Yesterday I was reading one of my favorite books. Born to Run- if you follow me, you know I'm a huge fan of journeys. exploration, nature, human nature and running... this book has it all in spades. It's about modern day ultra athletes and an ancient running people the Tarahumara. On page 37 they are talking about a group of Tarahumara who started living the modern life...with it came foods they had "rarely eaten - soda, chocolate, rice, sugar, butter, flower. They developed a taste for starch and treats.....that was twenty years ago. "Now, there are no runners in Yerbabuena." What I know for sure...Food is Medicine. Food can also be a thief. Poor food choices steal our health.
This passage struck a cord with me. I've been giving myself more than normal treats, comfort foods, baked goods, chocolate, butter... rich foods. My body doesn't work as well on these foods. My brain gets foggy. My immune system isn't as powerful. I know eating has a tremendous impact of my own vitality. I've known this for years. Just because we know something doesn't mean we always are perfect- hardly.
Nutrition and stress are directly linked. Up your nutrition...your stress decreases...lower your nutrition...your stress will increase.
I run a pretty clean personal health ship because I like to feel good. When I'm stressed, I up my self care...which includes nourishing foods. foods that reduce my own stress. Lately I'm feeling signs of high stress... I'm more emotional, fuzzy brained, up's and downs in my energy, lowered decision making... that's my body, mind and spirit talking to me. I'm listening...
I invite you to join me. For the next two weeks, I'll be upping self care and lowering things I know drop my vitality, focus and immunity. Two weeks isn't very long. It's doable. I know from experience rebooting my vitality is priceless.- it is essential.