How to Naturally Heal Health Conditions
10 Myths You Shouldn’t Believe If You Want To Be Healed
- Health conditions are hereditary – Ummm, not necessarily. Doctors ask about our family health history because they have realized there’s a correlation between our family’s history and our present or future health. The truth is, we all share similarities in our DNA as our family members. Oftentimes we adopt our family’s lifestyle and way of eating, therefore our bodies react in the same way because our DNA is similar. For example, if a parent gets pancreatic cancer, and because their offspring’s DNA cause their bodies to react to an unhealthy diet in the same way, the chances are high that they too may get pancreatic cancer eventually. This is actually very good news that health conditions aren’t hereditary because if they were, we wouldn’t have any control over developing the same conditions. So truthfully, you can resist those common family conditions by adopting a healthy lifestyle.
- Your health conditions are permanent and you have to be on medication for the rest of your life – Not in most cases. Most doctors know how to help us one of two ways, with medication and/or procedures and surgery. Medical school doesn’t teach doctors to truly heal patients or help them prevent conditions using food, nutrition and exercise. They may tell you to lose weight or eat healthy but they generally don’t go much deeper than that. It would be contradictory for medical schools to teach doctors natural health because they are in the pharmaceutical business, not the nutraceutical business. Also, when a doctor (and sometimes nutritionists) give you a healthy diet to follow, it’s not always truly healthy where you can benefit by actually healing. Here’s the truth, if you fuel your body with whole foods and nutrients, the body has the ability to heal from nearly any condition. This doesn’t exclude conditions you may have been born with. God made our bodies very intelligent and with the food we choose to eat, we are either feeding disease and welcoming it OR we are fighting it. Quite frankly, we have to go back to God’s natural provision of food, as opposed to “food” man has tampered with and conjured up. After you’ve transitioned to a healthier lifestyle and your body heals, your doctor can take you off of the medications or even cancel the surgery he or she may have originally suggested.
- Surgery or a procedure will “fix” the issue – If you’ve ever had a surgery because it was foreseen as your only option then afterward, had complications or the issue continued or different issues suddenly occurred, then you understand that surgeries don’t always fix the issue. And when we have to have certain body parts removed in surgery, it’s almost a guarantee that it comes with side-effects or life-long complications because God put every body part there for a reason – even if we don’t fully know its function. A healthy lifestyle can reverse your need for surgery if you give your body what it needs.
- To lose weight, simply burn calories – No. It’s not really about your calorie intake as much as it is about what type of food you consume. Low-calorie foods still have to be broken down and processed by your body so if you’re eating bad foods but in low calorie quantities, you cannot achieve good health. If you do lose weight doing so, you will eventually plateau and/or gain it back. So instead of thinking along the lines of “I can eat this bag of cookies as long as I skip the next 4 meals, then I’ll be ok”, think moreso “If I eat this bag of cookies, my body has to process and break down the white, bleached and enriched flour used, the massive amount of refined sugar, irradiated spices, imitation flavoring or dyes and iodized salt and non-organic eggs or dairy products”. That gives you a better picture of what you’re putting your body through. Each of those ingredients contribute to everything from weight gain to asthma to cancer. On the flip side, eating whole, natural food allows you to eat as much as you need (with the exception of oils) and you never go hungry.
- Diets help you lose weight and get healthy – I know you’ve heard the term “yo-yo diet” before. That’s the best way to describe diets. You typically focus on what you can’t eat rather than what you CAN eat. You basically deprive your body of a certain food type for long periods of time without focusing on feeding your body what it need to run efficiently. The body is starving for nutrients but your mind will deceive you into thinking you need that fried food, refined sugary foods or bad carbohydrates, when it’s actually starving for nutrients. Diets are also temporary and aren’t designed for long-term change, which means, once you’ve stopped dieting, you return back to where you started and your body is imbalanced and exhausted. Just think: If diets were effective long-term, most people would remain on a diet for the rest of their lives. A lifestyle change is the opposite because you are retraining your palate, mind, and body. And once you feel the difference in eating real food, you don’t wish to go back to fake foods. In fact, your body may begin to reject foods that aren’t real or nutritious.
- You only need to detox in certain circumstances – Let me clarify something first before going into detail on this: our bodies are capable of detoxing themselves naturally. God made our bodies miraculous! However, because we eat the Standard American Diet (SAD), we overload our bodies with toxins to the point our organs cannot properly process nor discard it all and that’s where illness begins. Each organ has a specific function, but it can’t do its job if it doesn’t have the right “tools” to do so. Can you imagine your boss asking you to do a job but not providing you with a computer, desk, access to the system or anything you need to complete that job? You simply couldn’t do the work. That’s what our bodies go through. The organs are overworked, exhausted and not fueled enough to perform. With that being said, we have to aid the detox process by ridding our bodies of toxins so that our organs can thrive. Our bodies also absorb toxins from the environment (we’ve created a very toxic atmosphere) so detoxing has become a necessity. If you’ve never detoxed before, without a doubt, your body is toxic and it’s results will manifest sooner or later. Detoxing is simple and can be done as often as you see fit.
- You need to consume ALL of the food types in The Food Pyramid – Well…the problem with this concept is that the food pyramid doesn’t clarify the healthy version of each food group. Food has changed over the decades. Everything that falls within a food group isn’t necessarily healthy anymore. When it says “Bread and Grains”, it should specify “intact whole grains” because it’s easy to think anything that has the word “wheat” on it is healthy. Then also the dairy group doesn’t take into consideration that animals are rarely grass-fed anymore and when they are, they’re eating grass that has been fertilized with chemicals. So when we consume the meat, milk and cheese, we are damaging our bodies furthermore.
- Low-fat foods are good for you – If they are still processed (in a can, package, box or container), then there’s a 90% – 95% chance they’re not completely clean. They could possibly be BETTER than other food choices but they aren’t whole foods in their natural form. Honestly, you don’t have to worry about watching your fat intake if you’ve adopted a nutritarian lifestyle because the food is whole and without meat (or very little meat). This excludes natural oils and nuts because you do have to watch your intake of these if you are trying to lose weight. Although they’re good fats, they are high in calories. Don’t skip nuts, just simply consume only a handful per day.
- You’re not consuming too much sodium – This is a HUGE misconception. The average American consumes over 5,000 mg per day when only 500 mg are needed and can easily be achieved from whole foods alone. Some consume up to 15,000 mg – 20,000 mg per day unknowingly. If you are eating anything from a jar, can, package, bag, or container of any sort, then it more than likely has sodium in it. Sodium preserves, therefore it’s necessary in order for food to be able to sit on shelves for any period of time. Also seasonings can be deceiving and contain salt without us realizing it since it’s not labeled as “salt”. For example, lemon pepper only contains lemon and pepper, right? It may, or it may not. Always check the nutritional labels for sodium and understand that if it isn’t organic, then radiation is used to dry out the herb or spice. It’s good to retrain your palate and avoid sodium for at least 4 weeks until your taste buds renew and you can appreciate the natural flavor of food, no longer feeling like salt is necessary.
- Bottled water is best – Unless you’ve conducted a test on each bottled water brand yourself or witnessed a test, don’t assume it’s clean or pure. Oftentimes bottled water is tap water in disguise. Tap water that hasn’t been properly filtered is highly contaminated. Then there’s also the chemicals used in the plastic bottles like BPA (Bisphenol) which absorbs into the water, jeopardizing our health. The best way to get clean water is to use a filter and drink from a glass or glass bottle. Read more about bottled water vs. filtered water here.