Food Movement-BFI & Edible 101

To me, world seems to have turned into a very rough & unfair place to live. There is so much self centeredness, narcissism and greed. it’s “the whole world centered around me” mindset. Is it ever going to change?   I believe change is law of nature and it’s inevitable but in the past changes don’t take place overnight and change doesn’t take place because of political systems. Changes take place  because people become aware and they start realizing and becoming aware of unfairness and the issues in the system and start raising their concerns in some form or the other.

Food movement is real and it’s here. Berkeley Food Institute is working on educating people about it through various classroom courses and initiatives. These type of initiative will not only educate people about the food industry issues but will expose all the unfair and unhealthy practices of Food and Agriculture industry. Common people need to be aware on how food travels to their plates. What is the foot prints it is leaving behind? How many gas mileage, how many people, animals are unfairly treated. How many people’s rights were being compromised.

Once People will learn the story of Food; its journey; they  will  loose its flavor. The food does cause lot of issue in our body because of the way its is processed and most of poeple are not aware of it. Once they become aware, their conscious will rise and they will make  better decisions for them while purchasing food.

Mindful living Club will educate you on these decision and live with a clean conscious and will allow you to enjoy foods with no chemicals and preservatives.

Berkeley Food Institute -Edible 101

This was around the time my daughter was searching for colleges; tired and exhausted from all the road trips, I took refuge in audio books and youtube lectures etc during the car rides on my favorite topic;  “Food” , What to eat and what’s wrong with my lifestyle. How do I change my routine so I could sleep better, how to pick my recipes so I don’t wake up tired and exhausted  next morning with no energy to start a day that I know will have monumental challenges.  My search for never ending probes on basic questions was keeping me more awake than the actual food that I ate at night .

And here it was,  answer to all my questions;  Thanks to the modern times we live in ( Information is so easily accessible!) , I  turned to  Youtube and I don’t recall what the search words were but here it was,  a recording  of a course being offered at UC Berkeley (Edible 101:Edible 101 )to address the Food movement and US issues related to Food and Agriculture.  I had read Michael Pollan’s ” Food Rules” before and hearing him again on this forum made it impossible for me to turn away from this course. “Food Rules” was a fun read with fun pictures and some interesting guidelines on what is real food, how to eat it and when to eat it. It was like a user’s manual on eating. I totally agreed with the rules. Hearing him again made me think. This time his tone was more serious and the topic was more based on actual underlying issues that US Food and agriculture industry  has created for a common person in terms of eating healthy. I learn about Food Movement. I learnt Food Movement is real and it’s here. It took me about 24 hours of listening to get a hang of this issue.

I felt  connected to the Food Movement and  realized that I have a responsibility to my community to take this message and  educate people on this issue. I had to do something!!!

And here it is;  the foundation of my “Mindful Living Club”; a step towards making a difference in the life of common people who wakes up with their dream and to face a challenging day. They don’t have time to go through  20 different sources; youtube lectures series etc to verify that what is in their plate is real food and is healthy. They trust the grocery stores, farmer, distributer and above all our regulation agencies that they are watching out for them ensuring what they are eating is a wholesome nutritious meal. I felt strongly that People have a right to know  the truth. They have a right to know how the capitalist society greed is standing between them and their nutrition which is essential for them  to  meet their day with courage and energy.

My program has adopted major key  agendas from this course “Edible 101”  and provides guidelines and make suggestions on what is the best way to eat food and stay healthy.

If you wish to go over the lecture; here is the edible 101 youtube. They are about 16-20  lectures; each 2 hours long. They are thought provoking, candid and hit the root cause of what is wrong with the food we put in our mouth. It’s not just the increase in  the distance between the farm to plate, but also the greed of food and agriculture industry in this capitalist society that has made eating healthy almost impossible for a common person who has no time or energy to do their own little research.

If you are tied up, I can be of help and summarize this for you in my next blog. So on enjoy your day; just one tip;  Stick to foods that are local and pick the real food to eat from the grocery stores  (Food with basic 2/3 natural ingredient; anything after that is just chemical) ”

 

 

Mindful Living Club: Get Lean , Stay Lean Program

This is the excerpt for your very first post.

Mindful Living club promotes and guides people to practice healthy lifestyle in regards to their food and nutritional needs. It facilitates a holistic routine that connects them  with thier “True Self” and gives them happiness. Just becoming aware  and mindful of our surroundings makes us live in the moment and enjoy what we have today completely.

Close Communities are vanishing from our culture. Joining the club will help you find a close community that will be your guide in tough times and provide you with a holistic & mindful solutions to your needs.

Mindful living club’s ” Get lean, Stay Lean” programs help people bringing happiness to them through food and nutrition and breaking away from poor lifestyle practices including eating habits and live life completely, manage their health conditions and pursue their dreams and life fully.

Mindful Living club philosophy is Inspired & adapted from the following sources. I have a great respect and admiration for the people listed here. They are people of courage and great character who are influencing the society in a positive way. I will never be able to write enough to praise them. They are living example of what they preach and need no introduction and praise. Reading their thoughts and idea and incorporating them as part of my lifestyle has changed my life and motivated me to reach out and help others to achieve their goals:

  • Haylie Pomroy’s Fast Metabolism Diet program (FMD): “As we grow older, we lose the “Burn” “ Fire/Agni to digest our food. This program will reignite that fire in your body. Many people follow low-calorie diets, which make your body move to starvation mode and stubbornly hold on to weight. This program will kick you out of this habit and give it permission to have abundance of food” Haylie Pomroy FMD
  • Michael Pollan’s Food Rules –What to Eat – Food Journalist ;Food Rules What to Eat
  • Berkeley Food Institute “Edible 101” Berkeley Food Institute “Edible 101”
  • Maharishi (Saint) Vagbhad’s Ayurvedic philosophy of “Kitchen as your Pharmacy“ He was one of the most influential classical writers of Ayurveda., a disciple of Charaka. He wrote 7000 sutra. 85% of diseases can be cured without a doctor; only 15% of diseases require a doctor.Maharishi (Saint) Vagbhad’s Ayurvedic philosophy of “Kitchen as your Pharmacy“
  • Deepak Chopra (All his famous books on Natural healing” including Seven Laws of Spiritual Success) Deepak Chopra’s ” Seven Laws of Spiritual success”
    �Arkaya yoga philosophy and routine of rebooting and resetting the body