Welcome to The Pauley Principle!

The Pauli Principle, named for Wolfgang Pauli, deals with atoms and electron-sharing that results in new, stronger bonds. Think 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen, a shared delectable (!) electron and VOILA! Water!

Similarly, when you prepare whole food to share with family and friends, especially foods you've grown, something amazing happens. Meals become tastier and healthier. Your soul, not just your stomach, becomes fulfilled. You live life more abundantly as a result. During a shared meal, the bonds that people create grow stronger and become something new: GREATER than the sum of the parts! I give you The Pauley Principle.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Heavy Leanings by Food Industry on FDA Will Lead to More, Not Fewer, Additives

Don't expect the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to protect us from the food industry's growing use of unnecessary and non-nutritional additives. Thanks to Mark Bittman of the New York Times, we learn that the FDA yielded to pressures from Big Food with weak guidelines for the food industry in the 2010 report. Sad news for consumers since those guidelines won't be updated again until 2015. In processed foods, as long as the food industry can show relatively low saturated fats and sugars, they pretty much have a free hand to cut their budgets, add fillers and provide lower-quality foods for the masses. But it's not just the fast food industry. See Mark Bittman's opinions in the New York Times. I suggest following him on Twitter @Bittman. He's prolific and points out many of the tricks Big Food uses to increase profits while cutting down on nutrition!

Frankly, the cost of eating whole foods is high but it's much, much healthier and can be much better tasting than eating most processed foods. That's why I highly recommend taking the time to supplement your grocery expenditures with foods you can grow or process yourself at a small fraction of the retail cost. Live your life well with fewer stops for fast food and fewer trips to the doctor. We can live longer and better in spite of the food industry and its powerfully heavy leanings on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Yours for abundant living,

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