What Would I Find At Your House?

2009 February 12

You ever notice how much you can learn about someone by going to their house and seeing how they live, decorate and shop for themselves?

If your like most, you have by now created a set form of habits that are currently guiding your daily routines.

Statistics show that most of our lives are run on autopilot based on these habits that we have formed.

I always find it most interesting to visit friends houses and do a quick peek through their home, refridgerator and cupboards to see what kind of habits they have formed.

It amazes me at how much stuff some of my friends have accumulated.

I have one friend who has literally hundreds of canned goods stocked in their home that have been accumulating for years.

Another friend whom for some reason has stuff in piles all over the entire house.  And what I mean is its a big house with dozens of piles.

Piles of paper, mail, dirty clothes, clean clothes, food, games, music, you name it, it’s in a pile somewhere.

Yet another who keeps things at a bare minimum and does not even have a way to cook and eat at home. Im talking no silverware, dishes, cookery, glasses, nothing!

I have another friend who has pictures everywhere. All over the fridge, mirrors, walls, bed posts, doors, you name it, if it looks like a picture could go there, it’s there.

What I have noticed in all of this is a small yet very concerning trend I see taking place among alot of my friends.

As I have looked into what kinds of foods they have been shopping for and eating, I am seeing 90% or more of it being some form of processed food.

Meaning less than 10% of what they buy to eat is actually real, raw, natural foods. (Some had not a single piece of fruit, vegetable, seed, nut or grain at all).

Now if you understand a bit about nutrition and food processing, this should have you as concerned as I.

Every single step in the processing of food, from the moment it is picked, the food begins to lose nutritional value.

So if it is canned, cooked, cooked and then canned, frozen, dried, juiced, microwaved, deep fried, pre-prepared, you name it, it has lost very valuable nutritional content.

Everything from the natural enzymes, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytosterols and glyconutrients.

About the only thing that is not impacted in the processing of food is the fiber content (unless you are talking about store purchased juice). Which is the undigestible portion of food that provides the “ruffage” to move waste thru the intestinal tract and out of the body.

This has me very concerned about the health and well-being of my fellow associates and friends.

My shopping is exactly the opposite. About 90% raw, fresh, organic produce of fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds, and about 10% other.

Remember, On A Path Of Wellness, it’s all about taking personal responsibility for your health and well-being.

That also means having an absolute awareness to what you are putting into your body and how you treat your body.

So now I ask you…

What would I find at your house?

To your health and well-being,

Shawn King

Wellness Coach

1 Comment leave one →
2009 October 6

This is a great “reality check.” You should go on
Oprah’s show!

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