Last week I shared a story about a boy who went blind due to his poor diet. Many people wondered how the parents could allow the child to eat so poorly. North American rates of childhood obesity are higher than ever and consequently, rates of illnesses like diabetes, autoimmune, liver and gallbladder disease are on the rise. Many "older people" diseases are now appearing in young children and it is predicted that this generation of children will not live as long as their parents if something is not done. Sadly, this child is not unique.
Observe what the public is buying and consuming and you will see why the majority of people in North America are on at least one prescription medication. Toxins, preservatives, chemicals, and pesticides are being purchased along with tons of sugar and unhealthy fats.
I compiled some statistics and facts about food consumption in Canada:
It is time we just say no to "junk food" or food that is processed, refined or full of chemicals. We need to change the world with our dollars using them to buy real foods that come from the earth. If we do this, we will live longer and better, be more productive and happier people.
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Susanne Jakubowski is a holistic nutritionist, yoga teacher, Thai Yoga Therapist, and cancer survivor.