Eating Healthy – An act of love
Feeding the body is just as important as the thoughts that feed the mind. If the mind is fed with negative thoughts we are aligning our reality to move in a negative direction. If the body is fed with foods that do little to provide proper nourishment it is unfair to assume the body can maintain good health or heal from illness. The body requires the right set of materials to do its job; when it has what it needs the work it can do is nothing short of miraculous.
We are not here to tell you what you should or shouldn`t eat because changes in your diet must come from you. That said, it would be unethical of us not to inform you of the growing scientific research that correlates a healthy vegan diet with improved health outcomes.
The World Cancer Research Fund in their publication "Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective, 2007" recommends a diet high in plant based foods.
A study in 2005 published in the American Journal of Urology studied men diagnosed with prostate cancer after one year on a vegan diet, with moderate exercise, and stress reduction strategies. The results showed the blood of the men on the vegan diet was eight times better at destroying cancer cells than the control group. (Intensive Lifestyle Changes May Affect the Progression of Prostate Cancer, Vol174, Sept 2005)
What we eat is so fundamentally important to our health and the health of the planet. If everyone chose to eat healthier there would be no demand for foods that make us ill. We could save precious forests, protect fertile lands and biodiversity. We would also stop much of the needless suffering not just for humans but for many other species. People often feel helpless when it comes to the current state of the environment and say they feel there is just not much they can do. In truth there is so much we can do. It has to be part of everything we do. So that every choice we make is a mindful one where the health of the planet is just as important as the health of the individual.
The foods we eat and feed animals profoundly impacts global warming, feeding the hungry people in the world, supporting sustainable agriculture, animal cruelty, water contamination and the destruction of oceanic environments. We encourage you to become more informed.
As an independent registered nurse specializing in health promotion, educating the public about healthy lifestyle choices is well within the practice standards and guidelines governed by the College of Nurses of Ontario.
We are not providing the services of a registered dietician or nutritionist. We are not here to push Canada’s food guide or make recommendations about losing weight. Our goal is to help our clients become more sophisticated consumers of food products.
Clean water is vital. Give your body clean water and drink it often.