Walking A Natural Path- Article One April 23, 2007
Take a look at your hands. Put down the paper; now take a good look.
Do you realize that those are not the same hands that you had a few years ago? Those hands you just looked at have been completely rebuilt from the hands that you had before!
This is an absolute beautiful truth of our creation. Your body is a self-regenerating organism, constantly in the process of renewing itself. Each cell is living its life, expiring and then being replaced with fresh cells. Depending on what source you read, our body replaces its tissues and cells every 1 to 7 years, from red blood cells every 90-120 days to each bone in 8 months to 4 years.
Now think for a moment and ask yourself where the material comes from to replace these 100 trillion cells. Of course…mostly it comes from what we allow into our mouths.
Now, look at this quote from Senator George McGovern, part of the US Senate Select Committee:
“Six out of ten leading causes of death on the United State have been linked to our diet.” And then, this quote from former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop:“67% of all diseases are diet related.”
What these, more than likely extremely conservative sources are saying is that two out of every three people that you and I know are either in the process of dying or will start dying soon because of their meal choices.
That may be a very difficult truth to swallow but still the truth.
The rates of all degenerative diseases in Canada and the US are increasing. We have more asthma, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, depression, arthritis, allergies, digestive disorders, and obesity than ever before in history.
By annually packing away 53 gallons soft drinks, 66 lbs. fats and oils, 111 lbs. red meat, 29 lbs. ice cream, 24 gallons coffee, 154 lbs. sugar, 580 lbs. dairy product per person, North Americans have become known as the most over fed, undernourished people on the earth.
Now don’t become overwhelmed.
Remember that brilliant body of yours we talked about in the first paragraph? This is a solid hope. Your beautiful body has programmed into it an overwhelming desire to survive and thrive. And when given the best environment to do so, will give it everything it’s got.
With natural nutrition, food as it was meant to be eaten, people all over the world are learning to restore their bodies and renew their health. Many defy the odds.
My own life changed 12 years ago with one little book; Are you Tired of Being Sick and Tired? (Boy, was I ever!) By Dr. Mary Swope, and since then it has been a crazy journey not only educating myself every way I could but being the human guinea pig and living it out! My own health and energy change seemingly over night. I felt years younger! I never believed it could be possible.
Others, in this very community, that I have shared with, not only have dropped the pounds, but found relief from every thing from joint pain, abdominal distress, high blood pressure, low blood sugar, chronic fatigue and brain fog. Dis-ease does not need to be your inescapable destiny.
Remember, your body wants to work with you! It is on your side. This column is dedicated to helping you find that for yourself. Lets begin together and take the steps down that natural path to an abundant, healthier life.