AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What is so remarkable about her is how average she would have been about fifty years ago.
But in today's time she is extraordinary.
- She isn't obese or even overweight, unlike 67% of Americans today1
- She isn't on any prescription medication unlike the shocking 70% of Americans2
- She doesn't have any of the chronic health problems that plague half of all Americans 3
- She doesn't take anti-depressants like the 23% of American woman in her age group4
- She is one of the rare 20% of Americans who meet physical fitness recommendations5, but she doesn't belong to a gym
What is extraordinary is she is a healthy woman with bright eyes, clear skin, and a slightly athletic build.
But who is she?
At 51 years old, she is a wife and mother of two teenage kids. After getting the kids off to school you'll see her either in a modest home office or tending projects in one of her many 'backyards.'
Why is she so dangerous? So dangerous in fact, she could topple some Fortune 100 corporations and radically change the direction of the US Gov't.
The US spent an estimated $2.8 trillion on health care in 2012. Which is a whopping $8,915 per person.6
And Americans spent an estimated $1.3 trillion on food.
That is big business.
What would happen if Americans became free of supermarkets and drugstores?
Not only is it possible, it is already happening.
Marjory Wildcraft is the leader of a grassroots movement of explorers, experimenters, and off-grid researchers who are working to find fun and easy ways to produce, prepare, and preserve their own food and medicine. And they are doing it in their backyards.
"We have to face the facts; we are have an epidemic of obesity and chronic disease," says Wildcraft. "The solution is just common sense. You are what you eat! Humanities experiment with huge globalized corporations providing food and medicine isn't working. We need to go back to having at least some homegrown food on every table."
In addition to networking tens of thousands of home experimenters, Wildcraft manages a research center dedicated to backyard food production. "We show people how they can easily produce half of their own food," says Wildcraft.
"I have about six backyards I am working in," laughs Wildcraft. "We are testing out aquaponics, huglekulture, bio-intensive gardens, food forests, edible landscaping, poultry, wicking beds, rabbits, insects… you name it. We are trying to find ways that you can produce at least half of your caloric and nutritional needs in a backyard sized space in less than an hour per day. It is quite a challenge."
To see Wildcraft's free webinar with the fastest way to get started producing half your own food, click here: http://www.GrowYourOwnGroceries.org.
"Marjory is our favorite keynote speaker when we can get her. Marjory is in huge demand because she explains things in an unpretentious, down home way that people can easily relate to," says Tony Tangalos, who also hosts a live AM radio show called The Prepper Patch every Sunday. Tangalos is the organizer of "PrepperFest Expo" which features roughly 200 vendors and is the largest self-reliance expo in the United States. http://prepperfestexpo.com/
"It's not surprising that Marjory's network and blog is exploding in growth, she is an astute businesswoman who has attracted an amazingly talented team," says Cindy Thompson, Director of Going Rogue 2014 Festival (http://www.goingrogue2014.com). "It is sort of funny to think of Marjory as so dangerous. But yes, where she is trying to direct humanity will necessitate changes in some of the existing power structures, and that could look dangerous. But it is where we need to go and nothing to be afraid of. It's just change."
1. Centers for Disease Control, "NCHS Data on Obesity Fact Sheet"
2. Mayo Clinic, "Nearly 7 in 10 Americans Take Prescription Drugs"
3. Centers for Disease Control, "Chronic Diseases"
4. Harvard Medical School "Astounding Increase In Anti-Depressant Use By Americans"
5. Centers for Disease Control, "Exercise or Physical Activity. NCHS FastStats"
6. Wilson, Katherine B. "Health Care Costs 101"
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