Longevity Begins with the Basics

It all started when I was between 12 and 13. I insisted that my mother provide more colorful vegetables with our meals. The canned ones she depended on in the 70's wouldn't work, she had to at least buy frozen, which for some reason I knew had a higher nutritional value. That's the first I remember being concerned about the quality of what I ate.

As years have flown by, I've become better educated and more aware of the difference diet can make on health and vitality. Food is as powerful as any drug. In just the last six months, I've become keenly aware of how difficult it is to live in the US and have access to a healthy diet, even in a large progressive urban area like LA. Actually it's alarming. Even more alarming, the rising statistics of diabetes, obesity and cancer.

I'm constantly shocked by the cries from all the cancer support groups, the numbers of people suffering, the death and destruction brought on by pancreatic cancer, breast cancer and diabetes. Did you know that one in eight women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer? Are we supposed to accept that as a given?

My mission is to help people make the connection between the quality of our food supply and the status of our health. The business of agriculture in the United States has dramatically changed in the past 50 years. Even more so in the last 15. And the cast of characters who populate it have no interest whether the products they sell help us live or die. The information is all around us. I hope to synthesize and deliver the story in an impactful way.