|Posted on April 12, 2020 at 7:00 PM|
Food for Health and Healing
Did you know there is a whole study of why we eat what we do? In modern America we rarely eat because we are truly hungry. This is not to say we don’t have a true food shortage based on ability to buy and hunger does exist- especially among low income children. But if I were truly honest, I cant tell you the last time I would say I was truly hungry to the point of fatigue. Even a juice fast wont truly get you there. While at a yoga workshop, I drew an inspiration card about the perception of food- funny how the universe is right here even if not visible. A very appropriate message for a Health Coach! Food psychology is the study of the mental processes behind how and why we eat. While we may think of food consumption mainly from a biological perspective, research has shown that our eating habits are influenced by our perception of food as well as various other social and environmental stimulating factors. We also develop many food perceptions when we are young such as the healing comfort of chicken noodle soup. We associate this with warmth and simplicity when we don’t feel good. We also gain a sense of love as we are being nurtured by a parent or loved one. This thought can be associated with any food for any reason which can also go in a negative direction. We frequently see this with emotional eating and eating disorders. This brings me to the vibration of food. Sometimes this is a more difficult concept for people, but we need to remember that we are all electromagnetically charged beings on this planet. That includes humans, animals, plants and all that exists. When we consume food, we also consume these vibrations and they can affect our health positively or negatively. Animals who are not ethically raised and cared for as well as plants, have a negative vibration which can affect our bodies and our health. During this season of new beginnings, I would like to challenge you to making a commitment to purchase and cook ethically sourced foods whether they are animal or vegetable. Spring is a time of change and new beginnings, a time to cherish Mother Earth.
So, when you purchase and prepare food, you are consuming a nourishing vibration of ethically sourced foods cooked with love and integrity. This creates a strong immune system and a non toxic environment for you to navigate the ups and downs of this reality. This is a recipe for healing. I hope you adopt this recipe as you go on your own culinary journey. Namaste
Happy Healthy Eating! Dana