Eating is just one facet of lifestyle. While it is very important – principally because we do so much of it – eating only good, nourishing, alkaline ash-producing foods will not assure you of outstanding health, happiness, and success. Your life includes choices in the rest of the six essentials (what you eat and drink, how you exercise and rest, what and how you breathe, and what you think). No matter how well you eat, if you abuse your body by not giving it opportunities for adequate rest and exercise or subject your lungs to constant pollution, you reduce the positive effect of good food. And most importantly, you can’t eat enough good food to neutralize the disastrous health effects of constant “acid thinking.” Guilt, fear, worry, anxiety, hate, jealousy, hopelessness, and low self-esteem are just a few examples of “acid thinking.” These negative emotions can escalate into negative attitudes.
Negative attitudes can become the filter through which all thoughts and observations pass. Negativity becomes a habit. And negative thoughts and attitudes excite strong physiological responses of defense.
So, if all day, every day, you find fault with yourself and others, you keep your body in constant defense. And you wonder why you are nervous, uptight, tired, and plagued by ‘indigestion,” high blood pressure, meandering aches, pains, or the blahs!
So, does that mean that if your family life, job, or the general world situation keeps you up tight and stressed, there’s no point in upgrading your diet?
Not at all! Why inflict dietary and mental stress on your only body that needs to last you a lifetime? Stress is a fact of life. Your body is designed to handle stress. However, if you improve your diet but you don’t notice an improvement in your health, your thoughts and attitudes are probably the cause of your problem.
Fortunately, you are in charge of your health. You have freedom of choice regarding what you eat, drink, and think. You also have freedom of choice in exercising, resting, and breathing. You can choose to smoke or not smoke. You can choose to live in an overly polluted area. You don’t need to depend on others to make these choices for you, so you don’t have to live with the consequences of the decisions of others.
With freedom comes personal responsibility. If you aren’t feeling as well as you would like and don’t have as much energy as you would like, it’s up to you to do something about it. The types of food you are eating may be the major problem. Diet is relatively easy to change. It’s an excellent place to start.