There seems to be some confusion over using food and herbs as medicine vs. going to a doctor and getting meds. There are so many wonderful natural healing tools. Tonight I am excited to be a part of a wellness event that Step Up Women's network is hosting at UCLA. I hope that the women attending will walk away with a few new ideas of things they can do right in their own kitchen to be ever beautiful and well at every age. We have a lot more control over our own health then we might realize. That doesn't negate the need for doctors and perhaps some pharmasuitical assistance now and again though too. I recently found a wonderful doctor who embraces both nutrition and holistic medicine as well as his M.D. training. He's my go to person now for when I can not fix myself with what I know. Who knows, he might be asking me some food questions too. I think the intermingling of all we have to create with can give us more than what we had before. I have found that people think food must not work for health then if it doesn't work for everything. Recently I caught a bug that I just couldn't shake. I tried everything and even my doctor prescribed more herbs than what I had been taking. Still, I couldn't get myself completely well so we opted for a pharmsuitical to get me well and move on. That doesn't mean we failed. Being well is the goal not suffering because of ideals. We tried the more natural route first and now I will continue my natural wellness but I sure am grateful to have options! I have learned a lot over the years and I continue to learn in all sorts of wonderful places how we can create more of what we really want. That's why I'm a go to person for a lot of people who want to know how to clear pms in a meal or which sea weed can stop a cut from bleeding instantly or how to create clear skin in as little as a week from what we eat. Who do you go to and what are you embracing? Let's all see if we can live one step better right now.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Once upon a time, I was not well. I had weight issues as well as health issues. My life was more than these things but they were dominant. So dominant that when I learned to become healthy and slender naturally using food as my cure all, everyone around me wanted to know the secret since I obviously was also enjoying a good deal of gourmet looking food that they saw me eating. It's been quite a ride. One of the biggest gifts for me has been the stabilization of my blood sugar from eating predominately whole foods. It's fantastic to watch cravings just vanish - poof! Just like that. When my pancreas got happy so did I. No more mood swings and the constant up and down that I didn't realize I had complete control over. Free to Eat is going to be an upcoming book of my whole journey. It hasn't been easy at times using food as a cure but the lessons have been astounding. One whole year I was clearing Candida from my system and didn't eat anything sweet. No bites of fruit even much less a cookie or anything with maple sprinkles, etc. I could have never thought up the way to do it or that I could do it. The year went by surprisingly fast though as I kept promising myself that if I just did what I was doing for another couple of months, then I would be free. Then I would re-commit to another few months when I still wasn't clear - that is until finally I did get clear and I am very happy to be free to eat sweets once again. Now though, they are just fun but not better than other foods in my mind. I keep exploring more and more ways to find more fun and freedom with our food, our bodies and minds................