There is no magic pill. But you can make choices that can turn it all around. And it starts with learning: how your body works, what is healthy to eat, and how to move intelligently. You can pay people like me to teach this to you—that's what I do! But only you can actually do it without me by keeping these fundamentals in mind:
Food is more than just fuel.
Your body is not just a combustion engine that burns glucose. Your body is an integrated part of an information and energy system. If you treat your body like a car it will wear out and break down very quickly.
Food is information.
Real food is a download of minerals, vitamins, enzymes, antioxidants and phytonutrients that your body reads and understands. Within real, fresh foods there are all kinds of complex arrangements of spinning, vibrating, and electrically charged molecules that work in synergy to communicate with your system. The food you eat is a language that your body decodes.
Your body believes what the food is saying about the world around you.
So you actually, significantly, get a lot of your values and beliefs about the universe from what you put in your mouth. You see the world with your eyes, you hear the world with your ears, you taste the world with your tongue, you feel the world with the nerves in your skin, you smell the world with your nose, AND you digest the world with your guts. This is a sixth sense.
Your experience of reality is massively influenced by what you put in your digestive system. If you eat pesticide-sprayed or genetically modified stuff, what are you telling yourself about the world? GOD KNOWS! It's not from nature! It's artificially manipulated through viruses and poisonous chemicals. For thousands of years, countless generations lived on foods that were natural and free from tampering (heirloom foods).
The most important lesson? Eat the rainbow of fresh organically grown foods.
It's actually the minerals, vitamins, enzymes, unique antioxidants and phytonutrients that you should most be interested in getting from your foods. And the way you get them is by eating a colorful meal of mainly plants.
I teach a lot of workshops on nutrition and yogic nutrition, and often they run for over three hours. Essentially the most important message of all the messages is to eat the fresh whole foods of the rainbow:
Reds: Capsicum, raspberries, cranberries, goji berries, acerola, dulse, cayenne, and much more...
Oranges: Carrots, sweet potatoes, butternut pumpkin, papaya, cantalope, oranges, apricots, mangoes and much more...
Yellows: Pineapple, lemons, cape gooseberries, grapefruit, squash, star fruit, turmeric, and much more...
Pinks: Pomegranate, watermelon, hibiscus, figs and much more...
Blues: Blueberries, Aphanizomanon flos-aquae (AFA), blackberries, bilberries, plums, muscat grapes
, and much more...
Purples: Açaí berries, cherries, maqui berry, beetroot, eggplant and much more...
Greens: Spinach, broccoli, cabbage, peas, beans, bok choy, cucumber, asparagus, watercress, honeydew, apples, limes, avocados, artichoke, pumpkin seeds, brussel sprouts, arugula, kale, wakame, kelp, basil, parsley, oregano, sprouted mung beans, alfalfa, clover, wheat grass, barely grass, kamut grass, aloe vera and much more...
Whites: Cauliflower, onion, garlic, jicama, jerusalem artichoke, ginger, sprouted fenugreek, radish, chia seeds, macadamia nuts, almonds, coconuts and coconut oil and much more...
The first nutritional advice I'd give anyone is to eat a variety of these kinds of foods. These plants have their own unique vibrations that communicate certain healing and health messages to particular organs and deeply affect the mind. God has created all these wonderful diverse plants that concentrate the minerals from the soil, combine sunlight, water and the air to create their own particular nutritional profile. Each plant is a kick of life-force (chi / prana) that focuses its unique vital power into one or more particular organs or glands.
When I teach workshop of Nutrition and Yogic Nutrition I often spend hours discussing with my students the some of the details of which plants do what, but you need not know all that unless you are interested in teaching nutrition. The biggest lesson is to think of food as information. The complex arrangement of phytonutrients in real wholefoods can feed you so many healing 'files' for strength, energy, happiness, intelligence, flexibility, love, and much more. This is the gift of the Creator. Enjoy the abundance of His genius!
The most powerful medicine in the world is real food.
The thousands of colorful healing compounds in whole foods interact with our genes to create moment-to-moment changes in our physiology and our biochemistry. Food literally talks to our genes. Specific nutrients bind to receptors in our cells and then the cell converts those nutrients into instructors that are performed by the cell. Scientists often refer this as epigenomics.
If you choose to eat junk and pollute your body with refined, genetically modified, and toxic poisonous rubbish, then you'll affect your cellular structure. And because the body affects the mind, you will affect your beliefs and perception of the world. Crude processed junk in your body allows crude vibrations that shut down your spiritual eyes.
The higher glands and nerves that allow that spiritual light to flood in will be closed down and you'll be blind to your beautiful power within. On the other hand, if you want to create a healthy spiritual life you need to regularly download a diverse range of real foods straight from nature.
The responsibility rests in your everyday choices, and the consequences will be yours. But if you have a child and choose to feed that little growing nervous system ice cream, candy, chips, and coke (even occasionally), then that is not only a violation of your body, but of the sacred duty bestowed on each parent to protect our children.
To take that self-discipline and awareness and use it to help guide the next generation is our individual duty as parents. It is always the way that our children should be in every way better than us. And in this way the world will become a better place, generation by generation.