Food for health and food for thought

You know the saying ‘you are what you eat’. I often think about the meaning of it. I try hard to eat good nutritious food but it is not always available locally. I would love to be able to grow my own veggies as I have done in the past and I am looking for a way to do this next year in the grounds of the housing complex in which I live. I am sure I will be allowed some space for some large pots or growing bags. So how have I managed this year? I prefer to shop locally but sadly the content of my local supermarket has deteriorated over the last couple of months and I cannot find the food I prefer to eat. I suspect that they only have available the food that most people will buy. You can’t blame them but it doesn’t help me or other people who like good quality nutritious food. So I enlisted the help of my son asking him to take me shopping every few weeks to somewhere that I could buy organic veggies, fruit, and meat. I am a meat eater but I love fish more.

The taste of organic food is so much better that anything else and you don’t actually need to eat as much because it is more nutritious and fills you up quickly. So it is more expensive but you get what you pay for and I feel the expense is worth it. What might do me for 2 meals from the local store will do me for 3 meals when organic. So it is not necessarily more expensive.

I am also a believer in natural medicine, whether herbal of otherwise. I love essential oils too and the various salves that you can get that are 100% natural. I have been reading about natural antibiotics as I had to take some of those recently for an infection in a broken tooth. The infection has returned and won’t go away until the tooth is out in a couple of months time so I have been looking for something I can take or use to help. There is more out there than you think and it is worth the time searching through pages of knowledge to find what is right for you.

One thing that modern medicine ignores is that we are all different. We may all be human but we have different chemistry and biochemistry in our bodies. Our DNA is different and that also makes us unique so it is worth the time searching for what is right for you. This includes food and medicines. Doctors nowadays only allow one symptom to be discussed at an appointment. This is ridiculous as many illnesses have more than one symptom. As a friend once said, ‘I have one body and lots of symptoms.’ We should look at our bodies as a whole not in small pieces.