“Sickness is the vengeance of nature for the violation of her laws.”
What a day and age we live in now! I heard it said that the average person today takes in more toxins (air pollution, food, toxic insult on the body) than our great grandparents did in their entire lifetime! And even our fruits and veggies don’t contain as many nutrients as they did 50 years ago due to soil health and the crazy way our food is grown.
So let’s talk about food.
“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food”
Food should be healing and energizing. When you want to take a nap after eating a meal, something isn’t right!
Do you have allergies/skin issues? Trouble sleeping? Anxiety? Depression? Headaches? Fatigue?
Jonathan and I went totally paleo when I was 5 months pregnant with our firstborn. Cold turkey. I pretty much thought I was going to die- we threw out everything and had no idea how to start a new diet. Note to self: preparation. is. the. key. to. success. Then we noticed how great we felt, rested we slept and how queasy “cheat” food made us feel.
Now, I am not saying one diet is better than another. With the “Caveman” Paleo diet- there’s LOTS of meat and protein involved. That can be a little much on your heart and kidneys.
But the idea is:
- Lean Meats
So no sugar, no breads, no pastas, refined, processed anything… It’s very difficult (especially going out for social gatherings) but you feel great once your body gets used to being clean.
One of my favorite places to eat is a totally raw eatery called Happy Healthy Human. I love the food, feel AWESOME long after the meal is over and take home the menu to study and duplicate it later.
The idea of RAW is consuming food completely uncooked- maintaining its nutrients and enzymes that are destroyed by heat. You can heat food- but not more than 115* in the oven- so it can literally take hours to produce a meal.
- Nuts Soaked
- Dehydrated combos.
I really enjoy Raw desserts. I can eat them all day long. If you’d like to learn the basics of raw, I’d recommend Going Raw by Judita Wignall. There’s plenty of resources out there, just hit up your local library.
There’s tons of different “diets” out there. I think as long as you eat food as close to the original form as possible, drink lots of water and reduce your toxic load, you will feel the difference. Everything in moderation. Like the saying goes, you are what you eat. I heard it said once that every time you eat you are voting. Voting for the types of food you want- supply and demand for the grocers but also for yourself. You can choose to move towards better health or away from it with every bite.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says,
“You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”
I pray you would take the time to honor Him who has given us life and enjoy the benefits of excellent health!
In His Grip,