This weekend while on a walk with my granddaughter she started a conversation about what was healthy to drink and not drink. She informed me that soda isn’t good because “it gives us sugar”. Growing up I had several relatives who had lost a limb (amputation) as a result of diabetes, but they called it sugar, as in “He lost his leg to sugar.” Today we are disconnected from our food in more ways than just the terminology we use, but there are signs that this is changing for the better. This Monday’s Good News starts with ways we are taking back our food.
This first story had me cheering and wanting to share this with you before the weekend. I’ve shared with you the stories of countries and stores that are rejecting GMO foods but still Monsanto has its grip on our food supply and our government officials. But there is another way to hurt them…..attack their stock. Activists launched Monsanto Stock Plunge in which they asked investor to sell shares of biotech companies, such as Monsanto. It worked stocks plunged causing the worst day for NASDAQ since November of 2011.
I learned as a youth that honey was safer than antibiotics and swear by it. My boys grew up rarely ever having an antibiotic (after surgery once for my oldest and once for an ear infection for my youngest). With the growing numbers of people becoming resistant to antibiotics the good news is scientists have learned why honey is better than antibiotics for healing. NOTE: never give honey to a child under the age of two.
With all the negative news on sodas from aspartame being cancer-causing, sodas fueling the obesity problem, and that carbonated drinks cause our bones to soften (osteoporosis) the good news is that soda industry is losing ground. The biggest losses are in the diet sodas but an overall drop says to me that people are taking back their health.
What good News do you have this week?