I love food! I love the taste of food. I love that satisfied feeling I get after a good meal. And I love the healing properties of food. But I do not believe that food is a cure-all. That may sound contradictory coming from someone who has a website about eating healthy. However, it’s exactly the opposite.
Although I was cured of 4 ailments just by changing my eating habits, when I broke my foot I needed something besides food to heal the wound. Even though there are healing properties in food that strengthen bones, and can also hasten the healing process, food was not going to immediately mend my bones. In fact, that took a miracle, which is exactly what happened. More about that in a future post.
As for food not being a cure-all, I think we can all agree on the following:
- Our food supply is often depleted of nutrients and can be lacking in what our body needs to thrive and heal.
- Our food supply can also be full of additives which can actually contribute to disease.
I like what Dr Mark Hyman says in The One Diet that Can Cure Most Disease: “Food is medicine. Bad food is bad medicine and will make us sick. Good food is good medicine that can prevent, reverse, and even cure disease.” Food contains the medicine which communicates best with our cells in the ways God intended. That is true, especially concerning the food that was in the Garden of Eden. But considering that most people do not own their own garden and may not be able to purchase everything from a Farmer’s Market, or afford organic food plus numerous supplements, what attitude should we have toward eating healthy.
Over time, I have developed the following mindset when it comes to food and my health:
- I take personal responsibility for my health.
- I do extensive research, along with my doctor’s recommendations, about how I can switch up my eating habits, or which supplements I can take to help treat ailments I face. (Thankfully, I have a doctor who is willing to work with me and is knowledgeable about nutrition.)
- I always consult numerous resources. Some of which I have listed on this site.
- If possible, I try food cures before I try medicine (and/or supplements derived from food) to treat any ailments. For instance, if I have a headache, it’s not because I am lacking aspirin. There may be a nutrient in my body that I’m lacking. I may also need to drink more water. Or maybe I laid wrong on my pillow. Or, just maybe I need to reduce stress in my life.
- If necessary, I do not refuse medical treatment. Likewise, I would not advise anyone else to do so. Nor would l look down on someone with an acute or chronic disease for doing so. The truth is, I know of several nutritionists, who believed in the power of food to heal, who passed away by refusing medical treatment.
Do I believe there are pharmaceutical companies who are in existence to make huge amounts of money? Yes. I also believe there are vitamin companies who do the same. Do I believe there are doctors who receive financial rewards for recommending certain medications? Yes. I also believe there are nutritional websites who do the same. Neither one negates what I believe about the nutritional value of food.
Having said all of that, why do I have a website with recipes which list the ingredients God gave us in food for the health of our bodies?
- God created food for our physical bodies. That settles it for me. Everything as He created it was good.
- I know a food cure worked for me! First hand experience taught me that improving eating habits can result in curing some diseases. Even though it may not happen every time, or right away, I experienced healing with food. No one will ever convince me differently.
- I have had numerous people who have taken my seminars and have told e later that they were cured by following the same protocol I lay out in my book, “Eating with Purpose”. (All proceeds from this book go toward our non-profit, Twiford Ministries.)
- I would rather try food and/or whole food supplements, that can have a positive effect on my health, rather than add to my health struggles due to the possible negative side effects of laboratory medicine.
- I want to take what I have learned, and am still learning, and pass it along to other people.
- I have a wonderful opportunity that didn’t exist when I was young. All I knew back then was to go to the doctor when I’m sick. But now, thanks to the internet and numerous other resources, we all have a plethora of information at our hands concerning the health benefits of nutrition.
To sum it up, I understand that:
- Due to conflicting information concerning nutrition it can be difficult to make a decision concerning healthy choices.
- Life can be very busy and make it almost impossible for many people to spend time sorting it all out.
So I am committed to doing my very best to provide you with numerous resources that I have come to trust. The same resources that lead to my own healing through nutrition. I am also committed to bringing you a balanced view without extravagant claims.
And I would like to thank my subscribers who replied to my question, “Is food a cure-all?” It was good to know we were in agreement. I appreciate all of you!
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