Whole Foods and Healthy Living Abroad

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One of the often ignored aspects of pursuing a life abroad as a digital nomad is the ability to explore greater health and wellness through food. While most people are familiar with the traveling aspects of going to a country and living first-hand things that most people only see on vacation for a mere handful of days per year, there are numerous other benefits…such as getting away from the United States and their blatant poisoning of the population through companies such as Monsanto and federally funded genocide.

Last year (2012), the CDC released a report to ABC News. According to its casual estimates nearly 50% of Americans will be classified as obese by the year 2030. Not overweight, not merely a little chubby…but obese. As in so grossly overweight they are toxic to themselves. The current numbers show that 75% of the population are overweight, 35% of them are obese, and only about 5% of people have a genetic reason for being overweight or obese: the rest are simply fat because they want to be, or fat because they don’t know any better. That number continues to rise dramatically every year.

A perfect example of sheep led to the slaughter without even knowing it is the usage of elements such as pink slime, which contains the same ingredients as antifreeze used to cool the engines of cars. You know…the stuff that has a poison label on the side which tells you that if you drink it you will die. The FDA states that meat producers can use up to 15% of this toxic additive in U.S. ground beef without being required by law to tell people that it’s an actual ingredient; they are only required to put it on the label if it goes above 15%. Meanwhile, Canada, the U.K. and the European Union have all banned the substance for use.

(Pink slime made international headlines in March of 2012 when news agencies began reporting on the fact that 70% of the known beef in the United States contained the additive. Anyone who thinks that 70% was the actual number is smoking that propaganda pipe a little too often; 100% is a far more realistic number, because food producers in the U.S. can’t lift a finger without the FDA’s approval, which means they knew the whole time what was going on…and they didn’t do a thing to stop it.)

Then, in more recent times, we have the sweeping legislatures passed allowing GMO monster Monsanto a free and clear slate to modify and experiment with anything they want…free and clear of government control.

Monsanto

Abandoning Ship

As a digital nomad, you can travel to where the food is. And while you might have to pay tens of dollars for “Greek” yogurt and “organic” produce in the United States, you can travel to countries like Bulgaria (home of modern yogurt), Italy, Mexico and beyond and the produce at the local markets is organic by its very nature. It doesn’t need a label because it hasn’t been tainted by the FDA or Monsanto and their chemical tyranny, because most of the farmers are growing food the way it was intended: in the Earth, letting Mother Nature do her job without any aide.

Here’s the facts: the reason Americans are fat isn’t because of their sedentary lifestyle, at least not primarily. A case study mentioned in my Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle book (there are dozens) shows how around 65% of Americans are regularly going to the gym as of 2012. If that’s the case, why are 75% of the population overweight or obese?

The reason is because it’s 70% diet and only 30% exercise, and you get out what you put in. And the simple fact is that it’s a giant, never-ending cycle of lies and manipulation designed to keep the people sucking down supplements and vitamins and chemicals being sold by pharmaceutical companies (aka the government/FDA/Monsanto) on every level as a means to keep them chemically in check as a fat race of low-energy wave slaves.

Every item on the shelf in the grocery store has been injected with preservatives and sweeteners and chemicals and genetically-modified-gods-know-what which are designed to weaken your body and get you addicted to the smack…which then makes you fat….at which point your doctor recommends supplements to lose weight…or pills to lose weight….and you are right back where you started, paying the FDA to mainline chemicals straight into your system.

Soylent Green.

Meanwhile, the whole foods and natural medicine that the Earth provides for us are forgotten.

Monsanto Ban

Taking The High Road

Look at countries like France, with the French Paradox. Or the Mediterranean region. Or the people living in Colombia, Uruguay and other countries. Their people aren’t fat, they don’t have obesity epidemics, they don’t have an endless cycle of “take this drug to counteract this side effect”. The people in these countries are eating whole foods as they are provided by the Earth around us.

One of the only ways you can escape the deadly cycle yourself is to get away from the system, out of the prison, and escape to a place where you can surround yourself with whole foods that haven’t been tainted by the FDA and their “supposedly” healthy system. Find a country that has banned GMOs, doesn’t allow FDA-approved substances in their country, and bans places like McDonald’s and Coca Cola. Don’t think they exist?

Think again. The vast majority of the planet has banned many of the so-called safe preservatives the FDA allows to continue to be used, and in the last few weeks over 30 countries around the world have banned Monsanto from selling GMO modified seeds in their countries, including one of the major U.S. partners, Japan.

If all of the foods people are eating in the United States, all of which have the FDA-approved label on them, are supposedly so good for you and healthy…why is it that 75% of the population is a greasy, fat, sickly statistic? Why are other countries banning these substances? Why has Bolivia completely banned McDonald’s and Coca Cola from operating within their country’s borders. What do these countries know?

It’s common sense, people. If you want to be healthy, you have to put good things into your body so that you get good things out. And the only way to ensure that you are getting the best quality foods for you and your family is to get away from a controlling government that is pushing poisons down your throat at every opportunity.

Countries like France have strict policies in place regarding the quality of food, with anything other than grass-feed beef banned from being served in restaurants, and the European Union has bans on numerous cancer-causing preservatives and additives which the FDA claims is safe.

Beyond that, take a look at what Hungary just did, literally burning thousands of acres of GMO-modified corn to the ground and banning Monsanto completely from the country. Alongside 30+ other countries (as of this writing) who have taken a stand against the global poisoner and are demanding healthy food only as opposed to genetically modified toxins.

Don’t be a fool. Start living a life of absolute health and wellness today. Live life on your terms, without the interference of governments whose only role is to tax you to death, strip away your human rights and inject you with poison so that they can keep you plugged into the system.

It’s your choice. Make the right one. 

This post originally appeared at The Expat Guidebook blog in 2012. It has been updated to include the ongoing GMO and Monsanto controversies and bans currently raging on the global front.

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About T.W. Anderson

T.W. Anderson is the founder of the Marginal Boundaries brand. He is the writer, editor, videographer, photographer, and social media guru alongside Cristina Barrios, the other half of the brand. In his spare time, he is the creative director of the Saga of Lucimia, a forthcoming MMORPG from Stormhaven Studios, LLC.

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