Food, Money and Power – with Marc David

Have you ever wondered about the connection between food, money and power? Have you considered that there might be some unseen magic that runs between these important life domains? In this thought provoking video, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating discusses how understanding the innate connection between food money and power can help create a better you, and a healthier world.

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Here is a transcript of this week’s video:

Greetings friends, this is Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.

Today’s Topic: Food, Money and Power

I’d love to share some thoughts on these 3 compelling topics and see how they all intersect, and look at what can we do to make these dimensions of life serve us better – and perhaps even how we can serve them better.

Here’s what I mean:

Money is power.
Healthy food is power.
Health is power.
And power is good.

More power = more ability for us to maximize our gifts in this world.
More power = more ability to do good.

Oftentimes, power has a bad name because far too many people abuse the power that they have. This is a very human trait – and one that we can indeed transcend. Our ability to let more power move through us means we have the potential to feel more vibrant and more abundant. But a lot of people have a tolerance limit. We can only take so much good feelings. We can only take so much success. We often sabotage ourselves when we hit our limit of feeling good.

We’re here to learn how to do power better.

So here’s how we can begin to do food, money and power even better:

First,  We vote with our wallet when it comes to food.
Your vote – when you buy food – means a lot.
When you buy organic, you are voting for it.
When you buy non-GMO, you vote for that.

If you’re a passionate vegan – every animal food you don’t buy is a vote for veganism.
And if you choose to eat high quality and humanely raised animal foods, your purchase supports that.

We live in a time when we need to begin to take responsibility for the food chain. Corporations have taken over the food chain and are creating “foodstuffs” that destroy health and destroy the environment. There’s a literal corporate attempt to monopolize the food chain and water supply, globally. Nutrition is no longer a personal issue. Every choice you make around what you eat is a vote for how we are caring for the earth, and our future health. Food and money are the most fundamental biologic need for humans. For most people, no money means no food – we go hungry. We’ll have no power in this world. Historians have said that the history of the world can be written through the eyes of starvation and hunger. This has been a powerful force in the history of our planet.

The food chain must be equalized. Social justice must happen for planetary health. And chances are, if you’re listening in here, you’re one of the fortunate ones who’s well fed and not hungry. Which means you have even more power and responsibility.

So begin here:

Our health care system has failed us – it doesn’t keep us well. Disease across the gamut has been increasing on planet earth in the last decades, even in wealthy nations. We can no longer rely on outside authorities to save us when it comes to health.

Every penny spent on your health and well-being is a brilliant investment.
Many people are trying to make more money so they can feel more powerful and have the life they want. Makes perfect sense. Count me amongst those people.

But there’s a secret.

If you want money to give you a sense of empowerment – you’re working backwards. Be powerful first.

Meaning, make good decisions.
Be dignified.
Don’t short-change others.
Don’t lie, cheat or steal.

If you want your work to have more value – then give more value.
Come from a place of higher values – love, awareness, skill, wisdom, consciousness, care.

Ultimately, healthy food can only take us so far in terms of our potential.
Even having lots of money can only take us so far in this world.

The real value, the real power lies in being in alignment with something higher, and bigger than we are. Nothing has the power to overcome the very source of all power.

Are you willing to start tapping in to that place?

Just say “yes”…

I hope this was helpful my friends.

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This is Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.

Thanks so much for your time and interest.

In the comments below please let us know how you make positive use of the connection between food, money and power in your own life? Marc personally reads every comment and does his best to respond. We love hearing your thoughts!

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  • John McDonell

    Hi Marc,
    I think this is a wrong step in the sense that we and all food are limited in nature … and because of this, our life is limiting///VULNERABLE. [This does not mean weak! We are not whole without being broken.] We are given new life to grow when we humbly receive it – not when it is pride fully manufactured.

    • Hi John,

      Thanks for taking the time to reply to this. Not sure – but you may have misunderstood what I was trying to get at. You’re right that we can’t control every aspect of what happens in our life, but what I was saying is that we do have the power to take on the responsibility of the choices we make when it comes to food.

      Warmly,
      Marc

  • Kim

    Wow, that was so inspiring, thanks Marc. It reminds us that a revolution in health and real food isn’t necessarily bold and audacious it is about quietly being bold and making the right choices that are in alignment with our values and supporting the environment and our health. That is where the real power is.

    • Hi Kim,

      Well put! Thanks for reaching out…

      Warmly,
      Marc

  • I 100% agree, I have learned so much from you and your info shared and videos. I have chronic lyme and when the medical community failed me I had to find help on my own, the things I have learned have become “life rules” and have changed everything. I am still on my healing journey but when I get well your and have my finances restored I would love to take your courses. I formed Sustainable Choices to offer local, organic food n my area. I live in an area that is littered with CAFOs and conventional farms, the farmers market is not even farmers anymore. I am on a mission to change all of that. I am a trained massage therapist and reflexologist so one my body heals I would like to tie it in with your training. Keep doing this, we must stick together to repair the food quality and heal the broken spirits, restoring health and wellness. Blessings to you!

    • Hi Marla,

      Thanks for reaching out and sharing your story! Keep up the good work and we will be here whenever it is the right time for you to take our training.

      Thank you for all the work you are doing in the world!

      Warmly,
      Marc

  • Carly Baker

    Loved the message……….so true……..we vote with our dollars. I get more and more inspired to buy locally every year. Centralized food production is destroying the quality of our food.

    • Marc David

      Hi Carly,
      Glad to hear you’re investing in your local community.

      Warmly,
      Marc

  • elena

    English is not my language and sometimes it is difficult for me to express myself and tell you Marc how much I enjoy your videos and all that I receive published by Psychology of Eating. You not only speak to help our body care but also to our soul and spirit. Thank you for the good job you are doing. Warmest regards. Elena

    • Thank you for your positive feedback, Elena! We’re so glad you are part of our community 🙂 Warmly, Marc

About The Author
Marc David
Founder

Marc David is the Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, a leading visionary, teacher and consultant in Nutritional Psychology, and the author of the classic and best-selling works Nourishing Wisdom and The Slow Down Diet. His work has been featured on CNN, NBC and numerous media outlets. His books have been translated into over 10 languages, and his approach appeals to a wide audience of eaters who are looking for fresh, inspiring and innovative messages about food, body and soul. He lectures internationally, and has held senior consulting positions at Canyon Ranch Resorts, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, the Johnson & Johnson Corporation, and the Disney Company. Marc is also the co-founder of the Institute for Conscious Sexuality and Relationship.