While detoxification foods aim to provide quick results by changing your diet, it is secondary compared to lifestyle changes involving physical, emotional, and mental well-being that are so much more sustainable.
Everything you know as nutrition is really just a secondary source of energy. Yes secondary … so what is primary?
AH Love… you are caught up in the emotions of the heart; you’re passionately in love. Everything was so exciting, you were floating on air, and their touch, your shared feelings of exhilaration were enough to sustain you. You completely forgot about food because you were high on life.
An exciting event or project, you were so stimulated by it, time seemed to stop and the outside world faded away. You believed in what you were doing and you were so confident.
You didn’t feel the need to snack, smoke, and drink, or eating in general. You had to be reminded of the time or someone offering you something to eat, for you to realize you were hungry.
When your primary food, that is your emotions, your mental health, is full, you thrive and actual food becomes secondary. Food is there only to provide support for you to be healthy and for you to do the things you love.
Foods that include meaningful spiritual practice, an inspiring career, regular and enjoyable physical activities, along with honest and open relationships will feed your soul and your hunger for living.
The more primary food we have, the less we’ll depend on secondary foods – detoxification foods, that have the power to make us ill.
When you make your well-being a priority and view your health as a form of self-care, significant changes occur. No one way of approaching health will work for everyone, but if you stick to a gradual introduction of basic changes, you will experience a larger shift without much effort!
Every food affects individuals differently. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to diet and nutrition.
Health is not a destination – it’s a journey. Given half a chance, the body will heal itself by itself.
Ayurveda states that detoxification foods, in fact all foods that detox your body and are eaten daily should come from all these six taste groups: Astringent, bitter, pungent, salty, sour and sweet.
Traditional diets are making a comeback now, and many people are trying to avoid processed and refined foods.
But I want you to keep this in mind, that no matter how “traditional” you’re willing to go, limiting your exposure to processed foods and eating a variety of whole foods will inevitably support your well-being.
We may take for granted the fact that traditional diets are more nutritious than most modern diets, but it was Weston A. Price, a dentist, who first brought the benefits of traditional diets to light in the late 1930s.
So take the time to explore your primary foods as you continue your health journey and know that the foods you eat should be part of your age reversing plan.