“When the world wearies, and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the garden.”
- Minnie Aumonier
Can the food that we eat really impact the way we feel?
We all know that food can make us feel good – in fact, many of us turn to food as a comforting tool or as a quick fix to temporarily make us feel better. But, the foods that give us a temporary boost can often keep us stuck in a cycle of feeling high and low.
I want to live off the land as much as I can. I want to know where my food is coming from. I want to know what's going into my food. I want to grow what I can. I want to rear what I can. I want to know that the animals that I eat have had the best life possible. Don't you?
Unfortunately in todays world we have over farmed our land and we use pesticides so there are not enough nutrients, vitamins and minerals left in the soil that can be absorbed by the plant. Many of the plants that we eat only have about half the amount of nutrients compared to 500 years ago. However organic our land is, we must supplement our diet to receive what we can no longer get from eating the correct foods so that we can get all that we need for all of our required bodily functions.
Even if you are eating as many vegetables as you can possibly get into your body everyday, it's not going to be uncommon for you to be nutrient deficient. This is why we must use supplements but often the dosage on the bottle is not high enough to have a therapeutic effect on your body so you can do your research and experiment to find what dosage works for you or go and see a nutritionalist.
If I can eat correctly and take supplements to strengthen myself from the inside out then I no longer need to go to the doctor. Natural healing is not about avoiding doctors. It is about not needing to go to doctors. A dentist is not upset if you are cavity-free. A doctor should not be upset if you are healthy.
I am by no means a nutritionalist but I have learnt that food is medicine, nourishing our bodies and souls. Every bite is a new opportunity to feel healthier and happier. I have spent months researching nutrition for mental health and I decided to add in what I found. This page was originally going to be just healthy recipes but I thought I should share what I have found and hopefully I can encourage one or two of you to change the way you think about your diet.