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Giving Up GMOs Saved My Life And You're Worth It Too

Liberty V JusticeI have kept silent for too long.

Last year, I could barely walk or move my arms. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2010, when I began Seminary. I refused to accept such a diagnosis because I’m an athlete. I began to take matters into my own hands, and pray to God for the wisdom and power to heal so I could help others.

I started researching and paying attention to my own body. I learned about GMO’s (and other food and water supply problems) and I began to heal by eating the good, clean food. After 11 months, (seems like two years) I’m still healing.

“A growing body of evidence connects GMOs with health problems, environmental damage and violation of farmers’ and consumers’ rights. Most countries have banned the production and sale of GMOs since they’re considered unsafe for human consumption.” Non GMO Project

“In the U.S., our government has approved GMOs based on studies conducted by the same corporations that created them and profit from their sale.” Non GMO Project

GMO’s are “genetically modified organisms” (ingredients).

The government thinks it’s ok to feed them to us. They think it’s ok to mess with God’s creatures and plants. GMO’s are one of the reasons so many Americans are sick today. (Including myself, but I’m still healing, praise the Lord!)

“Let thy food be thy medicine, thy medicine be thy food.” (Hippocrates — the world’s first doctor)

The most common misconception is that natural products cost more. Some do, like organic vegetables, (and then the cost is usually not more than 20 cents per pound, isn’t your family and your health worth it?) the natural products have actually helped me save money. I also save myself from carrying more things (that causes more bodily pain), and I save myself money on medications, physical therapy, and trips to doctors, hospitals and pharmacies.

Thrive Market is the main source I trust for my food, because they have the biggest selection of non GMO products all in one place at the cheapest prices, and they have the best customer service. Their site also has tons of good instructions on how to make your own food, health care products, home remedies, etc all made from sustainable, naturally occurring, non GMO products.

The Non GMO Project” website lists non GMO certified products, in a search by category. This is the only way to get products non GMO certified. This is a very detailed website and I suggest you look at it for yourself. You can’t take my word for it, you have to check things out for yourself, like I did. I prayed for wisdom and I got educated. It’s not knowledge that is power, it’s the courage to use that knowledge! So, let’s be brave together! I love you all and I do this for you! Thank you so much for your support and encouragement of my articles, it really helps me heal!

Now that I know the truth, I can’t go back! I’m worth it! I enjoy being able to walk and having so much less pain! Please search more info for yourselves and loved ones, you’re worth it too! Thanks for all your love and support!

Love,

Liberty!

Non GMO

Illustration by Fotolia/Aquir

ouvickie
1/5/2016 4:41:31 PM

I totally agree with you. I've suffered from a lot of pain over the past several years and a lot of digestive issues. When I found out about GMOs and pesticides, I started changing my eating habits. I'm still recovering, but I can tell when I eat something bad for me, I get stomach cramps and my joints hurt. I've read 3 or 4 books, articles and listened to an audio book about people with the same issues and I've convinced our food is poisoning us. I started buying organic and doing away with grains. If I stick to that plan, I feel better, when I get off of it I get sick every time. Bad food is not worth dying for.


izzy
1/4/2016 12:58:58 AM

It's ok to have an opinion, and it's ok to be wrong. But to create an article that has no basis in fact, is not ok. There is no evidence that GMO's are unhealthy. In fact you get to enjoy more food options because farmers are able to grow more in the same space. And since Big Organic uses more pesticides, they could be more dangerous as they work by damaging the nervous systems of insects. I'm sure Big Organic is sending you your shill check soon (wink wink)