Thursday, May 12, 2011

It's Raw!!

"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

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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. =)

For more Raw inspiration, check out these lovely blogs:

5 comments:

  1. Heather, you are SUCH a great example of how to have convictions and opinions and share them in the most non judging, this is for me but maybe not for you, way. That is something I've always learned from you and no matter what it is, you've always been so accepting of everyone else. Plus I have a feeling that if I made brownies and invited you over, you would still eat one and enjoy it.

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  2. Cool. After we move, I need to do some work on our diet again. We're going simple these days and sometimes that means more convenience (& packaged) "health" foods than I am comfortable with. Lucky for me my mom, who we are living with after we move, is a holistic nutritionist and really into healthy eating. And with summer coming we'll definitely be doing more raw.

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  3. Yes I think summer is a good time to start. I love your posts , everyday I check your blog for all the stuff I love to hear.... Thanks!

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  4. I'm gearing up! I want to do the 7 day detox! I've been eating... just bad bad stuff. I know myself. I start with the idea of a detox and then I go full blast. I need to be ready. My skin really needs it. I ate taquitos last night, not a good thing.

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  5. I love how you are coming at this with an accepting attitude toward others and their choices. We have some vegans in the family that are very judgmental and far from kind about the whole thing. I am very interested in adding more raw to our diet, especially Jason and me but the kids too. I'm looking forward to reading more from you, checking out those blogs, and have already ordered some books on Amazon!

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