How can you tell which foods to purchase?

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(NaturalHealth365) You’ve probably been overwhelmed with advice as to what to eat versus what not to eat. For most of us, this can be quite confusing. Then you have the USDA’s food pyramid encouraging us to consume healthier foods – at least healthy in their opinion.

Hopefully, this article will have you thinking for yourself

Your diet is or at least should be your responsibility. However, haven’t you at times felt that you’re at the mercy of large food corporations that might not have your best interests at heart? This is why more and more informed folks are eating organic foods and buying them as fresh as possible.

You can find “organic” by the little food labels on produce that begin with the number “9”; the others are NOT organic.

Where I live, we have numerous farmer’s markets where fresh produce is offered. There’s something quite satisfying about meeting the folks who have grown the food you chose to consume. Supporting the local community in this fashion brings a real sense of togetherness.

For a healthy food choice – find a local, farmers market

Every Saturday, tents are set up near the town’s courthouse and locally grown produce is displayed. Bluegrass, folk, and country music fills the air as locals mix and exchange the latest news. Somehow this atmosphere makes the food taste better. Only real food is offered: most of the stuff you see in the supermarket is absent.

It’s been said that the only place you find real food in a supermarket is along the wall in the produce section. If that’s what you’re looking for, then there’s no need to stroll down the aisles. Personally, my wife and I grow most of our own food.

Yet, even if you grow your own, be aware: not all produce is fit to eat – at least according to nature’s messages. How do I mean that? Consider the jobs of insects. Some are required for pollination and some are required for disposing of food not ideally fit for human consumption. In the world of nature, according to Dr. Cary Reams and Professor Philip Callahan, insects only consume what they were meant to.

What can insects teach us about good nutrition?

“Dr. Callahan studied insects (as well as most other things in this world) and found that the antennae on insects actually pick up radiation and infrared signals from plants. Infrared signals are emitted naturally by all living things, and from the gaseous emissions from all life forms.”

“Each insect is geared toward certain plants by the shape of their antennae, thus the alfalfa weevil is attracted to alfalfa but not to apple trees. When a plant deviates from its genetic potential, the infrared signals given off by the plant will change and become more attractive to insect pests.”

“We can observe this using a refractometer and taking a brix reading, finding that the sucrose in attacked plants is lower than plants not being attacked. Healthy plants are not attacked by insects, Dr. Reams tells us. By attacking unhealthy plants the insects are actually doing humanity a favor, pointing out to us which plants lack the ability to properly nourish our bodies. Too bad that these plants are the ones most commonly found in our grocery stores.”

(This is excerpted from the foreword of The Non-Toxic Farming Handbook by Wheeler and Ward.)

The problem we encounter with GMO plants

These plants deviate from their genetic potential. Whenever the plant sugar levels are high, the food is so tasty and has been easily grown because it hasn’t sent out the “come and eat me” signal. These plants have high brix readings. A refractometer, which measures the natural sucrose in the plant’s juice by the way it refracts light, is amazingly accurate. The higher the brix reading, the higher the life force and the healthier the food is for us.

Food that has been genetically manipulated fools the insects, but doesn’t fool your body. While foods grown on poor soils can be forced to grow and resist pests, their vibrational signature is believed to cause damage to our DNA. According to Alliance For Natural Health USA, “GE organisms actually become part of the bacteria in our digestive tracts and reproduce continuously inside us. But the USDA now wants to remove all controls from GE corn and cotton!”

“There are no human clinical trials of genetically engineered foods. The only published human feeding experiment revealed that genetic material inserted into GE soy transfers into the DNA of bacteria living inside our intestines and continues to function. Even after we stop eating GE foods, we may still have the GE proteins produced continuously inside us.”

“As the Institute for Responsible Technology has noted, the genetic engineering process creates massive collateral damage, causing mutations in hundreds or thousands of locations throughout the plant’s DNA. Natural genes can be deleted or permanently turned on or off, and hundreds may change their behavior. Even the inserted gene can be damaged or rearranged, and may create proteins that can trigger allergies or promote disease.”

The bottom line for those of us who really want to avoid disease and visits to the doctor is to find out where the food we eat is coming from. Do your best to buy local produce that is organically grown. Better yet, make it a habit to go to your local farmer’s market and meet the folks who grow the produce.

Also, try as much as you can to avoid packaged or canned foods and consume as much fresh and raw as possible. Our personal qualifier is to consume the food that’s had the least number of hands touching it. And by all means, know where it comes from.

Additionally, please grow your own if you can or join a local co – op. There’s one in just about every town or city. You’ll meet a lot of like-minded people in the process, and hopefully you’ll enjoy the music! Blessings!

About the author: Pre-baby boomer Peter Ragnar has written over twenty-eights books and published courses on every aspect of personal development. He feeds the thirst for those special individuals who are on the quest for human excellence around the world. His fascinating and unique line of products, including “Magnetic Qi Gong,” can be found at: or call 1-800-491-7141

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  • Jeannie Danford

    Great info. Thanks!

  • Sandy

    LOL! I just started hearing about this “pre-Baby Boomer” generation. That’s a new one.

    Anyway, you have to be careful at farmer’s markets too. Many of their produce is from GMO seed–not healthy at all, even if it is grown “organically”. Go for the heirloom-seed produce. There are both kinds at farmer’s markets and if you’re paying the same money, you want the healthiest–that would be non-GMO.

  • Jacque

    I am wondering how soon we can put an end to this GE & GMO kind of manipulation. I cannot wait to vote on Proposition 37 next November. Please pray that we can pass it and get things started on the right track.

  • LH

    Great Article! Thank you.

  • Johnny Stansell


    I know of no GMO veggie seed??? Only GMO field corn, Soybeans, Alfalfa, and Cotton. I’m sure they are working on other field crops, but not sure which ones.


  • This really answered my concern, thank you!