Oct. 6, 2017

Food as Medicine

Having lost my bride (see picture on "Coming Soon!" page) I can tell you that good health is precious. Nothing can take its place! She and I had frequently discussed the issue of medicine, food and the value of the art of prevention as one hope for decreasing the prospect for pharmaceuticals. Calling me a health nut does not hurt my feelings, knowing that the best of anything is not the most popular practice. The Road Less Traveled by the late psychiatrist, M Scott Peck took its title from Robert Frost who reminded us of the importance of wise decision making in life. It's easy to follow the crowd and sometimes lonely to take the less traveled road but the choice is worth the discipline. 

I recently purchased The Apple Cider Vinegar Miracle, an Alternative Daily publication. What grabbed my attention instantly was a quote by Henry David Thoreau, "A man may esteem himself happy when that which is his food is also his medicine." There are many things we can and should avoid but also many things we can do in the nutrition area to promote good health. More and more people are beginning to understand and act on incorporating the wise old theory of prevention (see Sep. 17, 2017 post below) is better than cure. Watch for a short article (soon to come) about moving toward organics as one way to improve nutrition. In the mean time, let's decide to spend more money on enjoying a better diet in the war on ill health rather than secumbing to the last resort by saying, "Doctor, fix me". We can enjoy the former and maybe avoid the latter. I think of my body as the "temple of the Holy Spirit" and feeding it takes on an added meaning and dimension.