This blog was inspired by a recent article in the New York Times by Michael Moss adapted from “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us,” which will be published by Random House this month.
Today, one in three adults is considered clinically obese, along with one in five kids, and 24 million Americans are afflicted by type 2 diabetes, often caused by poor diet, with another 79 million people having pre-diabetes. Even gout, a painful form of arthritis once known as “the rich man’s disease” for its associations with gluttony, now afflicts eight million Americans.
We believe that prevention is key to solving cancer. While much remains to be proven, there are some steps you can take tomorrow that can help. Our partner, AICR, does some great research in the nutrition area and we encourage you to learn more on their site.
Here are a few ideas:
- Eat lots of dark and leafy greens (spinach, kale)
- Cut back on animal fats as much as possible
- Enjoy bright colored berries
- Eat flaxseed in cereal or oatmeal
Check here for more cancer-fighting foods
Also – check out Whole Foods food ratings – ANDI Scores. While not based on cancer prevention – they do provide a guidelines on which foods are healthiest. We believe that most of America’s top killers (heart disease, stroke and cancer) are related and that a healthy diet can go a long way to stopping them.
If you haven’t seen the documentary, Food Inc., you should!
We have a problem. The modern industrialized food system combined with outdated government subsidies poses a serious risk to your health. At Life Tie, we believe you have the right to know how government subsidies effect what you eat– and how healthy you are. In fact, this devotion to transparency helped inspire us to start a movement. With Life Tie it’s easy to support a positive change. Our products financially support organizations that are doing good in the world. The film drives home the point that you, the consumer, have the power to change the world:
“When we put an item past a scanner we are voting.”
You vote with your food like you vote with your fashion. Purchase products you believe in. Ones that change the world in meaningful ways. Ones that represent who you are and what you stand for. At Life Tie, it’s what we do everyday.
Watch it now: Food Inc.