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You are What you Eat

Author: Cynthia Perkins, M.Ed.

You are what you eat is one of those little clichés that carries an incredible amount of truth. What you eat is broken down and assimilated into your body. If you are eating poisons and garbage, then that is what your body becomes. Not only is eating healthy essential for your physical health, but for your mental health as well.

Unhealthy diets can create symptoms such as depression, mood swings, irritability, hyperactivity, rage, criminal behavior, anxiety, paranoia, heart disease, diabetes, PMS, digestive disturbances, fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, loss of memory, nervousness, muscle and joint inflammation, heart palpitations, bowel disorders, arthritis and many more.

A healthy diet is much more than just eating your veggies or reducing fat. The typical food supply of the average person is nutrient depleted and toxic. Our water and soil is polluted with toxic chemicals and it is depleted from any nutrient value. Food grown in this soil absorbs these toxins and when we eat them it is then absorbed into our bodies. If the soil does not contain any nutrients then the food growing on it cannot have any nutritional value. Our meat supply is injected with hormones and antibiotics and fed food that is poisoned with pesticides.

Then as if this weren’t bad enough once the food is harvested it is then refined and stripped of any remaining nutrients and then pumped with additives and preservatives. All of which have adverse effects on our health. By the time the food makes it to your plate, it really is not even food anymore.

Eating a proper diet means eating organic food as much as possible. Eating foods that don’t have additives or preservatives, and eating foods that are in their natural state as much as possible. This means sticking with whole foods such as fresh meat, vegetables, whole grains, seeds, nuts and fruits. Use nuts and nut butters and seeds for snacks. For something sweet try some dates, bananas, raisins or other dried fruits. Try and avoid food that is in cans.

Eating healthy is one of the most important factors one can address for improved health and optimal functioning. Many illnesses and symptoms can be eliminated or improved by eating a healthy, pure diet.

About the Author

Cynthia Perkins, M.Ed. is a holistic health counselor specializing in issues of living with chronic illness, chronic pain and disability as well as sexual intimacy. She is also author of the inspirational E-Book Finding life Fulfillment when living with Chronic Illness -A Spiritual Journey. Services, Ebooks and a FREE Newsletter can be found at her website.

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