Natural living - what does it mean?
The term natural living can be a misnomer. It is abused because it can be. We buy products and think we are doing good because the term "natural" is written on the label somewhere.
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Castle Cove, Australia
#1 May 20, 2012
Good Article, Marilyn. Thanks for getting everything in it correct!
For sure 'living natural' or 'eating natural' doesn't include most of the diet that our great grandparents didn't get to even try. Nearly everything that came onto the market since science became the new religion is suspect.
Whole, raw, farm fresh foods are the way to go, and even then we need to allow that some are grown more 'naturally' than others. The 'organic' label is as suspect as any too. It may indicate someone is trying, then again it may not!
A good rule of thumb I use is this: If it needs an ingredients label, be wary. Most primary foods do not even require an ingredients label. A pity no one wants to plan, peel or prepare meals these days. One could call those the three Pees we have dropped on the kitchen floor.
Another thing to remember is this: the labels may have been designed and printed months before that batch of gunk went into that container. Shortages, mistakes and replacements may well be the norm more so than the exception.
And if that isn't enough it is probably worse with medicines and supplements!
If you can't reconise it visually as something one might see on the farm, think twice before putting it in your mouth. If it doubt, make it three times.
Thanks for the mention of honey too. NATURAL honey that is. Natural honey has not been cut with glucose, rice syrup, malt syrup, HFCS. agave syrup, or any chemical sweetener. If it is calorie free treat it like poison!
Real honey does not store as fat. It stores as glycogen, which is essential for maintaining a healthy sugar balance in the blood stream.
Read the book: The Honey Revolution.
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