Hey, thanks for checking out my new blog! This has been in the works for a long time. I’d like to see this space become a resource for information, debate and perhaps inspiration.
What is ‘botanical nutrition’? Essentially, the words mean… nutrition from plants. You would have to have been under a rock in order to be unaware of the growing body of evidence that EATING MORE PLANTS (and a greater diversity of plants, specifically SUPER FOODS) may be one of the greatest things you can do for your own health.
One of the concepts I have been tossing around with respect to Botanical Nutrition is the idea of ‘diet without dogma’. This means simply that you can EAT MORE PLANTS (and a greater diversity of plants, specifically super foods) and not necessarily have them be to the exclusion of anything else. You don’t have to go macrobiotic (though I think this is an amazing dietary approach) or raw food vegan (or 30, 40, 50 or 70%) if YOU DON’T CHOOSE TO. I think this can be an empowering idea to consider, and empowerment to my mind is about 80% of healing.
The body is a natural healer. We’ve heard it said many times, and it is true. Drugs don’t heal, even plants don’t heal without the cooperation of the body. And the mind is part of the body, making it all the more necessary to consider a completely holistic approach that addresses mind, body and spirit.
I would encourage you, always, to eat foods that are good for you. Push yourself to find new ways to make it happen. Don’t be SAD (standard American diet) be joyous by exploring more and more the wonderful healing foods nature has provided us with. This realization in and of itself is a spiritual connection, and a first step to tapping into our body’s innate healing abilities.
As much as ‘natural remedies’ (using herbs, nutrients and other supplements to treat specific conditions) can be very effective; it is also equally (perhaps even moreso) important to consider our every day diet. YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. Remember that one?
This morning as I sit down to a breakfast of Oatmeal supplemented with Hemp hearts,Red Maca, and coconut milk – I’m so grateful for a natural world so full of healing potential. Don’t waste your life eating junk food, join us here in this quest for Botanical Nutrition. How much longer do you want to keep getting sick, and how soon do you want to start feeling energy and vitality? Stay tuned, kids, the best is yet to come. Thank you!