The Importance of Nourishment
When you say the word nourishment what comes to mind? For me, it's a cold, winter day and my mom has a pot of her famous vegetable soup simmering on the stove. She would always say, your body needs nourishment and I have to agree with her. When I looked up the definition of nourishment, I found this: To supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth. So what brings you life? Is it sitting with a hot cup of tea or coffee and journaling or is it serving someone? In order to have true health, we must find out what gives us life. When I ask myself that question, I always come back to serving. Serving those who have come after me in this journey of life. Sharing what I have learned along the way to help someone. How is your health? Do you have health goals for you and your family? Then you must write them down. Everyday. Then it's time to make a plan. A goal without a plan is just a wish. You can do it and I can help:) I've been there and I know the journey you are on. I have the tools you need and I cannot wait to share them with you. Naturally, growth will follow if you commit to nourishing your body and soul everyday. So how do we nourish our bodies? We nourish our bodies with food, but many of us look at food as something that comforts us, not nourishes us. Food is meant to give us energy and supply our bodies with what we need to think, move and have life to the fullest.
In our hurried state of life, it's all about how fast we can shovel the food in to move to the next thing we have to do. Processed food is everywhere except on the perimeter of your local grocery store. Even there lurks GMO's and unhealthy choices. I was extremely surprised to read that processed foods had its beginnings in 1910. That's when trans fats were introduced. Every decade more and more processed foods came onto the food scene and year after year more diseases showed up as well. The "D" disorders (ADD, ADHD, OCD, ODD etc) as Dr. Sears likes to refer them to came first originated in 1968 with the diagnoses of ADHD skyrocketing in the 1990's. Coincidence or result of eating too many processed foods? I was guilty of it. As a teenager, I was 60 lbs overweight and when I tried to get the weight off, I fell into the Fat free zone which did nothing for my brain except starve it for one of the most important nutrients I needed - FAT. That's right. We all need fat, but it has to be the right kind of fat to benefit us. We'll delve into that next time. For now, ponder the word nourishment and think on ways you can nourish your body and your loved one. Until next time.