Thursday, July 8, 2010


Do you ever feel overwhelmed? The more I try to make healthier choices, the more frustrated I become when I cannot find the healthier version. My main concern right now is our dairy. There are so many chemicals and preservatives in our dairy products and try as I might I have been unable to find better sources. I know that organic milk exists - but the stores here seem to be having trouble getting it onto their shelves. The one product I was able to get here much to my surprise was non-pasteurized, non preservative old cheese. And boy is it ever good! WOW! Not sure I could go back to regular chemicalized cheese after this. And it makes me wonder, have all our taste buds been de-sensitized? So much that we don't even know what food was meant to taste like?

It fills me with saddness when I think that for hundreds of generations people had healthy food. Yes they toiled over it, but it was healthy. Now we don't really have to work hard for our food and the food we eat is very unhealthy. I wish I knew all the ways to make things myself - things that girls a hundred years ago would have learned from early on. But I have to try to teach myself these things now. At least my Mom taught me about gardening and canning. Some women don't even have that experience to draw back on. So I am also overwhelmed with wanting to learn so much, and the amount of time it's going to take before it all feels second nature.

But I'm not giving up. I am ready for this new adventure in my life. I'll just take it one step at a time. After all, that's how I got to this place of wanting to be healthier. One step at a time.

1 comment:

  1. One thing at a time. I know that with TR's illness you are trying to make a lot of changes, but just do one thing at a time. At least you have cheese(where did you get it by the way?)
    I do get overwhelmed and I don't have to be as strict as you because I have no medical condition. Although I defintely want to get away from all the chemicals in our food, I can take it as I can afford it and know that we are slowly getting healthier. I think you have added stress because TR is sick.
    But just take a breath and take one thing, one day at a time. It will get easier! <3


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