I am passionate about healthy eating. I believe that eating well can prevent so many health problems. Too often, I hear people complain about so many ailments that can be improved or eliminated just by making dietary changes. Approximately 20 years ago, I was carrying around a bag of medicine that I had to take daily. I had migraine headache medicine( preventative pills and pills for pain), acid reflux medicine( 3 different pills), asthma medicine, and acne medicine. One day, I decided that "enough was enough". I felt that I was way too young (back then, I was still in my 20s) to be dependent upon all of that medicine. Determined to improve my health, I researched holistic ways to feel better. One of the first things that I learned was that there is a direct correlation between "eating right" and health.
During that time, I didn't know much about the connection between eating right and feeling better, but I did notice that certain foods were real acid reflux triggers. So, I drastically decreased the amount of fried and spicy foods in my diet, and I increased my water consumption. During that time, I stopped buying so much junk food. My thoughts were, "if it's not here, then I can't eat it." Within a few weeks, I started to feel better. I was experiencing very little reflux, and the migraines were occurring less frequently. Within a couple of months, I no longer needed the migraine and acid reflux medicine. ( My acne did not improve until I started eating more plant-based foods). I really felt good about the changes, and I wanted to share them with others. However, I quickly learned that so many people would rather take medicine than to alter their diet. I also learned that so many overindulge in the wrong foods and they are comfortable with it. Our church often does corporate fasts, and there are so many people who refuse to participate - not because of health reasons, but because of lack of discipline.