We spend so much time and energy focusing on the foods and caloric content that we put into our bodies… but should we be spending this energy on increasing our connection to what these choices are doing to us? And by “us”, I am referring not only to our own bodies, but to business owners, our economy and the overall wellness of our planet.
I recently attended the Natural Products Expo West show in Anaheim, California and over the course of four days viewed or interacted with over six thousand food and health related brands … some authentic and true, some surprisingly unhealthy, even though their claims may try to convince us otherwise.
In and amongst this cross section, I had the great fortune to meet Colleen Kavanagh in person … she is the creator and owner of ZEGO. She recently sponsored a fundraiser I ran in support of Shoresh and I looked forward to expressing my gratitude to her in person. What I didn’t realize is how much she would offer me in just minutes of communication with her. Colleen is a force, and ZEGO is hopefully a brand that is here to stay, and will grow.
I have always believed that conscious nourishment matters, however with everything I learn on an ongoing basis from those around me, this understanding deepens. Colleen’s leadership in the transparency of food chains and purity testing significantly modified my beliefs with regard to the importance and impact of how we nourish ourselves.
ZEGO is committed to testing all of their products for over 400 chemicals, glyphosate, and heavy metals. Also, all ZEGO products are made in a facility which is free of the top twelve allergens. How great for the consumer that she has taken transparency to this level … but also, how alarming it is that our food system, organic or not, can test positive for these toxins? Shouldn’t we expect to be able to know what is in our food?
Responsible eating and holding food producers accountable to supply us with clean products is an absolute must … but we must start by noting how much our own choices matter. Every time we shop, for food or anything else, we are having an impact on our world.
We need to support ethical and clean food chains in order to affect positive change. Realizing that everything we consume in our lifetime leaves a legacy. The quality of our food supply is dependent on the consistency of our actions.
Although ZEGO has an amazing selection of bars, muesli and oats, I’ve been using their Purely Protein in my smoothies daily – an important part of my sustenance as I travel around the city teaching every day of the week. ZEGO’s Purely Protein is one the few proteins that has only ONE (certified organic) ingredient … it is 100% Sacha Inchi Seeds.
How many ingredients does your protein powder contain and are they certified organic, are the ingredients tested?
Does your protein powder contain traces of heavy metals and/or toxins? How do we know if they do?
As a wellness practitioner, working in group settings or private consult, I look forward to being able to share my newfound knowledge and perspective with you, perhaps while enjoying a smoothie with ZEGO’s protein together!
If you would like to explore ZEGO and learn more about Colleen’s work, you can visit zegofoods.com and read this Press Release, and if you’d like to enjoy ZEGO yourself, you can shop their incredible free-from foods here.