Food for Thought

Oct 25, 2020 | Thrive

Keep in mind that food is perhaps one of the most sensitive topics with all of us. The food we eat plays a huge role in our identities, our relationships, and our daily lives. I want to invite you to become more aware of your own relationship with food. How do you use it?

For many years, I used food for far more than nutrition. I used it to feel good. I used it to cure boredom and sadness. I used it to cover up and smooth over bad relationships. It is quite easy for food to become one of the main sources of joy, relaxation, and pleasure for many of us, so you can see why it can be a sensitive topic. Food SHOULD be fun, and pleasurable, but it should make us strong, and empowered, not cause our digestive systems to be inflamed, causing referred weakness and stiffness in our lower back, neck, shoulders, head, muscles and vitality systems.

Follow the philosophy that living foods provide the most vital life energy to you. When choosing your food, follow these guidelines:

  • Eat fresh fruits – You can rotate 2 to 3 fruits per week to ensure you don’t get sick of them.
  • Eat fresh vegetables – I love carrots, squash, zucchini, and sweet potatoes. Discover your own favorites!
  • Eat seeds and nuts (Sprouted is best) – I love chia, sunflower seeds, almonds, flax, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts.
  • Eat legumes and ancient grains – Lentils and Quinoa and their flour pastas are delicious.
  • Eat the rainbow! Eating fruits and vegetables of every color helps ensure your nutrient intake gets covered!
  • Foods can be eaten raw, juiced, cooked, or dried.
  • Dried food likes dates and apricots are great energy rich foods in moderation.
  • Your foods should be ripe to obtain maximum benefit.