From Bill Moyer:
Biologist, mother and activist Sandra Steingraber discusses her fight against fracking and toxins contaminating our air, water and food.
People may wonder sometimes why posts about food and the environment etc. are on a mental health blog. It’s because everything matters in our environment. Everything. I wrote the below comments for a short post entitled Everything Matters and am including them here again.
When it comes to wellbeing (mental and physical) and prevention of illness too many people will do anything they can to avoid the truth.
EVERYTHING matters. Your relationships with others and the planet, the food you eat, and the air you breath…. how often you move your body and the thoughts you nurture in your mind and soul.
That is what understanding ourselves as holistic beings entails. Understanding our relationship to EVERYTHING in our environment, what we’re born with and how it’s all connected. It’s not some sort of new age hogwash. It’s just plain and simple reality.
More on the contamination of our food supply:
- How do genetically engineered crops affect humans and animals? No one knows
- Fresh — the movie about sustainable farming and good healthy food
- Eating real whole food is important to our mental and physical wellbeing
- Organic Food vs. Conventional: What the Stanford Study Missed (a nice dose of pesticides with your conventional veggies, oh yum)