We saw another great food documentary this past weekend!
I’m a huge sucker for these films. I love learning new things about food and health! (I’ve written about Forks Over Knives, Food Inc., and Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead too if you’re interested). It helps to remind me of my career goals (to work in public health towards the improvement of food regulation) and helps to personally motivate me to eat better. If you clicked on my review of Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, you’ll see that I talked about some of my personal health problems in that post. I have idiopathic angioedema…which means that I have an unexplained histamine problem that causes swelling both internally and externally. I’ve had problems with it on and off since high school, but currently it is at its worse. In case you’re curious about how I am, I’m still exactly the same. Still taking a bunch of pills that I don’t want to be taking, but happy that my symptoms are under control and that I no longer require steroids.
Food Matters talked a lot about how modern medical doctors and the pharmaceutical companies aren’t doing much to actually improve the health of Americans–they just treat our symptoms and give us pills. I completely agree with this, but the problem is that unless you have a lot of money lying around, conventional medicine is your only option. I’ll be glad for the day when I’m employed and can afford to visit a naturopathic doctor, who can hopefully free me from these medications. Until then, I’ll take the pills I need to take and nourish my body as best I can.
One of the things that Food Matters focuses on is the importance of eating raw foods, which is something that I never really focused on before.
I’m not planning to go into an extreme raw food diet, but the film did remind me that uncooked fruits and vegetables should be a part of everyone’s diet. So I’m trying to make sure that we have something raw on our plate every night for dinner!
Here’s the plan for this coming week.
(I posted on this yesterday in case you missed it)
Monday: Jamaican beef patties, garden vegetable salad
Tuesday: Baked ziti, Cesar salad
Wednesday: Chili, brown rice
Thursday: Chicken nuggets, oven fries, slaw
Friday: tofu in creamy nut butter sauce, rice noodles and red cabbage
I wanted to do a vegetarian night so I searched the blog for tofu and found this!
I don’t even remember eating it but apparently we both LOVED it so I’m making it again! This is why having a blog can be incredibly useful.
I’m free for the day (no more work or school) so I’m going to be productive and clean the house before I get started on dinner.
Thanks for reading!