“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." ~ Hippocrates
All our lives we are surrounded by food, but are we really connected to our food? Many of us eat mindlessly, in a rush, without even considering the nutritional value of the food one is eating in a meal. Stress eating & emotional eating have become a norm in our way of living. But what if you would take time to buy healthy organic foods, take time to cook a delicious meal for yourself and your loved ones, take time to enjoy every bit of you food, eating with gratitude for the nourishment the plants and animals have given you, well let me tell you.... a lot of your current physical and emotional illnesses would disappear, just like that! ITS MAGIC!!!
FOOD IS MEDICINE & YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!
Healthy eating is one of the most important elements in staying strong & vital. The phrase “you are what you eat” is pretty literal. For your body to create healthy cells, it needs the right nutrients: carbs (think veggies like greens, but also think zucchini, sweet potato & yams to substitute breads & flours), proteins (think legumes like beans, lentils, fish & ethically sourced meats) & fats (think avocado, olive oil & nuts).
Each person has a unique constitution and eating should be planned according to each persons needs. As well, eating should be done dependent on the location/land where you live and the season that your are living in the moment. Each land has its own unique & special medicine. Acknowledging, honouring & connecting to the natural resources around you is considered living in the TAO.
Right now we are in the season of Spring which in Chinese Medicine is related to the Wood element, the Liver and the colour green. It’s a great time to do a Liver cleanse & Spring cleaning. Ex: Eat more green coloured foods like sprouts, chard, kale & spinach. Add a Liver support tea like dandelion root & milk thistle. Start your day with a glass of warm water with half a lemon and avoid sugars, diary, flours & alcohol. This recommendations are generic but if you wish to learn more about your TCM constitution & tips on how to connect to the land you live in, let me know. I’m here to share what I’ve learned for the past decade as a TCM practitioner, shamanic student & foodie!
May you be healthy, May you be happy, May you be at peace!
AHO, Namaste, All My Relations.