Unless we have major reasons to change our lifestyle, we tend to be lazy and leave things as they are. Let’s face it. But you throw in a biggie, like illness, and we start to pay attention. Especially when it involves those we love.
James Colquhoin and Laurentine ten Bosch, the couple behind Food Matters, a brilliant documentary and subsequent web portal that has taken the world by storm, were shocked and devastated when James’ father Roy was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. For years they watched helplessly as Roy deteriorated into a world of his own due to the various meds and clinical advice he had been given. James and Laurentine finally decided to intervene, against the wishes of medical professionals, and began changing Roy’s diet by including healthier foods such as organic fruit and vegetables and experiment with natural supplements. Within months Roy had healed and Food Matters was born. Their documentary is a must watch and will give you a creepy feeling when the realisation sinks in that it is profit, not concern for our well-being, that drives healthcare today. Natural foods, such as fruit, vegetables, healthy fats, nuts and seeds are abundant in nature but because they cannot be patented they are of no interest to the pharmaceutical giants, responsible for most of our ‘healing’ today. Yet changing diet and lifestyle habits can save lives. It is that simple.
Watch, read, question, learn and investigate yourself and do what you can to find your own answers to your health – don’t just assume someone else knows better. People like James and Laurentine, who tirelessly promote a healthy way of life whilst exposing that which does not serve us, are natural crusaders and we can all become better informed rather than wait until it is too late.
Eat whole food and organic fruit and vegetables. Drink green juice. Love each other. Be kind and stand up for that which you believe in. Relax. Sleep. Meditate. I wish you a wonderful Monday. x