Did you ever stop to think about what you’re putting into your mouth? Or ponder where the food will go and what it will do once inside your body?
Have you ever wondered what the food you’re eating is made of?
Most people don’t. They’re so used to just eating what looks and smells good, or simply what’s placed in front of them, without any thought about how their bodies will be able to process the food or if it even contains any nutritional value. For most people, if it tastes good, they’ll eat it.
This has become one of the major downfalls of our health in our western civilization.
To make a long story short, the food industry is BIG business. They are in it to make money. If it doesn’t taste good, you’re not going to buy it. These companies do everything in their power to make you want, and even need, their food. They have full time food scientists in a lab creating meals and snacks to grab your taste buds and have you addicted to their products. They spend billions of dollars in ad campaigns to lure you in, creating tag lines such as “Betcha can’t eat just one,” “It does a body good,” and “Melts in your mouth, not in your hands.”
They don’t give a hoot what they’re putting into their products: GMO’s, MSG, preservatives, excitotoxins, high sodium, high fructose corn syrup, shortening, hydrogenated oils, pesticides & herbicides, fillers, binders, the list goes on. All they care about is whether it tastes good, will have a long shelf life, is cost effective on their end and that it becomes a big seller.
None of the ingredients mentioned above are a food and none of them belong in your body. And yet, most people consume these things all day long, without a second thought.
The human body doesn’t know what to do with these ingredients or how to process them and most of it gets stored in your cells where it sits and eventually creates complications in the way your body functions.
This is one of the reasons we have an epidemic of obesity and disease wherever a western diet is consumed.
When it comes to Real Food, the body knows exactly what to do with it. It absorbs the vitamins, minerals and water content and uses the fiber to keep your colon clean and functioning optimally. It is simple to digest and doesn’t damage any part of the digestive tract as it moves through your body. What is Real Food? Fresh, whole, ripe fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds.
When we look at our closest ancestors in nature, with whom we share 99% of our DNA such as the bonobo, they have similar digestive tracts, similar teeth, opposable thumbs, and they don’t have claws or fangs, and they don’t kill other animals for food. They do eat a diet of primarily fruits, with tender, easy to digest vegetables, and a small amount of nuts and seeds.
Yes, many humans have adapted to eating meat, grains, dairy and junk food but it doesn’t mean we should or that it’s optimal.
I personally suffered a lifetime of digestive issues, skin & hormonal problems, as well as chronic headaches and migraines. I searched every avenue of medical treatment and healing modality for all of these ailments and never found longterm relief until I changed my diet.
The moment I removed all the processed and junk foods, as well as meat, dairy and grains, my health began to improve and continues to improve everyday. It’s not a “cure all” but I’m relatively symptom free these days and that’s very rare in today’s world.
I’ve been on this path since March of 2009 and it’s been the best decision I’ve ever made. The list of benefits is long, and nothing the medical community could ever even dream of offering.
Here are some of the benefits I’ve experienced from changing my diet & lifestyle:
Eliminated chronic headaches & migraines
Menstrual cycles are regular, balanced, short and pain free
More energy & vitality
Improved vocal ability
No longer experience the common cold or flu
Nail fungus vanished
Improved hair and skin quality
No more dental plaque
Spend less money
Closer connection with nature
If you are suffering from an ailment you’d like to get rid of, or you’re just interested in living a quality of life that’s better than what you’re currently experiencing, making simple changes in your diet and lifestyle just might have a profound impact on your overall life and wellbeing.
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You are right, Mary! Thank you so much for letting me know. The link has been updated and should take you here: http://www.rawsynergy.com/?p=374
Wishing you a wonderful day!