Hey! Everything we ingest is converted to give our bodies nourishment and energy. If we eat well, our bodies will be well. It’s really that simple, no magic, nothing overnight, but it’s true and it will keep us healthy.
I love this saying which came from one of the great Ayurvedic teachers, “If we are eating the right foods, why would we need medicine? And if we are not eating the right foods, what good would the medicine do?”
Aha! I just love that. Rings true.
As we enter summer, we have the opportunity to buy all kinds of “right foods” at farmer’s markets! Dude, if we want to eat well, this is the best way to do it! And not just because “fruits and vegetables are healthy,” but because these items come straight from the source of nature. Right from the ground, or off the tree or from the vine, these foods have had no interruption between us and nature and THAT is eating well my friends! Nothing tastes as good as those fruit samples on a toothpick – so GOOD!
Ok now think about the opposite, like..spaghetti o’s with meatballs (yes, with the meatballs). Who knows what’s even in that. But we know we can’t pick it off a branch and eat it and it feels “unhealthy” to us. Nobody even has to tell us, we just know that it’s not “good” for us. The problem is that those kinds of “non perishable” foods are very far from the source and therefore have no prana, no nourishment. The lack of nutritional value in these foods has a direct affect on our physical health, but more importantly, our mental health.
Mistaken intellect is the first stage of disease so we must properly nourish our bodies to get to our minds! Notice I am not saying “eat sad” by giving up your favorite things. Even pizza can be made by using ingredients close to the source with loads of prana! Well made organic dark chocolate can have prana too. See, not bad!
As we enter summer, let’s become mindful of the abundance of foods that are close to the source – and choose them! We all get happy in summer because we get “fresh” foods. Let’s remember that feeling so that we choose wisely and eat well throughout life.