This Blog came about when I/we were confronted with a cancer diagnosis in April of 2015. You can read more of my story on the My Story page as time progresses on the blog. Our main reason for giving you the opportunity to view our blog is to help anyone who has questions and guide you to relevant books about the lifestyle changes we have made with our food choices and to share from our own experience through eating, exercising and more. We both are “eating to live” now, instead of living to eat. There have been so many studies about how food affects our bodies, but listening and doing are key issues with the lifestyle change. We knew what we had to do and fast. After receiving pertinent information about what we needed to do, we immediately took action. We went from eating a so called pretty healthy diet to an all whole food plant based diet to actually use as a healing treatment and to fight the cancer cells that were in my body. Both of my doctors realized that I was in dire shape and treatments began immediately along with my food changes. The food changes were of our own decision. These changes included eating absolutely no meat, most all fish, dairy products, poultry, and nothing fried, or oils added to recipes (unless it is extremely minimal to help with browning). Once a month or so, we will have a fresh Ahi Tuna or Raincoast Pink Salmon. Our lifestyle change includes fresh vegetables, fruits, homemade nut milks, whole wheat or spelt pastas and breads nothing with additives or preservatives, gums, artificial sweeteners (accept natural Stevia) or refined sugars. Not only are my doctors amazed at my progress, they both tell me to “keep on doing what you’re doing.” Both had told me the cancer was very progressed and that I had just a few weeks to live. I might also add, these food changes are for everyone and lots of illnesses. Remember, what you put in your body feeds every cell and can literaly heal your body. Study what you are eating, read all labels and go organic as much as possible. What are you nourishing your body with? Do your research AND get your plants on!
Butterflies are deep and powerful representations of life. Many cultures associate the butterfly with our souls. The Christian religion sees the butterfly as a symbol of resurrection. Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, hope, and life.
Sage -an aromatic plant with grayish-green leaves that are used as a culinary herb, native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean. A sage is also a wise teacher. I give thanks to my dear friends – Rev. Jane E. and Ross L. for their messages from both this world and the other side.
Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. The blue butterfly was Rev. Jane’s most beloved creature. I have her pin at my bedside.
Green is the color of balance and harmony. From a color psychology perspective, it is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart.
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