Holy, Holistic & Healthy
Holism or holistic, as we frequently call it, is the practice of thinking and treating the whole body, mind and spirit in order to make the whole person heal and function in harmony with the way God created us. Culinary medicine combines evidence-based nutrition science with the joy and art of cooking. It isn’t “dieting.” It’s a way of living. These tips can help you get into the mindset of a culinary holistic and homeopathic medicine chef, much the way the doctor of medicine Hippocrates taught his patients and as it remains throughout history. Try not to think about what you can’t have; think about all the things you can have! Enjoying and loving the foods that love YOU back will help you make healthy choices in the long run. Write a list of healthy foods you like, and then build your meals from there.Practice mindful eating. Chew your food slowly and mindfully to improve digestion and satisfaction. Really savor the moment. This will help you eat until you’re satisfied or no longer hungry, rather than past the point of feeling full. Time it right. Whenever possible, try to eat most of your foods early in the day — ideally before 6 p.m. Carry healthy snacks when going out for long periods that will prevent you from eating within your normal routine. Many people benefit by eating 6 small meals throughout the day, rather than 3 large meals that give a stuffed, uncomfortable feeling and creates cravings. Sweeten dishes without adding sugars. Sweeten dressing or vinaigrette with fresh fruits like berries, apples or and pears or unsweetened dried fruits. This will add dietary fiber, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. Be wary of “healthy” or “natural” sources of sugar, too, like agave, honey or maple syrup; they still add calories and contribute to inflammation of the body. This is the first installment of how to live healthy and think of your way of life improving by changing your outlook, praying for self control and feeling free from disease and discomfort. Find out how you too can live the abundant life in the Audiobook "Christ with Holistic Health": click here As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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