Food & Nutrition

“The Doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” –Thomas Edision

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. Be faithful in small things, because it is in them that your strength lies.” -Mother Teresa

Food Destroying Our Pockets & Our Body

Food is a word that makes us insecure. When talking with people about poverty and hunger it becomes more evident that the food topic is like race, religion, politics and apart of American culture. The food topic should be treded on lightly in hopes that you don’t offend someone. Southern style cooking is anything but nutritious and we go are bombarded with BBQ, fried foods and all the sweet treats that we can stand. What if lifestyle choices determined the culture and environment of a place? The average households spends about $375/month on meals away from home. How can it possibly be healthy that we spend more money on eating away from home than we do on preparing foods in our own homes. We are extremely addicted to processed foods and synthetic medications.

The USDA has reported that 1 in 8 Americans or approximately 40 million Americans are food insecure. According to them “food insecurity” is when there is a lack of consistent access to enough food for an healthy and active life. (In other words lack of financial resources). So how is it that people in at or below the poverty line are overweight, obese and suffering from the most diseases that they cannot even afford to have? The food that is readily accessible to them are food that are not good for them or that is relatively inexpensive on the front end but cost them thousands on the back end. You will not have one doctor tell you that changing your lifestyle choice will free you from pain and discomfort. Instead they will let you be guinea pigs and laboratory rats for the newest drug that has the most promising return of six figures. Testing drugs on unsuspecting citizens to find the hippest and newest thing that may hit the pharmaceutical market.