My beautiful Lyme Buddy and is so knowledgeable in the area of nutrition that she has been slowly schooling me on how food will heal us. At first, I was so concentrated on taking all my pills and vitamins, thinking that was my only cure, that I was being ignorant to what she was trying to scream at me. When she said, “Hey I think I’m going to buy half a grass fed cow”, I thought that maybe she had gone a little cuckoo, I couldn’t grasp what the concept of a grass fed cow meant, let alone buying half of one.
So one night on Netflix, I happened to come upon Food Inc. I have always wanted to watch this but I couldn’t get into it. Now being in the position that I am in, I think food is vital to our healing. My mom use to send me all these spam emails about what to eat, what not to eat, and I would just delete them. Nobody is going to tell me what I can’t eat! But I should have at least read some and kept my mind opened. Yes we hear all the commercials about buying local, about what types of crap they put in our food, but it really didn’t sink in for me. Until Now. I’m even questioning my deodorant.
Well, needless to say this movie is a HUGE eye opener. It’s a really well laid out documentary on where our food comes from. Over the past couple months as I have been researching healthy foods (with my Lyme Buddy as my guide), I’ve learned alot (and still have so much more to learn). I didn’t even know a whole world of other food existed outside my grocery store. We were so used to buying meat and produce from our local chain and not even caring where it came from.
I eventually started looking for farms in my area and was disappointed that I only found one. Well I was wrong. There are plenty, I just didn’t know. I went to a local Farmer’s Market last weekend and picked up a brochure and found a map of all the local farms. I live in an urban town, however 5 minutes north you are right into Farm Land.
So today, driving to my Lyme Homeopath, my mom and I stopped off at the farm that I found but they don’t open until June. Bummer! BUT, we kept driving and found another one, and I bought my first ever grass fed beef and some free range organic eggs. The label is already making me all giddy. They also had free range chicken but they were sold out. My husband is a big meat eater so he is also quite excited about this after watching Food Inc. with me. So, I think we are headed in the right direction. Let’s just hope it stays this way.
Well now my Lyme Buddy is talking about drinking Raw Milk. So much controversy around this issue. I swear nothing with Lyme ISN’T controversial!