Though Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine have been saying this for years, now there is also sufficient scientific evidence to suggest that inflammation is the cause of all illness. And to that end, animal protein has been directly linked to increased inflammation in the body.
Occasionally, I notice a lack of desire in my clients to opt for a healthier lifestyle, because the processed foods they are used to are addictive in nature and, therefore, harder to stop consuming. I share with them the valuable information that choosing a healthy lifestyle does not just keep illness at bay, but has also proved to be anti-aging for most.
Opting for a mostly plant-based diet and cooking with heart healthy oils (like olive oil or grapeseed oil instead of canola) is far better for the health and youthfulness of our organs.
There is a lot that goes into what we consume. And what we consume inevitably leads to the quality of life we are going to enjoy. After all, without health, it matters very little what we have in our lives, because lack of health makes it impossible to enjoy all the blessings and the good things.
Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of plant medicine, advises us to cook our own food. Though that is increasingly hard to do, the truth is that we not only consume the nutrition from the foods we cook, but we also draw the energy of the person who cooked the food. That is because cooking is a form of meditation, whether the person cooking realises it or not. Science explains that energy travels faster than matter, and our thoughts carry their own energy frequency. Peaceful and positive thoughts have a coherent resonance, whereas negative thoughts carry a fragmented vibration. Food is receptive to not just the seasoning and the flavours we put into it, but also to the thoughts that are transferred through the hands that cook it.
Living a life of optimal health requires attention and tender care, and these things require time. That is why ‘fast living’ and ‘fast food’ have an irredeemably damaging effect on our bodies and the quality of our lives. That said, it is never too late to start making wiser choices regarding what we consume.