Sometimes I forget that I know my body better than anyone else. I was reminded of that last week when I was informed that I had an inherited trait that puts me at very high risk for a stroke or heart disease. Because of this, I was given a prescription for a medicine, as a preventive, and I reacted to it. Even though it isn’t common to react to it, I am sensitive to meds and did. That being said, I will depend on God and common sense to act as my preventative.
My “warning” also came with dietary guidelines. The guidelines could have come straight out of The Daniel Plan book! Considering I have been eating this way and exercising for three years now, I think my risk has to be lower than they think.
I have several reasons for doing this plan, but I really like this:
“The reason is to be able to live with purpose, to love, to serve, to connect, to celebrate all the gifts God has given us.” So that is what I try to do.
In His light,
The Daniel Plan
The poor will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the Lord will praise him. —Psalm 22:26
Dr. Mark Hyman says, “Food has the power to heal us. It is the most potent tool we have to prevent and treat many of our chronic diseases.”
The reason to eat real food is not to fit into our jeans or to look good in a dress or to be a certain size for a family reunion, but it’s to be awake to the beauty and miracle of life.
The reason is to be able to live with purpose, to love, to serve, to connect, to celebrate all the gifts God has given us.
What we put on the end of the fork has the power to equip us with the energy and vitality to live for God.
Dr. Hyman also says, “The beauty of adding food that heals, nourishes, and satisfies you deeply is that it will almost effortlessly shift your body and mind into a state where you naturally crave what makes you thrive and feel good.” It’s time to thrive.
Food for Thought: Real whole food has the power to give us the energy we were designed to live with.