Eat Food & Get Nourished to Be Truly Well – “Your Health is On Your Plate”0
Dr. Roxanne Sukol says “all health is personal.” I couldn’t agree more, as we all have our stories and journeys around health and well-being. She also advocates for eating well, as true nourishment is what heals. Again, I couldn’t agree more, as it was deep nourishment that fortified my body and allowed me to gain the upper hand with a chronic condition.
“Your health is on your plate” is one of Dr. Sukol’s main messages.
There were three game-changers for me with my experience with CFS, and in gaining the upper hand in my positive recovery:
Mindful living, deep nutrition, and becoming a conscious consumer. One cannot undervalue the role deep nutrition plays in one’s body entering into and staying in a place of true well-being. My book, The Memory of Health, goes into great detail on my experience with how real food helped my body to heal from a devastating chronic condition. It’s the smallest changes that can add up to the biggest results.
It’s also when you experience game-changers like me, such as when I had real, amazing food for a week at an eco-resort in Costa Rica. After eating local, organic (whenever possible) food that emphasized plant food such as fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs I noticed my health improved greatly. I felt stronger, more resilient, more grounded (it’s near the equator too, so that helped!), and just stronger overall.
The food was so good and prepared with such love that I knew I had to do this for myself when I got home, as much as possible. Preparing food and using quality ingredients takes work and planning, and I know it isn’t always easy with time, energy, and funds. But eating real food on a consistent basis can truly give your body the upper hand and improve gut health, which can support the brain health (neuro-inflammation is connected to CFS).
The place I stayed in Costa Rica offers their recipes for free. You can find them here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X1EzegMaLfCRngzCwiDoJHFlJ6vVa5uil06mnNy-cso/edit
You can find my book here on Lulu, and it will be on Amazon – including the e-book version – by summer 2016: http://www.lulu.com/shop/edie-summers/the-memory-of-health/paperback/product-22651492.html Wishing you much success on your journey to well-being…xo