Say you want to improve your diet, maybe even lose a few pounds, and decide to read food labels more carefully. Instead, how about selecting foods without nutrition labels like fruits and vegetables? In my engineering days when people asked me what chemical engineers do I explained we figure out how to make money with chemistry, targeting everything from potato chips to computer chips. This money-making focus doesn’t serve us as consumers when it comes to processed, genetically modified, and pesticide treated foods. My long recovery from celiac disease, only now becoming a reality through modifying my diet well beyond the mandatory gluten free, convinced me we need to pay closer attention to the food aka “nutritional chemistry” we ingest.
I love the UK-based TV series The Food Hospital where a medical team customizes eating plans for patients with various medical conditions. Their success rate in managing and often substantially improving symptoms supports what we know intuitively about the impact of food on health. In one of my favorite episodes, they conducted an experiment comparing the behavior of kids eating typical party food versus ones eating healthier options at a school party. Not only did the healthy eating group exhibit less aggressive behavior, they also performed assigned tasks more effectively and remembered better as well. Clearly party food isn’t something to celebrate!
Even if you avoid engineered food, you still get exposed to toxins. A few of the toxin-reducing Jin Shin Jyutsu® (JSJ) acupressure self-helps include Safety Energy Lock (SEL) 10 for environmental toxins, the lung organ flow targeting physical, mental, and emotional waste, and SEL 3 supporting your immune system. Hold SEL 3 in combination with the same side SEL 15.
JSJ Safety Energy Locks
JSJ Organ Function Self-Helps
While our minds may consider junk food as a treat, our bodies recognize nutritionally dense, diverse, low toxicity foods as the genuine goodies. Nature still creates the best food for our bodies despite our technological advances. These days I can’t seem to get enough roasted cauliflower and broccoli. What are your favorite vegetables and fruits? How do you prepare them?