This is the introduction the the new “You are what you eat” section on FibroTV.com. I hope to get as many people as possible interested in making health choices when in comes to food and get as many people as healthy as possible. You deserve to do this! You are worth it! I believe in you!
Screw it! I am sick! I am going to eat what I want!
We have all said it and done it. I mean, if you have to live with chronic pain and illness why not at least enjoy the food you are eating and treat yourself to your favorite processed foods and junk foods? Why not just make the mac n cheese from a box, Ramen noodles, or microwave dinner? They are fast, easy, and taste yummy! “I feel like crap and do not have the energy to cook anything!!! I am not hurting anyone let me enjoy what I crave and my one last pleasure my food.”
“I am not hurting anyone” Wrong! You are hurting someone. You are hurting the most precious person on this planet yourself and making your symptoms and condition worse.
“You Are What You Eat.”
If you have a chronic illness or not the food that your put into your body has the power to heal the body or harm the body. The gift of good nutrition is one of the most precious gifts you can give to yourself. Modern society has distanced us from the connection of food and its impact on health but there is good news! More and more people are becoming more aware with the increase of chronic illness that food really does matter.
How Did the Western World Lose Their Connection With Food?
After the first World War, pesticides and chemicals started to be used heavily on produce crops. The reason for using them was that they were supposed to protect the crops from bugs and insects, thus producing a higher yield. Also Convenience foods were also introduced after the first World War. Convenience foods are commercial products designed for ease of consumption. Generally, this definition includes just about anything in a package, including soda, soup, processed meats or take-out meals. Much of the world was focused on the war and food manufactures were no different. For good reason, they developed products that would travel and store well, such as Spam. When the war ended, they turned their focus elsewhere. $$$$Money$$$$. Food manufacturers began an intense campaign to create a market for the convenient foods after the war was over. We will find out in this blog post that most of the health issues that pleage the world today are because of greed and lack of knowledge when it comes to nutrition.