SOME THOUGHTS ON FOOD BY COACH DARCI ANDERSON
Food is the foundation of optimum health. Sadly, while food is essential to life, and therefore deserving of careful consideration and thought, the modern western diet is one of convention. The Flux School of Human Movement approach to food is a blend of the principles put forward by Weston A. Price and the Weston A. Price Foundation as well as the paleolithic or primal diet.
One of the most harmful and conventional of ways to think about food in Canada is that food should be cheap, convenient and plentiful. This line of thinking not only undermines hard working farmers it also contributes to the degradation of earth and the very soil that sustains life. Not surprisingly, the most nutritious and delicious food is the same food that has been grown in a sustainable and conscientious manner! So while Flux School of Human Movement encourages people to think seriously about food we do not confuse seriousness with a lack of pleasure! There is nothing more delicious than grass fed beef and bison or a chicken that has lived its life under the sun, free to roam around and peck at bugs and other delicious insects.
Know where your food comes from! It has been such a rewarding experience for me to get to know the farmers who are growing my food. Take the time for a drive out to the countryside and visit a farmer who is practicing sustainable agriculture. If the farmer does not want visitors you should be wary of buying their meat or produce. A reputable farmer invites visitors to learn about poly cultural farming. When I, as the consumer, began to learn about the intricacies and nuances of sustainable farming, I gained a richer and deeper appreciation for real food.