Have you been on your wellness journey, slowly making progress as you incorporate new healthier habits, but still struggle with choosing the right food ingredients? Perhaps you learned early on to shop the perimeter of the grocery store choosing colorful fruits and vegetables, and then you learned to avoid artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup; but now as you travel down this rabbit hole of healthy food ingredients, you find yourself even more confused. Choosing between organic and non-GMO … non-dairy milk alternatives … protein powders contaminated with lead, arsenic, or glyphosate.
The frustration shouldn’t deter you from reaching your wellness goals because there is a great advocate to help us sort through the research … Vani Hari aka the “Food Babe”! I was introduced to Vani while listening to the Broken Brain Podcast hosted by Dhru Purohit. Like many of us, her wellness journey began with her personal health struggles, which lead her to begin researching food ingredients and calling out the food manufacturers who add harmful ingredients to our conveniently packaged processed foods. She has done (and continues to do) the research and graciously shares the research with all of us. I invite you to listen to the Broken Brain Podcast titled “Uncovering the Food Industry’s Lies & Reclaiming Your Health”, as it may intrigue you to take yet another look at the ingredients in your kitchen.
Denise Fahrion is a passionate orthopedic massage therapist in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh serving Ross, McCandless, Wexford, Cranberry, Sewickley, Hampton, and Fox Chapel. She personally works toward and shares with her clients ways to become “Focused. Grounded. Balanced.” by taking a holistic approach to healing the body naturally.