Raw food is good medicine

Central and North Burnett Times - - OPINION -

WHYis it that de­spite the ad­vances in medicine, dis­eases such as can­cer and type 2 di­a­betes are on the rise?

As a re­sult of a young fam­ily mem­ber be­ing di­ag­nosed with lym­phoma early last year, I be­gan to find out all I could.

At first she was de­ter­mined not to have chemo­ther­apy and this led me to look closely at nat­u­ral cures which in turn led me to Kris­tine Mathe­son.

Dur­ing a work­shop in Monto she and hus­band Wayne talked about their en­coun­ters with can­cer and how they’d sur­vived.

In Kris­tine’s case, doc­tors told her to go home and get her af­fairs in or­der be­cause there was noth­ing they could do.

She re­fused to ac­cept this, set out to cure her­self and suc­ceeded.

Her book looks at the for­got­ten se­cret: let­ting food be your medicine.

While phys­i­cal, emo­tional and spir­i­tual ar­eas of life all need to be ad­dressed, food is a great place to start.

If the body is al­ka­line, can­cer cells do not de­velop and nei­ther do di­a­betes and many other dis­eases.

The list of foods high in al­ka­lin­ity in­cludes veg­eta­bles and fruits while acidic choices are pro­cessed foods and foods high in sim­ple su­gars.

Many in the med­i­cal pro­fes­sion place too much em­pha­sis on cur­ing dis­eases once they de­velop and not enough on tak­ing steps to pre­vent the disease de­vel­op­ing in the first place.

The prof­its of phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies would de­cline but we would all be health­ier if we ate 80% raw food.

Our busy lives lead us to foods that are con­ve­nient and fast but surely our health takes pri­or­ity over con­ve­nience.

For more in­for­ma­tion on how to make your life health­ier and pre­vent dis­eases check out can­cer to well ness.com and get in­volved in sport and Fit for Liv­ing pro­grams.

Sue Har­ris Mun­dub­bera jour­nal­ist

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