There is a saying, "You are what you eat." Literally, this is true. If you are eating processed foods, anything from a bag, a box, or that has been genetically altered, you are ruining your gut health. When your body begins to fail, your emotions get out of whack as well. If you add a history of trauma in the mix, you could be on the road to self-destruction.
There are many articles being written and I stumbled upon this documentary that speaks to unhealthy mom's making unhealthy babies, and that's IF she can get pregnant in the first place. Men are losing the ability to produce healthy sperm and women are destroying their productive organs unknowingly. One article I read connects your gut health with your mental health during aging: Gut Bacteria Could Be the Key to Preventing Alzheimer’s Tim Snaith Newsletter Editor, Medical News Today - January 22,2023.
So, why is no one talking about this? One reason is there is WAY too much money at stake of being lost if people stopped eating from boxes and bags, stopped going to the drive-through for a quick meal, and stopped microwaving and boiling all the nutrients out of their food. What would happen if people returned to eating the healthy food created by God and stopped eating the garbage produced in a manufacturing plant?
The second reason we eat so unhealthy is convenience. It takes time and preparation to eat healthy. Plus, it's more expensive to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, and meat. Why? Because those who sell us those things make more money filling the shelves with the boxes and bags. Just walk into any grocery store and compare how much room is taken up by boxes and bags. Only one small section set off to the side has fresh fruits and vegetables.
There is a growing trend of educators, doctors, therapists, and nutritionists collaborating to bring a whole-health approach to healing the body, mind, and soul. Out mind and body are one system that is influenced by our beliefs and understandings (soul). Ancient philosopher Aristotle said, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” and we human beings are greater when those parts work well together. In the Bible, God offered to Noah and his family that they should "increase in numbers" and that reproductive directive was directly connected to the food they ate. If it was good for humanity then, shouldn't it be good for us now?
1Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth. 2The fear and dread of you will fall on all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds in the sky, on every creature that moves along the ground, and on all the fish in the sea; they are given into your hands. 3Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you.
Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything."