"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Whatever Happened To ...

... Mrs. Mac's Hives?

After changing my diet by removing any and all processed foods (anything not in a whole state) my years (four) long battle with hives has come to an end.  In a way, I'm thankful for such an annoyance (the hives) because it/they were a giant wake up call to the toxicity of store bought, prepackaged foods.  Has it been easy?  YES (because I'm blessed to stay home and have the time to cook without the 'help' of prefab food.  Was the change in diet worth it?  YES!  With the awakening of the American populace about the horrific nutrition of ready made foods ... have you been tempted to include more whole food items in your diet?  Are you trying to eat more seasonal foods? 

Photo credit:  Carl Larrson

5 comments:

TheRextras said...

Yes! If others are questioning the mention of 4 years - managing our food and eating habits is a lifelong enterprise.

If you didn't see the preview of the Food Revolution on Monday evening - oh, no tv at your home. Well, I recommend other readers to tune in on Friday to see some more about how cooking from scratch is best.

Very happy to read you lost the hives, Mrs. Mac. Barbara

Sandy said...

We changed our diet to whole
foods years ago due to our son's
struggle with autism. We are all
healthier because of it. I had
also bought Sally Fallon's
Nourishing Traditions book and
that was helpful in making the
transition. Turns out I realized
I was just going back to cooking
and eating the way my wonderful
mother had taught me. She and
my dad were farmers and never
ate anything but whole foods all
their lives. She passed away at
89, he at 90, without ever having
any serious illness.

DarcyLee said...

I, too, will be watching the Food Revolution on television. You may be able to get the show online as well. Eating real food versus processed foods is so much better-for taste and health. I'm so happy for you that you are able to get rid of hives as a result of just eliminating processed boods. How frustrating that must have been!

Jada's Gigi said...

AS you saw in my "Year of Me" i am doing several things to improve my personal diet and that of my family. Losing the prefab food is high on the list. Because of my hubby's medical condition we have been doing this for several years now and I am participating more and more. Fresh is better..in every way!

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

Me too.