Just look at all the different diets out there today. From Atkins to Weight Watchers to South Beach and everything in between. Now we have whole tribes of foodies – Weston A Price Foundation and Paleo and Vegans just to name some of the big ones.
On the side of Paleo, they have a rule of no dairy of any kind.
On the Weston A. Price side, it’s raw dairy and lots of it.
On the Vegan side, it depends on if they eat any kind of animal by-products as to whether milk would be okay.
Who’s right? Does it matter? Are these diets/lifestyle choices the things that we should really be debating? 0
Ah, I can hear you now. “Of course it matters.” Your blood pressure is already raising, isn’t it? You’re ready to skip to the bottom of this post to put in your comment/defense of your food choices. Right?
I see the differences of food opinion even within my own family. My mom eats yogurt every single day for lunch. If I did that, I would be sick. Does that mean my intolerance for dairy, even raw, is a weakness? Or does that mean that she hasn’t yet realized the effects it may be taking on her body?
See what I mean? There are so many schools of thoughts, and it’s hard to tell who is right and who is most definitely wrong. Although I’m sure we each have strong opinions on this.
This blog post certainly won’t decide it today either. That’s not my intention.
Over the years, I have discovered in more ways than one, the healing properties of food. I have seen autoimmune disorders, cancers and even behavioral issues all solved by changing one’s diet.
I am someone who has first hand experience of the power of food. For me it was the battle against active Lyme disease. With the guidance of a nutritionist, I followed a very strict anti-inflammatory plus some diet to help stop the growth of Lyme in my body. It was very similar to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol.
It worked. It took time and I also had other minerals and vitamins added in, but it worked. I have friends who have followed other food protocols in search of healing and they found success as well.
- Food is healing.
- Food is needed for energy in life.
- Eating a meal with someone makes an ordinary visit special.
I find it interesting that even in the Bible, the apostle Paul writes, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” – 1 Cor 10:31.
Food is a beautiful thing. It sustains us, it gives us health, and fuels our energy to be used in all manner of wonderful things.
Today, let’s celebrate the beauty of food.
In the comments, share how you have been touched or healed by food. Or if you haven’t yet experienced its physical healing powers, share about a meal that was meaningful to you in an emotional way. Perhaps its a special tradition your family holds or one particular time that touched you.