Replacing processed foods with organic, whole food enabled the woman in this video to go from life in a wheelchair to an 18 mile bicycle ride. This inspiring video is a testimony to the power of food that God gave us to nourish and sustain our bodies.
Dr Wahls condition motivated her to make drastic changes to her diet. We may not have a severe medical condition that so motivates us, but I bet all of us could make many improvements in what we eat.
Too often we think in terms of perfection. Eating 9 cups of fruits and vegetables a day seems overwhelming, so we don’t even try. I want to encourage you to take one step today to improve your diet. Small steps over time lead to significant changes.
If you eat 1 cup of vegetables a day, up that to 2 cups. If you eat 4 cups, up it to 5. Maybe you’ve never tried eating greens like kale, spinach or parsley. Try throwing some kale or spinach in your own favorite smoothie recipe. You probably won’t even notice the taste of the greens (spinach has a milder taste than kale), though it might change the color a little. Start with 1/4 cup greens per serving, then increase it to as much as you can stand.
My personal goals are to increase raw vegetables and continue to source affordable grass fed meat. The venison was great, but it’s almost gone.
Dr Wahls encouraged us to eat nutrient rich organ meats. Just a reminder that she was referring to organ meats from a grass fed animal. I would not eat organ meat from a conventionally raised animal. Some organs like the liver and kidney detoxify the animal’s body. Because conventionally raised animals are fed grain (not their natural diet) and many are routinely given drugs, it leaves me wondering how many toxins are left in their organs.
I first viewed this video at Elanas Pantry. Check out her post if you’d like to see how she treats Mulitple Sclerosis naturally.
I’d love to know if this video inspired you like it did me? What are your goals to improve your diet? Share in the comments.
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