What does it mean to eat healthy?
Holy moly! And the list goes on.
We are confused, overwhelmed, and this leaves us constantly frustrated with our own bodies and health.
As Michael Pollan says, “Food science is very young. It’s like relying on surgeons in the 1600’s before anesthesia.”
It’s also really hard to study specific nutrients and foods because scientists have to rely on human behavior, and we all know how unreliable we can be when it comes to strict diets.
So if we really want to know what to eat, we can ask a simple question:
What foods are people using to heal themselves?
And the answer is that real healing, meaning the regeneration of healthy tissue and the disappearance of disease comes from 2 time tested practices:
- Raw, whole, living foods (mostly fruits and vegetables with a little seed and nut mixed in)
That’s it! Those are the only ways to achieve real, lasting health and vitality.
Now, that is NOT to say that we can’t eat other things. As you know, I navigate life by using whole foods as my foundation, and then I work in the things I love and crave: A grass-fed burger on the weekend, a coconut milk latte at Starbucks, organic ice cream in the summer.
But if we understand and accept that whole, living foods are the healers, then when we want something “healthy” meaning health GENERATING we know what to grab.
We can go for an apple, some watermelon, carrots, hummus, guacamole, dried mango…these are the foods that hold the key to:
Losing weight and KEEPING it off
Clear, radiant skin
More energy than you ever thought possible
Reversing heart disease
Changing the behavior and neurological functioning of kids
Eliminating bloat and digestive issues
Getting rid of psoriasis and eczema
Real, living, whole foods are your bestest friend in the whole wide world. They will get you from where you are to wherever you want to be.
And the more that you add in to your day, the quicker you’ll see results, and the more those results will become your real life!
Let’s face it, meat never healed anyone. Neither did bread, yogurt, or “low fat” cottage cheese. These foods don’t generate health. They’re not necessarily “bad,” but they’re just not the healers.
What is eating healthy?
Building a foundation of beautiful, healing foods, and then navigating the rest of your diet around the things that bring you true pleasure and joy.
When you need more healing, turn up the volume on your whole foods.
Be simple, be smart, and know that you already have all the answers to your own health and vitality!
With much love,