Our Food Instinct

Today we live in an age where information is both readily available and abundant. The problem with such an array of information is that it sometimes becomes hard for us to filter through the “good” and the “bad”. We are constantly bombarded with many different theories which often create confusion and/or frustration. Nevertheless, there is hope for all those seeking the truth when it comes to finding the right foods to eat.

In order to alleviate some of this distress, we must apply the most basic practice upon our reasoning. When it comes down to it, our instinct or intuition can be a powerful tool we can utilize in order to make the appropriate decisions. Certainly, science has its place, but it should not be the only method or determinate used for validating our actions/decisions.
When it comes to eating the “right” foods, we need to experiment. Our bodies have an innate ability to send us signals when we eat something that is either foreign or poisonous to our system. It responds in dramatic fashion, and in most cases, we feel the painful symptoms or reactions exhibited from the poison. Conversely, when we ingest something that is “functional” or readily utilized by the body as a proper energy source, we tend to feel symptoms of pleasure and sustained energy. In any case, our body does not lie. As the saying goes - “you are what we eat”.

Everyone is made differently, thus certain foods work for certain people. In any event, keep it simple. Eat foods preferably with one ingredient or in their whole state. Listen to you “gut” as often as you can. As history has taught us, we only need to look as far as the cultures, such as the Hunzakuts or the Okinawan people, who have lived, on average, well into their hundreds without any handbook or scientific literature to assist them in making healthy food choices.

Your question: Do you know of any other cultures or tribes that have maintained everlasting health? (Post your comments below)  

About the Author : Jordan Miller is the co-founder of guidinginstincts.com. He has overcome illness through dietary/lifestyle changes, and practicing a positive mindset daily. Jordan is currently learning about traditional North American medicinal herbs, in hopes of becoming a Certified Herbalist.


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