Have you ever heard someone comment on how good someone looked; the hair, the clothes, the overall appearance just looked good? An antiquated way to say it was "that hat becomes you" or "that color becomes you". That was to say that whatever a person did to enhance their outward appearance worked, it benefitted their total look to the extent that it did the work of making that person look handsome or pretty or attractive.
Well, I took you " round about" to say....that's exactly what happens to the insides of us. We can eat so many things but the truth is, only certain things benefit our inward biological "appearance" of looking good. And that "looking good" is what you want to hear the doctor say, "everything looks good"! To be our biological best, including moods, attitudes, cognitive performance, as well as all the basics, we better think before we bite.
I came across a great little article (and a good source of information) to really underline the importance of understanding our "machinery" and how it's our own personal responsibility to maintain the machine to the best of our ability....and, that includes finding a level of enjoyment and pleasure that is equally satisfying. Remember, molecules are what stuff is made of and there are rules as to how you put things together to have them be what they were intended to be. :)
Alot of people are totally unaware of the controversy regarding raw milk vs. pasturized milk. Raw milk is illegal, just like cocaine, marijuana, and so on. So, why? Is it true that pasturized milk is the better, best and the only acceptable way to drink milk. Many people think not and it's very important for you to do your own research and find out why this controversy exists. Some people believe that pasturization destroys the nutritional integrity of milk and we, in fact, need the nutrients that are being destroyed for optimal health. I've included a very interesting article about some mothers who took action regarding the issue of raw milk being illegal.
I found another one so I can't resist passing it on so that I can do my part to educate others as to the controversies regarding GMO's.
Food plays a major role in our lives physically, psychologically, socially. For some people, food is simple and basic to sheer survival and it becomes a challenge just to have a daily meal. When you have the opportunity, remember your local food bank.
When we do have the means and opportunity to enjoy the incredible variety and to appreciate the wonderful artistic and historical aspects of food, it's a true delight. But, regardless of what we think about food within our own personal food culture, we should never lose sight of the fact that food is fuel and that, as a machine, nutrition and physiology are quietly at work regulating our physical well being. Because good nutrition and what many of us consider to be good food can, in fact, be too very polarized ideas, it's good to have a little basic understanding of what metabolism is and why it should be a key factor in our personal food culture.
When Roland and I met, I was one of those people who opened the box or can and warmed up the family meal. After our marriage in 2005, I truely began to appreciate what food is really about, not only that it can taste very good, and be nutritious, but that it can be a celebration of who you are and the people that you share it with.