I know this post may seem a little bit out of the ordinary for me (and I apologize!), but I thought I would stop and inform you on a
little big change happening in my life.
For the last couple of months, I have been dealing with some health implications - that of which I can't seem to find the answers to. My weeks have been filled with numerous Doctor visits, an abundant of tests, and a whole-lot-of "I don't know what's wrong with you". As you can imagine, this has been quite stressful and completely frustrating for me. But then three weeks ago, I found hope.
As I was bed ridden and browsing Netflix (the usual) , I came across a couple documentaries that completely sparked my interest (especially since I am a Nutrition minor and health freak). The first was, Fat Sick & Nearly Dead, a documentary about a 40 something Australian man who completely restored his health through a 60 day juice fast. (absolutely inspiring! just got my own juicer too!) The second one was Food Matters, a documentary about the importance of eating raw foods, and using nutritional therapy over conventional Western medicine. And finally, one that I completely fell in love with, was Forks Over Knives, a film on the power of eating a plant-based diet and the health implications that can follow from eating animal products. It is life changing. I suggest everyone see it :)
Since watching these three documentaries, I have been on the road to cutting out all animal products. I have been successful with now being dairy-free for 2 weeks. However, the meat - yeah, that's a different story. Trying to limit my consumption as much as possible, but after growing up on hamburgers, meatballs, and chicken my whole life - it ain't that easy!
But, to make things a heck-of-a lot easier, I have been reading Alicia Silverstone's incredible book, The Kind Diet (referenced here). This book is eye-opening! And it completely struck home with me. It has already given me so much hope for my life and for my health, and I can't wait to read more.
Anyway, I could go on and on about this. But I will stop here, ha!
Have you seen any of these documentaries? What are your opinions on all of this? Any recommendations? The whole discussion of going vegan and switching to a whole food/plant-based diet completely fascinates me, so I would love to hear your stories! :)
Will leave you with this quote,
"Let food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food."
~Hippocrates, the Father of Western Medicine
Have a beautiful day & Happy voting!