For a little background: I grew up in the mid-west where the phrase “corn fed” is a term of endearment when spoken about your daughters to a total stranger while patting the said daughters on the head. When I went to college as a young adult I thought a smoothie was from Baskin Robins and included some fruit…maybe. I thought pineapple came from a can and was in a nasty juice, and that guacamole was a green sauce only my dad would order at Taco Bell (I had no idea it was made from a fruit called an Avocado). Furthermore I thought that popping a few vitamin C or B’s was a sure sign I was a complete health freak.
I’ve been on a journey…
I’ve done cleanses, eat’n all raw for months on end, competed in Triathlons (had to throw that in there), fasted for 40day and 40nights with nothing but liquids to sustain me, and I’ve learned so much. Guess what? There is still so much to learn!! One thing that I’ve concluded is that it’s not just the foods you eat, the workouts you do, or the supplements you take. It’s so much more than that!!
Holistic: is the idea that natural systems (physical, biological, chemical, social, economic, mental, linguistic, etc.) and their properties should be viewed as wholes, not as a collection of parts.
In other words I’m crazy about the words we say, the thoughts we tell ourselves, the sleep we get…or not, the entertainment we enjoy and what it does to our bodies and health, the traumas we’ve stuffed away in our bodies, the misunderstandings we had a children, addictions and sabotaging behaviors, and, of course, the foods we eat and the supplements we take.