Sunday, July 10, 2011

And Introducing...Erin!

I'm starting a new blog! Woohoo! Yay! Ok. Enough of that. I've been where you are, and I'm sure you want me to get to the point. From the website you probably already surmised that my name Erin. You would be correct.
Let me be clear. I intend this blog to be dedicated to my views on artificial sweeteners, stevia, perhaps herbal teas, or frankly whatever I want! Ha! I also want to be straight-forward from the get-go. I am employed by Wisdom Natural Brands, the makers of SweetLeaf Stevia and Wisdom of the Ancients Herbal Teas. I tell you this because I desire to be completely honest as to where I'm coming from, but I have learned so much about health, hence, this blog.
Many people would disagree with what I intend to post on this blog. On the other hand, many would agree with me also. Like I said, I have learned so much. I have also learned about people. Many people seem to take their food very personally. It never ceases to amaze me that when I alert others to the dangers of something like a particular artificial sweetener some people seem to to get so offended, as if I've insulted their mother and their dog down to their third and fourth generations.
I'm not a food nazi. Far from it. Anyone who knows me knows that. I believe in our right to eat whatever we want. But I think if more people understood the chemical make-up of certain artificial sweeteners, for example, they would at least think twice about it. We cannot have real freedom to choose unless we understand the choices that are available to us. My views are based on what I believe to be fact. Even so, I know there will be some that will disagree. That is their privilege. I've learned that in the end, many people will believe what they want to believe, regardless of any facts. The way I see it, this blog is really just for me to relay information. What people do with the information is up to them. Enough said.