Many parents, when they begin to improve their own diets, are uncertain about whether they can ‘impose’ the healthier eating regime on their children. They act as if denying their children candies and burgers and cholesterol packed ice cream would be cruel. The opposite is true. It is cruel to impose a lifetime of illnesses on children who are looking to YOU for the example and the knowledge of how to live.
This Independence Day, how about celebrating not only the independence of your country, but the independence of you? So often we tend to feel insecure about the future. What will happen to us? Will we get sick? Heaven forbid we get a suspicious lump or bump, or start to feel our thoughts and memories slipping as we get older. These uncomfortable thoughts may become more uncomfortable as we start to reach ages where there is more likelihood of this occurring.
My father died at the age of 51 from liver and kidney failure. Had his liver and kidney’s survived a bit longer it is likely that a heart attack or stroke would have sent him off to the other side, considering that he’d suffered his first heart attack at the age of 38, and at the time of his death was recovering from his second stroke.
I recently heard someone say that to place ‘working’ in front of mother is just about the most useless idea ever. And I totally agree. I mean, of COURSE mothers are working. Being a mother requires work. The only question is are you working one job or two?
A high-raw and vegan diet is probably the single best thing you can do to preserve this wonderful planet of ours. “The meat-eating Prius driver has a bigger carbon footprint than the vegan Hummer driver, not that there are probably too many of those!”John Robbins
The most wonderful thing about eating a diet of primarily low fat raw fruits and vegetables is that weight control becomes almost effortless. Raw fruits and vegetables are much lower in calorie per bite than cooked foods, and also are much higher in volume. So you get to EAT MORE, while taking in less calories.