I am not sure how many people out there still need convincing that we are drowning in a sea of corruption. There may still be some vestiges of an ideal, but for the most part the system is failing us. I am not here to vilify individuals, but the current system is not functioning the way it was intended. Our water is being poisoned or bought up, our food is full of toxins, our agricultural system is in the hands of a few and to belabor my point, we knowingly put carcinogens in our baby shampoo. The system that was created to work for us is no longer at our service. Now my particular fight may not be yours, but there is enough to go around. The important thing is that there is recognition that we need and deserve something better than the status quo. From a health perspective, this fight is a good fight. It will ignite passion and purpose and that is exactly what we need at this moment in history.
You may not see the parallels between the ever growing obesity rates, our out of control chronic illnesses and my call for activism, but they are highly related. We are so connected on every level; from system to cell. Every single thing we put in our mouths, wear on our bodies, and interact with in our surrounding affects the health of the individual, community and the environment.
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