I’m all about giving you new reasons to eat healthy. New ways to make your trip to the grocery store more interesting. New things to think about. Well this next post may sound weird, but I believe it. And if I believe it, it must be true, right.
We’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat”, right? Well here’s a list of new reasons to eat your way to health. Again, it’s not all about what you put in your mouth, as much as what you are NOT putting in your mouth anymore. The body knows how to heal itself. But with our unhealthy eating and living habits, the body spends too much energy trying to process and digest. How about we make it a little easier on ourselves?
There was once something called “The Doctrine of Signatures”. This philosophy has been an idea of herbalists and alchemists for centuries. It is the idea that God has marked everything He created with a sign that was an indication of the purpose if was created for. A similar belief was held by Native Americans and Oriental cultures. This doctrine did not become a part of the medical thinking until the middle of the seventeenth century. Colors and shapes of plants remind us of the body part where they would do the most good. Every whole food has a pattern that resembles a body organ or function. I’ve listed below a short list of some whole foods and their function.
Grapes: This fruit hands in a cluster shaped like the heart. Grapes look like a blood cell and research shows that grapes also are a heart and blood vitalizing food.
Carrots: A sliced carrot looks like the human eye. Science shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to the eyes.
Tomato: A tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has the same features. All research shows tomatoes are heart and blood food.
Kidney beans: These beans actually look like our kidneys. They help to heal and maintain kidney function
Walnuts: These nuts look like a little brain. Left and right hemisphere and upper and lower cerebellums. We know that walnuts help develop over three dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.
Celery, Rhubarb and Bok Choy: These look like bones. Bones are 23% sodium and these are also 23% sodium. We now know that if you don’t have enough sodium in your diet, the body will pull sodium from your bones, and make them weak. Eating these foods will replenish the skeletal needs of your body.
Eggplant, Avocado and Pears: Are you getting the picture? Have you guessed what these target? Female health! Research shows that if a woman eats one avocado a week, it will balance hormones, shed unwanted birth weight and prevent cervical cancers. These look just like the womb and cervix of the female. It takes nine months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. Interesting, huh? There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each of these and modern science has studied about 141 of them.
Figs: These are full of seeds and grow in groups of two. They increase the motility of male sperm and will increase the numbers of sperm.
Sweet Potatoes: These look like the pancreas. They actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.
Olives: Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries. Enough said? Ok, here are some more…
Grapefruits, Oranges and other citrus: They look just like the mammary glands of females and assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.
Onions: They look like body cells. Research shows that onions help clear waste materials from all the body cells. They will also produce tears which wash the eyes.
Whew! That was a lot of information. Take it one at a time. Take the list with you to the grocery store. Eating these veggies in their raw state is even healthier for you. Keep the enzymes in your food! Allow your body to heal by eating raw. Raw food is easier to digest. Less work, more healing.
Take care of yourself.
The statements in this blog are for nutritional purposes only. Please talk to your primary doctor if you have concerns before making any major changes in your dietary lifestyle.