Are You Familiar With The Healing Properties Of Food?
I was talking with a friend the other day and they mentioned that they had went in to get a full physical checkup with their doctor.
Upon their checkup, they were told they had high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
I then (of course) proceeded to ask them what they were going to do about it.
Very nonchalantly they let me know that they were prescribed several different drugs for their condition and they were now taking several medications for it.
I took a deep breath and was like…
Why don’t you just do some body cleansing and juice the proper vegetables and you can accomplish it naturally while promoting better health and well-being?
Completely puzzled, they were like..
What are you talking about?
I then asked…
Are you familiar with the healing properties of food?
Of course, they were not and gave me one of those “oh geez, what are you gonna tell me I gotta do now?” type looks.
I then said, “Look, all drugs by definition are toxic to the body in one form or another. So by taking multiple prescriptions for high blood pressure and cholesterol, you may be causing other damage in the body to say the liver or the kidneys.
Yet by understanding that high blood pressure and cholesterol are just symptoms of say… the way you have or have not been taking care of yourself…
Wouldn’t it make more sense to make some adjustments in the what you have been doing to care for your by cleaning out your body of toxic buildup and supporting it nutritionally with the right foods?”
They then responded with a “Well what types of foods should I eat then?” question.
Now, there are many great, in depth books written on this subject.
There is also a great quote by Hippocrates (the father of modern medicine) in which he states…
So for example:
Asparagus – Helps cleanse out cholesterol from the arteries.
Lemon and Lime- A natural astringent, antiseptic, anti-microbial that promotes weight loss, cleanses the blood, treats high blood pressure, poor circulating blood and weak blood vessels, destroys putrefactive bacteria in the intestines and mouth, is mucus resolving for dysentery, colds, flu, hacking cough, and parasite infestation.
Peaches – Moisten the lungs, used for dry cough, and helps lower high blood pressure.
Shitake Mushroom – Decreases both fat and cholesterol in the blood. Natural source of interferon, a protein which appears to induce an immune response against cancer and viral diseases.
Tomato- Relieves high blood pressure, red eyes and headache. Relieves thirst, tonifies the stomach, cleanses the liver, purifies the blood and much more.
(These examples taken from “Food Beautiful” by Sarah King Feldman. Only available by special order.
So I hope you get the idea that if you understand the properties of foods and have a few reference books around the house, you can begin to implement natural, health promoting foods as your true medicine.
To your health and well-being,