So I have been thinking…..I am moving away from the term ‘paleo’. Paleo got me excited nine years ago, but today it doesn’t. Why because it has become too commercialised and it does not float my boat anymore.
What floats my boat?
Talking about real food, where our food comes from, how it was grown, who grew it. I am passionate about food ethics, organics, food sustainability, self sufficient living, animal welfare, supermarket duoploy’s, fair trade, environment, permaculture and making a positive change to help people connect back with nature to eat real food.
I am passionate about changing the way we eat and live. Passionate about the connection between humans and natural world. Passionate about simple living and being conscious about our food and lifestyle choices. Do we need a label for that….No we don’t! Do we need a new diet book to tell us how to eat, no we don’t. We are the only animal on this planet that is instructed by scientist, nutritionist, dieticians and food manufacturers on how to eat. Why have we lost that art of instinctively knowing what is good for us?
When we connect back to eating real food, the food nature provides us, no diet book is needed and we become more relaxed around our food choices.
Humans used to know how to eat, but we have allowed food industry marketers and nutritional scientist to complicate things. Our western society is full of dietary confusion, and I personally don’t want to be involved in it any more.
I feel I want to pay far more attention to the sociology and ecology of eating rather than the chemistry. Pay more attention to what has been done to our food, rather than how much carboydrates is in it. When we don’t reach for a label or gimmick or new diet fad, we can return to eating just good, natural real food and reclaim our health and reclaim our happiness.
We have complicated nutrition. Yes we have. Food coaches, dieticians, nutritionist, food manufacturer’s and scientists. We have lost connection with nature, the land and the art of eating simple, healthy and most importantly real food.
My blog is moving in a direction of connecting us back to our farmers, back to eating real food, understanding that food is a part of our natural being and not a product of industry and marketing. Food is fuel and when we reach to nature and our garden to provide us that fuel we do not need to concern ourselves with ingredient labels, health claims, nutrients, packaging or chemical compounds. We realise what we can create and enjoy using this delicious, fresh food. My page will be connecting us with living toxic free, living simply and letting go off guilt that surrounds us everyday.
As Michael Pollan so rightly says ” When you’re cooking with food as alive as this – these gorgeous and semigorgeous fruits and leaves and flesh – you’re in no danger of mistaking it for a commodity, or fuel, or a collection of chemical nutrients. No in the eye of the cook or the gardener or the farmer who grew it, this food reveals itself for what it is: no mere ‘thing’ but a web of relationships among a great many living beings, some of them human, some not, but each of them dependent on the other, and all of them ultimately rooted in soil and nourished by sunlight.
I’m thinking of the relationship between the plants and the soil, between the grower and the plants and animals he or she tends, between the cook and the growers who supply the ingredients, and between the cook and the people who will soon be able to join the table and enjoy the meal”
Join me on my journey of learning and living a more meaniful, self sufficient and sustainable life. Live by a philosophy of mindfulness and making positive changes towards eating and living and letting go of labels.
A beautiful comment made by a friend of mine, Steve Hayter from That Paleo Show
“Being authentic to others with others is important but being authentic with yourself is paramount”