posted May 24, 2022
Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.
We’ve all likely encountered this quote more than once and considered them wise words. In fact, they are. I’ve been studying human creation and find it very interesting how the world and human life were created. Both secular science and scriptures state that man was formed from dust. The big bang theory states that the human body is made from stardust; and in scripture, God created the universe, then the earth, and when finished creating mountains, rivers, plants, and animals, created a man from the dust, called Adam. Knowing we come from dust, it stands to reason our body has the same elements we find on earth.
Being created from dust gives us a very clear picture of how to live our lives and how to treat our bodies. Simply put, we should apply the same basic principles of agriculture to our bodies to live a fruitful and healthy life. Think about a green landscape, with abundant trees, flowers, and other plants, with a river nearby.
This beautiful landscape was produced without artificial chemicals or supplies—the only elements present were sunlight, oxygen, water, and nutrients gathered from the soil. Our body has the same capacity to constantly detox, regenerate, and grow, and can be done healthfully without consuming chemicals from industrialized foods and drugs.
Humans, possess intelligence and consciousness, so beliefs and declarations have an impact on the health of our body. There are cases in which it is a mistake is to accept, believe, and appropriate the drug remedy for a diagnosis given by a doctor. We believe that what the doctor says is the absolute truth, when in fact there are many diseases that can be treated and even reversed with a healthy diet.
Fear is also a big problem. Most of us are afraid of death and illness, and when we live in fear, our cells lose the ability to grow and regenerate because they are in protection mode. When our body feels harmony and peace, our cells are constantly in growth. Physical health is influenced by what we introduce to our body and what we think.
We know that a healthy lifestyle includes eating natural and organic foods, exercising, receiving sunlight, and drinking enough water. But we should also consider discontinuing the use of over-the-counter drugs as a quick remedy for simple discomforts, such as common headaches, muscular pain, etc. These products help for the moment, easing discomfort, but continuous use can damage once healthy organs.
Pharmakeia is a Greek word translated as witchcraft in the scriptures. From its root, pharmakon, meaning poison, drugs, medicine, the word pharmacy was derived. Learning the meaning of these words can give us clarity of the intentions behind the slogan, “Consult your doctor.” Once you start intoxicating your body with one pill, you may need to start taking more and more, creating drug dependence.
Our body was created with a perfect design, and we should use the same perfect creation to keep our bodies healthy and growing. Our light can only shine if we live a peaceful life, going back to basics as much as we can. Avoiding quick fixes could be a big help. Having real freedom and joy will lead to a healthy life and are found in what nature offers. So, step back and start living a simple life in contact with creation, both of the world and your body.
Laura Leal is a Main Street Vegan Academy graduate from Monterrey, Mexico. She has been a Chef instructor since 2006 and owns BōnMot Ice Cream and a restaurant, Common Bowlery. In the food business since 2001, Laura’s passion for food and teaching has always been fused. Her mission is to offer more plant-based options in the city throughout all of her businesses. You can follow her on Instagram and @laura_lealp and Facebook @Cheflauralealp.