So many times I hear this question: What is wrong with regular food and cooked foods? And every time I hear it I go around trying to be way polite to answer and not make other person feel bad about their eating habits.
I would say, yes, I am not 100% raw. And in fact, I am not. Here and there I will eat a bowl of quinoa now, as I feel my body wants it.
But the raw truth is that we don’t need most of the cooked food we eat. We have addicted to the poisonous foods, because we have not been exposed to the other options. It all comes from the society we live in and mass media constantly bombarding us with advertizements of mac donalds, fast foods, canned dinners and lunches, and highly toxic meals. Why? Because it is profitable and convenient for others to make money on our poor health and diet.
Imagine if we were more conscious of what eat? What would happen to all the multi- billion drug industry? If we were more healthy internally, perhaps we would need only few doctors in case of accidents.
Despite that, We live in a perfect world. We need both good and bad, if you can call that, forces to balance out our existence. But more and more people are waking up these days to a healthy eating and going back to the ways Mother Nature intended us to live and eat.
Yes, we all come from Earth, and we all are part of the Nature. And Creation has given us an abundance of fresh, tasty, healing and powerful superfoods that we can use to support our mechanisms- our bodies.
Anastasia, in series her books “Ringing Cedars of Russia” talks about our Divine connection and relation to the Earth we live on. All plants, flowers, fruits, vegetable, roots, rivers- are parts of our being. She says, that if we care and love about growing our own foods- they will give us back tremendous healing powers. Just think about what we eat now? Not only we don’t know where our food comes from when we buy vegetables for example, most times we don’t care, but worse – we buy canned food that is so modified from its original form, that it is scary even to think about what it is inside of a lunch box. That is why we are so obese and sick. Our nation is in health crisis and we don’t want to admit it, Instead we are running around catching after money, buying more things, working more, getting sick and then again we have to work even harder to pay our medical bills.
We got disconnected from natural ways of eating and relating to foods. And this disconnection comes from not taking time to know who we are. We are Divine beings that live off the Energy in this material plane. Same as feeling, emotions and thoughts produce energy, and most if us know that already. So does food that we eat have energy vibration as well. Can overcooked and overheated food have a living energy in it? What about freshly picked apple, that is juicy, sweet and delicious? Is there a living force in deep fried potatoes? Or is there a living force in sprouted sunflower seeds?
It is for each of us to decide and to question about what we put in our bodies.
The best example of healthy eating – is my yoga teacher and guru, Sri Dharma Mittra once said: ” If you eat cooked, fried and boiled- you feel cooked, fried and boiled”. I can only agree to that.
Live with passion, live with love, make healthy choices for your life. Be Vital You!.
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Inna is a certified Dharma Yoga Teacher (RYT), Certified Holistic Health Coach ( CHHC, AADP) and recently a raw food enthusiast. She is a founder of Be VItal You, a portal for health and wellness. She loves teaching yoga, experimenting with raw foods, and helping others to find their inner and outer balance.