Okay, since most of you will probably only ever communicate with me here on this blog, I want to tell you now how much your support means to me. Thanks to those of you who have taken the time to read my rantings and not judge what our family has been through. It’s so easy to hear or read part of a story and assume the rest. However, this forum has allowed me the opportunity to meet some amazing people. You have taught me more than I’ve taught you. You have given us hope and support and love and I can’t ever tell you how much it means to me and my family.
Now, I must address an issue that seems to never resolve itself…..Strangeness.
I am a strange ‘girl’. I go against the grain. I swim upstream against the current. I don’t believe everything I read, see or hear. I have to know, I have to try, I have to test the boundaries. So all my life, I’ve been a little different. I see things through a different set of eyes I suppose. I don’t know why, but that’s just me. So what I’m getting at here is that while I’m used to feeling strange and being told I’m strange or different, I’ve come to the conclusion that what most people call ‘strange’ is sometimes exactly what is beneficial for most people…but they choose the easy path. To me, the easy path is ‘strange’.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people in my family complain about health issues after years of abusing their bodies with toxic foods and habits. This to me is in fact ‘strange’. To top it off, when I try to share my views on diet or health or any of it, my opinions are met with borderline hostility, as though I were telling someone to jump off a bridge!
Shouldn’t I be concerned about the foods that my family eats? Shouldn’t I be teaching my kids to put good foods into their bodies….not only that…shouldn’t I teach them WHY they should eat good foods? How those foods break down and how their bodies use those foods for fuel and to rebuild cells? Shouldn’t I? Or should I just go with the flow, give up and stock the pantry with donuts and soda? Should I feed chemically laden grains (treated with known mitochondrial toxins) to my kids who have mitochondrial diseases already? Should I promote things as food that actually have the nutritional value of a rock?
I am not sure why healthy foods provoke people to anger. Perhaps it’s guilt? Perhaps just laziness?
Let me assure you, I do not care what you choose to feed your child. But I care what my own child eats. So those who disagree or have a problem with my blog, might I suggest you continue to eat how you want, listen to whom you chose to listen to, and live your lives how you want to, and let me do the same? I’m all for choices, aren’t you? Thank God we live in a country where I can feed my child how I choose to, and so can you. I’m not judging, I’m just living my chosen path…the one that seems right to me.
So the anger I hear from those who disagree has caught me off guard lately…it’s actually left me feeling a bit, dare I say, strange. But the more I learn about diet and health, the more I realize that the strangest thing I’ve ever encountered is opposition to what’s right and good. I don’t understand the anger. If you don’t want to eat healthy foods, that’s cool. You can do what you want…but don’t push your beliefs on me. And do not complain when you reap the rewards of your actions. Chose your path and live it…and let me live mine.