Health is a vehicle, not a destination. Excellent health is about more than just feeling good. Normally, when you are feeling low, dealing with a problem or trying to lose weight, you think of health as something to achieve. Of course, good physical health is an important goal, but if you simply stop there, you will miss out on so much more. Robust health allows us to be active in the world and achieve more than we can when we are tired or sick.
Ask yourself, “Why be healthy?” What would you do with your life if you became healthy? How would you use this gift to enhance your life and the lives of those around you? What would happen if you experienced high-level wellness most of the time? Imagine what your life would be if strength, flexibility, endurance and clear thinking were part of your everyday life. Sadly, most people are missing it. They eat the standard American diet, eat out most of the time and graze on packaged snack foods throughout the day. They deal with different health concerns, such as allergies, headaches, constipation, sugar crashes and low energy as recurring parts of their lives. They are caught up in the matrix mentality concerned with keeping up, fitting in and looking good.
When you switch to a natural-foods diet and lifestyle you begin to dancing to the beat of a different drummer. You start to think and feel quiet differently than others. As your daily diet changes, your blood quality also changes. Slowly but surely you notice you don’t fit in like you used to. You naturally see the world from a different perspective than those who are eating fast foods and junk foods.
You become clearer, calmer and more aware. Health is one of the most profound pieces of the Primary Food circle. Start introducing more raw natural foods into your own diet and enjoy the incredible positive changes!
Source: Integrative Nutrition by: Joshua Rosenthal