The doctor said “there is one thing I’ve learned about you. You heal quickly.” It’s the way you eat .”
On the way home we were discussing his comment. It seems the quick healing is the way it should be. Shouldn’t it?
Do you catch everything that comes around? How often do you get sick? Do you realize you can do something about it.
Let me tell you how I can work in a grocery store with so many customers around or fly in an airplane and virtually never get sick. When I do get sick I don’t stay sick very long!
But let me tell you how it all got started. It started many years ago as a child of the Great Depression. We always had food. My parents thought we should have good basic food. Nothing was ever wasted. We didn’t eat out. Mom cooked tasty meals
It started many years ago. My folks had the attitude they could do it! For snacks we had celery, cucumbers, apples, pear, apricots, fresh prunes… you get the idea… Just plain good food!
Dad always seemed to know where to find good buys. If he saw a shopping basket full of ripe bananas for 25 cents he would buy them. Mom was an absolute wizard in how she made something out of almost nothing! You realize, in those days there were no freezers or refrigerators. We only had an ice box which kept food cool but did no freezing.
Out of the basket of ripe bananas we had some to eat and to share with other kids in the neighbor hood, make a banana cake, a couple of banana breads, some banana cookies and a banana cream pie. Not bad for a quarters worth of bananas and a few cups of flour.
We had a few chickens so we had fresh eggs, and a use for our vegetable scraps. Dad bought milk at the dairy for twenty-five cents a gallon. So, for the gallon of milk, our eggs, and a little sugar we had a 6 quart freezer full of ice cream. The kids in the neighborhood helped turn the freezer and licked the dasher. For supper the 5 of us ate the whole freezer full of ice cream. Mom always saw to it that we had vegetables so we had sliced tomatoes for supper – cold cream of tomato soup!
When we were first married we decided we wanted to have home grown foods. We planted a garden , bought some hens with grandpa and then some fryers so many of our food needs were taken care of.
No matter what, we all need fats, proteins, carbohydrates, salt and water. The amount our body needs of each these, varies. Listen to your body. It will tell you when you’ve had enough fats and proteins but not whether you have had enough carbohydrates.
When we tend to get the variety and types of food we really need our body responds quickly. If it has to rebuild some part and the spare nutrients are available our body is happy to help you fill or repair the deficits.
When our body gets food that satisfies the different needs our body has, our body is most happy.
Just like a car, our body does best with some foods. We need to be kind to our body. My body, with type O blood likes butter from grass fed cows, coconut oil, nuts and fish oils. It also likes grass fed meat proteins of any kind. It likes vegetables of nearly all types. It has preferences or choices when it comes to grains.
My body, especially as I get older, can do without sweeteners for the most part – most of the time! When I listen to my body, and do what it says to do, I seldom get sick and if I do, I get over it quickly. This is something we have learned rather than being born this way. We had the same temptations almost everybody has, but we like feeling peppy , good and full of energy! It is worth the little extra time and energy it takes. Actually, it makes up for far more.
So why is the title “The Chiropractor?” Because the chiropractor made the comment that there is one thing he learned about me in the years I have gone to him. He said, “If you have a problem you heal very rapidly. I think it has something to do with the way the way you eat and live .”