Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States. Cancer comes in at a strong number two. (If its preventable deaths, obesity is actually number two) Have you ever stopped to ask yourself why the heart becomes diseased? Or why the cells in the body start to have abnormal cell growth? Well, I’m going to take a while guess and say…. poor diet, lack of physical activity, drinking, smoking, stress or lack of fresh air and sunlight. Yes, some forms of heart disease and cancer and heredity, but guess what…most are not. Most are caused by a CHOICE not to seek a healthy lifestyle.
When you begin to eat living, healthy food your body will start ridding toxins. You will literally be putting your body through a detoxifying process. (in big or small ways) Some people experience flu-like symptoms, while others mistake this detoxifying process for allergies. According to Malkamus, “There may be body aches, nausea, dizziness, pimples, stuffiness or mental fogginess. But don’t worry! This is a sign you are finally giving your body what it needs.” (Pg. 178)
And yes, I’m writing this blog on Thanksgiving because guess what…thanksgiving is about giving thanks…. NOT about stuffing yourself until you can’t move. As a culture we have once again corrupted a holiday with gluttony. There’s nothing wrong with celebrating a holiday with yummy food, but friends, let’s not lose sight of the big picture. God wants so much more for you. Your body is capable of miraculous healing if you allow it to do so. I hope you are even MORE excited to start this nutrition journey with me on Monday!
To God be the Glory,