Can Food Heal?

“If we are aware that our bodies and those of our loved ones depend on the food we’re preparing,
this awareness will guide us to cook healthy food with our love and mindful attention.”

—Thich Nhat Hahn

by Jion Sommer, Living Proof Naturally, Whole Food Plant-based Health Coach, Reiki Practitioner & Meditation Teacher

Having had multiple sclerosis, lupus and a hatful of other autoimmune conditions for decades and healing from all of it with a WFPB (whole food plant-based) diet, I’m here to tell you “Yes!”

It is possible to heal from chronic conditions on this diet.

Did you know that 78% of the leading causes of mortality in the United States is diet related? Not once did a doctor, specialist or medical professional ask me about my diet. Not one of the hundreds of medical forms I filled out asked me what I was eating.

Isn’t that crazy!? It is to me as I know firsthand that healthy eating on a WFPB diet can heal and save your life. Yet many people never think of their health and its relation to their diet until they get sick. Hearing this every day from my clients is sad.

Did you know that the S.A.D. (standard American diet) is 63% processed foods?

Processed foods have no phytonutrients, are sparse in antioxidants, low in fiber and usually high in fat. The S.A.D. also contains 25% animal food: meat, dairy, eggs, seafood. There is zero fiber in animal foods, and cholesterol is found only in animal foods.

Plant-based foods take up only 12% of this standard diet and consist of vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains and nuts and seeds. Fiber is only found in plant foods. The S.A.D. produces dis-ease.

A whole food, plant-based diet is high in nutrients and low in calories, has zero cholesterol, and foods are enjoyed unprocessed in as close to their natural state as possible.

We have stretch receptors throughout our stomach. When they are triggered by food, they send signals to your brain to tell you to stop eating. With high fiber WFPB foods, you can eat the most quantity for the least amount of calories.

When you make this choice for your meal take a few moments to be mindful of how you feel. Compare how your energy, mood, digestion and satiety are to a less healthy choice. Enjoy!

May all Beings Benefit