The right to a “standard of living adequate for health and well-being” is set out in Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Food production, environmental pollution and climate change threaten this basic right. So many of us have auto-immune diseases, food intolerances, serious allergic reactions and eat food contaminated by pesticides and antibiotics. Our immune system has to cope with antibiotic resistant bacterial infections and more. Our digestive system has to deal with highly processed foods, and even when we buy fresh, it might have been treated during the growing process. An early sign of our body struggling to stay healthy can be fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, low mood, stress and even depression. Embrace health. Change your diet to organic food when you can, avoid processed foods, high sugar items, and limit wheat consumption as often as possible. Bad News and climate change can seem overwhelming, but remember this, the more you buy organic produce or Fair Trade products, the more you are doing to make the changes you want to see in the world. Once you invest in your own health, it’s as if you are promoting this for everyone (including animals) in the world.
As it’s also International Animal Rights day, if you are not a vegetarian, make sure your meat comes from a humane supplier so that the animal has not suffered. Chances are this will mean that the meat will be healthier too, so again, the more steps you take to care for yourself, the more everyone and everything benefits.
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