This post is one of our more personal posts – which you won’t see around here very often. We stick to facts we can find and results of our “experiments,” and while it’s all fairly light-hearted, there’s a deeper meaning to what we do.
This particular post, delves into a little bit of why we started this blog and why we changed our eating and lifestyle habits. Sure, we watched documentaries and that spurred us toward more research and more changes, but in reality, all of our changes came down to one thing:
The People We Love.
I’ve wavered on this post, wondering if we should really post something so clearly personal, but in reality, this post kept coming back to my mind. I kept realizing that this was the CONTEXT to everything on this site.
Just over two years ago a dear family friend was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. It shook my world.
There are people and friends and family that you just expect to be outside the realm of Disease and Cancer, but when people really close to you start being diagnosed, the reality sets in: we HAVE to do SOMETHING.
We can’t sit around and watch our families and friends and loved ones struggle and become ill and pass away. It’s becoming a more and more broken world – and it’s just not something we believe God ever wanted.
So just after we heard the news of this family friend, just over two years ago, we started thinking about the little things we could change. Sure, the cure for cancer is a worthy cause, but we’ve GOT to figure out how to stop it or at least curtail it at the beginning.
Our research and our blog started to become our way to “help” the cause. We may not be finding a cure, we may not be changing our chances, but we are proactively trying to help the world we’re in. IF the food we eat and the products we use can increase or decrease our likelihood of contracting disease, wouldn’t you want to change – even if it’s not a guarantee? Wouldn’t you want to give your family and friends and loved ones the opportunity to live a healthier life?
Just over a month ago, our family friend passed away. As I struggle with the loss, I struggle even harder knowing that this family’s world has been shaken to its core. We believe that above all, God is in control, and He can work through these situations.
But, let’s take a moment to stop and consider what we can do, what miniscule steps can WE take TODAY to help curb the loss of people much too soon.