True Healthcare Reform

"True healthcare reform starts in your kitchen, not in Washington"

In what some would consider a government shutdown based on healthcare reform, I'd say this quote was pretty timely! I'm not going to get on a large soapbox with this one today, but the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can not save us from runaway health care cost. Neither can billions of dollars spent on medical research, and, honestly, if you think the massive "food" companies like Archer-Daniels-Midland, Cargill, ConAgra, and Monsanto are looking out for your health then you are seriously naive.

Your health starts with the vote you make with your checkbook by buying local and organic GMO-free foods. When you have an 8 in 10 chance of getting diabetes, or a 50/50 chance of dying from a heart attack, both of which have high prevention rates when consuming a proper diet, the obvious conclusion is that changing our diets is the only way to stand any chance of real health reform in this country.

Food, family, activity and fun are all things as a country and species are the things with which we lost touch. Sitting down and enjoying a dinner with my family with no TV and just the company of each other is hugely important for me personally and it bothers me when I don't get to do that.

Those precious evenings with family start in the kitchen! I'm always amazed at how much real communication happens when Erin and I are together, in the kitchen, working to create healthy foods for our family. I hope that you will start your healthcare reform and follow a sensible diet of protein and vegetables from a local source.

You can indeed begin by cutting out the processed man-made and adulterated food that have been marketed to us as healthy that are frankly killing us. This is how we can start to gain our health and our country back! Just my humble opinion and my smallish soapbox.

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