From Bill Moyer:
Biologist, mother and activist Sandra Steingraber discusses her fight against fracking and toxins contaminating our air, water and food. She’s written the book Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis
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 in our environment impacts our health and wellbeing. 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. The body you were born with. The body you have today. 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.
This idea of everything mattering got extended into my mini memoir on Mad in America
More on the contamination of our food supply:
Neurotoxins in our environment threaten our brains, bodies and the planet
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)
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