There used to be a book that food conscious Mom’s read in the late 1950’s. It’s title is, “You Are What You Eat”. When I was a child, I thought, that sounds a little extreme. Turns out it isn’t. 

When I attended a workshop recently the teacher discussed personal responsibility for one’s health.He points out that we spent more on health care in one year than we spent on seven years of war. This is staggering to think about. I thought back to years ago when I studied massage. It was noted that when Western medicine was developing, the Doctor was considered the expert and was not to be questioned. The home remedies were considered superstitions and not to be used unless the doctor had no other advice for the maladies.

The side effects of this belief are that people stopped taking personal responsibility for their health. Preventative means were not taken seriously. At the same time, the country was growing fast and people depended on manufactured food. Living in cities discouraged growing one own food.

As our food became more artificial and our lives became more sedentary, we started to experience more disease.  Children are getting Type 2 diabetes at a very young age, our life is expectancy is lower than our parents was.

 Add in the accessibility of cheap process foods, cigarettes, and alcohol and you have a large living cesspool of toxins our bodies were not designed to withstand. Fast forward to today.. we’re now studying ancient techniques that were practiced for centuries. I knew an elderly man who used to say everything changes till it becomes the same . It sounded ridiculous to me ..until now.

The bottom line is this. Our bodies are made up of cells, and those cells are directly affected by what we eat. They are nourished by what we consume and by how we treat our bodies. It is up to us to put good things in, so energy and health can thrive.

Valentina Boonstra

CNA Brevard County,Massage therapy Palm Bay, massage therapy Melbourne, Senior Care Palm Bay, Senior exercise Palm Bay, Senior exercise Melbourne,

About Brevard Massage

I have been a personal trainer and massage therapist for many years now. My specialty is getting people moving again. I have learned through the years that preventing injuries is as important as relieving pain after an injury. To that end, I have also learned Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Pilates.