My Simple Approach to Food
Finding Health God’s Way
At the beginning of my health journey, I was informed by medical doctors that they couldn’t really do anything for my condition. I would have to live as I am and if things got worse surgery would be the next stop.
Really? There’s has to be something between doing nothing and surgery. So, I started researching. I needed to know more than this. Frankly, I needed hope.
As I started digging, I became overwhelmed quickly. Everyone has an opinion about food. You should eat fats, you shouldn’t eat fats, count carbs, no carbs, no sugar, go gluten-free, and on and on. What about meat? Or milk? Some people swear you shouldn’t touch it while some people say it’s good to eat. To me, there is too much noise. It’s nearly deafening!
I needed some clarity.
I found some people that I trust. The people I trust are the ones who believe that God is sovereign over everything including our food and our health. They believe food is medicine and the best medicine comes from the Him. It just makes sense. If people believe this conviction enough to write books and teach others this principle, I want to listen.
I learned that our bodies were made to heal. Our cells are continually regenerating, 1/7 every year. So in seven years, we have a brand new body on a cellular level. This was good news considering the do-nothing speech I had received.
The key to healing is to feed your cells what they need. Our bodies can heal if they are fed the right foods.
1 Corinthians 6:19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;
Every bite we take will either bring health or disease.
1 Corinthians 10:31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
I needed a simple approach to health and food. From my research, I’ve learned that it boils down to two simple fundamentals about health.
- It’s individual. Food and health is an area that everyone has something to say. The truth that I found is that every body is different. Your body may manifest disease completely different than mine. Our bodies also react to foods and medicines differently. When you read other individuals testimonies, be careful. Their situation is different than yours. The main person to listen to is you. Listen to your body. It will tell you when you feel better and when you don’t. Read and learn from others but if their approach doesn’t work it’s ok to stop what you are doing. On the other hand, if you start something new and you feel better, keep going. Our bodies tell us in many ways that we have an issue or not. Listen, you’ll learn from yourself. This trial and error process can also be exhausting though. Especially if you have a lot going on. If you need it and can afford it, find a good natural doctor or functional medicine doctor to help steer you in the right direction and monitor your progress.
- God’s provisions are best. There is a difference between the foods that God created and the food-like products that are developed and manufactured. If you are not convinced of this, read this. Learn for yourself what soda, pesticides, and other compounds do to the body. The most powerful nutrients to consume come from God’s provisions; fruit, vegetables, meat, nuts, seeds, herbs, and some grains. These foods are good the way they are. No processing is required.
God created food and He created me.
He knows what’s best for my body.
Ultimately, I now eat food as close to the source as possible.
I love getting produce fresh from the farm. It’s good produce when it has ripened on the vine or tree rather than picked early to survive the travel across the country. I also love getting beef, chicken, and other meats that have been cared for and fed the right way.
My approach to health is simple; 1) I’m an individual and 2) I eat food as close to the source as possible.
This approach is very similar to how my grandmothers lived. They both had aches and pains in their elder years but both lived to be older than 90. I want to live like my grandmothers not necessarily because of the years they had on earth but because of the quality of life they had. Preparing meals the way they did is best; simply prepared but full of flavor.
On a side note, I personally don’t have time to cultivate enough produce for my family at this season of life. For now, I find farmers that I trust and I happily buy from them.
Want to super charge your health? 1) Embrace God’s plan for your health 2) Connect with local farmers 3) Enjoy God-given produce and meat packed with nutrients and free of chemicals and preservatives.
Life is a grand total of our choices. What do you choose today?
Progress through purpose, change through choice!!
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