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Three Rules to Follow when Grocery Shopping: January 15, 2017

Three Rules to Follow when Grocery Shopping

Dear Readers,

It is awesome to be with you once again for my Weekly Sunday Blog where I share from my knowledge and personal experiences in an effort to help you live your best life. Having practiced as a Professional Registered Nurse for 27 years now, I feel a great sense of urgency and responsibility to educate the public on ways to be healthier. I’ve witnessed a lot of deaths in that time period, many of which could have been avoided. Hence the desire to share my knowledge with you.

How often do we take the time to read the ingredients on what we buy in the grocery store? Is it important to know what we are putting in our bodies? Are the ingredients processed or chemical in nature? All questions we should be asking ourselves for optimal health and prevention of disease. I believe there are 3 important rules to follow when grocery shopping.

  1. Always read the label for ingredients: It is important to know what we are putting in our bodies. Many foods today are processed. The processing of the food often takes out the beneficial elements that are present in the foods natural state. Often you will also find chemicals added to the food for various reasons. Chemicals to keep it fresh. Chemicals to change the color. Chemicals to alter the flavor. The problem is that the chemicals have been proven to cause many diseases including cancer.
  1. The Fewer the Ingredients, the Better: Mixing too many ingredients together can change the way we digest the food. Digestion is important for the retaining of the foods beneficial elements. Certain foods work better in combination with one another. Too much information to share in this blog so the best rule of thumb is the fewer the better. I like to stick to 5 ingredients or less.
  1. Ingredients should all be recognizable: If you do not recognize the ingredients, do not purchase the item. Long chemical names that cannot be pronounced or recognized should be avoided at all cost. Man-made ingredients such as food coloring, along with the many chemicals we see on labels, should never be consumed. They, once again, have been proven to cause many diseases including cancer.

You are what you eat. Something we should always keep in mind. If you are eating man-made ingredients and processed foods that cause cancer, you increase the likelihood that you will get cancer. Cancer is a billion dollar business with new cases on the rise daily. In my clinical practice as a Registered Nurse, I have been seeing a steady increase of cases over the past several years. It is my belief that God placed something on this earth to heal our every ailment. It is also my belief that we can heal ourselves using those things created by God along with the power we each have inside of us. Remember, we are all endowed with a power far greater than any human trial.

We must take our health into our own hands. One of the ways to do this is by eating a mostly raw diet with healthy natural ingredients.  I hope you will consider these 3 rules next time you go shopping. Make an effort to be in optimal physical health.  Live your best life.

In Health and Wellness


2 comments on “Three Rules to Follow when Grocery Shopping: January 15, 2017

  1. Amen! A prime example is “faux” coffee creamers. Half & half in my coffee is my preference. Black coffee would be healthier but after many attempts, I’ve just accepted that I can’t switch to black coffee and enjoy it. So I’ve cut down to 1 – 1/2 cups per day to limit how much half and half I consume. However, there are shelves upon shelves of the “faux” creamers in every imaginable “flavor” in every major market. These are not CREAM. It just amazes me to see people loading up on the sugars, chemicals and preservatives because it “tastes” like hazelnut or french vanilla or cookies in cream. In truth, there is not a hazelnut in existence that tastes like that faux food. There is nothing redeeming about a sugared chemical concoction trying to pass itself off as “cream”. Even starting with the elimination of one item in your cart such as this one, would make a positive impact on your health.

    Keep up the good work!


    • Bev,

      Thanks so much for your response. I value your feedback given your education and experience. Ultimately, we are what we eat. That sums it up. I look forward to hearing more from you and appreciate the support.



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