"It is the first time in history that our youngest generation is predicted NOT to outlive their parents." - Fed Up Documentary
This quote shook me to the core, when this statistic came out a number of years ago, and I committed to making a difference in the lives of our youngest generation. We can reverse SO MUCH disease by swapping our a few simple food items and putting ourselves (as caregivers) to the forefront of self-care.
Every Mom’s Dream
If you’re reading this, I imagine you are either a proactive caregiver or desperate to find a solution for your child’s health. While I was raised in a family that valued health, my belief was that if you ate a relatively well balanced diet and exercised, your bases were covered and health would be a constant in life.
Truth be told, these two aspects, exercise and diet, were enough to keep me relatively healthy during my younger years. However, the food industry has dramatically changed since my childhood. What were once considered to be whole foods are now being turned into food-like products, also referred to as Franken-foods. During the lives of my generation, inflammation has dramatically come onto the rise, paralleling the rise of chronic symptoms in adults and children alike. But unlike adults, our youngest generation is the first generation to be completely exposed to such toxins from our food. Their bodies start off being inundated with Franken-foods replacing real nutrition, leading to toxic overload and chronic inflammation. In fact, babies are now being born, on average, with over one hundred different toxins and chemicals within their umbilical cords, according to a report conducted by the Environment Defense. These toxins have been traced back to the environment as well as to consumer products and foods. Even scarier, the chemicals found are linked to serious health conditions such as cancer and toxicity to the brain and nervous system.