I got a question from a good friend of mine about where to find the “healthy” stuff-
“Sooo what do I ask? And where do I find stuff like that? My version of “healthy” is just as you said, fruits, veggies (often organic), trader joes stuff, ground turkey & lean meats, whole wheat pastas and breads. But I wouldn‘t even know where to begin with finding any of that that IS ACTUALLY healthy. Help me! Or post another blog telling everyone where to get it lol.
Also, I think the only reason I use the products I do on my face, skin and hair is because it smells good. Is there natural stuff that still smells good? I am really intrigued by this and would put in the work where needed so that I am no longer poisoning mine & my families bodies. Thank you for the eye opener. I have so much in my fridge right now that I want to throw out 😦 lol “
I am going to dedicate a couple blog posts in reply to the comment I received because it’s very important to know what things you need to look out for and where to get the items. However, this blog post is going to be completely about the “golden” shopping guide because I believe this is something is necessary for any real food newbie. 🙂
Jessica, a friend of mine who has helped me through many questions I had about food choices, sent me a little brochure from the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) that changed how I chose my food.
Do you know about the Weston A. Price Foundation? Click here to learn more about them. In brief they are a non-profit, tax-exempt nutrition education foundation. A lot of how I base my eating habits originates from the WAPF and Dr. Price’s findings. If you go to the website you can type in any topic in the search box and many articles will come up that has to do with your topic. I find this very useful if I need to take a few minutes to research something.
A little history about the Dr. Weston A. Price
Dr. Weston A. Price was a dentist in the early 1930’s that traveled to isolated parts of the world to study the health of populations untouched by western civilization. He found the primitive people to have broad faces and white, straight teeth. He also found that deformed dental arches resulting in crowded, crooked teeth were not the result of genetic defects but the result of nutritional deficiencies. The people he studied ate diets that consisted of fat-soluble vitamins from animal food such as butter, fish eggs, shellfish, organ meats, eggs and animal fats. Remember, these very cholesterol-rich foods are now perceived as “unhealthy” by the American public. You see, without the fat-soluble vitamins like vitamins A & D we can not absorb minerals no matter how abundant they may be in the foods we eat. He also found another fat-soluble vitamin (vitamin K2) which is present in fish livers and shellfish, and organ meats and butters from cows eating only green grass.
The “Golden” Shopping Guide
The Weston A. Price Foundation creates a shopping guide each year that has a list of all types of food ranging from the best to the worst you can find in your grocery store. The shopping guide is only $1 to order (and I believe that includes shipping) but it’s worth is definitely it’s weight in gold. This little booklet contains extremely valuable information about which brands are the best to consume. Although shopping and using this booklet at the same time makes for a longer shopping trip, it is beyond any doubt, worth any extra time spent finding products. This is an extraordinary tool and I 100% believe you should spend the dollar to purchase it.
You can click here to purchase the booklet. On that page you can also find many other informative brochures to order. They are very inexpensive in relation to how priceless your health is.
The next blog post will contain information on questions you should be asking yourself and the people you buy from about the foods you are purchasing. I will be doing a separate blog post on health care products following tomorrow’s blog. Also to come- dietary guidelines you should follow in order to keep a happy, healthy soul.
Until next time,
Loriel – Healthy Roots, Happy Soul