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Why This Non-GMO Activist Doesn’t Support the Non-GMO Label

Have you ever noticed that Monsanto doesn’t fight the Non-GMO Project™? You’re about to understand why. If you really are passionate about this cause you will hear me…and you will make necessary changes. We simply cannot just blindly follow the masses. We must be aware, smart, and then continuously strive to be more aware and smarter…

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Photo Credit to “NON-GMO Project (Truth Feed)” on Facebook

The following opinions reflect only the personal assessment of an activist and are by no means an official statement on the part of or about the Non-GMO Project or any other entity. Readers may follow the links and each complete their own personal assessment.

I know many activists have spearheaded a lot of educational efforts on the issues surrounding GMOs. I respect you for that; please continue to do so, but with your eyes wide open and with an effort to keep the eyes open of those you educate. It is critical that we educate the masses. But, I will also say that, technically speaking, I don’t know that we even have an end goal and certainly haven’t attained it because we’re constantly switching up the goal: labeling, banning, labeling, calling crony legislators who could give two manure piles about what the people want. Do you get it? Labels aren’t going to stop the poisoning of our children. We have to educate, educate, educate. We have to critically think about what we are educating on. We have to continuously examine all aspects of this fight and adjust our sites as needed. Time spent in politics is currently an obvious waste of time. I say “currently” because I’d like to see our government turn around at some point, but we can’t hold our breath on that relative to GMOs because they’re simply moving much faster than we are in legislature. That is illustrated quite clearly in a recent blog (1) by one of the most widely known organizations about going to DC to oppose the DARK Act. The following excerpt is from the aforementioned blog:

Groups of activists walked to the front of the line and challenged the fairness of being denied entrance…blocking the inclusion of dedicated Americans who wanted with every fiber of their being to just be in the room.”

They are purposely blocking us left and right and we have continued to encourage others to waste time with that when we have no time to waste. I don’t understand why we keep fighting a losing battle. FORGET the legislators for now. They are bought. FORGET labeling. It’s not going to happen with legislators that are bought, and too many are. It’s time to focus on REMOVING the cause of all these problems, WITHOUT the help of the federal level legislators. WE ARE POWER. They have false power only, and it’s time to remind them whose country this is and who this government is supposed to represent through bypassing their system. The bottom line is this~they can make or refuse to make whatever laws they want, but we are the final decision makers as the end consumer. To clarify, I do see more hope in local county bans and such, but don’t see much hope on the big scene where Big Ag can more easily interfere. Continue reading Why This Non-GMO Activist Doesn’t Support the Non-GMO Label

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It’s been a great first year and big news for 2015!

The WordPress stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for the Holistically Heal blog. I got this in an email this morning and thought I’d share with you all just for funsies. It is pretty cool to see the stats for the year…I’m excited to see that it was viewed in 62 countries, especially considering this blog is just a passion of mine and I’ve not promoted the site.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

In 2015, I hope to bring many more awareness topics to followers, their friends and families. Together we can restore the planet through awareness and education! If you see a blog post you love or found informative and helpful, please don’t forget to share. It’s going to take us all the spread the good word and reclaim our clean food, clean water and clean air!

Whether you are sharing about GMOs, the importance of organic foods, fluoridated water, chemicals in personal care products, etc, you ARE doing your part because bringing awareness to these problems helps people to vote with their dollars, in support of the companies that conduct business in sustainable ways that encourage the rebirth of our clean, unadulterated planet! And, when we have restored our planet, we no longer have to worry about what we can eat, drink or put on our skin. Can you imagine living in a time where you can just eat or drink something without worrying about what’s behind that label? We must say YES to clean and NO to toxins to get there…and the most hassle-free, reliable way to do that is through the Pure Integrity Verified Seal.

Many, many blessings to all of you for the new year. Thank you for following my mission and doing your part to GREEN IT UP!

Here’s a sneak peek of my next big project and what’s to come.

If you’d like to be actively participating through creating change local to you, please join our brand new group, Pure Integrity Moms (and Dads), on Facebook to connect with others likeminded around the world! If you think you’d like to get more involved, please contact me and I’ll put you in contact with Lynnette to make your arrangements for YOUR local T.O.U.R. (Total Organic Understanding Ride) or other ways you can support our mission through sharing the message.

xo~Rachel

Awe-mazing Autumn Organic Soup

Perfect Winter Soup

I whipped up this soup last night, just throwing together random ingredients we had in the pantry and refrigerator..it turned out so delicious and I wanted to write up a recipe to save while the ingredients were fresh in my mind. I figured what better way than on my site to share with you, right? Right 😉

Prep time: 20 mins

Cook time: 40 mins

Ingredients

2 cups sliced organic carrots (half moons)

2 cups chopped organic onions (appx 1/2 inch squares)

2 cups organic black beans, drained (cooked or canned)

3 handfuls organic baby spinach leaves, finely chopped (food processor saves time) Continue reading Awe-mazing Autumn Organic Soup

GMO Candy Flyer for Trick or Treaters~Spread awareness in your neighborhood!

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Have you ever thought about the local impact you could make by educating on Halloween through hand-outs to trick-or-treaters?

Click on the photo above to access and print off the full half page flyer. Please share this post with your friends, family and neighbors and ask them to share, print and hand out to trick-or-treaters to encourage locals to begin their journey towards clean food! Click on the facebook icon below to share this on your newsfeed and with all your contacts that care about sustainable living, clean food, clean air and clean water!!

