Are You a Food Snob?

Despite the calendar saying SPRING is here.  It's not here yet.  I made some watermelon/cucumber/cilantro salad to pretend anyone! #denial

Despite the calendar saying SPRING is here. It’s not here yet. I made some watermelon/cucumber/cilantro salad to pretend anyway! #denialisbeautiful

A What?

You heard me.

A FOOD SNOB.

Are you ONE?

Do you think you’re BETTER than everyone else because you supposedly eat BETTER than everyone else?

Let me just say this.

I am NOT a food snob.  I would have probably continued eating refined sugar, and chemically enhanced fruits and vegetables… before I knew better, and my body couldn’t take it any longer.

I probably would have continued stuffing GMO (genetically modified organism) wheat, corn and soy into my body all while claiming “all things in moderation are just fine it must be just you” and “the USDA guidelines state we NEED such and such servings of ‘whole grains’ and fiber each day…”

What my body taught me this year was this:

It can’t handle the toxin load it had… and food that is seemingly healthy, can make you super sick very quickly.  Beyond packaged and processed foods… and beyond what the USDA tells you what we “need” to be healthy – I’ll tell you what my body told me.

Those “experts” are wrong.

Grains are NOT necessary to be healthy or have healthy digestion, and eaten with the wrong pairings – can really cause digestion issues which leads to further systemic inflammation.  GMO grains (wheat, corn, and soy are the most commonly consumed) have extra-large proteins that disturb our systems enough to cause hormonal, digestive and immune system break downs.

Chemicals sprayed on produce that isn’t raised within the organic guidelines are also a missed culprit.  Then there are chemicals in pharmaceuticals, dental fillings and vaccines… that people, like me, aren’t able to get rid of as easily – so we hang onto them, and throws off our health balance and literally – it poisons us.

Often times we look at the “straw” that broke the camels back.

But it’s never just one thing.

It isn’t one thing that made me sick – it was a combined some of the things, over the years – to the point my body can’t take that any more.

So what’s a woman like me to do?

DETOX my body as much as I can, and lighten my toxin load as much as I can.

Help my liver and organs out in any way I can.

Live gluten, dairy and refined sugar FREE – for life.  Eat as many whole, organic, non-GMO foods that I can – and supplement my body in any low areas while maintaining a diet that is revamping my system.  It means rarely eating meat – but the beef we have now is grass-fed and the chicken and fish we get is organic and antibiotic free.  It means getting rid of toxic cleaners, and make up, and products that bog down my entire system.  It means getting the rest I need – every night.  It also means making sure I get rid of the emotional daily stressors that I can… to lighten my load in those areas too.  (It’s crazy how much emotional stress has an effect on our overall health!)

I guess you could call me a simplifier.

(That sounds MUCH nicer than SNOB.)

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”

Matthew 7:12

Posted on March 22, 2013, in Celiac/Gluten Sensitivity, Food To Try, Our Struggles, Truth and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Because we eat meat free– sugar free– gluten free– & try to avoid all chemicals & GMO’s — etc –etc– I have freinds & family tell me I eat “Foo Foo Food!!! 🙂

  2. I just feel badly when people think I’m trying to do it as a fad. They simply don’t realize for many of us – it’s NOT a choice any longer. It’s this – or not be able to get out of bed. I wish I could have a cookie. I won’t lie – but I can’t. I choose to be healthy for Him.

  3. It’s definitely a different concept when it’s not “you” dealing with it, isn’t it? 🙂

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