I found this site today and if you are wondering about the links between food, the quality of food and how it increases or decreases our overall health, then this is a great resource. I think I’ve come to believe that there is no ONE MIRACLE DIET that will cure all diseases (many cultures have traditional diets that differ from one culture to the next) but I’m very intrigued by the idea of getting back to how we use to do things before life become so amazingly complex. I think there is something profoundly real and healthy in traditional living, even though I’m super grateful for the internet!
This specific article is written by a woman who has suffered many degenerative diseases due to food allergies and her story may resonate with some of you. I thought I would throw it out to see if anyone has comments, suggestions or similar experiences with your own health or your children’s health. It resonated with me and I saw many parallels in my own story. I have had issues with bad gut flora taking over my system that, at one point, I thought I would never take another mission trip to another country. I had chronic bone and joint pain making it difficult to walk or sleep at night, fatigue, memory loss and severe immune deficiency due to an unhealthy gut; I was sick ALL THE TIME with some sort of flu, cold or seasonal allergies. I’m pretty certain I also had food allergies but wasn’t aware of it. I still battle with sugar and it’s effects on me and I’m sad to say that my teeth need a revival if I am to carry them into my old age. Antibiotics may have been the culprit from the get go but there is a lot I have done to keep my health as high as I can with my diet and what I choose to eat. I’m aware of the food industry and how low the quality of our food has become so as I’ve been eating a more traditional diet I have seen improvements even in things like my children’s teeth. Oliver use to have a yellow/orange film over his poor teeth, like he wasn’t producing enamel, and once I changed his diet and gave him more raw diary his teeth turned white! Now I’m hoping it’s also working for my poor teeth. I’ve also seen him calm a bit more as I give him fat and protein to help his brain grow.
See, I’m planning to live until I’m 80 or so now that I truly believe old age is a gift and not a curse. Again, I’m not certain that there is one specific diet that will do this for all of us but I’m thrilled to see health in the form of personal maintenance and overall enjoyment of living making it’s comeback. Also, check out Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution on Hulu.com! I’d like to keep my own teeth in my face as I age and I’d like my bones and muscles to remain strong, keeping me feisty and vivacious; one of those ‘old people’ with a Joie de vivre that makes you hope to live to be as old and enjoyable as they are. Yep, that’s what I want. I want to see great-grandchildren being born and to live through many changing seasons with my own kids and my lovely husband. Take my car and my license away, I’ll take the bus or bike! Put me in glasses and give me a short hair cut with a curly perm! Put me in polyester trousers and comfy walking shoes! Just let me keep my body and my ability to walk briskly around the lake or swim in the ocean. I’d like to live long and prosper! Now if I could just stop adoring fresh brewed coffee so much.
Tell me if you have any thoughts on this article. Positive or critical. I’m curious….
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