I've been reading a lot lately about a plant based diet and have decided it just makes sense to go that route. This means I am no longer eating any animal protein..this includes all meat and dairy!
Now before y'all go...WHAT THE KALE HAS GOTTEN INTO SHANNON, let me just say I'm not joining a commune or discontinuing shaving or even wearing patchouli oil...I'm just eating a plant based diet, and I'm doing that for my health.
All that I have read regarding heart disease and cancer has pointed me in this new and exciting direction. It has long been proven that animal proteins cause cancer...meaning they make the body sick...it's like putting toxins into our temples and expecting them to be okay with it. I just thought that maybe if I go at my health issues through food I can heal my sick body.
The book I have been reading is called The Ultimate Prescription What the medical profession isn't telling you by Dr. James L. Marcum. He comes at healing the body through food, mind and soul. He is a Christian Cardiologist who got tired of just patching his patients up and seeing them sick and dying anyway. So he went to the Bible to see what it had to see about our diets, he then went on to write this book. Even if your not a Christian this book is a must read, if only for his unique insight into the heart and how processed foods make it sick.
I loved every page and the fact that he gave name after name of his patients that he has helped...to show us more proof that eating the right foods can heal you...just made it all better. (Of course, he includes more than just food...like exercise, meditating, and prayer)
It just makes sense to me that if I eat a plant based diet (including grains,pasta etc) that I will feel better, my body will look better and God will be pleased with how I am treating His temple. I figure eating this way certainly cannot harm me and I truly believe that it can heal me and keep me healthy like God wants me to be. I am also back to meditating and it is helping my stress level.
Since I am off caffeine and milk and processed foods I have had a slight migraine for 4 days...but I have gone through this before...withdrawal is no fun! That being said, other than the headache, I feel better and even a bit lighter and it's only been a little less than a week. I have also added a new badge to my right sidebar to The China Study Community and I have also found a few awesome blogs out there for those going vegan...like Vegan As I Want To Be.
Here is also a great list of 100 Vegetarian foods to try and I found this great recipe for no fail brown rice, so yummy, try it! Okay that's all I got for now...not much exercise this week due to the migraine and snow, ice etc...have a Fabulous weekend y'all!
Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck.
"Limitations only exist if you let them"
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