This week has been all about getting down and dirty: building virtual relationships, being nonjudgmental, being empathetic, being nonjudgmental, and getting out of my own way. Just to share the last post on Wednesday to empathize with others who cannot get out of their own way either! But now let’s put some ACTION RATHER THAN WORDS out there. How can we become ACTION oriented: we can look at how we take care of ourselves starting with food.
No, this is not really how to eat or how to diet. Acting on the food in our lives can bring many good results including hope and possibility to each of us. Food is always needed, but we need to be actively looking at what we are eating. Really, who raised it, where did it come from? Reently I read an attributed line in Dr. Mark Hyman’s book FOOD FIX that went something like this: Where are you going to leave your one grain of spiritual sand on the universal scales of humanity?
Did you ever think that FOOD can restore ecosystems, build soil, protect our water resources, reduce pollution, increase biodiversity, and reverse climate change? But only if it is a redemptive food system. Yes, we can change our food system to change the world. And we can do it one by one. It i something we can do. Now this is ACTION!
Ok, here we go. I have not seen any correlation between our diets and COVID 19, our current pandemic. “Current”, yes, because the world cannot continue in the self destructive ways we have reached right now. Yes, there are many who are personally addressing these issues, but it is always surprising to see the grocery carts of so many others today. We are a sick society! We are suffering from water so expensive many cannot afford it, pesticide poisoning, processed food no one understands the labeling, and more!
A long time ago, I began overhauling my diet to become more and more plant based. I am not 100% there, but I now eat plant-rich (no longer plant-based), I am easy on fruit, I use healthy fats, I love nuts and seeds, I choose pasture-raised eggs, and I eat beans, and fish are becoming more and more suspect. Why am I sharing? Because it is my belief that our health begins with our food. Some day some one will look at the COVID 19 phenomenon and may see that this pandemic did affect those whose health was compromised and poor food choices can compromise anyone’s health! ACTION can begin with the fuel for all of our bodies: We can get out of our own way by making sure what we eat will not harm us now or in the future!