As part of our longer term plans to create a network of clean-living resources and high-quality products, plans, services and opportunities for you to engage with on your journey to arming yourself with the nourishment you need as you strive to thrive, we are developing several aspects of the business including ” Nourished Warrior Wellness” which will initially be a 6 part program based upon the notion of helping you build a well rounded arsenal of wisdom and non-violent, wellnessweaponry, with which to empower your highest level health, happiness and holistic lifestyle hopes.
The first of this plan is Nourished Warrior wellness: INDULGE, FUEL, PURIFY, EMPOWER, RESOLVE and RESTORE Each of these categories will be an ARMORY, that will address important aspects of your overall wellness needs, and strive to educate, enlighten and empower you as to the remarkable avenues accessible to get you to your ultimate end-point. Optimal wellness, a thriving life. Becoming The Nourished Warrior.
In this first installment we will be sharing insight from the FUEL armory: FUEL itself can be many things, primarily it is what we feed our bodies, during the daily strive to thrive.
Unfortunately in the last century the degradation of our food system has reached a breaking point, a fever-pitch quite literally, and has become something that instead of fueling wellness- fuels illness. Diet is the single most important factor in maintaining and achieving optimal health and it is not only an under-valued aspect but it is an under-understood topic altogether. In the US Alone – 68% of all disease and 40% of all cancers are diet-related. It is through the perversion and industrialization of our food system, via corruption of the FDA, the horrors of Monsanto, and the never-ceasing decline in food quality fueling the incline in toxicity – that so many in our population continue to suffer from (food-borne) illness and disease. Also skyrocketing across the Western world are allergies and food intolerances which many ( Western Medicine ) Physicians ( through their own ignorance or compliance with this conspiracy) fail to properly diagnose; and when they do- the only solutions offered tend to be enlisting big-pharma by prescribing anti-inflammatory medications etc. ) Allergies and intolerances, in themselves – are serious medical conditions resulting in the death and hospitalization of thousands- annually. Most of these are a by-product of defects in our industrialized food system. A perversion of agriculture, through the effects of GMO‘s, hormones and terrifying herbicides, pesticides and petroleum based poisons that are regularly injected, infused and otherwise packed into our produce and packaged-good foods. The fact that in one way or another near every illness or complaint could likely be tracked back to what we put into our bodies- the truth that something so sinister has happened to food that it continues to cultivate profound disturbances in our physiology, leads one to wonder- why is it that we do not strive to thrive? What sad state of complacency have we fallen into, that we no longer have the will to work for wellness? Why do we support a failing and flailing food/pharma/healthcare system ( that is so interconnected- the truth would blow your ever-loving minds ) ?
This knowledge vaccuum creates space for the conscious, the awake and the aware to rise up and take action, accountability and inspired action into our own hands. Through self-empowerment, education and understanding of the dynamics of how we as humans, relate to food- and the reality of what’s available to us in any old supermarket= we can revolutionize the ways in which we fuel ourselves. Ruling out the potential for disease and illness, and empowering those currently suffering from many of the ill-effects of a broken system of sustenance. All that it takes in actuality- is the desire to do better. To live better. To want to be the change that you wish to see in the world. That change starts from within, inside your temple – where the true healing and the true journey to thriving begins.
WE believe in you. We believe that you are worthy of better, brighter, healthier, cleaner and more sustainable sources of fuel, and it is our mission to bring that to you- in as tasty a package as possible. Healing is wonderful, tasty healing- that shit is divine.
Where to start?
First let’s have a look at the truths about our failing food system; for more information on all things FDA, Big-pharma, Industrialized Food etc. please visit any of the following links to educate yourself further:
Secondly: please, please protest GMO’s. WATCH:for anyone who is not educated as to what precisely GMO’s are, and why they are a horrific invention by a desperate society seeking to perpetuate disease: Jeffrey Smith’s mesmerizing film shines a bright light of hope that we can reclaim our health and our food systems…
It’s a real wake up call as to just how deep the corruption of our food chain truly is.. unveiling a world most of us have never seen: exposing the bullying & deceit of the biotech industry, Monsanto’s strong arm tactics, the FDA’s fraudulent policies, & how the USDA adamantly ignores a growing health emergency-
top 3 tips for avoiding GMO foods:
1- buy certified organic. By law organics cannot contain GMO’s ( though questionable in the US- ecocert and Canadian Organic certifications are a safe bet.
2. Look for non-GMO labels, while the petition to have GMO’s labelled has been ongoing for years now, many brands have adopted their own practice of choosing to label their foods non-GMO for the safety and concern of the consumer. ( note: currently there are NO laws in place stating that companies that produce products made with GMO’s must label their products accordingly- a rather terrifying proposition but a seriously fucked up reality. Please do your research. Buy wise.
3- avoid any at-risk ingredients, the top culprits being: corn, soy, canola, cottonseed and sugar ( which in itself is a sick plague on humanity with its own laundry list of offenses )
Thirdly, for those of you who need some additional assistance in understanding how to read labels, what to look for, what to avoid and what to weed out of your current kitchen: we will be addressing chemicals, toxins and additives in another article series under ” Nourished Warrior Wellness: PURIFY“ – meantime, here’s a handy go-to-GMO-guide for your arsenal- : print it off ( it’s size 4×6 ) & keep in your wallet when you’re grocery shopping.
Lastly, as related to creating healthy and clean meal plans we will be publishing our next piece on shopping for clean-cuisine and how to prepare naturally powerful foods that will sustain,nourish and fuel your overall wellness, watch out for that – servin up soon from the Nourished Warrior HQ
Nourish Your Nature.
– The Nourished Warrior