‘Let food be thy medicine’
If food has the power to prevent much of the chronic illness we experience today, it makes sense to alter our diets to not only heal and restore the body, but also to prevent illness. Although taking pharmaceutical drugs for ailments may be useful, they often come with short and long-term side effects and contribute to the toxic buildup in our bodies. While pharmaceutical drugs are important in life-threatening situations, long-term conditions can often be managed with diet and lifestyle changes. In such instances using food as medicine must be considered as an initial way of tackling the issue and preventing future health problems.
There are many factors that play a role in bringing about disease, such as stress, poor nutrition, hormone imbalance and poor health of the gut - and food and detoxification play and important role in all of these. Thinking about what is at the end of your fork can help you to avoid specific illnesses that arise due to years of unhealthy eating. The good news is that these can be reversed with the help of a good diet. More and more food services, restaurants and other institutions are including whole and healthy foods on their menus, so nutritious food is not as hard to find as it once was.
If you are eating junk food with little or no nutrition every day, your body will not be receiving all of the nutrients it needs to function properly and health issues can arise. The only thing your body has to operate on is the food you choose to put into it. Healthy, nutrient-rich and live foods help to heal the body at cellular level and build strong defences, enabling you to combat illness and environmental toxins. Being healthy means putting the right fuel into your body to have your internal engine run smoothly. Every meal you consume influences the way you feel one way or another, so the more nutritious the foods are that you choose, the healthier you will be.
If you do not know how to start implementing a healthy diet and lifestyle, and need assistance, contact the Dr Rossouw weight loss and lifestyle clinic for assistance on 082 720 4938 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thinking about what is at the end of your fork can help you to avoid specific illnesses that arise due to years of unhealthy eating.
Live foods can help reverse some lifestyle illnesses.