Emotional sobriety includes healing mind, body, and soul. Nothing is as important toward our overall health as the food we eat. I will be writing about this every month. Today’s post is an introduction to how food affects our well-being. Having suffered from inflammation and arthritis in 2018 so badly that I, a 78 year old female, had to be bed-ridden to ease the pain, I decided to make my body as inflammation free as possible in 2019.
January 17, 2019, I switched to a plant-based diet. I am not a vegan as I eat fish for part of my protein. I am on what is labeled the pescatarian food plan because my food choices are more flexible than being strictly vegan. I eat generally 90% daily plant-based foods and 10% non plant-based.
Three days after I switched to plant-based, most of my arthritis pain was gone. Inflammation is our body’s response to physical medical conditions. If we are ailing someway–cancer, arthritis, diabetes, etc.–our body sends in the troops which is labeled inflammation. But I have long suspected that the inflammation then becomes the problem instead of the savior.
I am absolutely convinced everyone would be healthier eating more plants and less man altered food.
Seeking a ‘Happy Gut” for Better Health
New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists
New Diet Guidelines to Benefit People and the Planet: More Greens for All, Less Meat for Some
I can second that. I rarely eat meat. My choice of food that I enjoy is for 80% responsible for what my energy levels are like.
Thank you sharing knowledge and insights on emotional sobriety. You page is helping me.
Meditation and yoga are also good for arthritis
and for the mood 🙂
Next Wednesday’s topic–food and mood.
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Amen, started WFPB in January 2020. Feel pretty darn great!!😁
I am 90% plant based and 10% fish. It is called a pescatarian diet. Much easier to get the 60 grams of protein I need daily.