A Raw food diet is one restricted to ‘raw’ plant-based foods, often referred to as ‘living food.’ Cooking food is considered ‘killing’ it. It is imperative for raw foodists to combine their food just right, in order to prevent digestive pain and discomfort and to ensure they are reaping the full health benefits of their food. So in other words, there is an art to eating raw food, and if you attempt to take this on without the proper instruction on the principles of healthy food combining, you will not be practicing it to its fullest. A raw food diet and proper food combining go hand in hand. Even among the raw foodists community, they too have their own concession to the rules, for example, some never even heat the food, while others will heat up to 100 degrees. Some eat nightshades, others do not. So, like all things in life, no rule is written in stone, everyone customizes to their own preference or need.
From childhood into my early 20’s I was as skinny as a rail and I ate everything and anything I wanted. When I was about 18, an older girlfriend of mine told me that if I kept eating the way I did that when I hit my 30’s everything would change (hormonally speaking I’m sure) and that I would become FAT! Well that didn’t faze me the least. I was young & skinny and didn’t care about watching my diet. She was right though, because when I did hit my 30’s I could not continue to eat that way without gaining weight. I attribute this to how our bodies are designed and how we change with age. I guess what I’m saying is that I certainly don’t believe it’s because we don’t practice food combining that our body change, do you?
Eating right is the best prevention from illness and disease and the sooner we practice it the better. Mothers teaching their young children this would be ideal, but unfortunately this is not always the situation. For most of us, it isn’t until we reach middle age that we realize we need to make changes. This is the time in our life when we start feeling the adverse side effects of not taking proper care of ourselves.
It’s believed by many that if we just get ourselves back into balance, you know…cleansed, detoxed and started eating right, that we would all get back into sync and would no longer suffer from symptoms and disease. You know, that sure sounds like it makes sense, but how realistic is that? We are all individuals and we have outside factors such as stress, emotional distress, relationship troubles, the polluted air that we breathe, the contaminated food that we eat, hormones and steroids that are in much of the food and drink that we consume, and much, much more, that affect us each in our own unique ways. And for this reason, I believe that no matter how hard we strive to get our bodies and minds back to the pureness that God intended them to be, it will simply not happen. It’s not possible because this is not a perfect world that we live in. We can certainly aspire and work towards achieving the healthiest minds and bodies possible, but we will never be completely exempt to illness or disease, some things are out of our control.
What we can achieve is control of our lives and become aware and concerned with what we put into our bodies. This self-control is all we have. If we do not attempt to listen to our bodies talk, and if we choose to believe all the lies we are told about what is good for us and what is bad for us, then we are only hurting ourselves. No one else can listen to our body talk because they cannot hear it. Therefore their opinion is merely conjecture or a process of elimination.
My thoughts on food combining or any diet plan is that they are becoming an American nightmare. Look around and you’ll see that we are facing an epidemic of diseases that continue to be blamed solely on genetics, we need to wake up and quit lying to ourselves. What we put into our bodies is crucial. If you ask me, food combining is the least of our worries. God gave us common sense to prevent the wrong food combining. For example, have you ever had the inclination to have a liver and milk breakfast shake? Have you ever wanted sautéed spinach and bananas? If so, you may be an alien! 🙂 I believe our body will tell us what it likes and what it doesn’t like. We are unique, and as I mentioned earlier, outside forces affect each of us differently.
I found what worked best for me, thereby creating The ME-gan Lifestyle as the ultimate in healthy eating, in the following ways:
- Detox our body in the safest and most natural way with “God’s Medicine” – plant-based food
- Boost our immune system
- Restore our health and energy
- Eliminate anxiety, stress and allergies
- Lose weight and keep it off
- Eat as much as we want
- Be our own best doctor
- Shopping ME-gan style
- Food preparation
As I talk about in my book, traditional medicine only puts a Band-Aid on the problem, and causes other problems that will surface later on down the road. It adds more toxins to our body, does not cure the cause and allows the problem to return bringing more with them! And diets don’t last.
The ME-gan Lifestyle centers around the foods that were put here by God; fresh fruits and veggies, grains, nuts, seeds and legumes. These provide us with the right nutrients to build a strong immune system that can prevent and cure disease. In the ME-gan Lifestyle, I share my personal healing experiences; food truly does heal.
“There are many theories available to us: food combining; eating all foods in moderation; high protein diet; low carb diet; vegetarian and vegan diets; on and on. Is there only one way to health?”
“Do your own research, find what works for you. Everybody is different. Listen to your body!”
Ask yourself if you are ready for a lifestyle change; one that empowers you to take control of your life and what you put into your body, thereby reversing years of damage caused by chemicals, medications, abuse, illness, stress, and much more. Ask yourself if you are ready to put healing foods to the test. If yes, then The ME-gan Lifestyle is waiting to lead the way for you.