Monday, June 27, 2011


My husband and I have spent many a Sunday afternoon watching documentaries on Netflicks Instant Watch.  This last Sunday we watched Food Matters, it proved to be thought provoking, insightful and full of life altering, empowering knowledge, just like a good documentary should. :)  If you haven't seen it I highly recommend.

The basic subject of the movie was "You are what you eat".  If you eat junk, you're going to feel like junk, look like junk and eventually you're body is going to give up on fighting against the junk.  If you eat good, you're going to feel good, look good and your body will be so much better for it. It sounds so elementary BECAUSE IT IS! But we live in a society where we treat everything with a medicine instead of just changing what people put in their body. 

One of the subjects discussed in the film was superfoods. I believe I had heard the term before and thought of broccoli, lentils, spinach, etc. I was so far of base! They named some that I had never heard of! Spirulina, raw cacao, wheat grass, and their website named many more! Superfoods have amazing nutrients packed in a small punch!  For example, spirulina has 70% complete protein, while a cooked steak has 25% plus, spirulina is almost completely digestible and easily digested while as steak - - just isn't.

Some of the opinions of the film I don't 100% agree with, such as, if you eat perfect and good your whole life, you'll never have a chronic disease.  While nutrition is probably 50-80% the cause of many of our illnesses and diseases, they didn't mention genetics, and other environment factors that are our of our control. Plus, I know our world will never be disease free until Christ comes again.  I know of people who have followed this type of diet to the T and they still have had diseases invade their bodies.

What made this film even more fascinating to us was, we've been toying with the idea of becoming vegetarian, with the occasional chicken. ;)  This film has just solidified our decision to change.  I'm not going to pretend that I'm excited, because I'm more scared than excited.  I don't think I'll miss meat, I've been without it before, no biggy.  I'm more scared of 100% getting rid of processed food.  How pathetic!! I'm not going to lie, I occasionally like my handful of chips or my processed, packed chocolate chip cookie.  No more sugar cold cereal for breakfast, we get that about every other month as a treat.  But in return, we will have our energy back, weight loss and soooo much more!!  I like to think that I'm pretty organized with our menu but now it has to completely go through an overhaul, which is intimidating for me. Wish me luck!  I welcome any tips and recipes!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The age old question: WHY?

Last week, a friend of mine lost her 17 month old daughter to a rare degenerative disease. I can't help but wonder and ask God, why? Why do bad things happen to people?  How could a loving God allow such heartbreak among his followers? I don't think we'll ever fully understand why these things happen until Christ's second coming.  As a believer, I can rejoice in that hope and know that the world is not suppose to be this way and it won't be this way forever! God designed the world perfect.  Sadly, the human race did not take that path.  Adam, as the "father" of all human beings, chose a path of sin for our world and race. We were not designed to sin.  Our world was not designed for sin and yet it's all around us and in us. It's like if we were to put the wrong gas in our cars, it wouldn't work as well or maybe not at all.  Sin does not work for the human race.  And tragically, the outcome is the deaths and diseases of our human race.  Doesn't seem fair does it? Why does it happen to little ones who didn't even have a chance? Why does it to happen to "saints" who are doing the world some good?  Why doesn't it happen to the "bad" people, like murders and rapist who can live until they're 80?  That's what makes sin such a disgusting disease for our world to be infested with.  I do believe God uses tragic events for His greater good and we may never know why until we can ask Him in heaven one day. There are two human men brought to this world perfect and without sin, While Adam lead humanity into sin, Christ made a path out of it.  "By one Man's obedience, many will be made righteous." Romans 5:19.  One day there will be no more suffering, no more sin, no more tragic deaths of sweet little ones.  "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?" 1 Corinthians 15:55

This post might seem a little scatterbrained, but that's me. :) My mind has been going a million miles a minute thinking of the death of this sweet little girl.  If you'd like to know more about their story and/or to help them with funeral and medical expenses visit this site set up to help them.