at home, we buy organic dairy products - whether it's milk, yogurt, or cheese. but it's harder to find organic dairy when you're dining out.
i watched food, inc. recently, and felt quite disgusted at what we people will do to make a few bucks.
a friend of mine told me recently about a documentary called fat, sick and nearly dead. i haven't had a chance to watch it yet, but it's on the list of this weekend. this guy describes how he had gotten fat and sick eating all the wrong foods. he "rebooted" his system by doing a juice fast for a period of time (had nothing but juice during the fast) and brought whatever issues he had under control - something allopathic medicine could not do.
it's quite sad. our lives are so busy. we want to get so much done. we want to get ahead in some race of rodents. we don't have time to make or eat freshly prepared meals. so we buy fast food, processed packaged foods, and such things that would probably otherwise taste awful. but they add fats, salt, sugar, and artificial flavor enhancers like MSG to make them taste "good," and these too take their toll on our bodies.
over time, these foods destroy our bodies. we end up with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and all sorts of other diseases. we then have to take all sorts of drugs to try to deal with these issues. those drugs have their side effects - it's like you try to contain one flood but still have to deal with a smaller flood that results as a side effect. if we're lucky, we only end up dead.
so, was ignoring proper care and nutrition for our bodies worth getting ahead of some other rodents? can we really enjoy the few extra dollars we may have made if we don't have good health?
consider this perspective - we don't buy and use "fast bags." we know they're out there. they take less time to make. they even cost less. they're plentifully available.
but we don't buy them.
because we know that they are made with materials of lesser quality.
we know that the stitching will probably start to fall apart in a year.
we know that they probably won't be as comfortable to carry.
we know that customer support will leave something to be desired.
if we are so particular about the bag we use, about what we want to put our things in, then why are we willing to put just about anything into our bodies?
okay, sorry for the rant. i'll stop. :)