Vani Hari Uncovers the Truth About the Food Industry
TRANSCENDENCE – Live Life Beyond the Ordinary, an FMTV original 5-part docu-series, is all about learning from the personal experiences of those who have been in the darkest trenches, healed from trauma, and recovered from great adversity, to lead us in finding our true potential. Food activist Vani Hari shares her powerful story of doing exactly that. In Episode 1, titled ‘What’s In Our Food?’, Vani shares how a lack of education lead her to illness after illness, and in that feeling of defeat, she finally found her passion to fight.
Vani Hari grew up with two Indian immigrant parents. Being new to America, they naturally trusted the American food system and fully immersed themselves into the culture by taking on the standard American diet; McDonald’s, Wendy’s, whatever they wanted to eat, they did.
These eating habits, mostly caused by a lack of nutrition education, lead to a plethora of different health issues for Vani – asthma, eczema, endometriosis, appendicitis, & allergies – resulting in a life lived in and out of the hospital.
Discouraged and feeling like her body was letting her down, she finally had the passion and drive she needed to really take back control of her health, leading her to question all that she knew about food.
Comparing the standard diet to a healthy diet, her mind was blown, realizing that the majority of the food she had been eating was in fact, not food but heavily processed, dead food created in a laboratory. She quickly changed her diet and eating habits, turning her life, and ultimately her health, around.
This great change became the catalyst for her to begin a journey of justice in the food industry. Through her blog Food Babe, Vani investigates what really goes into our food and holds big corporations accountable. From food dyes known to cause ADHD, to sports drinks chock full of sugar, she’s tackling the monster that the money-hungry food industry has become, one product at a time. Lack of education is what leads to a life of sickness for her, but she is doing all she can to make sure that doesn’t happen to anyone else. It’s time we all start asking, what’s really in our food?
You can hear all of Vani’s story, along with many other inspiring experts, including Novak Djokovic, Jon Gabriel, Dr. Libby Weaver, Marie Forleo, Vishen Lakhiani, Bruce Lipton, Dr. Mark Hyman, and more in TRANSCENDENCE
Eat Your Way to a Healthy Complexion
It’s been said “you are what you eat,” and far from being a poetic platitude, this timeless trope is literally true! Not only do the micro-nutrients in food, including vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytonutrients allow biochemistry to proceed properly, but the building blocks of the proteins, fats and carbohydrates that we ingest, ultimately become our bones, blood, muscles, and all the other tissues and organs that make up our miraculous and marvelous human bodies. This of course includes the body’s largest organ, the skin, and there is no way to get around the fact that eating poor quality foods will show up as poor-quality complexion.
While this seems like an obvious truth, it isn’t something most of us account for when we decide what to eat. And the unfortunate results are pretty much all skin-health conditions from acne and accelerated aging to dryness and dark spots.
Foods that are overly heated and highly processed are deficient in enzymes and nutrients, negatively impacting the skin and acting as the source of pretty much all cutaneous concerns including eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis. Even seemingly external dermatological problems like allergic reactions and sun damage can at least partially be the result of poor food choices.
On the other hand, enjoying high-quality foods not only helps slow down aging and prevent full-blown skin health challenges, but can also be the source of healthy, beautiful, glowing skin. Sure, topical skin care is important, but at the end of the day the skin, like any other part of the body, is composed of what we consume. I recommend including foods with phytonutrients, essential fatty acids, protein, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals in your daily meal plan.