Motivation came not only from family, but a Dr. Terry Wahls. Wahls beat her progressive multiple sclerosis with a strict diet, exercise and electrical therapy. She also does this without medication. Within a year, she was out of her wheel chair and biking to work. If you have a few minutes, watch her incredible story on YouTube! She solely praises science behind her healing, but her story of dedication is inspiring.
In her book, Wahls guides you through her case studies and daily eats. In her case, her diet was more strict because of her extreme conditions. She encourages tweaking your diet based on your health, but sticking to a hunter-gatherer's ingredients. (Her rule of thumb was to also not eat anything with an ingredient that you couldn't pronounce.)
The logic behind eating healthy makes so much sense, but it's still difficult to steer away from what we're used to eating. After a few weeks of no caffeine, milk or bread, I drank a diet coke and had a few "glutensified" snacks. Within a couple of days, I had less energy and my hopeful attitude wavered. It was fascinating to me to see a difference in the way I felt. I hadn't had energy like that in a while! After hearing about Dr. Wahl and observing my own health, I'm convinced that eating nutritiously can alleviate symptoms of many illnesses.
Our ultimate goal is to honor God with our bodies and consistently rely on Him to heal us and give us strength for each day. We want to be healthy and energetic for our children too. I encourage you to tweak your diet! Oh, and you will feel so much better. It can be a little expensive, but it has definitely helped us monitor and adjust our finances. God does provide.
Our blender has become a good friend to us and has made downing all of those greens a bit easier. Tod has also become a Master blender. Dieting has been a work in progress, but we are trying to make it enjoyable. Here's one of our favorites.
All Things Fruit
Soy or Almond Milk
Blend to your desired consistency and enjoy.
|Fruity fun for all ages.|