Let ThyFood Be Thy
by Christine H.
"Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food" is ancient
wisdom that we seem to have forgotten in these modern, high tech times.
In spite of the fact that technology has advanced so phenomenally over
the last 100 years, "the human genome is 99.98% the same as it was
40,000 years ago." This means that we virtually have the same
biochemical makeup as the people living in the Stone Age. So, the food
our body is designed to eat is basically the same type eaten in ancient
What we're feeding our bodies today is so far removed from what we were
designed to eat that we are suffering for it.
Most of the food on the market is NOT real food. It's processed
chemicals, void of nutrients, that does not provide what we need to
sustain health. The result is that we in the U.S. are one of the
sickest nations in the western world, in spite of supposedly having the
best health care system in the world.
We live in a society that expects "a pill for every ill" rather than
looking to find the cause of the ailment.
When you drive your car, you put gas in your gas tank. Otherwise, your
car wouldn't run. You take your car in for routine service and
maintenance to keep it running and make it last longer.
Your body is just like your car. It needs the proper fuel and
maintenance. When it doesn't get it, it starts to break down and
malfunction. You might first start feeling a little tired and low
energy. Then it progresses and the symptoms increase and eventually you
The big difference between your body and your car is that when your car
breaks down beyond repair, you can get a new car. But you can't get a
It's a sad state of affairs that we treat our cars better than we treat
We eat nutrient deficient, chemically altered food and we wonder why
we're sick. I even read recently that the new trend is to create food
out of 100% chemicals. That may be good for the food industry, but it
is devastating to your health.
The best way to be healthy, or to regain your health if you've started
losing it, is to give your body the fuel it needs; the nourishment it
was designed to function efficiently on.
Just like some cars require different types of fuel to run efficiently,
your body may require different foods in order for you to be truly
If you have food sensitivities, your body may not tolerate all the
healthy foods available on the market. If you want to be healthy you
need to eliminate those intolerant foods, even if they're generally
considered extremely healthy. You need to eat the healthy foods YOUR
So, how do you know if some otherwise healthy foods are unhealthy for
If you're not feeling vibrantly alive and healthy, there's a good
chance that your state of less-than-optimal-health is due to food
intolerance. Unlike food allergies, food sensitivities are widespread,
but most people are unaware that they have them.
Some of the common conditions that result from food sensitivities
- skin problems
- chronic fatigue
- sore and aching joints
- digestive problems
- and lots more
Almost any ailment can be caused by food intolerance. If you've been
struggling with health issues that just won't go away, you may just be
intolerant to some of your favorite foods. Even if your health issues
are minor nagging problems, they can still result from food
intolerance. And as long as you continue to eat foods that you are
sensitive to, your health problems will continue to persist and your
health will decline.
How do you know if you have food sensitivities?
You can try to figure it out by yourself using an elimination diet.
However, to be perfectly honest, I have not found one single person who
has been successful determining all their food sensitivities, on their
own, with the elimination diet.
The best way to find out is to get tested. "The ALCAT Test is the most
effective and comprehensive sensitivity/intolerance test available. It
is the only test shown to correlate with clinical symptoms by double
blind oral challenges, the gold standard."
Note: This is not a substitute for medical advice. If you have health
problems, consult your physician.
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