Knowledge is Power

Have you ever watched Mommy Dearest? It’s a disturbing movie based on the memoir of Joan Crawford’s adopted daughter, Christine. True or not, it’s a masterful performance by Faye Dunaway of the legendary Joan Crawford. Sometimes we need to see something disturbing to find the truth. Mommy Greenest suggests we move beyond Hollywood drama and face the reality of chemicals in our lives and the possible affects they might have on us and our children.

I have no dog in this race – I, like you, only want the best for my family. I know we’ve become hyper conscious of what we eat. The rule here is if you can’t pronounce it, you shouldn’t eat it. As much as budget allows, it’s local, natural food for us. I can feel a difference and I see the difference in my children when we travel and are forced to make less than healthy meal choices.

That all said, I’ve been wondering about other aspects of our lives. I’m so used to reading food labels that I’ve started reading labels on everything – in the shower, in the garden, when I’m cleaning and on and on. Needless to say, when I learned about the documentary “The Human Experiment” was coming out soon, I knew I had to see it. I’m torn between the benefits some chemicals provide us and if the benefits outweigh the risks. I’m hoping this moving will help clarify my thinking.

In the vast internet world, I find myself struggling to figure out what I should add to my worry list, what I should add to my DO NOW list and what I should simply ignore. Flouride? Wheat? Bug spray? Chicken nuggets? Caffeine-laden underpants (I did not make that one up!)? I think every single mom out there struggles to do what’s best for their kids while still trying to keep their own lives manageable.

I have not seen The Human Experiment yet but I am looking forward to it. The more you know, the better. Knowledge is power. I’m sure, like any documentary, The Human Experiment has a slant. However, I’m looking forward to taking the topics raised and researching for myself and making the best choices for my own family. Please let me know if you get a chance to watch this movie and what you took away from it. I love getting to know others who question the status quo.

Ipsa scientia potestas est. Knowledge is power. The ancients knew it. It’s time for us to embrace this philosophy as well.  

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