Three of the most important things I’ve learned since I’ve entered this world of natural health would be:
– Healing IS very possible- BUT….
-Healing is VERY hard work- THEREFORE….
-Prevention is where its at.
So simple, and yet I cannot express the
depth of value there is in prevention.
This significant reality is given lip-service here and there, but is VASTLY undiscovered and majorly ignored. It’s just not exciting or compelling enough to get noticed.
Since adults often seem indifferent in prevention for their own lives, lets talk kids for sake of a good argument.
“Chronic childhood conditions” (coined “the three C’s” by Katherine Erlich MD, author of Super Nutrition for Babies) are present in almost every american family. The numbers that these conditions are rising by and to yearly are unprecedented.
Allergies, asthma, chronic ear infections, eczema, ADHD, colic, reflux, constipation, food intolerances, celiac disease, behavioral problems, gastrointestinal distress, autism-spectrum disorders, autoimmune diseases, childhood cancers, dental problems…
It’s no longer just the adults who ‘don’t take care of themselves’ that are the chronically ill ones in our society, its our CHILDREN!
If children are not VIBRANTLY healthy in a culture …something is seriously wrong.
Unfortunately, the parents who are most eager to get things back to the way they were suppose to be in their children’s diets and worlds, are those that have seem the harsh, cruel, unrelenting nature of chronic illness…..it just keeps on rearing its ugly head, as more and more problems develop.
I firmly believe that people’s bodies, when given the proper nutrients and environment needed, can and will heal. HEALING IS POSSIBLE. For children the possibilities are even greater as their damage has only just begun. BUT, it requires ALOT of hard work to bring these children’s bodies back up from the slippery slope they’ve started plummeting down.
Read for even 10 minutes the stories of the parents below who are trying to recover their children from various chronic issues, and it will be clear to you that HEALING IS HARD. I know this personally, not because I have a child with a chronic childhood condition, but rather because I am one. I have been ‘sick’ since I was a child with an autoimmune disease, allergies and weaker immune system. On my healing journey I have so often wished that I didn’t have to do all that I possibly could to regain my health, but rather that I could have entered into adulthood simply maintaining vibrant health. I am still hoping, praying and working very,very hard for healing….and i’m seeing great signs….but i’m not there yet. HEALING IS HARD.
Healing is VERY, VERY hard.
Typically, I am calling out to parents with chronically sick kids already, encouraging them towards natural healing and its vast possibilities….
but today I am making a desperate, honest call to those parents whose kids are. not. yet. sick.
Yes- there is healing available for these awful problems, BUT PREVENTION is calling out unforgivably and demanding that it be heard. You hold the incredible power of prevention for your children. You and only you.
Learn from the parents who have gone before you, wishing so desperately that they had known what they know now. Heed the wisdom of centuries past where these very common childhood conditions, were virtually unheard of. Learn about the nutrient-dense diets that cultures all over the globe have thrived off of prior to the introduction of processed foods. Uncomplicate your world, and go back to the basics, the simple foundation of our health coming from our food. You don’t have to learn all the in’s and out’s of what the body requires, which foods have what, how this works with that…..you can bypass all that information, and just let it take root in your bodies as you are consuming REAL FOOD. You don’t have to understand it all….just EAT IT!
“Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.” Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine”
Yes, it may cost you SO MUCH to make nourishing your family a top priority…..but what makes willingly compromising your children’s health worth it? If eating and living the way our bodies were designed to be nourished can truly prevent health issues in your childs present and future (which it CAN!), wouldn’t any sacrifice be worth loving and investing in them in this way? Less money on entertainment…less time out of the house…more time in the kitchen….more time finding good food sources….
What if learning how to cook and feed your family real, nutrient-dense food would require you to quit your job, live off of one income and eat most meals at home? How much is too much sacrifice for the health of our kids?? Yes, the sacrifices it might take may seem very counter-cultural and possibly over-the-top to others…..but when it comes to protecting our children’s health in the most powerful and effective way….
Prevention is where it’s at.
♥ Mindful Mama
“Food is one of the most powerful tools you have to protect, preserve, and ensure your baby’s health and well-being. In the coming chapters, we’ll introduce the concept of Super Nutrition and explain how providing foods that are rich in critical nutrients, as well as reducing toxins, will enable your baby’s body to function optimally. We’ll focus on what you can proactively do to create a fundamental base of good health for your baby and significantly increase the odds of your baby living a long, happy, and healthy life.” Excerpt from “Super Nutrition for Babies” Part of Well Fed Wednesday’s blog carnival