Grocery Shopping For REAL Food

At last!  Here is the video I have received the most requests for…how to navigate a big chain grocery store in search of REAL food. I compare this type of shopping to walking through a casino.  Everything is set up to keep you shopping as long as possible, to squeeze as much money out of you as possible, and make all the products as alluring as possible.  The music, the lighting, and the positioning of the products on the shelves are well thought out by the food industry.  I guess you could say we are just pawns in their chess game.  Let’s see if we can out maneuver the aisles and hold onto our King (our health).

This video is not about nutrition education, that takes a few more hours.  It is about how to navigate a grocery store in search of REAL food.  It is shocking to see how far from REALity mainstream eating has become.  There is no better place to to view this separation of real and fake than in a big chain grocery store “feedlot”.  Between the pesticide infested GMO fruits and vegies, to the boxed, bagged processed foods, it is no wonder there is a ‘diabesity’ and heart disease epidemic in this country.  Sure, sometimes you may have to pay a little more for REAL food, but would you rather spend your money on medications and medical care, or on food that supports good health.

The truth is, I didn’t want to make this video.  The stores will probably put out a ‘cease and desist’ order against me.  There are a lot of people who will think I go overboard with trying to buy REAL food.  My hope is that I will be able to open some eyes and minds to the vast difference between how humans are genetically engineered to eat, and how we have been eating the past 50 years that has caused even our children to become obese.  For the first time in history our children will have shorter life spans than their parents.  Learning how to get back to the basics of eating the way our ancestors ate is key to our survival.  It all starts with “voting” for the right foods by purchasing REAL food from the grocery store, supporting local farmers, shopping at farmer’s markets, and local stores such as The Market in Maryville.

To learn more about how to purchase foods that are non GMO (genetically modified) check out this website.  There is even an app for that.  If you would like to know which fruits and vegetables are part of “The Dirty Dozen”, contaminated with the most pesticides, click here.