I have a secret to tell you
… I am trying to save the world, and you can too!
What is my secret?
Now I am not exaggerating when I say that food is at the root of ALL of our problems; environmental, socioeconomic, and of course, our health issues.
- Food is a way to stop diseases… BUT let me be clear, I am not talking about a “Race for the Cure,” in fact, I am not even interested in starting the race. I am interested in prevention.
- Changing the way we grow our food has the power to stop Global Warming and create a sustainable future for our children.
- Food has the power to heal our broken social connections with one another, heal families and create peace. Where do you think the saying “Break Bread” came from.
- Food is a gateway to love, compassion and caring.
- And most importantly, food is our teacher and the key to our health.
So here are the 6 steps you can take to change the world with every bite you take …
1. Don’t be drugged by “Franken Foods.”
Food creates a biological change in the body – which is the exact same thing a drug does.
So let me say something a bit ‘out there’ … While we are all so worried about dying from gun violence and terrorist attacks, we have ignored the biggest killer in the United States – Food based diseases.
#1 Heart Disease
Look , you have the choice to take control of your health and your biology, don’t let a giant food corporation (with vested interests) take that choice away from you and your family. The most powerful way to change those really in charge is to vote with your dollar, or better yet, vote with no dollars. Start learning how to grow your own food, even if it is just a herb or two.
2. Say F*CK the system! Reclaim the clock.
How dare someone tells us that we only have time for a 15-minute lunch break. We work too hard in this world to not enjoy a moment to nourish ourselves.
If your lunch costs $20 and you make $20 an hour, it took you an hour of your life to get that sandwich … you deserve enough time to enjoy it. So take it, and if your company has an issue with this – put them in touch with me. I have worked with some of the largest companies in the United States on corporate wellness and we have seen productivity skyrocket when we implemented:
- Paid exercise
- Longer Lunches
- & even naps!
3. Make cooking a celebration and drink more alcohol if need be!
I’m not saying get drunk, I’m saying be more ‘European’ and more experiential in your life.
Turn the music on, break out the wine … you are not just cooking food, you are cooking love and nourishment! Treat it and honor it as such. When you are cooking for your family, do it with love. When you are cooking for a lover, do it with love. Even when you are cooking for just yourself, do it with love (maybe even extra love).
4) Have an eating orgasm!
Mind-full eating … that’s crap.
Don’t let your mind be full while you are eating. Instead, let your mind be empty and your body sense everything. Treat eating like sex – you want it to be gourmet and delicious and command your full attention.
Have a mouth orgasm! What should you do if what you are eating isn’t giving you a mouth orgasm? … dump it and find something that will!
Just be careful of the players out there – the things like Doritos, or Cheetos, that may feel like they can give you a mouth orgasm, but they are just the “one-pump-chumps” that won’t leave you feeling full or satisfied, just hungry for more.
5) Buy locally
Shipping food (a limited resource) using oil (a limited resource) around the world … MAKES NO SENSE.
Not to mention it destroys nutrients. This is a ridiculous cycle that we need to get out of. Buy local first and organic whenever possible.
If you want to learn how to cut your food budget (and waistline in half) check this out.
6) Say “Grace”
I am not a religious person and I am not highly scientific but “Grace” is where these two elements meet.
What you think about something affects everything, and gratitude is a powerful emotion that will transform the way that food reacts in your body. Seriously, this is backed by science.
Slow down and thank that hamburger for its life and, thank the person who picked your lettuce or planted your strawberries. Think of your food from seed to consumption and all it has gone through.
7) Use Food to create balance in your life and the universe
Food is the language of love, not just from you but from the universe. We know that air and water give us life, but we have really done a fine job of royally fucking up our relationship with something else we need to survive – food.
Food is a PERFECT demonstration of Yin and Yang and Balance …
To take something (food), that we as humans have nurtured to fruition, and use it to fuel our bodies, minds, and lives. To then eventually return our bodies to the earth, to in turn nourish the soil and continue the cycle for the next generation.
that is balanced,
that is fullness,
… that is reincarnation.
And that, my friends, is how I am changing the world, one relationship with food at a time.
I would love me if you join me on my journey and help me create a planet where we want to live.
All my love and support