"Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
The first area of detox that I want to mention is in regards to our bodies. What goes into them. Yeah Yeah you had a feeling that I may bring this up huh?
Lately I have been thinking a lot on this area since I struggle with certain health issues. I'm not a big fan of antibiotics or prescription medicine, even the topical ones. I finally decided that it was time to take my health into my own hands. It was time to heal my body. It was time for a detox!
I went online and googled natural ways to heal such and such and with each ailment I kept stumbling upon the same thing. Raw fruits and veggies. I found this super interesting, my curiosity was peeked.
So what did I do? I went back to the beginning. I wanted to figure out what foods Father created us to eat. I found this interesting article during my search. Those whole foods, growing from the earth were the ultimate design for Creation. I then decided that I would eat a diet that consisted of mainly raw fruits and veggies. Obviously there are some exceptions, we love people. We love being able to fellowship together with other families and so I, (not being super legalistic about the diet) occasionally take part in the cooked foods prepared.
I signed up for a 7 Day Raw Food Challenge and was blessed in many ways. My skin has started to have a glow to it and my health issues are slowly beginning to disappear.
So what does this look like for our family? My children are working up to a mono fruit breakfast, meaning feasting on just one type of fruit. They also are learning to enjoy salads with each dinner. Eventually I would love to get them eating the same way that I am but it's a process. One baby step at a time.
My encouragement for you is to find the best diet for your personal health. Take the time to do some research. Try different things. Be open to what may sound weird. I was so scared of Low Fat Raw Vegan. It seems to come with such negative connotations but...
I decided to cross the bridge and am learning not to care so much about what other people think.
Let me clarify that I don't thing it is wrong to eat meat. Neither does Father. This is just a personal observation regarding the response that my body has with Raw foods vs. cooked foods.
(BTW: I also still have coffee and wine which technically are not raw but like I said earlier, I'm not super legalistic about it. =)
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