To me, you can't truly live a Neat & Simple lifestyle if you don't feel well and healthy most of the time. I see it so often in my clients, friends and family that struggle with excessive clutter and chronic disorganization.
Clutter and disorganization are almost always, symptoms of deeper underlying emotional and / or chronic health issues such as chronic pain, depression, chronic fatigue, obesity, fybromyalgia, ADHD and poor nutrition. In fact, I think you would be hard pressed to find anyone who is chronically ill that has eaten a long term really healthy diet free of chemicals, artificial sweeteners, sugar, transfats, high fructose corn-syrup, low in gluten, and high in unprocessed vegetables, fruit, whole grain and protein sources.
I grew up on a primarily highly processed chemical laden diet courtesy of the "surplus food" program provided by welfare before they had food stamps. The stuff was crap. Powdered eggs, highly processed "cheese product", pastas, anything you could dry and preserve with lots of cheap chemicals.
The only times I ate well as a kid were when I ate at my grandmother's house. She cooked mostly whole food, though she did engage me in my former addictions of ice cream and popcorn. Every Sunday we would go for a "Sunday drive" to get ice cream, and then come home to watch Ed Sullivan and eat a HUGE bowl of popcorn while we played cards.
But I digress. What I really want to do here is reach out to those of you want to feel better and improve your health by improving your nutrition, but find it really difficult to stop buying and eating the enticing and highly addictive substances companies like to call "food."
This trailer for the documentary Food, Inc. will make it a lot easier to motivate youself to start voting with your dollars and make Food corporations more accountable what they put into our food supply. And of course, the movie will make an even better ally in your campaign to release your junk food cravings!!
Similar Movies to Inspire You (Descriptions from Netflix.com)
Super Size Me(2004) PG-13 (Now showing free with your Netflix Membership)
On the heels of recent lawsuits against McDonald's, director Morgan Spurlock takes a hilarious and often terrifying look at the effects of fast food on the human body, using himself as the proverbial guinea pig. For one month, Spurlock eats nothing but McDonald's, ordering everything on the menu and "super-sizing" his order whenever asked. The result is a sobering examination of the line between personal and corporate responsibility.
Richard Linklater's fictional tale (inspired by Eric Schlosser's 2001 book of the same name) critiques the junk-food juggernaut that's arguably responsible for America's alarming obesity rates. Don Henderson (Greg Kinnear), a corporate exec of a national fast-food chain, follows beef's journey from the corrals to the slaughterhouses and ultimately to your stomach. The power cast includes Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Bruce Willis.
Filmmakers Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott explore the genesis of the American corporation, its global economic supremacy and its psychopathic leanings, with social critics like Noam Chomsky and Milton Friedman lending insight in this documentary. With their merciless quest for profit and insatiable aim to sway every aspect of culture, conglomerates' inner workings are scrutinized to draw conclusions about "business as usual."
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Sugar Shock!: How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life-- and How YouCan Get Back on Track By Connie Bennett, Stephen Sinatra
Hope you find lots of inspiration in these resources as I have!
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