“Is it just a coincidence that as the portion of our income spent on food has declined, spending on health care has soared? In 1960, Americans spent 17.5 percent of their income on food and 5.2 percent of national income on health care. Since then, those numbers have flipped: Spending on food has fallen to 9.9 percent, while spending on heath care has climbed to 16 percent of national income. I have to think that by spending a little more on healthier food we could reduce the amount we have to spend on health care.” ~ Michael Pollan
It’s pretty crazy these days listening to all the talk about health care and what to do about it. It’s causing a lot of fear and one I am well acquainted with. Do you ever wonder why your life takes certain paths and contains certain challenges? I do, and I was contemplating that this week as I listened to people debating on TV about health care. My husband has his own business and we have always had to find our own health insurance. It caused us to do different things from those with health insurance paid by their employers. We had high deductibles to keep the cost down and staying healthy was of the utmost importance. We tried to not go to the doctor unless absolutely necessary. It felt like a challenge, but it made me strong and taught me things I would never have learned any other way. If we would get sick, I would try to understand the cause and look for a solution. Although at times challenging, I found an understanding of our bodies that has led me here. If I had only relied on doctors and their wisdom, I would have never sought my own understanding and guidance – and what a journey it has been for me. Don’t get me wrong, I think health insurance is important, but so many are ignoring these magnificent bodies we live in that are the best healing machines around. We have lost touch with this and now we medicate and cover up symptoms that are meant to help us and show us another way.
Not with drugs, but with food!
What if each and every one of us started paying attention to the foods we put in our mouths that make the cells of our bodies? Would your body change and behave better if it had better fuel? What if you ate living probiotic foods every day – foods that have billions of probiotics that help digest your food, make vitamins, heal and repair the damage in your gut, and make you feel alive inside? It would make such a difference and I know this because I see it every day, in emails and posts on my site. Sometimes I wish I could put out each and every letter so you could see what I see every day – people whose lives and bodies are healing. Not with drugs, but with food! I’m just one person, but I am yelling as loud as I can and hoping that I can make a difference with my own life. All those years of struggle with sickness and disease only to find that the answers were within me. I could heal, and my body would help me. I was the captain of my own ship and master of my destiny. I had to work together with my body and help it steer the right course with the fuel I fed it.
I am offering many free gifts when people buy my book and one of these is a class on how to heal your food allergies and digestion. I heard several more stories just this week of people whose severe food allergies are healing. They are now able to eat whole food groups that they couldn’t eat before. I see this all the time and it breaks my heart that so many don’t know how effective these cultured foods are. Each year that passes I have seen sickness affect younger and younger people, and I am hoping I can help make a difference. You can stand with me, change your life, and take control of what seems impossible – the well-being of your own body. It will send out a light to to others and they will start to believe it, too. It’s not as hard as you think. I started with one food, kefir, and it changed everything. I just started changing one food at a time. I have a lot of confidence in my body now. It guides me and nobody shall ever talk bad about it to me. It is the best friend I have and it sees me through each and every day; and when I am good to it, well – it shines for me. I am thankful to be living in this body that once made me so sick that it got my attention and I changed. Now we are a team and it carries me through this life with incredible joy and wellness. I want this for you, too, and together we can take health care seriously by taking care of our health.
Let me share with you one of my favorite stories from my book, Cultured Food for Health. This is Peni’s story and I hope your story is next.
I wrote to you a couple of months ago desperate for some help. My kidney doctor had just told me that my kidneys were functioning at 20 percent and I needed to choose which form of dialysis I would prefer. It was a death sentence to me. I have had several health problems through the years, and this was heading for a crash really soon! I had asked you if you had ever heard of anyone who had tried this cultured food and drink way of life with any results repairing kidney function and you told me not that you had heard of, but you gave me encouragement to try it anyway. In my grief and despair I decided to do just that. Donna, I went back to the kidney care doctor just recently and he just kept shaking his head and said he didn’t understand how or why this way worked, but that not only had I lost weight in the two months since I last saw him, but my kidney function….went UP 10 percent!!!!! Yay God! He said he had never heard of this happening before. The nurse came back in after the visit and said in all the years she had worked for him she had never seen him speechless like that. All this, Donna, after only doing it for approximately 1 1/2 months!
Many Blessings, Peni
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“The road to health is paved with good intestines!”Sherry A. Rogers
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These are super yummy and you can make them with one of my non dairy kefirs.[resize]