We live in a culture that severely underestimates the healing power of eating healthy with wholesome foods, proper diet, exercise and spirituality. I know that we would all love to take a pill or a shot to cure us of whatever ails us, me too! However the reality is that not every malaise is curable in this way. I once found myself in the hospital with the best medical care in the world but dying of Hasimoto’s Throidistis. After years of drug and surgical treatment and a particularly bad period where I was comatose for weeks. the best that the good doctors and nurses could do was just barely keep me alive. I was very grateful for this but it wasn’t until I took charge of my health and began focusing on proper diet, exercise and spiritual alignment that I was able to thrive. Did I have to leave the mainstream of medical thought to begin my recovery? Absolutely! Was it a scary process fraught with uncertainty and occasional disappointment? Yes. The good news was that I wasn’t alone. I have met and now have counselled with thousands of people that are on a similar journey. Everyone’s journey is unique. Let the trained and experienced nationalists and herbologists at LivingMom Birth assist you on your journey during your pregnancy.
Here are a few tips to get you started.
Educating yourself will be one of the best things you can do to stay focused. A good goal for me was trying to read a book a week. Be prayerful as you decide what books to read. Realize that not everything you read is for you but the more you learn the sooner you will be able to find what things will work for you.
This is the first thing I cut out and I believe the most important. You will stop some strong food cravings just by doing so. Read Sugar Blues, by William Dufty and any other book that can teach you about the addictive qualities of sugar. Replace sugar with honey, xylitol, agave nectar, stevia or maple syrup.
These include rice, breads, tortillas and pastas. Transition these with 100% whole wheat products or even BETTER….gluten free products. As time passes, you can make another transition moving into sprouted grains. Once again, read books discussing the side effects of processed foods. A good book is Beating the Food Giants, by Paul A. Stitt.
PASTEURIZED DAIRY PRODUCTS
Extremely mucus forming! The book called Milk The Deadly Poison, by Robert Cohen tells of what effects it has on the body. Replace pasteurized milk products with unheated nut milks or coconut milk.
AVOIDANCE OF MEAT
Try to cut out as much meat as possible. Read books on eating large amounts of meat and the negative effects it has on the body. There are studies that show that consuming large amounts of meat can cause cancer. Replace meat with steamed vegetables and squashes. A excellent book that discusses this is called The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell.
As you begin, eat a large percent of raw foods. It really is not difficult. Replace one meal a day with a large salad. Also, read as many raw food books as you can. Search the internet – there are tons of recipes. Pay attention to how you are feeling. Be grateful for the abundant health and happiness you will be creating for yourself. Remember, this is FUN and EXCITING!!! Enjoy the ride.