How to solve the biggest problems with food

by | Jul 30, 2015 | Health Habits, Nutrition Support, Uncategorized

If an African Grey parrot eats avocado and is not treated immediately, it will die. The bird’s system was not made for it.

So too, if you put something in your mouth that’s poisonous, will you die.

Take Atropa Belladonna. It’s a lovely looking black cherry-resembling plant, but eating the berry is like playing Russian roulette. Although the berry looks harmless, there’s a strong possibility you will die.

Food can kill. And it can heal.

You can also solve your biggest problems with food.

Some of the most stressful problems we face in our day-to-day lives are:

  • Relational
  • Lack of money
  • Poor health

Here’s how you can use food to help solve these three issues:

Relational problems

At one stage, my son’s fiancé was a lunatic.

Usually a sweet girl, she became horribly jealous and overbearing. Every time another female even glanced at her fiancé, she would throw a fit that would last for hours.

You can imagine the toll it took on their relationship. As much as I adored her, things became so bad that I told him he would need to think about leaving her.

And then we discovered the root cause of her behavior stemmed from the Petogen birth control injection she was on. Once the effects of it had worn off, she became sweet once again and the green monster was laid to rest.

Anything ingested is going to have an effect. Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, says,

“Basically the science of food’s affect on mood is based on this: Dietary changes can bring about changes in our brain structure (chemically and physiologically), which can lead to altered behavior.”

While food may not perfect your relationships, it may have a major impact on them.

Why? The endocrine system is your body’s Big Honcho and coordinates the chemicals that your body produces to control most functions including mood and sexual functions (and your libido). The endocrine system is greatly affected by the food you eat.

Naturally, mood affects the quality of your relationships, and your libido determines the quality of intimacy between you and your partner.

Food impacts cognitive functions which of course play a major part in relationships:

  • Your reasoning ability
  • Memory
  • Attention and focus
  • Your intelligence

Here’s food (uh hum) for thought: contrary to popular belief, it is not natural that adolescents have pimply faces, or that they’re as moody as they’re known to be. The process-laden food they’re consuming harms their endocrine systems which result in moodiness, pimply faces and oftentimes difficult behavior.

Food may certainly solve many relational issues.

Lack of money 

Fearing what you’re going to feed your family on a tiny budget is another big problem for many people.

But if you were to cut out all the unnecessary and nutrient-depleted foods we tend to favor, you can save quite a bit and get healthier at the same time. How to eat healthy on a tight budget? Aim to eat like this every day:

eat healthy on a tight budget

You can eat natural and healthy food even if you’re on a tight budget

40% Fresh fruit – approximate cost of $1 per adult per day

40% Fresh veggies – approximate cost of $3 per adult per day

10% Raw nuts and seeds – approximate cost of $1 per adult per day

5% Wholegrains/potatoes – approximate cost of $.50 per adult per day

5% Herbs – approximate cost of $.20 per adult per day

If you follow this simple formula, you should spend about $5.70 per adult per day. That’s half the amount of what the average person eats a day.

Ideas to save money and still eat a natural diet:

  • Grow some of your own food, even on a windowsill.
  • Buy fresh foods from a market, not from the shop around the corner.
  • Buy in bulk.
  • Make more meatless meals, or use tiny amounts of meat just to boost the flavor of your meal.

Wellness Mama has some other good ideas for eating naturally on a budget.

Poor health 

“Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise.” – Mike Adams

To qualify, your doctor did not study the effects of food on the body. Shocking, isn’t it?

Doctors have their place. But we can no longer rely on them to ensure our continued health. Because before they will prescribe food as medicine, they will prescribe a drug. This is what they qualify for – drug prescription, not your ongoing, optimal health.

What you eat can cause disease and can heal it. Many cancer patients have opted for the natural route instead of chemotherapy, and been healed. In fact, the body can repair itself and reverse disease if only you stop what you have been doing and make lifestyle changes, a big part of which is changing what you eat.

The video below is of Dr. Dean Ornish and he explains how you heal your body with food.

You can solve most, if not all, your health problems with food.