No wonder most people are confused and lost in what to choose to eat especially when they are not well.
A lot of people eat just what they like or what they are addicted to such as bread, sweets, chocolate etc. Often they don’t make any connection between what they have eaten and any physical discomfort or disease.
The medical world is not much help when it comes to nutrition. In medical school, little importance and little time are given to studies in nutrition and its effect on the body, one’s energy and wellbeing. The amount of nutritional education in medical schools is limited and studies focus on treatment rather than prevention. Dietitians also learn all they know out of books and so does everybody else.
Having been very sick in my twenties I became interested in nutrition and natural healing. I read a lot and studied nutrition to find something to help me heal. I tried just about everything from raw food to being a fruitarian. I was convinced that ‘my’ way was the best way because I had some positive results – I was feeling better (so I believed). I was slim and fit and had enough energy.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer two decades later it was an utter shock because I had, so I believed, lived and eaten healthily for years, even being considered a 'health freak' amongst my friends. I thought I could cure this cancer myself and went on a 100% raw food diet. I did long juice fasts but I was not healing. The juices were full of sugar from carrots, beetroots and apples, I was loading my body with sugars and so feeding the cancer cells. I was super skinny and not well.
I finally chose to have surgery and at the same time started attending Universal Medicine presentations by Serge Benhayon. Serge presented that the body does not lie.
I started feeling into my body and listening to what it had to say after consuming certain foods or drinks. I found that some foods that I had previously cut out of my diet actually felt good and building, and I re-introduced them.
Since then I have cut out all sugars and alcohol, anything sweet now gives me a headache and makes me first racy and then tired. I went through many trials and errors in learning to truly feel what my body was telling me and to listen to it. Now I can trust it more and more when I am open and accepting of what my body shows me.
What I learnt from my experiences is that a large part of our health and wellbeing is closely related to the choices we make on a daily basis about food including not only what we eat but also where, how and how much we eat.
Overeating, eating in front of the TV or any 'screen', or eating when feeling stressed or in a hurry creates dis-harmony in the body. Too much food is just as harming as bad food choices. I have come to a deeper understanding that taking responsibility for the way we age includes honouring our body and making loving choices about what we eat and drink.
Ingrid L., Australia
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