What’s eating you?

Dr. TonyNSA

When you think about your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health, how much do you consider the quality of the food that you eat?

After all, whatever we eat gets broken down into carbohydrate, protein and fat and these basic building blocks then get turned into all of the various tissues including muscles and hormones as well as being turned into fuel (energy).

Over the years, the government has recognized its role in providing Canadians with information about food including product labels and labeling laws, and a food guide.

At the same time, the government has been lobbied by various special interest groups from the various food manufacturing industries.

Health Canada is tasked with ensuring public safety when it comes to the food that we consume. As time goes on, it’s getting harder and harder to know if we can trust the efforts of Health Canada partly because of lobbying and partly because of budgetary cutbacks and the refocusing of resources.

Working as a Doctor of Chiropractic these last 25 years, I forget that there is a segment of the population that believes that consuming pharmacological products is the best way to minimize disease. Rather than looking at the quality of food that they consume, they ingest various chemical products to mitigate their poor health choices.

Why doesn’t the government make food quality a top priority and make it affordable to all? Ensuring that all Canadians have access to quality food would result in less chronic disease as well as reducing the burden on the health care system.

Taking a larger perspective, we’ve told ourselves stories about how smart we are, developing all sorts of technologies that solve certain problems while creating other problems at the same time.

I’ve seen evidence of this as I’ve read about topics such as the evolution of micro-chipping the body, government programs on weather modification, and the “holy grail” of technologies, GMO or genetically modified organisms.

I think David Suzuki said it best in his book Genethics, “just because we can, doesn’t mean we should”. GMO’s have been around for many years now so much so, that special interest groups are wanting to limit food labeling laws to prevent consumers from knowing if something is GMO or not. Health Canada has been tasked with testing GMO products to make sure that they are safe for human consumption…until now.

A friend of mine who lives out near Perth and is an organic farmer, sent me a link this week that I found disturbing. I’d like to share it with you and if it speaks to you, please consider signing the petition that is accessed at this link: https://cban.ca/take-action/no-exemptions/#

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