Making jokes about the merits of eating healthy are timeless. I expect that many of you are too young to have heard of Sid Caesar. The video clip shown below is from his TV show, Your Show of Shows. I’ll bet that his character’s over-the-top opinion of health food from the mid 20th century is likely shared by many people today.
Healthy Eating – How Important is Local and Organic Food
People who choose to eat a healthier diet with lots of fruits and veggies (and kale!), local and organic foods, may still be the butt of jokes today. Fans of the show Portlandia will recognize their absurd take on a current desire of many restaurant diners for local and organic food.
What’s a Person to Do? Achieving a Healthy Balanced Diet
Acupuncture and Enzyme Nutrition are all about achieving balance. Your body has many ways of telling you that it is out of balance in the nutritional department.
Here are a few signs that your diet needs a makeover:
- Heartburn, gas and bloating
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Irritability, restlessness, and insomnia
- Inability to tolerate stress (bad temper or even road rage)
- Anxiety or depression
- Stiff, sore joints
These are all very general symptoms and in no way indicate what type of dietary change is required. My point is that people seldom recognize the link between these symptoms and hidden dietary problems. Many seek over-the-counter relief, which not only masks the underlying problem, but can cause additional side effects.
Along with dietary adjustments, enzyme nutrition can alleviate symptoms and restore balance. Start by listening to the messages your body is already sending. Start with small changes like adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Make sweets and dessert an occasional treat versus an everyday occurrence. Buy local and organic when possible. Your perceptions of healthy eating will change and you’ll soon find that you can’t live without all that health food!