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The Healing Project: Living Vegetarian

Now is a great time to strengthen your body and eliminate underlying health conditions.

There are benefits to planning and eating vegetarian meals. Vegetarian diets contribute to decreased rates of coronary artery disease because they are low in saturated fat and cholesterol.

Fiber-rich vegetarian foods and meals high in beneficial vitamins, minerals help alleviate constipation, varicose veins, and diverticulosis. The meals are diverse, very delicious and also less expensive to make.

Take the time to learn about dairy substitutes and simple, new recipes. Delight yourself and your family and friends with original and exciting kitchen creations. Commit to better health as a family unit.

Eating healthy food is the foundation for quality living. Illness is a burden on the spirit of patients and their families. Caretaking takes an inordinate amount of money, time, and energy. The emotional toll is incalculable. You can help each other by striving for optimum good health.

By foreseeing the future and deciding how you would like your body system to be working within the next one to five to ten to twenty years, you may be able to plan your way out of a potentially distressful medical circumstance. It’s worth a try. Isn’t it?

Take it slowly. Add ginger and turmeric to your diet. Eliminate the excessive use of salt, sugar, and greasy foods. Visit the organic section of your local grocery store. Increase your vegetable and fruit intake. Learn about the various herbal teas that are available to manage stress. Keep your bowels open. Constipation is a signal that balance is needed in your diet, water intake, or anxiety levels.

Ashwaganda and mugwort are very effective in healing the nervous system.

Respiratory care is very important (especially under the threat of COVID-19) and can be supported with herbs like mullein, yerba santa, nettle leaves, elderberries and elder flowers, oregano, thyme, rosemary, and peppermint.

Golden milk formula is prepared by boiling a blend of turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and a dash of black pepper in almond, coconut, or rice milk . It aids with weight management, inflammation, maintaining cholesterol and blood pressure levels, and the detoxification of the liver.

Dates are a great source of healthy sugar (fructose). They promote digestive and elimination health; and, are high in fiber and antioxidants.

Change is not easy. You will be tempted to procrastinate. Each day you delay is another day closer to an emergency health disorder.

Start conditioning your mind today. There are hundreds of books available to guide you on the path of self-care. It is an investment that will benefit you emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

"If you consciously let your body take care of you, it will become your greatest ally and trusted partner." ~ Deepak Chopra, author of What Are You Hungry For?


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