I talk a lot about GMOs, but do you know what a GMO is? Today’s Ask Juls video tackles the subject!
GMO Video Tips:
1. Look For Organic produce and packaged foods. NOT Conventional. You want to make sure there are no pesticides or worse, genetically modified molecules contained in your food!
2. Avoid processed foods that have Soy, Corn or Canola. READ LABELS! You’ll start to see they’re in E V E R Y T H I N G! Cutting these foods out of your diet is going to have HUGE implications on your health – in a wonderfully,
There are SO many DOCUMENTED health risks with genetically modified foods. Cancer, inflammation, autoimmunity, autism, the list goes on and on . . . It’s DOCUMENTED that Monsanto and these biotech companies (AND THE FDA) straight up LIE to us and don’t tell us the truth. It’s DOCUMENTED that a non GMO diet helps manage disease symptoms, helps get rid of chronic conditions and promotes overall well beings of health.
Unfortunately, America is in a really shaky, uncertain state with GMOs.
Right now there are SO many initiatives out there pushing to LABEL GMOs. You may notice in the grocery store labels that say “NON GMO VERIFIED”. Because some companies are realizing consumers want to know what’s in their food
they’re starting to label their foods. BUT, there are WAY WAY WAY more products that don’t label if they have GMOs or not.
BUT, As of July 23, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015″ which –if passed in the Senate– would consolidate federal control of labeling initiatives for genetically modified foods. This is a really important video that I’d urge you to sit down and watch. This is not an act we want to be passed by the Senate!!!!!
What Now? After the DARK Act (H.R. 1599)
THIS IS A REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY IMPORTANT ISSUE THAT WE TRULY NEED TO TAKE ACTION ON!!
IRT and Jeffrey Smith wants us to spread behavior change messaging and let people know what’s wrong with GMOs and why we need to avoid them. So I hope that I can help pique your interest to see if a Non GMO diet can help your health.
Don’t believe me? Check out Robyn OBrien’s GMO Labeling: The Mom’s Pledge and her Huffington Post’s 9 Dirty Little Secrets About GMOs.
Want to know something sad?
I had a meeting with a Representative of my District a few weeks back. We were talking about Arthritis issues, but he brought up GMOs and how he truly didn’t believe there were health concerns to be made. IT BLEW MY MIND!!! This Rep. is a doctor, he always supports patients and I actually really respect him for what he’s trying to do. But I couldn’t hold my thoughts when he said that. I guess the look on my face said it all, because he asked me my thoughts because I was clearly disagreeing with him.
I won’t lie, I got pretty flustered because everything that I’ve read and learned over the past few years just flooded my brains and I didn’t even know where to start! I went off and definitely gave him my opinion. I don’t know if it did anything, but I really hope it at least made him stop for a second and give it another thought. Here I was, an autoimmune arthritis patient and a certified health coach, telling him that GMOs were horrible for our health and, for the sake of every American, we NEED to label GMOs.
Hopefully my message was heard, but time will only tell.
We need to vote with our dollars.
We need to pick ORGANIC.
WE NEED TO FORCE COMPANIES TO START LABELING GMOS.
So anyways, this started from a simple ‘Julie, what’s a GMO?’ question and spiraled into a full political debate! Hahahaha
Wishing You A Pain Free Day!
Want to read a few of my previous GMO posts? Check these out: