You are what you eat. What would YOU like to be.Julie Murphy
My daughter Maci moved to Mission Viejo, California, in April and I went to visit a few months later. I was blown away with all the healthy food choices and health food stores on every corner. We would get up at 6 a.m. and spend our days going to the beach, farmers markets, and healthy cafes and restaurants that she had picked out just for me. Cultured foods were everywhere and I felt that I had come home to a world that was just waiting for me.
We went to Whole Foods Market and someone recognized me, gave me a big hug and thanked me for making cultured foods so easy to incorporate into her family’s life. For many years I’ve wanted to help people find this amazing discovery I had found in cultured foods. At first I only told a few people. And just like microbes that grow and multiply when fed and nurtured, the message began to grow. One person turned into 10, and 10 to 100, until before I knew it thousands were finding the message every day. Cultured foods heal and make well.
restaurants all over serving cultured foods
If you change what resides in your gut, this will turn around and change you. The good bacteria in your gut will reduce inflammation, make vitamins, change your cravings, reduce the stress on digestion, fight foreign invaders, and work to keep your immune system functioning well, along with a myriad of other things. If you change what you eat, it will change people around you. As you heal, you will become a lighthouse and others will want to know what has happened to you. This is how it works. You will stop supporting the people that make junk food, and healthier options will take their place – just by you changing what you eat and buy. My daughter has been finding restaurants all over that serve cultured foods. Check out our Cultured food dining pinterest board! I encourage you to support these places and watch them grow and multiply. I am one person who 5 years ago, had a huge desire to help others get better. Never in my widest dreams did I think it would turn into this. It all starts with you and me, my friends. You gotta eat something – why not make it something crazy good for you that tastes fantastic, too. Don’t underestimate how powerful the food you eat actually is. You spend a lot of time eating and choosing foods to eat. If you look at each thing you eat and ask, “Is the food I’m eating creating wellness or disease?” you will not only change yourself but quite possibly the world. Test this.
I was blown away with how easy it was to find healthy food choices in California. It almost hurts that everybody doesn’t have these options. It made it so easy to eat healthy! One of my very favorite places was called Banzai Bowl. They served the most delicious concoctions of frozen fruits topped with granola and fresh coconut and extra fruit. Who needs Gelato when you have something this delicious? I loved it so much that I wanted to make it at home and try adding kefir – and I did just that. When you have a craving for something special, you should try this really simple dessert-like treat. You will look at kefir in a whole new way.
“The best strategy we’ve got is to just add in the good stuff. Eventually, it’s going to crowd out the bad stuff.”David Wolfe