Hello! My name is Sandy Treadwell and I’m here to talk about health. As a country, we are in the midst of a health crisis. Our food system is no longer in the hands of farmers. The food within that system no longer benefits our health, but rather, it is filled with dangerous chemicals. Approximately 2/3 of our nation is overweight. It is clear to see that something has got to change.
I’m a mother of three. I don’t work for congress. I don’t have the power to pass a bill that would change our food system. I don’t have millions of dollars to spend on GMO / chemical awareness. But all of this does NOT mean that I cannot make a difference. As a mother, I have the power to teach my children about the importance of local and organic whole foods. I have the power to spend my money on food that is responsibly grown. I have the power to cook nutritious meals for my family. We have more power than we realize when it comes to our food.
I started this blog to share the ways in which my family stays healthy. We eat local and organic foods. We live sustainably. We make sure that we move our bodies every day. It isn’t difficult or expensive to live a healthier lifestyle; it just takes a bit of planning. I plan to use to this blog to share recipes, fitness tips and goals, as well as other healthy living tips that have worked for me and my family.
My family follows a traditional whole food based diet inspired by Dr. Weston A. Price. This dentist, doctor, and scientist traveled the world searching for the key to health and wellness. Throughout his travels, he discovered that the healthiest people ate a traditional whole food based diet that was free from processed foods and refined sugar.
This means that we try to buy most of our food directly from local farms, community supported agriculture programs, farmer’s markets, and food cooperatives. When we can’t find all we need locally, we try to choose only organic and non-GMO foods from the grocery store. We also cook about 80% of our meals from scratch. This is the easiest and most economical way to feed my family healthy food.
As parents and as people in general, it is our job to reclaim our food system and change the way our nation thinks about food. We need to return to the worth traditions and wisdom of the past. Please join me on this quest for a healthier nation.