Is Your Food Hurting You?

Is your food hurting you?

is your food hurting you, food addiction, chemicals in foodI realised why I have had a PROPER chocolate binge day today – because I stopped drinking cows milk several days ago.

The body will often crave things which we give up, especially if they are not good for us, because it has become ADDICTED to the bad stuff and chemicals in it, in the case of cows milk all the vaccines and antibiotics that are pumped into the cows.

I have noticed, even in a few days of not drinking cows milk, the eczema on my hands clearing up, which I have long suspected is caused by dairy. To me, eczema or any other manifestation on the outside is only the outspill of not good stuff on the inside. And goodness knows what’s going on on the inside.

I have suspected dairy for quite a long time, in fact I had fairly strong evidence to support my suspicion. However, I have struggled to find a suitable alternative. There are alternatives out there, but I tried several of them and found I didn’t like them in a cup of tea, or on cereal. You can get soya, almond, hazelnut, rice milk etc. but I think I have found one that satisfies my needs and taste buds in coconut milk.

If you have health issues, listen to your body, question its cravings and addictions, what you think you love to eat could be the very thing that’s hurting you. It could be anything from chinese food to soda drinks to chewing gum.

Common culprits are things like MSG, used to enhance the flavour of food, artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, and many more.

Start checking your labels. The less chemicals in a food, the better it will be for you.

If you really crave a food, you can bet your bottom dollar it has something in it that’s not very good for you. After all, when was anyone addicted to an apple or an avocado? By the way, they would be exceptionally good things to try and become addicted to!

It can be difficult to give up food we think we enjoy eating, but if we make a conscious decision to love our bodies, we can ask ourselves “Do I really want to give my lovely body this thing which will hurt it?”.

Would you do that to a loved one? Why do it to yourself?

Is your food hurting you?

Let animals show us the way to be more human

Do you remember watching cartoons like Tom and Jerry, Roadrunner etc. when you were younger? They showed us the rivalry between the different species.

I remember my own cat often being chased by dogs when I was a little girl. In fact, he was caught by one and had to have a steel pin put in his leg to hold it together after being smashed up in one such attack.

Well, it seems that with our new world consciousness developing, our animals are being affected for the better too. I love reading stories such as the following one about amazing animal companionships.

dogcatstoryMy mother’s friend adopted this lovely dog after he was abandoned by his previous family. His name is Shaun.
Shaun had always been very good at eating all his food. Every last bit that was, he ate it.
One day he started leaving a little bit behind. He wouldn’t eat everything, no matter what. He always left a little behind. Every morning when my mother’s friend… checked Shaun’s bowl, the food was gone. That was very strange, because Shaun always spent the night by her side.
One night she decided to investigate the food situation. She waited quietly by the food bowl and then, in the middle of the night, a cat came through the window and ate the remaining food. She noticed the cat was actually pregnant. She realised that Shaun had been saving his food for the mummy cat. A week or so later the cat came into her house and gave birth to 6 little kittens. Shaun took care of them as if they were his own babies. My mother’s friend adopted the cat too (her name is Meow) and they took care of the kittens until they all found a loving home.
Nowadays Meow and Shaun live happily together as a family and they each have their own bowls of food. ♥♥♥

This following video shows a story I saw recently on a UK TV programme about animal odd couples. Pippin the deer is now fully-grown, has a fawn of her own and lives in the wild, but still returns regularly to hang out with Kate.

And for some more examples of unlikely but cute animal couples:

As the speaker in the video says,

“Co-operating works. Being social works.”