Although the Non-GMO Project and Non-GMO label can be a starting point for some in starting to gather information on clean eating and begin to weed out the toxins their family is consuming all day everyday through GMOs, please be aware that “Non-GMO” does not mean “GMO-FREE”, just like non-toxic does not mean toxin-free. It is better than not observing at all, but still Continue reading GMO Candy Flyer for Trick or Treaters~Spread awareness in your neighborhood!

The most powerful and truthful film on healthcare of our time….

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Go ahead…empower yourself! Click on the photo above to view the trailer and rent the movie for online streaming.

I watched this film fresh off the press today and cannot recommend it highly enough to EVERY American!! A dear friend of mine, who is also in true healthcare, is a friend of Dr. Toni Bark, M.D., the doctor interviewing others in this film, and says without a doubt she is “the best doctor in America.” After seeing this film and what she’s done with it, I would have to say that doesn’t surprise me and I agree. The woman has guts and I applaud her…I have high respect for any medical professional who is willing to stick out their neck, question the system and do what’s right.

I know a lot about our “heath” care and food systems, what’s become of them, and where we are headed as a society if we don’t open our eyes but even I learned new information from this film.  This film is an absolute must watch for any mother, caretaker of young or old, anyone really. Please watch the film, share with your friends and family and try to remember to come back and comment to encourage others to do the same…it’s going to take all of us, on a united front, to change the mess we’ve created for ourselves with closed eyes.

Long ago, Leonardo da Vinci said, “Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!” Continue reading The most powerful and truthful film on healthcare of our time….

Taking on the Cancer Cronies

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Recently a mother who is fighting for her baby boy’s life tagged me on Facebook asking for my opinion on this article. The article infuriated me. There are so many mothers out there like this one, who has been fighting for her baby’s life for over half of his life. He is now 3 years old and was diagnosed at 18 months. He has basically lived in various hospitals across the country for as long as he can remember and is still fighting. It’s the only life he’s known. A life of being confined within the walls of a hospital, away from friends and family, faced with needles, knives and poison.

I cannot imagine being a mother in this position searching for better answers and encountering an article full of malarkey like this…no wonder these mothers are so overwhelmed, confused and end up feeling stuck in the conventional medical model as it’s the  only “sure” thing because they are convinced by mainstream doctors (who are not educated on how to truly combat cancer in medical school) to believe that’s true. So many activists, natural survivors and unconventional doctors are doing their best to put the info out there via the web, but Big Pharm does a very good job of muddying the waters and it is completely unacceptable. Lucky for this one, his mother has been waking up for some time and is asking the right questions. Thousands of others are still in the dark.

I wrote a comment on her interrogatory post, debunking each of the attempts to debunk ‘myths’ by this joke of an article, and wanted to also share those comments here with my blog followers in hopes to make this more clear for many more than just this mother. This is not a comprehensive response, however, I hope I have covered enough of it just to make one question articles like this and do their own further research.

PLEASE if you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer,  seek the help of a medicine person, holistic practitioner, naturopathic physician, etc. Conventional doctors in mainstream medicine are NOT equipped with the knowledge to help you beat the beast. Personally, if I were diagnosed, I would RUN from the oncologists as fast and far as I could.

First things first….this site is about as reliable as Snopes from past

Continue reading Taking on the Cancer Cronies

Unacceptable Levels

Click on photo above to view trailer or full film.

Unacceptable Levels examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s through the eyes of affable filmmaker Ed Brown, a father seeking to understand the world in which he and his wife are raising their children. To create this debut documentary, one man and his camera traveled extensively to find and interview top minds in the fields of science, advocacy, and law.  Weaving their testimonies into a compelling narrative, Brown presents us with the story of how the chemical revolution brought us to where we are, and of where, if we’re not vigilant, it may take us.

Over 80,000 chemicals flow through our system of commerce, and many are going straight into our bodies. Even our unborn children are affected. Due to this constant exposure, we have approximately 200 synthetic industrial chemicals interacting with our cells every single day. Until recently, modern science really didn’t understand what that could mean for all of us in the long run, but that is changing.

Globally, disease rates are on the rise. Theories about the causes abound, yet the issues are complex and often muddied by the maneuvering of political and corporate interests. To explore different facets of common chemical exposure, Unacceptable Levels, was made in consultation with experts in multiple fields and is guided by a father on a personal journey as he attempts to bring these issues to light for everyone. Its primary goal? To determine whether we can prevent disease before it strikes us.

Unacceptable Levels opens the door to conversations about the chemical burden our bodies carry so that we can make informed decisions now and in the future.  The film poses challenges to our companies, our government, and our society to do something about a nearly-unseen threat with the inspired knowledge that small changes can generate a massive impact.

APPROACHING A SELL-OUT!

I’m so very excited to announce that we are quickly approaching a sell out on our first big event in southeast Missouri about clean living! A few months ago, through my efforts, I was acquainted with one of the producers of a documentary called Unacceptable Levels and really  wanted to see it. So, I thought, “Why not bring it here?” Right?  For info on this film see http://www.unacceptablelevels.com

Unacceptable Levels screening at Cape Wehrenberg has now met the required threshold of ticket sales to guarantee the screening on April 1 at 6:30 pm. We are now quickly approaching a SELL OUT with only seven remaining seats! What a powerful message it will send to our local restaurants and vendors that we have enough locals interested in clean living and toxic-free options to sell out our first event! [Insert foodie nerd with excited expression here]

I’m so very excited to see the changes in healthy options for our community to unfold in the next few months to a year. I have plans for several events to come. Be sure to sign up if you would like to receive notifications when an event on clean, pure living is scheduled!