“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Restoration Tuesday

There is no money to be made from healthy people.

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”

~ Thomas Edison (1847-1931)

Restoring one's health can not be achieved overnight .. nor with a magic pill.  Western medicine of today irritates the heck out of me with their pill pushing philosophy.  Why not make amends with your body, surrender the old habits that lead to ill health AND embrace better health one day at a time. 

The overall end goal is to get out of bed in the morning with as few creaks as possible, get through the day with energy, do your daily work without folding into a pile by mid-day, then retiring at night with sleepy eyes that drift off to dreamland without the aid of a pill.  This, my friends, will help you  make it to old age with your faculties in tact. 

In an ideal world, food will be your medicine.  Would you take bad medicine?  Would you overdose on bad pills?  There is no day like today to step into a new era feeling fit.

But how?  One day at a time.  Remember, there are no magic pills.  Nothing will make you feel better overnight. 

Here are my top three remedies to start with:
  1. Get rid of packaged food.  I used to say just start replacing it with better options, but in reality, this is just delaying the healing process.
  2. Fill your fridge with fresh produce.  It's not hard to make a green salad.  Peel an orange.  Slice an apple.
  3. Learn to make bone broth (beef, chicken, fish).  In our home, this is worth its weight in gold.  We consume this daily.
There you go.  That's a start.  Now run with it.  Don't read fad diet books.  Research about nutrient dense foods.  If you're on a tight budget ... cut out your expensive TV cable bill, and drop the internet for your smart phone.  Really, your body is more important than filling your mind with the junk food diet of TV programming.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.  How do you want to finish the race?  Leave a comment if you're interested in reading more Restoration Tuesday posts. 

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Anonymous said...

Brilliant post Mrs Mac, thank you!
Helen UK

Sandy said...

Mrs. Mac,

Great post!!!

Last week, I canned more beef broth from these massive bones, onions, carrots, celery, pepper, and garlic.
Put the quart jars up in the cabinet for use in the near future.

Tonight we had one of those quarts with fresh carrots, potatoes, onions, and a nice piece of beef.
Nothing was store bought, everything was fresh and homemade.
Back to the basics!!!!

donna said...

I couldn't agree more. I am even more conscious of it now that I have reached age 60, still have every part (internal & external) I came into this world with and take no medications. Some say it is inevitable that will change, but I keep hoping and praying against it and try to eat healthy.

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Morgan said...

Yes, very interested x

Anonymous said...

I am SOOOO interested! Please keep doing these posts! -Kim