I’ve been doing a lot of reading & research today about health & wellness and I thought I’d share my search results. Because to answer the title of this post: YES, your health does matter & your health is dependent on what you put in your mouth.
Think of your car or boats engine, you need good clean fuel to keep it running properly (or at all). If you keep feeding it dirty fuel it will break down right? Our bodies are the same. We were meant to eat pure, whole foods, not processed foods striped of it’s vitamins & nutrients.
I know this sounds like common sense but; I’ve been reading today that when we eat & drink poorly (lots of meat, breads, dairy, alcohol, refined oils, etc) it depletes & destroys our gut and leads to autoimmune disease.
So here are the links I was reading today. They quote doctors & health experts, but they are simple & to the point & offer some great, simple, solutions…
Also, I wanted to share one last thought from a newsletter I was reading recently from Casey Lorraine. She is a bubbly, happy, juice drinking, health machine! I love reading her articles! They’re so positive!!! So, recently this paragraph in a recent email struck me:
The goal of eating raw food is not to fit into the label of raw foodist, but rather to be the healthiest and best you can be so you can focus on the others things in life that matter most to you. That right there is a recipe for success, happiness and fulfillment.
Amen. Eat to live, not live to eat. Why keep eating food that you claim to “like” or “enjoy” that in reality you’re only emotionally attached to and that offer little to no nutritional value? Or for the simple reason that it’s what your used to! Packaged food doesn’t really taste all that good after you have eaten REAL whole foods, flavored with amazing healthy spices! There are so many wonderful opportunities & fun things to do and learn in life, why waste your time feeling mediocre & almost healthy when you can be bouncing off the walls with energy & running around having fun!?!?… That’s my goal right now (& my realizations). Eat for health, not for a label “I’m a this” or ” I’m a that”… Never mind that, just eat! Eat real food, fresh fruits & veggies! Forget wasting your time reading labels or applying them or trying to fit in one, just eat clean, whole foods and you’ll have more time for LIFE!!! My hope is that this post helps you do the same… I don’t want to be whistling & skipping around alone