29 August 2011

Weekend: Food and Water

As most of my readers know, I am in the midst of a lifestyle change. As a result, most of what I talk about lately involves food, exercise, or some variation of this. This is not becoming a food blog. I repeat, this is not becoming a food blog. It will remain the same random mashed up "lifestyle" blog it has always been. It's just that right now, this is my reality. If you would like me to tone it down with the health crap, let me know. I want to share things that may be helpful to others, but if I'm completely losing you guys, please let me know. It is tough sometimes as a blogger to gauge your readers' interests!

Anyway, this weekend there was a mini heat wave in L.A. We ventured out on a few occasions, but otherwise stayed indoors. As a result, we caught up on our Netflix queue.

Two Highly Recommended Documentaries. You may have very well seen both. We are behind in our documentary watching.

Food, Inc.

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Tapped.
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Food, Inc. made me want to go to my farmer's market and hug everyone there. Also, it made me want to adopt thousands of chickens and cows. I know I can't, but wow. I think I have been brainwashed by major food corporations for most of my life. Have you?

Tapped made me want to never drink bottled water again. During college and graduate school, I drank a ton of bottled water. Yuck. After that report on BPA was made public, I started to wonder about plastic water bottles. However, I never thought much about the water being put in them or the water's source. Double yuck.

L and I promptly drove to The Container Store and bought a few of these Bobble filtered water bottles.

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I shared this link on my Twitter, but I'll post it again for those that didn't see it. It is an article on environmental links to breast cancer and endometriosis. I think every woman (and every man, but mostly women read my blog) should know about these risks.

What are your favorite resources for health news and healthy eating?


7 comments:

  1. Ooh, I loove our Bobbles! We bought ours online but I noticed the other day that they're being sold in our grocery store! I'm so happy that they're catching on.

    We made the switch to local/organic about five months ago, so I'm very excited to read about your experiences with it. I'll definitely check out those documentaries--Food, Inc is something I've wanted to see for awhile now. I'd definitely recommend to you to read Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. A lot of helpful info in there, plus its just a really wonderful book!

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  2. I agree that we here in the West have sort of lost our view of where our meat comes from! I drove through Central CA on my way up here and you could tell the difference between the free range places (which were lovely pastures with less animals) and the other cattle ranches (which STUNK to high heaven!).

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  3. Oh! And I like Fitness Magazine when it comes to healthy tips and recipes! :)

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  4. I try to avoid bottle water unless I am in a pinch. We live for our big Brita filter container. We refill our reusable bottles and cups at home. Saves a ton of money and it much healthier!

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  5. Food Inc was what pushed us into eating organic as well!

    I follow Mark Bittman on twitter, he posts quite often on food safety issues.

    "What to Eat" by Marion Nestle and "Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan are on my reading list based on a friend's recommendation.

    Hope you keep posting about your new healthy lifestyle! So inspiring!

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  6. After I read Bottlemania, I switched to using a recyclable bottle rather buying a bottle of water everyday.
    I'm nervous to watch Food Inc. I don't think I'll be able to handle it.

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  7. i've been dying to see "food inc," and just recently saw the trailer for "tapped" and really want to see it as well. i'm so glad the water bottle facts have been making their way to the mainstream.

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