Over the past several years I have been using Biohealth’s lab tests to help optimize my health (testing to help you determine how you are functioning at the digestive, hormonal, detoxification, and immune system), as well as, eating for my Metabolic Type® . I have seen enormous benefits to my energy levels, my skin, my hair, and the shape of my body. I have never felt better in my life! I eat organically and sustainable locally grown foods that have not been sprayed with pesticides, herbicides and fungicides, 90%-100% of the time. My diet is very clean so when I eat foods that I am sensitive to I can target which foods bother me immediately.
Several years ago if you told me that foods would affect the pain that I experienced in my low back yesterday, I probably would not have believed you. However, after healing myself and eating an extremely clean diet I see how unaware I was several years ago.
My grandmother, who is 80 years old and looks 65, was visiting this past weekend. Genetics must a play an essential part as to why she looks fabulous, as well as her drive to stay very active by working in the garden and going to the YMCA with my grandfather 3 times a week.
My concern is that even though she looks fabulous she is also on 10 different medications. She eats very differently than I do! When she visits, it is often difficult because I won’t buy the products that she eats such as Kellogg’s Cereals and pasteurized/homogenized milk. Therefore, I stock my refrigerator with foods that she could eat, and that I feel in good conscience I can support such as raw goats milk cheese, many fresh locally grown vegetables, and grass-fed meats. I bought raw goats milk cheese from the “goat” lady at the Farmer’s Market and freshly made organic bread from Hawthorne Valley. She loved it, even though it was out of her comfort zone.
My grandmother support the idea that a low-fat diet is best, even after many conversations with her. Family members are the most stubborn and difficult clients…so now I don’t even try. She follows a low-fat diet with a lot of processed foods, conventionally raised meats, and vegetable oils. However, she grew up on a diet that was pesticide-free, and her family bought raw milk and butter. This is one reason I think she looks fabulous today.
During my grandmother’s stay, I was eating foods that I don’t normally eat such as much more raw dairy and rice bread. What I found very interesting is how amazing the body is at telling you exactly what it does and doesn’t like. I don’t normally eat any type of dairy because I don’t feel energetic or full of vitality when I eat it. Occasionally, I have a little raw butter on my vegetables and I feel fine. If I continue to eat it day after day I feel my energy drop.
Well, long story short I was eating much more dairy while my grandma was in town. I was also eating rice bread, which I eat on occasion. By the third day of eating these two specific foods, my face broke out in pimples and my back was extremely sore. When I went to bend over, I was in serious PAIN!
Now three days later, going back to eating vegetables, fruit, and meats…I feel strong, happy, and healthy. Food really does affect how we look and feel. Most of us would think that our backs went out because we exercised too hard or picked up a piece of furniture incorrectly. Often, it has to do with inflammation in our gut. When there is inflammation, there is a lack of stability in the muscles and joints surrounding that specific area. In order to be strong and stable it requires me to stay away from dairy and rice.
My skin has now cleared up and my back is well on it way to happy days! Every day we are either creating life and vitality or death and destruction to the body…what are you creating?
With Lots of Love and a Pain-free Life,