Our home has organically become a small family farm. We were not intending that. My husband started with a dirt garden just wanting to grow some of our own produce. Then we were introduced to aeroponic gardening and our world changed.
Out of this experience, I’m writing a new book, to be finished in time for a talk I’m doing on Sunday, February 9th at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. This book is a discussion on our need to shift our consciousness from a consumer mentality to a vegetable gardener mentality. Most of the food today is grown using sustainable practices and most of the world is fed by small farms. However, this is not the case in North America. Here, without our consent, chemical giants control our food, and fill our shelves with unlabeled engineered foods. 93% of the soy and 88% of the corn grown here are GMO. Soy and corn have fed traditional cultures for thousands of years as healthy, staple foods. Today, more and more people have food allergies to these ancient food sources – why? It is because we were never meant to eat engineered foods.
When you start growing at least some of food that you consume, everything changes: your health and your awareness of the world around you. It brings a particular joy that cannot be compared. I hope to bring this consciousness into more people’s lives with this book.
About Dr. Mitra Ray
As a biochemist with a Ph.D. in cellular biology from Stanford University, Dr. Ray has worked in the arena of degenerative diseases, such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, and an Alzheimer’s research grant.
In 1994, Dr. Ray made an important and personal discovery that radically changed her life and her work. After trying conventional methods of remedying excruciating back spasms – everything from complete rest to pharmaceutical intervention – Dr. Ray sought out how to take control of her health. She changed her diet, her exercise, and her lifestyle… and her back pain subsided. Preventive concepts in health, such as whole food nutrition, became her new direction in research.
Today Mitra shares what she continues to learn about prevention around the world. She currently holds seminars in the United States, Canada, and Europe, and has sold over a million copies of From Here to Longevity audios, DVDs, and books.
Mitra and her husband are the proud parents of two strong, healthy girls, and currently reside in Marysville, Washington.
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