You Are What You Eat?
|Contributed by Liam Blume
RESOURCES TO HELP WITH YOUR DIET AND LIFESTYLE
Do you want to eat healthier, live in a cleaner environment, feel better and contribute to others by sharing with them how you are doing it? There are so many ways to do it. Below you will find resources to help you with that. Some are edgy in how they present their views or facts and some are more mainstream and neutral. Either way, have fun exploring their views and making use of their resources.
We support your passion to live a life of purpose. No doubt, to live (it) to the fullest, we need to be healthy. As Co-Founder Bart Potenza of the restaurant Candle Cafe in NYC can be heard telling his customers and workers, "Go To 'Health'!" Eat up the information below and let us know what you've learned from these resources - such as what is organic, organic foods and more. Better yet, share with us some more resources or submit to us a story you are passionate about. Perhaps a story on organic farming, organic gardening, organic foods or organic herbs.
Sustainable Table celebrates local organic and sustainable food, educates consumers on food-related issues and works to build community through food. Projects include The Meatrix, award-winning, humorous animations on industrial agriculture and The Daily Table, their deliciously popular blog. Visit www.sustainabletable.org to help save small family farms!
Produced by Sustainable Table and Free Range Studios, The Meatrix, The Meatrix II: Revolting, and The Meatrix II 1/2 expose the dirty truth behind today's industrial meat and dairy production.The movies use action and humor to educate audiences, while the Sustainable Table website offers alternatives to the problems with industrial agriculture.
Know Your Body, Know Your World
"The human body is the universe in miniature. That which cannot be found in the body is not to be found in the universe. Hence the philosopher's formula that the universe within reflects the universe without. It follows, therefore, that if our knowledge of our body own could be perfect, we would know the universe." - Mahatma Gandhi
Finding an expert who can help you to know your body and connect better to the universe can be difficult. One person, Joanne DiMauro, has dedicated her life to being of service to others in this way. She brings the important factors of looking at your diet and health from a holistic point of view and knows that no one diet fits all. Check her out at Know Your Body.
Perhaps you'd like to learn more about how your lifestyle and food can affect your health and well-being and outlook on life. Check out the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Guide to Eating Well
(in your neighborhood or while traveling)
Eat Well Guide is a free online directory of thousands of family farms, restaurants, and other outlets for fresh, organic, and locally grown food in the US and Canada. Originally a database of sustainably-raised meat and dairy producers, its listings have expanded to include farmers' markets, CSA programs, partner organizations, water-conscious ratings and vegetarian eateries. Visitors can search by location, keyword or category to find good food, download customized guides, or plan a trip with the innovative mapping tool, Eat Well Everywhere. Eat Well is also home toThe Green Fork blog and the free print and online book Cultivating the Web: High Tech Tools for the Sustainable Food Movement.
HELPING THE HUNGRY
Share Our Strength is a national organization that works hard to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry. One out of six children in America is at risk for hunger. At a time when the demand for subsidized meals is increasing in this country, it helps for us all to find ways to bridge the gap.
Share Our Strength weaves together a net of community groups, activists and food programs to catch children at risk of hunger and surround them with nutritious food where they live, learn and play.
SOS works with the culinary industry to create engaging, pioneering programs like Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation, Great American Bake Sale, A Tasteful Pursuit, Great American Dine Out TM, and Operation Frontline. Through these programs, SOS raises funds to provide children and their families with the healthy food they need. They also support and create partnerships with effective, influential nonprofits and provide education programming that teaches families how to prepare healthy, low-cost meals.
Since 1984, SOS has raised over $245 million and provided support to more than 1,000 of the most effective hunger-relief organizations around the globe.
Share Our Strength is working hard to end this invisible hunger. And they do it with the help of dedicated, committed volunteers, community organizations and strong supporters like you. Share your strength and find out how you can get involved today!