Mother Nature is Medicine

Mother Nature is Medicine
MOTHER NATURE IS MEDICINE. The Creator has given us everything that we need. It is all here on this Earth and in the Universe. It can be found in the Earth, in the Sky, in the Waters, in the Air. Often times, we, as humans, tend to view nature as something that is "apart" from ourselves. We talk of spending time "in nature." We, in a sense, distance ourselves. In reality, we ARE "a - part" as well. The Great Spirit put us here and blessed us and our ancestors with this beautiful earth. Embracing the Creator and the natural blessings is food & nourishment for the body, mind, and soul. Nature is medicine. ~Peace and Blessings~

Friday, June 8, 2012

Nature and Food

I have always enjoyed learning Natural health remedies and natural and organic foods that are delicious and good for the human body. I am still learning for there is much to learn from this beautiful and complex earth. I admit, I like to eat good food. I think most people do. And I also love to be in nature - taking long nature walks, dancing with the wind, observing the bees suck nectar from the precious flowers. And listening to the song of the birds and the conversations of the trees. I love trees - they seem to be my favorite object for many of my paintings and drawings. Nature makes me feel so alive, calm, adventurous, and romantic all at the same time. What can I say, I am a 'hopeful' Romantic.
I believe God provided humans with all the necessities that we need right here on earth. Nature has so many varieties that it doesn't seem that we really need anything man-made, synthetic foods, medicines, etc. You can look at Eastern medicine and see all of the natural substances that they use to treat various ailments. In reality, I admit, we probably don't even need to eat animals either. We can get protein and other nutrients from plant sources. Soybeans are like a miracle plant. I am not a Vegan or Vegetarian, but I am going to start having days where I eat only Vegan or Vegetarian food. For an Omnivore, eating Vegan or Vegetarian food is no big deal. As an Omnivore, I can eat almost anything. It sounds funny - omnivore, but it is what it is! And I mean 'no big deal' as in 'I can still eat this or that', but it can be a big deal in 'finding what I CAN eat'. I already have been reading food labels for a long time and it seems to become a habit of mine to read the ingredients too. I cringe at some of the ingredients! And yes, I read the serving size too. I don't believe myself to be a "health freak", I eat sweets and salty snacks here and there, but I try to eat in moderation. Some days are easy, others difficult. But I struggled with my weight like some kids do starting at around age 10 through age 15. I am 18 now. And since then, I have lost most of my objected weight. I am not overweight, but I still want to get rid of those remaining 15 pounds and tone my body. I never was obese but I did feel a difference in my body after I lost weight. I felt light and I could easily run and jump, twist and turn. I can't wait to find a good tree to climb!
But in terms of moderation, I think that is one of the biggest problems people have. Most people that are overweight or obese don't eat in moderation. I know I didn't and that is what greatly contributed to my weight gain.

I believe God has given humans many natural nutrients and elements of the earth to use for all sorts of things. I am sick and tired of all the processed and fake substances that is injected in our food. I believe that is a major problem in the world today contributing to bad health. In terms of the U.S., the life expectancy is greater than it used to be, but there are so many health problems arising, including obesity, which seems to be the talk all across the news.
Nature and food go hand in hand. If being out in nature can make you feel alive, can not its fruits give you life as well?
I don't eat all organic foods all the time as I would like. I wish the healthier foods was more affordable than the 'junkie' foods. It's pretty sad to me. In some other countries, the lower classes eat a healthy diet, but in the U.S., the lower classes are left with high-calorie, high-fat, high-sugar food. What helps our body should come natural and affordable to all.

I don't think I have a favorite food/cuisine, but I love to eat Cuban, Mexican, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese food. I am part Native American, Cuban, and Italian, so perhaps that has some influence on my food tastes...yes, of course it does!

I wrote a lot about food on my first blog Candle In The Corridor, and decided I should create a blog just for this. As I mentioned in my profile, I will probably mention natural health remedies, herbs and spices, oils. I come from a family that LOVES herbs, spices, teas, incense, candles, and perfume oils. And witch balls - I just had to throw that in there!

Thank you for visiting my blog and I pray that you stay and share your "thyme" with me with your own natural remedies, favorite foods, and how you make use of Mother Earth!

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