Food is fabulous, delicious, flavorful, colorful, delicious, tempting, exotic, nutritious, and smells good. Food is also confusing, inconsistent, complicated and yet…simple. Food also heals us. Yes, it has healing benefits just by the mere nature of being made up of nutrients; vitamins and minerals, protein, carbohydrates and fat. We need all of these nutrients.
Take for example a plant: a plant needs fresh air (and then it makes oxygen). We need fresh air too. Oxygen is more health than any drug. A plant needs sunshine, we do too. Without sun exposure, we would die, slowly over time of course.
A plant needs water. So do we humans! We have to replenish our water frequently and in the right amounts. When a plant is in bloom, it needs more water. Our bodies go through ebbs and tides where sometimes it needs even more water.
A plant needs nutrients which it gets from the soil. When the soil gets depleted it needs to be fertilized. Well, humans need fertilizer too, in the form of food. Food provides the energy and nutrients the body needs to perform a host of bodily functions. Otherwise, the body or all of the systems start o break down in the form of symptoms.
The plant needs love. Amen on that! Humans need to give and receive love. So many studies have proven that love is essential to one’s mental and physical health. As a matter of fact, emotions can manifest physically and physical ailments can manifest emotionally. Therefore, it is crucial to address the emotional, physical, spiritual components together since they intertwine with each other.
Lifestyle factors include faith, family, finance, fitness, friends, emotions