Healing with food

Everyone knows eating healthy is a must! We've all heard the saying about "An apple a day, keeps the doctor away!" Or the famous quote from Hippocrates, "Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food." But do we really know why?


Food has been used as a form of medicine dating back thousands of years ago. And yet, somewhere along the way, we've forgotten just what is 'healthy' and what is not. For years, I thought I had a very clear understanding on what healthy foods were and how to eat them. It wasn't until going to school that I really learned just what healthy truly is. Many people believe they understand how to eat well and what they should eat and what they should avoid. As time goes on, more additives and chemicals are added to our foods that many people do not recognize or are familiar with. How can one decide if something is healthy if they aren't even sure of what the ingredient is or how it's made?



A good rule of thumb is if it isn't found in nature, then it probably isn't good for you.


Much of what you will see here will be food related because for true healing to occur, you have to start at the root of the problem. Using herbs alone would be no different than putting a band aid on your issue. Sure, it will help, but will you get true healing? Will your problem ever fully go away? Nine times out of ten, what you are experiencing are symptoms of whatever malfunction is happening within your body. And to fully fix that, you must start with your diet.


The reason for this is that your body has to be given the proper nutrients to be able to heal itself. The body truly is a marvelous thing! It has such an amazing ability to lean towards healing if assisted. It's very function is to expel toxins that we ingest every day, and to keep the body functioning and alive. Don't get me wrong, herbs are such magnificent things that can really do so much good for so many illnesses and malfunctions of the body. But herbs can not be used alone. Herbs should be used to supplement, not as a sole instrument of healing. Once a person begins to see food as a source for fuel instead of a way of obtaining pleasure, the choices you make of what to put in your body will begin to make much more sense. For me, seeing it this way makes choosing the right foods easier rather than something bad for me.


Unfortunately, eating vegetables alone cannot do the job. This is because many of us cook the life out of it that it has very little nutritional value at all at the end of the day. Now, I'm not telling you to go on a completely raw diet, but eating a good portion of your foods in their raw state help to get the most out of your food! Having a green smoothie and a salad somewhere along the day helps with this tremendously! That's already two raw meals right there! Plus, they are delicious, cheap, and easy to change up. Just to give you an example: Cooking food above 118 degrees F destroys about 83% of vitamin content, kills enzymes that aid in digestion, and causes many minerals to become inorganic so that they cannot be used by our bodies.


So, I bet you're wondering... what should I eat? Well, I'm glad you asked! That would be fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains, and seeds. Now that we've gotten down the basics, let's jump right in and start healing!



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