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VERY Upset
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Posted on Friday, March 08, 2013 - 4:51 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The more I read about the stuff lurking in foods, the more upset I feel. It seems like everywhere I turn I find something else that's bad for me. Is it even possible to avoid bad foods? My family is not rich, and my mother has FIVE people to feed PLUS animals! Sometimes it just feels hopeless, I'm trying to stay positive... TRYING. On top of it all, I question how much of what I'm reading is even true. A recent experience with certain websites really opened my eyes to not trusting everything I read. This just adds to the stress of trying to stay healthy. Is there no end to the madness? Should I just give up?
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Posted on Friday, March 08, 2013 - 6:25 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't trust anything I hear, and I only trust a small percentage of what I read. For me it boils down to relying in part on intuition, synchronicity, and intellectual findings. The idea that eating healthy is too expensive can actually be a myth in many cases. We pay a lot for convenience when we eat out at restaurants--even fast food is pricey. It is definitely possible to eat MSG and GMO free on a budget! You can find (organic if possible) fruits and veggies from a warehouse store such as Sam's Club or Costco. Rice and beans can be cooked at home from scratch. I shop at Trader Joe's a lot and find safe choices there (although you have to be diligent about reading labels). I've found their prices to be outstanding. :-)
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Posted on Saturday, March 09, 2013 - 1:07 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

VERY Upset, It does seem that poison is lurking everywhere and it's a challenge to stay safe. It is a life-long life-style change that I believe most of us here have decided to make. It's hardest in the seemed to be daunting. It gets much easier as time goes by, and I agree what AdaLovelace has said. The way I look at it when I'm grocery shopping is that I would rather eat healthy (and spend a couple of dollars more), than to spurge and go out to dinner, or go on a weekend get-a-way, or to the casino, or....well you get the picture. It's all a matter of prioritizing.
Deb A.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 12:12 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Great advice. It IS hard in the beginning when we are almost going through a mourning stage about food companies and government agencies that have betrayed us. Some people go through a denial period when the work of changing their diet seems overwhelming. The choice is always ours. Eating healthier is always a good choice, especially if we are suffering the dangerous symptoms of MSG toxicity. Just know that we have been where you are now. It does get easier the more you learn. Try to turn your anger into a passion to learn all you can and not give up. Baby steps! It's all worth every effort you make. Your entire family will benefit in the long run. If you aren't sure MSG is the culprit, there is a test yourself diet on our site at
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Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 12:58 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Deb A. thank you so much for mentioning baby steps. At the beginning when it is all so overwhelming, remembering that even baby steps help is encouraging.

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