Shut your cabbage hole

I confess. I play video games on my iPad, my iPhone, and almost anywhere else I can get them. I like them.

screen640x640   My newest fav is Fairway Solitare, which I have to warn you is so addicting it has the potential to breakup marriages if played late at night.

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Well, as I was listening to the running golf commentary of the Scottish sportscaster, I heard him say: “Shut your cabbage hole” to the other sports guy.

That got me to thinking: We in the U.S. of A. don’t say that. We say, “Shut your pie-hole!”

And, so my random mind–which I have to tell you is on high alert during video game play, got to musing about how typical that is between our food intake and Europe’s–or at least Scotland’s.

They use cabbage as the image that is always in view, and we use calorie-laden, double-crusted pie as our typical fare of mouth.

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I won’t give my usual rant (see Figs vs. Food assassins) about this, but I just want to reiterate one point: we (because of our powerful  food industry–see, for instance, Ellen Moyer’s blog post The Power of Our Food Choices on Huffington Post) and our government’s ever-growing support of lobbyists who care more about profit than health, (see www.eatdrinkpolitics.com post on Lobbying and Interference) we are poisoning our children, creating epidemic obesity, and lacking the basic nutrition our bodies need and crave, while the Europeans ban GMO’s, lean on vegetables, think of dessert as a treat not a triple-times-a-day or more indulgence, and don’t use the partially-hydrogenated oils and high-fructose additives that are most assuredly adding up to FAT, FAT.

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The blogs, sites and research is overwhelming, and I am citing just two of many. Do your own research too, and:

Please stop buying this junk.

They can’t sell it if you don’t buy it. Save your loved ones from heart disease (See Dr. Mitchell Gaynor’s The Gene Therapy Plan), and change your genetic destiny, by eating whole foods and avoiding the packaged, processed junk and “food-like products” that we are passing off as actual food.   41p+vFDTJUL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_

By the way, Dr. Gaynor was the 11th Natural Foods advocate to mysteriously die recently. Hmm. I’m just sayin’. Hmm.

In any case, you can buy whole foods on a budget–try farmer’s markets from May to October. You can buy imported foods that do not contain our “bad stuff.” And, you can just decide that it is worth the extra bucks to live a life of health.

And, no, I will NOT shut my cabbage hole about this. I really, really care about your health–and mine.

2 thoughts on “Shut your cabbage hole”

  1. The reasons you describe above make me less and less concerned with the premium prices I pay at Whole Foods. I’ve determined that my standards at Farmers Markets end up with the same price point as buying Whole Foods. Unfortunately you get what you pay for and if Whole Foods already vets most of their products to at least Farmers Market standards, then it’s worth the price. We can baulk all we want about how we hate the price tag on organic groceries, but at the end of the day, because we live in a capitalistic society, these are choices we all have to make. To vote for. I’ve figured out (in Cali) that if you shop the perimeter of Whole Foods and don’t buy anything else, it ends up being about the same price point as your local grocery store but with berries that last a week instead of a day. Everything that isn’t fresh I try to buy on Amazon.
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