We Have Become a Nation of Fast & Easy!
80% of Americans are under the influence of an addictive substance. These can lead to Metabolic Disorders. Some believe they have limited choices or options, to break free from their addictions.
For example: Brainwashing begins with processed foods, designed with flavors that excite taste buds and chemicals that trigger minds into craving more of them. Sugar begins and ends our day and is as addictive as cocaine. We become addicted to pills that speed us up and slow us down, with a belief that we can’t live without them. Our body then carries the load of these addictive toxins, which increase our chances of stress and fatigue. Without much thought we believe we can’t live without our favorite processed foods or addictive pills, when in fact the opposite is true. Addictions are the well accepted, new fast & easy, with Americans consuming 80 % of the world’s supply of painkillers.(1)
There is a drug-like effect in highly processed foods which Big Corps use to keep us in this addiction stupor. The pleasure traps are usually caffeine,(2) pasta, pizza, sugar, burgers, fries, salad dressings, ice-cream and the flavor enhancement substance known as: MSG.
We are sold this “false bill of goods” that fast foods are better, which begins the cycle to metabolic related disorders such as: Alzheimers, Cancer, CVD, HBP, Diabetes, Obesity, Gallbladder distress and more. To add to this hormonal disruption, we expose ourselves to 1 hour dry cleaners and fast & easy weed killers on a regular basis.
Fast & Easy Supports Addictive Thinking and Not Recovery.
You are sick and want to feel better, but your belief system stands in the way. You may have a Yeah-But way of thinking. I’ve found this to be part of the addiction process. For instance: “Yeah-But, it was the only thing I could find to eat at the time. Yeah-But, I was starving, I had no time for something else. Or …Yeah-But, it was yummy, I know I shouldn’t have eaten it, but oh well.” If you find yourself like a moth hitting the light on the downward spiral to disease-you may need to begin by breaking this cycle of addictive thinking.
If you’re one that tells everyone “but I don’t have time for…..?” Slow down, listen and think about what you just said. You said, “I don’t have time for my health or my recovery and I’d rather be sick and toxic. I accept the consequences of my daily addictions as normal for me. It’s just the way it is and I’m not capable of changing my behaviors so, whatever…”
What do You Really Want?
Continuing illness, brain fog and depleted immunity? Or… an abundance of energy, with the ability to enjoy every day of your life. What you want and what you do to achieve the goal, can be two different things.
We are all electrical beings, yet 80% of the common foods in the American diet, are not electric.
“According to Fritz Frederick Smith, the body compensates for energetic or vibratory loss. When there is energetic deficiency, the body attempts to limit further loss by reducing its function.” When this happens we are also limiting our brain function.
“An important role of the brain is to ensure adequate circulating energy for immediate tissue needs as well as adequate stored energy to weather intervals when external energy is scarce.”(3) Simply put- we feed our brains and our thoughts with nutritious whole foods and exercise.
Breaking the Cycle of Addiction & Illness by Taking these Simple “Bite Size Steps.”
Begin with choice. Food can be our medicine or our poison. It’s simply a matter of daily choices and the choices are yours to make or ignore.
It is the way we think and believe, that allows us to take control or lose control of our internal environment. Ditch the old habits and thinking patterns, the ones that don’t serve you anymore, so the new habits have room in your life.
Substitute or swap something nutrient dense with nutrient rich. This means swapping something that contains fiber, like broccoli, instead of a candy bar. Your mind and body will feel more satiated.
Begin to Balance.
80% of your immune system is in the gut. If you want to be able to heal yourself from inflammation and autoimmune disorders, it’s time to feed your gut what it needs. Doctors don’t cure you, your immune system does. A fast & easy pill, is not the answer toward building your immune system. When you make the decision to eat and drink balanced whole foods, your body can begin to heal itself.
Many health problems are the result of an acidic state, arising from a poor diet. Metabolic Acidosis begins with an abundance of processed foods and animal proteins along with toxic sugars and side effects from medications. These create an acidic condition within our body, (inflammation) which can destroy it’s own cells. Dairy products do not help us balance metabolism or lead us to better immunity. In fact, there is an association between dairy protein osteoporosis and prostate cancer.(5)
Plant foods are suggested. Raw & Vegan foods have natural enzymes such as: sprouts, fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables from an organic garden. Greens plants and wheatgrass are important in maintaining the body’s “pH levels” and promoting alkalinity.
Avoiding Addictive Toxins.
Avoid drugs and hormone laden foods, with addictive side effects. A small list is: Ritalin,(6) sugar, wheat, dairy,(7) alcohol and caffeine.
Suffering from oxidative stress and loss of energy, can be linked to the above energy stealers, which may play a causative roll in many autoimmune disorders.
Addressing Weight Problems.
Data has proven, weight problems and obesity cause phycological problems. Weight gain is inevitable when eating artificially concentrated foods. Experiencing insomnia and an abundance of stress, can also increase weight gain. Begin by adding in mindfulness. Read ingredient labels and find healthy ways to relieve your stress. Go to bed at a decent hour every night. It’s amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it!
When we move our desires of living a healthy and energized life to finally making the decision to be healthy (with our mindset 100% in that direction,) only than we can accomplish our goals!
Connie Rogers is a Integrative Nutritional Holistic Health Coach. She is an expert in toxins that disrupt our Metabolic, Integumentary and Endocrine Health by addressing the root causes of these challenges. Visit www.bitesizepieces.net and www.weightlossforlifechange.com