Eat Better, Feel Better
"I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food." (Genesis 1:29).
I experienced how important eating a plant-based diet was when I battled a cancer journey over 30 years ago. I have to be honest, I didn't understand why these foods were suggested,, but as my body began to feel and look better; I quickly realized the connection between food and how our bodies perform. Live foods, which can be summarized as fruits and vegetables that are full of color, nutrients and vitamins are the best gifts from God and the best food for our living bodies. There is no pill, potion or lotion on the planet today that can do what fruits and vegetables can do for the body. I suggest that you eat them daily to begin rebuilding the natural and efficient functions of the human body. Our bodies are able to repair naturally as well as prevent sickness and disease, but we have to do our part and ensure we are consuming these basic necessities so our bodies have the necessary fuel to do so.
Many are familiar with the Standard American Diet (SAD). Contrary to what we’ve been taught all our lives, me included, we have utilized this diet to shape our daily eating habits. But as the effects of this diet continue to take a toll on our health, it’s important to shift our mentality from something that has been ingrained in us for so long. The vast majority of the foods on the SAD diet are not healthy and have negatively affected our health over time. High amounts of sugars, high oil and salt content, and high consumption of dairy are main indicators for many of the health challenges we face today. Additionally, the growing presence of processed foods in our pantries have provided many families convenience and efficiency in a busy world with little time to focus on healthy eating. These processed foods are extremely harmful to our health. Many of the sicknesses and diseases we are plagued with today are linked to these toxic, processed foods that have been linked to headaches, joint pain, high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis and more. I believe that the SAD Diet has led us to Standard American Diseases, and a Standard American Death.
We are made from the earth and we must make every effort to eat nutrient-rich, body renewing food fresh from the earth as well.
There are no shortcuts, especially when it comes to your health. Your proactivity and daily habits will shape your ability to live a long, healthy life or increase your chances of letting in sickness and disease. Everyday is a choice and every meal is a choice. When I walked the cancer journey, I was encouraged to eat foods from God's garden. I call them today G.O.D.'S B.O.M.B.S. Greens, Oxygenated Water , DoTerra Essential Oils, Seeds & Sprouts, Berries, Onions, Mushrooms, Beans, Sea Vegetables. These founding foods have all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals our body needs. Combining these foods provides even more disease fighting power and natural energy to take on the day. Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." I am living proof of this statement. I still eat the same way today now in my 60s and most days feel better than I did in my 20s when I was eating foods that my body didn't recognize. There is nothing that tastes so good to where I would jeopardize how good I want my body to feel.