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Steps to a Healthier You

Now that I narrowed down the four most important things to a healthy lifestyle, I want to take some time to explain each step in detail. The first step is steering clear of GMO foods.  The evidence that GMO foods are a risk to your health is growing.

Many nations DO NOT consider GMOs to be safe. Nearly 50 countries around the world (including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union) have huge restrictions or bans on the production and sale of GMO products.  Unfortunately the US government has approved GMO products and has no evidence of the safety of these products.

The good news is that many people have discovered the danger of GMO products and have put together ways to help those that are not as aware. There are a two ways to help you know and find the proper foods without GMO.

  • Buy Organic – If you buy Organic, there is a guarantee that the product you’re consuming is 95% GMO free. This is a requirement put in place by the USDA. For more information on this you can read my post about Why You Should Choose Organic Foods .
  • Non-GMO Project – The Non-GMO Project has makes it really easy to identify foods with GMO. These foods are verified that they are GMO Free.  Simply visit The Non-GMO Project website and you can check if your favorite brands are GMO Free. You can also be sure a product is GMO free if it carries the label below on it.

NON GMO Project

I learned about GMO through The Body Ecology Diet. I’m so thankful that I’ve been informed because I’ve been able to change the foods my family eats.  If you’re still not convinced that you should live GMO Free, check out this great article on The Threats from Genetically Modified Foods.

This is the 2nd post in a series. Click this Steps to a Healthier You link to see the rest of the posts :)! My next post will be about “how to combine food properly”. Stay Tuned!

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6 Comments

Jennifer The Quirky Momma

January 21, 2013 @ 17:02

Thanks for the information. We are very particular about non-GMO foods in our home.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

January 22, 2013 @ 06:57

I didn't realize there were labels to indicate it. That will be helpful!

Jennifer H

January 22, 2013 @ 15:48

Great informatioN!

Maryann

January 23, 2013 @ 05:35

We used the BED diet for a while for my son with Autism. I loved making coconut water kefir with their starter.

Connie Omari

January 25, 2013 @ 19:04

Any budget friendly GMO free foods that you can recommend? Or what about budget friend GMO free food stores?

    Apryl

    January 29, 2013 @ 09:21

    You can get GMO free foods at a great price when they are on sale and combined with coupons. The stores I love for GMO Free Foods is Sprouts and Whole Foods. My favorite online stores are Vitacost, Amazon and Swansons Vitamins.

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