“I am a believer in a shamanistic interaction between medicine plants and people.” ~ Matthew Wood, Master Herbalist
Obesity is primarily associated with an increased health risk. Therefore, it is very important to develop a healthy relationship with food.
Everyone wants to enjoy their food. However, for some, the joy of cooking no longer accompanies the joy of eating.
Very often, nutrition is left up to the discretion of fast food establishments where the ingredient of love and caring are absent, no matter what the menu.
By settling for food that does not offer the comfort of home and relationship, the emptiness of the experience settles in the spirit.
Freshness and the careful preparation of a scrumptious meal are no longer a part of the equation. So, the meal is wolfed down with no regard for the elements of satisfaction that should be derived from eating to live, rather than living to eat.
Exercise is the partner that supports healthy eating.
Walking is the simplest form of exercise. If mobility is compromised, consider the assistance of a physical therapist as part of your health regimen.
We are responsible for our health. It is not the responsibility of traditional or alternative medicine. The doctors or the holistic health practitioners.
We must be willing to learn, heal, and find the path to our own specialized healing modalities. Very often, it takes multiple avenues of treatment before healing takes root in the system. Mental preparation must be made as we take on new agreements with ourselves to change.
Making sound lifestyle choices that will eventually affect healing on the mind, body, and spirit will reinforce the decision to change as the road gets more challenging and the desserts, more tempting.
The American Herbalists Guild (AHG) seeks to achieve the legal right for herbalists to practice without risk of being charged with practicing medicine without a license.
After all, King Henry VIII, signed a proclamation titled, The Herbalist’s Charter, which stands for any kind of medicine they wanted in Great Britain. The Charter still stands as English law. The people are allowed to choose for themselves.
Let's choose to be healthier by first deciding to eat well, and then doing it. One meal at a time.