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The Food Industry, Their Profits, and Your Health

The Food Industry, Their Profits, and Your Health

I know this is a controversial and very heavy topic for many - and I don't want to lecture anyone on what is right and wrong as far as food choices are concerned.  What I do wish for everyone is that you are informed about what goes into the products you eat and I am thrilled that processed foods are finally getting more scrutiny from health food advocates, whole food advocates, and even News anchors. Photo cred: www.FoodBabe.com

I follow a blog called Food Babe, by Vani Hari - you know her as the girl who got Subway to take the yoga mat chemical Azodicarbonamide out of their breads (it was not used in Subway's bread in EU or other countries as it is banned there).  Vani is actively investigating our daily foods and corporations from Gateorade to Whole Foods to Starbucks to Kraft to Chipotle, and more.  Today in her post she brings us back to a Special Report on ABC News by anchor Peter Jennings on December 8, 2003 called How To Get Fat Without Really Trying.  I have to admit, I was surprised this video was produced over ten years ago, and yet so many Americans still are unaware of what they are actually eating - and why our nation's people are becoming increasingly overweight.  I highly recommend you watch these videos.

Also, take some time to check out this video from Marie Forleo on Marie TV: an interview with Vani (this is how I came across this lovely lady) where she shares great advice on foods you may not suspect you need to avoid: Healthy or Not: 5 Health Foods You Shouldn't Eat.  Some of the items shared caught me completely off guard!  This video is well worth a listen to know what you are actually putting into your body.

Here is a secret I need to share with you: I spend a significant amount of my "free time" watching and listening to Marie's interviews to learn ... New things.  About everything!

photo cred: www.marieforleo.com

Marie Forleo is a wonderful business guru and advocate to help (us all!) Create a Business and Life You Love.  Her interviews are always informative and inspiring, and to any of you looking for advising on your "next steps" - take some time to explore what she has to offer.  Find videos on business and personal growth, how to be more productive, and even spiritual stuff to help improve your life.  Marie's authentic approach makes every bit of her imparted wisdom (in writing and video) easily understandable and entertaining, and I.just.love.it!  Marie has also founded B-SCHOOL, an online 8-week training program for online business owners and entrepreneurs, which has received wonderful acclaim.

I am so happy to have stumbled upon both of these awesome women who are consciously working to make a positive difference in the world, and in our lives.  Their influence and impact on me has already changed my life, and they inspire me to make greater change Every.Day.

Who are your favorite online gurus?

Please share your thoughts on the ABC News special below; I am always interested in a lively conversation about how we can live - and be - healthier.

~Alaina

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