The Sick "Healthy" Person

Do you know one?

We almost all know some person or family that is so “healthy” - they don't use chemical cleaning products, only eat organic foods, etc. - and yet they always seem to be battling one ailment or another. They are some of the sickest “healthy” people we know. Why?

It Takes Two

As we talked about in our last post, Never Be Sick Again, there are two main things needed to achieve this goal:

  1. Detox - get rid of the bad, toxic substances within the body and home
  2. Nourish - bring in the good nutrients the body needs to heal itself

Sick “healthy” people usually make one major mistake - their focus is one-sided. They understand getting rid of the bad, but forget the importance of bringing in the good.

Annie's Organic Macaroni & Cheese

Organic Mac & Cheese

Here's a classic example: Organic mac & cheese.  See, they've made the “healthy” choice. They've stopped eating foods grown with chemicals and hormones. They're eating “natural”. There's only one problem: their bodies are starving. They've taken out the bad things, but they haven't replaced it with the nourishing foods their bodies need. (Nothing against organic mac & cheese - let's just recognize that it's a comfort food, not a nourishing one.)

Organic vs. Natural

I love the concept of organic food and encourage people to, whenever possible, eat organic or locally, naturally grown (no pesticides) foods. It's more important, however, that your meals are filled with nutrient-dense foods then chemical-free ones. You can keep the machine clean, but if you don't give it any fuel, it still won't run. If the only apple you can buy has been grown with chemicals - then buy it, wash it and nourish your body with it. It's amazing how much better our bodies can deal with the toxins when it gets the nutrients needed to function properly.

**Note** No all foods grown without chemicals are marked “organic”. See our post Organic vs. Naturally Grown for more information.

What About You?

Do you know any sick “healthy” people? Have you been one yourself? What things were missing?

Realated Post

Sondra commented on 26-Jan-2015 03:22 PM
Natasha Renée Hayes commented on 26-Jan-2015 03:34 PM

Sondra - you are right.

Yogurt is a good source of probiotics, and that helps us with so many things, including digesting and absorbing a lot of nutrients from foods that we wouldn't otherwise be able to digest properly. For people who have a difficulty with dairy, other sources of probiotics include real, fermented sauerkraut and pickles (truly fermented, not just with made with vinegar).

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