But let’s look at three big ideas that specifically contribute to your pysique and health.
1. You Are What You Eat . . . Ate.
What we typically hear is “you are what you eat!”. But it goes further than that.
When you choose plants and animals to put on your plate, what those plants and animals ate is very important.
Ready for another one of my not-so-related analogies that’s actually really related? 🙂
Say you wanted to buy a bookshelf – and you know how heavy books can get – and you had two choices: one was made of pressed particle board, and the other of solid old-growth oak.
Which one will do a better job of supporting your collection? Which one will last longer? Which one is more attractive?
Sure, solid oak is more expensive, and a little more challenging to find . . . but so worth it when you actually load up that shelf (not to mention a complete bonus when your dinner guest, during a tour of the house adds, “wow, that’s a really nice shelf.”)
Similarly, our body will be healthier, stronger, and look better if we feed it right.
Not the “particle board” processed foods that are often cheap and look good at first glance, but can’t hold up against nutritional scrutiny. (Besides not being able to provide adequate building blocks to construct your health and fit physique!)
2. You Are What You Digest.
What good is eating high-quality food if your digestive system can’t get the nutrients from it?
If you suffer from digestive issues – irritable bowel, heartburn, bloating, excessive gas, etc. – then you can bet that you’re not maximizing the nutrition from the food you’re eating.
Despite your best efforts, your body can actually be starving for basic nutrients, and that can block your progress.
If this is you, it’s time to put some effort into getting your digestion (and your GI tract) back on track! Besides making an appointment with a natural health practitioner to guide you, you can start by evaluating your need for:
1. fermented foods
2. high quality probiotics
3. digestive enzymes and/or HCl
4. homemade bone broth for digestive lining repair
5. pharmaceutical grade glutamine for digestive lining repair
6. removal of foods you’re likely senstive to, and
7. getting proactive with stress reduction
Digestive “issues” can be challenging, but with patience and determination, you can improve on them!
3. You Are What You Think.
Ok, this one needs a bit of explaining. I mean, if you think of a yellow banana, you might attract one into your diet, but do you become one? Yah. No.
This is an abstract idea, but hugely important.
Without getting too woo-woo: what you think about yourself, your environment, or your situation sets up your reality. Sets it up in two different ways.
ONE. It acts like a lens with which you see your world.
If you believe or expect something, then you percieve it in your every day life. A great illustration is an old folktale I once heard:
A traveler came upon an old farmer hoeing in his field beside the road. Eager to rest his feet, the wanderer hailed the countryman, who seemed happy enough to straighten his back and talk for a moment.
“What sort of people live in the next town? asked the stranger.
“What were the people like where you’ve come from?” replied the farmer.
“They were a bad lot. Troublemakers all, and lazy too. The most selfish people in the world, and not a one of them to be trusted. I’m happy to be leaving the scoundrels.”
“Is that so?” replied the old farmer. “Well, I’m afraid that you’ll find the same sort in the next town.”
Disappointed, the traveler trudged on his way, and the farmer returned to his work.
Some time later, another stranger, coming from the same direction, hailed the farmer, and they stopped to talk. “What sort of people live in the next town? asked the stranger.
“What were the people like where you’ve come from?” replied the farmer once again.
“They were the best people in the world. Hard working, honest, and friendly. I’m sorry to be leaving them.”
“Fear not,” said the farmer, “You’ll find the same sort in the next town.”
Illustrates this idea quite well, I’d say.
TWO. When you think, or imagine, in the direction you want to go you provide a place to create what it is you desire.
I mean, how well can you get to where you want to go if your eyes are in the passenger seat next to you? Or worse, in the rear-view mirror?
Whether you realize it or not, you’re already creating your reality. It’s just sometimes we aren’t aware that we are.
So be even a tiny bit proactive, and you’ll be amazed at your ability to change your reality.
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