“Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food." Hippocrates
"Centuries ago the earliest known doctors and health practitioners across the world imparted the benefits of using food as medicine to heal the body and now based on research it is clearly evident that food plays a major role in health and how you feel on a day to day basis.
Hippocrates believed that illness stemmed from inadequate nutrition and bad eating habits and that if people were to learn good eating habits then optimum health would be restored. Long before doctors and medicine was commonly used, wise tribal elders would seek out healing herbs and plants for their community and food would be applied prescriptively to bring about healing. Slowly through the years man has moved away from the healing power of nature and towards prescribing packaged synthetic drugs and artificial remedies to deal with illness." Excerpts from https://www.superchargedfood.com/food-is-medicine/
You may have noticed that because of the addictive nature of fatty, salty and sugar-laden food it is very difficult to avoid eating them once you have started. What makes it difficult is that you crave what is inside of you ... you will crave what you ate the day before. The good news is that you can quickly turn this around and start to feel cleaner, healthier and more vibrant by eating foods that are as natural as possible.
Your body has an innate ability to heal itself provided you give it what it needs. Your body gets information on cell structure, self-healing and how to function from the food that you give it. The best quality information is obtained from foods that are alive. There is very little information, or nutrition, in processed or over-cooked food. Extravagant recipes with copious amounts of butter, cream and sauces contain very little information or nutritional value. These foods can be incredibly comforting, however rhe question is whether you want to eat for pleasure, or for health.
It is possible to do both, once your taste buds have been re-educated. If your taste buds have been programmed to expect and crave rich, salty or sugary food, and your delight is creating and cooking rich and complicated recipes, your focus is probably on eating for pleasure. You will be happy to know that there are plenty of recipes around that are also healthy (including sweet treats!). You can make your eating as complicated, or as simple, as you want.
For optimum health, or healing, it is best to eat as simply and naturally as possible. Focus on food that will give your body information and nutritional value. If you can do this, you may be surprised and delighted at how you feel after a few days. It can be extremely difficult to get started and break the cycle. If you need some help, we have a very useful 3 day eating plan that helps to break the cycle of addictive and empty (yet comforting) food and begin to cleanse the vital organs. You will feel much more energetic as your body releases toxins and receives renewed energy. If you would like a copy, simply fill in the form and we will send it to you.
In the meantime, if you like to cook, here are a few recipes to get you started. It is OK to eat dessert first!