No really. Stop it.
Do you realize that the choices you’re making everyday could be making you very SICK and you’re looking in the wrong places to be well again?
This weekend I read of yet another (young) person, from my old home town, with a “rare auto immune disease” who very quickly fell ill and is now hospitalized and on chemotherapy in one of the nation’s TOP medical facilities in the nation. What in the WORLD is going on?
I’ll tell you what is going on – it’s toxin overload… and a majority of it is in the food we put in our mouths everyday. The disease begins in our GUT.
A year ago I watched the documentary, “Hungry for Change” (available to watch on Netflix or free online until March 31, 2013), and while in the middle of my own battle for health, it struck enough of a cord with me to never desire soda again and look deeper and what food was doing to me.
Once I realized that soda was being chemically “created” to manipulate my brain – I was done.
I knew it was addictive. I thought I had the upper hand…
But it was also too late for me…. and I’m pretty sure I’ve drunk less soda than most in my lifetime. I really didn’t drink soda much soda until I had my 4th child, 9 years ago. I didn’t drink diet soda until I got diabetes (and those lovely nutritionists suggested I drink diet pop? How do they keep their jobs?). So, all the while KNOWING diet pop, and soda was bad for me – I still drank it. I ignored the warnings.
But, now that it’s killed my hormone levels and caused adrenal fatigue, you bet I speak up to others who are drinking it. I want more for them and I pray they can learn from my mistakes.
What is adrenal fatigue? (read more about this here) It’s that “fight or flight” feeling you get when you are stressed. If your body is malfunctioning and missing key vitamins, enzymes and amino acids – it goes into “dump mode” instead… and you get a “downer” feeling – or a hopeless/helpless feeling instead. You body makes you “tired” so you are forced to rest… and it contributes to chronic fatigue (those with auto immune diseases struggle with).
The good news is – it’s able to be reversed and worked on if you catch it soon enough!! It’s why I take glutathione, CoEnzyme 10 and my Adapten all supplements.
How about those JUNK oils I talked about a few weeks ago here. They are one the MAJOR reasons we don’t eat out, other than obviously a dangerous gluten cross contamination.
What do you think restaurants are saturating your food with? Chemically created CANOLA oil and the addictive enhanced excitotoxin – MSG. Headaches and chronic inflammation anyone? Yes, that’s why you feel so poorly after eating out the night after.
Sadly we learned last week that Chick-fil-a is putting upwards of 108 ingredients into their chicken , 2 types of MSG alone. (I’m not wondering why I got super sick the last time we went there…)
Seriously – Does plain, grilled CHICKEN need ingredients? It does to preserve it and make it addictive. (and no wonder those fries were so good in the canola oil!) Yuck.
It made it an easy choice to say – NO MORE.
It’s simply not an option.
Easy? No. God never said it would be easy – but we have options in this country. We have to make choices.
It’s sad this is how we have to choose to live in our country – that our country, that is SO developed in so many ways – is failing our people with poor food “products” and dining options and medical care “answers” that aren’t making people well.
It’s sickening, really.
You have a choice, just like we do – and you are the one that has to choose what you’re going to put in your body.
As for me and my house. We shall serve the Lord, and do our best, as we learn more – to take care of what He gave us.
Healthy for Him.
“My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
You know, the little seeds, you soak – then spread on a clay head, animal or what-not to have it “grow” hair? I’ll admit, we’ve done it… we got them as gifts one year from the kid’s dear great grandma!
However, I watched Hungry for Change (the documentary), it was the first time I had considered EATING aloe vera or chia seeds. My mother, being a biologist, always used aloe vera plants for our burns… so we had lots around the house.
She never made us eat them.
I never knew you COULD eat them actually… or why you’d want to eat them? Chia seeds definitely seemed more do-able for me, but essentially they have the same consistency as the aloe vera, [after being soaked]. I saw many more ideas for putting them on salads, in breads and muffins, and or adding them to things like yogurt. Several people I knew also used them as a pudding substance (just again, soaking them) and mixing them up with fruit for breakfast.
I figured I could try them in yogurt. If I choose the white ones, I wouldn’t know they were there… so I wouldn’t have to over think trying my new “SUPER FOOD”.
Well, it was painless – and they were great! I was pleasantly surprised, and I don’t have to add much – and they DO aid with digestion. Who knew?
I would advise mixing them in, letting them sit and mixing some more… so they can open up and expand if you’re eating them in yogurt. They’re tasteless in the yogurt – other than additional crunch with my GF granola!
For those watching gluten intake – just make sure you’re reading the package! The ones I purchased just contained chia seeds, but many of the packages I inspected said they were processed in the same plant as wheat… and it was clearly spelled out on the warning.
“Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what He has done.”