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If Only There Was Food On the Shelves   2 comments

Balsamic vinegar, $399

Balsamic vinegar, $399 (Photo credit: bryanh)

I don’t typically rant on my blogs.

I don’t feel like it is productive and most of the time people sound totally crazy when they do it.

Prepare to read crazy. ¬†ūüôā

I used to think that buying shoes was the worst thing in the world.

I’ve never been able to wear pretty, strappy, high-heeled things or Birkenstocks, etc. ¬†That ship sailed when I was in high school.

But I have to say, I have found something that is worse than shoe shopping and probably, today, could make me as nuts as going to the dentist.. okay, not quite.

So, with these migraines, they suggest staying away from a lot of things, especially when it comes to food.

No bacon, no cold cuts, no cheese, no vinegar, no pickles, no tuna fish, limit tomatoes and onions, no mushrooms, and the list goes on.

I think water is allowed. . . well, even encouraged but man or woman cannot live on water alone. . . I only wish I could.

SO…. I am so limited in what I can eat. ¬†It’s depressing. ¬†I get tired of eating the same foods again and again.

But it gets worse. ¬†I live in a rural town in IL … only because there was a decent paying job here.

And you would think that living in the midst of farms would mean healthy, fresh food.

But it does not.

It is no wonder that the whole town doesn’t have migraines. ¬†Or all kinds of other disease because of the crappy food that they have on the shelves.

The produce isn’t fresh and there isn’t much variety.

Most of the meat is processed with something or another… nitrates, autolyzed yeast extract, natural flavorings, etc.

It’s really depressing.

For almost four years, I would shop when I went to see my family or drive upwards of 45 minutes to a decent store and then I would stock up.

The problem with that, it seems, it that foods with tyramine in them have more tyramine the longer the food is in the fridge.

So if it is in your fridge for two days, throw it out or freeze it.

You know, it’s easy to shop every day or every other day when you are in a city and can stop by a Whole Foods or other stores.

It’s not as easy here.

I will often drive 15 miles to the store in the next town over and I’m not exactly a morning person.

By the time I get there, there is hardly anything in the produce department.

It doesn’t help that I often find things with expired dates on the shelves. . . milk, yogurt, etc that is out of date but there for all to buy.

And then there is the worst thing. . . .

What about all of the chemistry that lines the shelves in the middle of the store?

Guar Gum

Yeast Extract




Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein

Sodium Caseinate


Whey Protein

It’s crazy. ¬†Why do we allow ourselves to be used as guinea pigs?

Why do we keep eating this nonsense?

I’m lucky, I have pain if I eat this stuff. ¬†And it keeps me from it.

Not everyone is so lucky.

I cannot believe that how we eat, what’s in our water supply, etc, etc, etc doesn’t kill us slowly . . . doesn’t lead to so much of the “badness” as they like to say at work.

I don’t blame anyone for a brain that can’t eat sharp cheddar cheese or beautiful Balsamic vinegar. ¬†That’s the way it is.

But I can blame us and the government for all of the nonsense that goes on at the FDA and the fat cats who are getting rich by feeding us nothing but chemicals that are making us obsess and very ill.

Oh, and if you are vegetarian or eat organic, don’t think that you are safe. ¬†You will find these things on packages in health food sections or stores. ¬†Don’t believe me? ¬†Check out packages of MorningStar “chicken” nuggets and other fine “healthy” processed foods.

So my bottom line to this rant is, When are we all going to be so sick and tired of being sick and tired that we do something about it??

Posted July 15, 2012 by Green Tara in Uncategorized