“Eat your food as medicine,
otherwise you will need to eat your medicine as food.” – Steve Jobs
OUR CURRENT HEALTH SYSTEM
The first step we’ll take to creating your new happy life is to get your health under control. In order to do this, you will need to understand how our health and food systems are currently working against you and how they are killing you slowly.
Western medicine definitely has a place in our society. Lives are saved every day by modern medicine. Our healthcare system does save lives, but it has become the “quick fix” for Americans. You may have bought into the lie that you need to see a doctor at least once a year even when you are not sick. You do this because your insurance company tells you to, just in case you might have a disease and not feel it. Well, I can tell you that the insurance company has no interest in you being healthy, except that the longer you live, the more money you will make for them. Remember that insurance companies only want to catch cancer early because it will save them money. You may even believe that a “single” pill will heal you, not realizing that one pill begins making unnatural changes to your body that will require more pills to correct.
Perfect health is possible through nature, however, this takes time. If you plant a seed (if you have never tried, it’s time you did!), it will take a week for your plant to pop up. Then you wait a month, watching it develop. One day you wake up and, BAM, you have beautiful flowers, or fresh fruit and veggies. The point is that for nature to succeed, you need patience. When you are healing through nature, it may take a little longer for your body to absorb and use the nutrients, but the benefit to your body will last a lifetime. The effects of eating naturally grown foods will provide your body and mind with balanced nutrition.
That one pill you take today will only temporarily make you feel better, and is only targeting a small percentage of your body. A nature-based diet will balance your whole body and immune system naturally, so you won’t need a “temporary” fix. When consuming or medicating with nature you are creating a healthy, balanced environment for your body. You may even stop going to the doctor because you will not get sick. Actually, you may get a cold occasionally; nature gets sick and then bounces back all the time. You are part of nature, so you will bounce back as well. it’s usually best to fight off germs naturally without creating any unwanted, unnatural side effects.
You can get healthy eating fresh natural foods and eliminate healthcare! But it takes time and dedication. At some point in life, you have to choose between dying a slow painful death by eating industrial foods and taking synthetic drugs, or you can live a long healthy, happy, and abundant life by eating naturally grown foods, and medicating with nature. The choice is yours.
Your key to good health is not taking a pill for every little ailment, and that includes aspirin. I take about ten aspirin a year for migraine. I take it because, in my mind, I believe it will work faster than drinking a cup of white willow bark tea, (aspirin is actually made from the chemical salicin, which is found in white willow bark). In reality, aspirin doesn’t really work any better. It’s primarily a placebo effect. (Google it. That’s a fact!)
A recent study from the National Center for Biotechnology (NCBI) has shown that a placebo pill works as well as pharmaceutical drugs 45% of the time. It’s because many times our minds are just as effective as many synthetic drugs. After researching the placebo effect, I realized that for many health issues, you have a better chance of healing yourself using your mind and eating naturally, than you do taking pharmaceutical drugs.
If you are eating naturally grown fruit, vegetables, and herbs (FV&H), your mind and body will be able to maintain homeostasis. When your body contracts a disease, you will have the ammunition to fight back without creating unnatural side effects. You won’t need to take a pill because you have built up a natural defense system in your body.
If you are putting natural nutrients in your body, most illnesses will not affect your life because you are naturally healthy which helps you to maintain a positive mindset. You will become fearless in your ability to fight off disease. Your mental attitude, along with a healthy diet will provide you with nutrients to fight off germs, bacteria, and viruses, while keeping your mind sharp and positive. Eating a variety of natural foods will not only keep you away from the doctor, it will make you feel happier, creating more positivity in your life without you having to try very hard.