Health is a Relationship between you and your body
“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 healthcare 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.
Stories of Healing
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!
"I am thankful that my husband made it out alive from Tower 1 on 9/11 (with 8 minutes to spare). I am also very thankful for you, Donna, because he has recovered from 11 years of PTSD due to 9/11, partially because of you. It was after we started drinking kefir every day that he really started doing better despite everything we had done herbally and nutritionally for him.He is off all medications and is doing great! He was unemployed for much of those 11 years and we have 7 children! Talk about stress!!! Now we make 2 gallons of kefir every day and drink every bit of it. The kids love it, and I feel better and so does my husband.You’ve given all 9 of us a new lease on life. If only you knew how terribly awful our lives have been for the past 11 years. The only light at the end of the tunnel was the oncoming train. I feel like a little girl on Christmas morning every morning now. I truly love life now!
Thank you, Donna!!!
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Americans use to 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 healthcare has climbed to 16 percent of national income. What has changed and what can we do?