I’ve been a food medicine maker for quite some time now, but it never dawned on me until I started this new therapy to share what that entails.
While I think that all of us who are mindful, health conscious food preparers and eaters are truly food medicine makers, it takes on a whole new meaning when you are prepping and eating food to heal serious illness versus maintain good health.
Food medicine is eating in a way that fully supports the need(s) of our body in order to function properly, thrive and maintain optimal health. When you eat based on what your body needs rather than on what you want to have for purposes of pleasure alone, eating takes on its intended purpose…to sustain our body and give it the energy needed to perform properly.
However, food medicine takes on a whole new role when you are sick. Once your body has reached a state of dis-ease it is no longer functioning properly. In many cases, one part of the body will work to compensate for another in effort to keep functioning. At some point, however, the whole system begins to break down and serious illness manifests.
This is where I am at today: with dis-ease of serious magnitude. Food medicine, at this stage, becomes an intricate dance of nourishing the body in such a way that it can repair, rebuild and heal. So while a general food medicine maker will typically make three sound meal choices to fuel their body on a daily basis, a wellness warrior takes food medicine all throughout the day. You can liken it to taking pills from the allopathic world. Your prescription may read: take two pills, three times a day, for two weeks. To comply with the instructions you know that every eight hours for the next fourteen days you need to take two pills.
In my world right now every hour on the hour (for fifteen hours a day) I have food medicine to take (using very specific types of food and food based supplements). This is what a day in the life of a healing food medicine maker looks like:
□ 7am coffee enema (yep, you read that right)
□ 8am Breakfast – 8oz fresh pressed orange juice, oatmeal (made a certain way), specific supplements
□ 9:00am Green juice and specific supplements
□ 10:00am Carrot Apple juice, specific supplements and coffee enema
□ 11:00am Carrot juice and specific supplements
□ 12:00pm Green juice and specific supplements
□ 1pm Lunch – Carrot Apple juice, ½ potato, 8oz Hippocrates soup, fresh fruits & veggies, specific supplements
□ 2:00pm Green juice, specific supplements and coffee enema
□ 3:00pm Carrot juice
□ 4:00pm Carrot juice and specific supplements
□ 5:00pm Carrot Apple juice and specific supplements
□ 6pm Dinner – Green juice, ½ potato, 8oz Hippocrates soup, fresh fruits & veggies, specific supplements
□ 7:00pm Carrot Apple juice, specific supplements and coffee enema
□ 10pm coffee enema
It’s an INTENSE (full-time at the office of healing) therapy. Each item of food, with its unique nutritional properties, plays an important (and very specific) role . When we follow our body’s very precise blueprint the natural forces within us can heal us, which is exactly what I am aiming for!
I’m still adjusting to life on this new therapy. All I can say is it’s a good thing I am a Type A Virgo ’cause never have my OCD tendencies been more useful [lol]!
Oh, that reminds me of a little Pinterest humor I saw this week!
Does anyone else have CDO?
In the next coming posts I’ll share recipes, the rationale behind the food medicine, and yes I will get to the bottom (pun intended) of coffee enemas!
’till next time…