It used to be that the term World Hunger reminds us of images of malnourished children in underdeveloped countries. But consider this figure – 19 million of people in North America are going hungry. Food prices have increased dramatically over the past few months. A BBC report aired last week explored the reasons why there is a global food price increase. All of the factors are things we cannot do something about on a large scale – flooding, tsunami, earthquakes and other natural disasters that cut food production exponentially.
Yes, world hunger is a global issue that requires a local and personal solution because it affects our health and wellness. These are some of the ways in which we can deal with or cushion the impact of increasing food prices:

a. Practice frugal living and de-clutter your life

It is not just food, but all other commodities will be affected. So, in general, it is always good to start frugal living. Simplify your life, eliminate those unnecessary items in your budget and keep only those which are necessary for your peace, happiness and contentment. The more money you save from unnecessary item, the more nutritious food you can place in your table.

A de-cluttered life is also good for your mental health and emotional wellness. It allows more spaces in your house, in your life and in your mind to rest, relax and be refreshed.

If accumulation of material things is already a form of addiction, you might now professional help. The best would be to try hypnocoaching.

b. Cut down on energy consumption

Part of simplifying is a commitment to cut down on fuel consumption. This is not just good for the budget; it is good for the environment as well. Carpool as much as possible. Better yet, whenever possible, walk. It is good for the body, for the mind, for your wallet and for the world’s climate.

c. Avoid food waste

We throw away 8.3 million tons of food and drink a year. That is enough food to feed a whole country in Africa. Plan your meal in such a way that there are no leftovers and if there are, recycle them. There are plenty of creative ways to recycle leftover food that still look and taste appetizing.

d. Re-educate your palate

Taste and food preference are learned behaviors, there we can unlearn them. Years of exposure to junk food have developed a preference for food which does not help our bodies and our budget. Begin to re-educate the palate of your family by simple steps of introducing vegetables and fruits as part of the diet. Work to eliminate junk food snacks in your shopping list.

e. Make meal planning a regular practice

Before going to the groceries, make sure that you have a good idea of the meals you will prepare that week – whether you are at home or in a school campus. It will cut down unnecessary purchases. There are plenty of online resources regarding healthy meal planning.

f. Plant organic garden

If you have a space at home, begin to plant organic vegetables. It saves you money and provides life to your home environment. If you have a backyard, then transform a part of it into a garden. If not, try your patio, balcony and even windows.

g. Join a community garden

There are localities that have community gardens; you can check your neighborhood. It is good for your plate and provides opportunities to make friends not to mention the workout it offers.

h. Bulk-buying

Organize a group of friends and buy your food supplies in bulk at wholesale prices or with volume discounts. It is also a good way to reduce fuel consumption (only one trip to the grocery for several families), reduce packaging waste and keep your food fresh. An online tool called SplitStuff ( is excellent for this.

i. Join a CSA

There are several community-supported agriculture (CSA) projects all over North America. There is bound to be one near you.

j. Volunteer

Find a way to save and use part of that saving to help feed others. There are organizations like Stop Hunger Now, hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world.

Author's Bio: 

Cathrine Margit Moller was born and raised in Denmark
She began her career in radio and television, and worked in that capacity until moving to Canada in 1998.

For the past twenty-six years, she has pursued a career in the healing arts at the same time, focusing on alternative health care and healing. By training under some of the leading wellness experts in the world, Cathrine keeps escalating her quest toward personal excellence, so she can offer you the best of the healing arts. This has included studies in Denmark, the U.S., Canada, and England, studying under leading experts in alternative medicine.

Her background in hypnotherapy is extensive. In 1999, she was certified Hypnotist by the 'National Guild of Hypnotists' and certified Master Hypnotist at the 'Ontario Hypnosis Centre' in 2000. Her work in hypnosis and hypnotherapy is diverse, and includes clinical use of hypnosis designed to empower her clients in areas ranging from the stresses and problems of their everyday lives, to past life regressions, and Self-Hypnosis training. She has also been certified as a hypnocoach by Dr. Lisa Halpin.
Her expertise also includes Somatic Healing, Reconnective Healing, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), NGH, and Reiki, all of which offer powerful but simple solutions to a range of physical and emotional issues. She also offers NLP, which offers additional access to identifying self-limiting behaviors. These techniques are discussed at more length elsewhere on this site.

Her Personal Mission Statement
Cathrine sees people as incredible beings of infinite potential, whom she can empower and guide toward fulfilling on their goals and their dreams. As an Intuitive, Cathrine knows the Universe and trusts it to steer her in the right direction. Her goal is to help people, and enable them to find their full potential, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Her greatest joy is in seeing a person evolve into all they can become, on every level.

She looks for the miracles in everyday life, and uses them to connect strongly to the forces that enable her to tap into the forces that have shaped a person’s life. As an intuitive, she uses her abilities to uncover the old and unproductive patterns that keep people “stuck,” working with them to purge the unproductive patterns that entrap them.

Cathrine’s own life has had personal challenges that have informed and transformed her, the most significant being when she was diagnosed with apparent MS. Rather than regarding this as a limitation, she has embraced it and used for personal transformation. Working with it in her personal practice, she has not only brought herself back to good health, but has used it to inform and illuminate her life’s path