This is one of the easy-to-remember sayings I hope will stay with you for a long time…so you see chances everyday, throughout the day to do right by your body. It is trying its best to do right by you – striving for balance, repair and strength – for you.
I read this quote in one of the books I was browsing at my chiropractor’s office the other day…yes, please see a chiro if you haven’t already…three weeks and I feel like a new woman 🙂 Anyway, I digress. This quote from Thomas Edison reinforced my own view about how a true ‘doctor’ helps someone heal himself/herself, and if we take care of our frame (structure – the spine is most definitely included!), our diet and I guess I would add our worldview, then we can truly help ourselves in the pursuit of a healthy body and mind!
Feeling so blessed 🙂
Though this is not a new video but the message is eternal. Some of us walk around with a noose around our neck and say things like, “Oh well, this disease runs in my family…”. Please know for a fact now that our gene expressions will change with our choices in nutrition, lifestyle and the way you think & feel. Not convinced? Listen to the science in this powerful TED talk. To your health!
There are not many news articles in my local papers that solicit as visceral a reaction as this one did from me recently. The title leapt at me – this nearly full-page, basically one-sided argument (the link here takes you to the article reproduced on the AsiaOne site) to suggest that we should allow genetically engineered salmon into our food supply and that it’s ‘safe’. Really? On which planet?
Upon reading the entire piece on Feb 24th, I felt rather enraged and sat down to write my response to this. I emailed it straightaway that morning (hey, I gave up my usual Sunday morning run for this!), hoping that if I met the 12noon deadline, it may get published the next day. Alas, not. New budget news were announced last week…which got everyone worried about cost of cars and wage credits. So, I have been biding my time since then (a 5-day moratorium is what the Straits Times asked for before I can publish this anywhere else).
So here it is, my Response to the Sunday Times about this issue. This is the full, unedited version. And you know what’s worrying? When I googled this morning to find a link I could use on this post about the original article, there were already about 6 other news and health websites which have regurgitated this article for their readers!
(Sorry, I don’t have any images of salmon in my personal library – so here’s one of some happy koi
from the pond where I live…it will have to do for now!)
The FDA was expected to rule on this issue last week but I have not been able to find any news updates about it yet, so maybe there’s been a delay. Do comment and let me know if you stumble upon an update about this. I will continue tracking.
I want to know where my food comes from, don’t you? We need to keep asking and pushing for transparency from the authorities, and be the consumer who cares!
This video with a message is awesome… Was doing my research and reading today, and stumbled upon the Heath Ranger aka Mike Adams. Genetically-modified foods are the new conspiracy in our food industry. Arm yourself with information and let’s fight back! I am intrigued that here’s someone using his talent to songs music about important health issues – I really admire that!
I recently attended a Sensational Salads class which finally gave me the kick I needed to buy a VitaMix blender and a food dehydrator. The salads taught by Viv Sutanto from the Living Food Institute were great! Inspired me to start elevating my own salad creations beyond the three salad recipes I have which have proven popular amongst friends and family. I am also receiving some rather punchy Raw Food messages from David Wolfe as part of the Health Coach program I am currently attending…so will definitely continue eating as much raw as I can 🙂