Food is our life force....... it is information as each bite signals our genes and cells how to express themselves. Becoming conscious of the importance of nutrition and the connection between what we eat and how we feel, behave and how quickly we heal, empowers us. Yet nothing creates more confusion than choosing what to put in our mouths.
Contrary to being grouped into the current "one size fits all" dietary regime, it's important we focus on discovering which foods best support each person's unique physiology in that moment. A supportive way of eating can look very different for each person when taking into account personal history, present state of health, metabolism and ethical preferences.
We have become unbalanced and yet our bodies are constantly striving to achieve a state of homeostasis just so it can function throughout the day. To restore our physical, emotional and spiritual well being, we need not only provide our body with the correct supportive foods but look at where we may be out of balance regarding the other components of wellness. Stress, lack of sleep and negative dialogue all have a detrimental effect on the digestive system and our absorption of nutrients. Are you aware that 80% of our immune system is located within the gut, the seat of digestion, which is at the root of many of our health issues? I believe the body is capable of completely healing itself if we can just attune to its many messages and begin responding with loving care.
"To heal, one has to truly love oneself and love one's life enough to want to heal oneself". - Dr. Gabriel Cousens
Working to change your life and health can feel daunting. This is not about perfection, deprivation or punishment.....it's about "adding in" versus denial and strict discipline....it's about discovery and self love.
I have read, experimented and observed, and as I advance my knowledge of health and nutrition, the common thread I witness over and over are the benefits of incorporating "real whole foods" into ones diet. With a focus on diet and lifestyle, I offer a whole foods approach, stressing organic chemical free foods as well as cosmetics and household items. Today we are inundated with toxins and the more we can actively control what we ingest and surround ourselves with the healthier our lives will become.
Lets imagine. Can you close your eyes .... take a few slow deep breaths .... how would that feel and what would that look like, to have your health and lifestyle be optimal and already happening? There is so much available to us.....why focus on what we can't have or shouldn't do when we have an amazing bounty at our fingertips if we are willing to open ourselves up to what is possible!