For most people, food inspires an emotional sense of a joyful experience. If you think about it, this is a relatively new concept. When our ancestors went out hunting and gathering food, the purpose was simple, SURVIVAL. Today, SURVIVAL remains the topic of discussion as we witness the damaging effects our relationship with food has caused.
Pain, agony and torment associated with today’s typical FOOD CHOICES may not be recognized on a cognitive level, but the havoc it wreaks on our physical bodies and mental functioning is clearly evident. Technology has developed a “science” fooling the taste buds with cheap harmful substances while satisfying the palate’s wants and desires. This has created an addictive need that many have used as a (destructive) tool to address anxiety, depression and other harmful emotions.
UNFORTUNATELY, THIS IS NOT HOW THE AVERAGE PERSON VIEWS FOOD!
What Causes The Pain, Agony and Torment?
Most people would probably guess the “named” diseases including diabetes, cardiac disease, obesity, cancer, stroke, etc…are the CAUSES. No, these are the simply the END STAGES of a PROCESS of ONGOING DESTRUCTION caused by the real culprit known as:
Inflammatory foods interfere with the natural biological and biochemical processes of the body. They destroy ALL our major organs by either interfering with their function or forcing them to work harder than they are capable of doing. There is a “GENIUS” to these inflammatory foods; they create this extensive damage
WITHOUT PRODUCING EARLY SYMPTOMS
or produce only minor symptoms we have been trained to medicate with prescriptive medications or over the counter drugs. Why do I use the term, “GENIUS?” They hide their LETHAL affects while simultaneously stimulating greater demand. Rather than turning to healthier sources of food, the public chooses to spend their hard earned money on drugs. These inflammatory foods become “PARASITES“ directing our brain, controlling our behavior, running our lives and ultimately KILLING US. The manufacturers and distributors of inflammatory foods do not concern themselves with the disease and death their products cause because the supply of “BODIES” continues to grow.
How do Inflammatory Foods Cause Damage?
Unhealthy foods, chemicals, food coloring and dyes, preservatives, antibiotics, hormones, etc… CAUSE our IMMUNE SYSTEM to send out messengers (known as cytokines) to address these foreign substances THE SAME WAY it would send out messengers to address bacterial and viral infections. This leads to a chain reaction that causes white blood cells to attack these “foreign food invaders.” This ATTACK creates INFLAMMATION in an attempt to control and “WALL OFF” the areas of damage these foods, chemicals and substances cause.
The immune system is designed to work effectively and efficiently when required to work intermittently. It was not intended to ACTIVELY combat systemic inflammation 24/7, 365 days a year. It works similarly to our military forces. How effective would our military be without any rest while remaining in battle for 30 or 40 years? At what point does a military organization surrender?
AT WHAT POINT DOES OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM SURRENDER?
When overwhelming it with too many damaging food sources and full blown lifetime diseases manifest.
When requiring lifetime medications in an attempt to stabilize function because our systems can no longer manage themselves.
ALL THIS DAMAGE BECAUSE WE INSIST ON EATING INFLAMMATORY FOODS THAT CAUSE DISEASE!
Is this really what we mean when we espouse FREEDOM OF CHOICE? What happened to our PRIDE? With such destructive behavior, where do we find MEANING in our lives? When did we make the conscious decision to become PRISONERS within our own bodies?
IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY!
If you insist on making unhealthy food the center of your life and primary source of temporary happiness, be prepared to accept a likely self imposed “sentence” of PAIN, AGONY and TORMENT.
THIS IS THE UGLY FACE OF REALITY
If instead, you recognize a higher VALUE in yourself and are willing to accept the challenge and difficulties in overcoming destructive addictive behaviors, the opportunities for improved health (both physical and mental,) optimistic outlook and an ACHIEVABLE SUSTAINABLE IMPROVED QUALITY OF LIFE likely awaits you.
IT’S NOT EASY, BUT CHANGE RARELY IS!
THE REAL QUESTION IS: DO YOU BELIEVE YOU’RE WORTH IT?