Would You Rather Die Instantly or Slowly?

Posted April 25th, 2012 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

I have been researching the 60’s in preparation for my first book, scheduled to be available on Earth Week 2013. Durning this process I came across a photo, in a 1968 newspaper, of a 12 year old boy who had tied a lawn chair to his skateboard and was riding it down a very big hill without a helmet or pads. The headline read, “A Little Hard To Steer But A Lot Of Fun!” Those were the days! Remember when we used to ride in the front seat with no seatbelt or in the back of a pick up truck on the highway. No responsible person would attempt that today, and for good reason. A helmet, or a seatbelt, can prevent you from dyeing instantly if you’re hit by a car. Why then, do we eat myriad processed foods—items our great grandmothers would not even recognize as food—without thinking twice about what it’s doing to our bodies? Foods that are killing us slowly from all the preservatives, plastic packaging, and so on.

Next time you want a snack, how about grabbing an apple. Not fortified, processed, apple goo that’s squeezed out of a plastic tube. Just an apple. With a core and real seeds. Preferably organic. Earth Week isn’t just about the planet; it’s about your body and your future too.

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