going to give our children and how we are going to live our lives. I have said it over and over again that we moms have all the power to change the world. And if we don’t start standing up for the future generations of our families now, it will be a complete toxic world for our children. I see the food movement slowly changing as people demand organic food. But what a crock that we all have to pay more for organic when farmers should simply be farming without hormones and chemicals already. Many farmers are fighting back against the big brother government and trying to farm like their grandfathers did. But did you know that they are being forced to use genetically modified corn? This GMA corn grain fed to their cows and pigs are making them sick. I have been researching this and it is shocking to see how the animals react to this. I have written to the makers of Cheerios asking them not to use GMO products. I have written to McDonalds asking them not to use GMO potatoes for their fries. I only buy Indiana Popcorn now that says GMO free and I am lucky to be able to make better food choices. But I don’t want real food to be a luxury for some but what is offered to all. The best generation, The Greatest Generation, the WW11 generation was strong and healthy. They lived long and had the least amount of illness. There are few left. But they were raised with local farmed foods. They had less vaccines. They worked hard. And we could all use a bit of that lifestyle I think. Some old fashioned home made food is always the best way to go. I beg you all to not just accept garbage. Write emails. Social media is terrifying to these companies. Demand no hormones, no antibiotics, no chemicals, no food from China, and no genetically modified ingredients. The other day at the local farmers market he had garlic from China. I went crazy. Give me a break! Happy New Year! Here is to our health from the inside out.