I have been a wellness seeker since I was 25 years old. I started reading books on natural health and pulling away from the Western medical mindset decades ago. This journey has taken me into seeking a healthy lifestyle—part of which is food. I will be writing more on health and nutrition in the days ahead.
The other day I was making an avocado, tomato and toast sandwich and got out my jar of turmeric, cumin, and cayenne pepper concoction and felt I was to tell the story behind these healthy ingredients.
Many years ago, before Whole Foods, there was a grocery store on 12th Avenue in Nashville called . They sold wonderful whole foods with organic meat and vegetables. One casual day I was wandering through the vegetable section and was buying cremini mushrooms. This nice, handsome young man, who appeared to be in his early 30’s, came up and asked me how I knew these mushrooms were super healthy. I told him I had been studying about healthy food for a long time. We chatted about food for a while and parted ways.
We reconnected again and he said “let’s look at the figs.” He proceeded to tell me the health benefits of figs. Later I bumped into him again in the spices section of the store. By then I “felt” there was something unusual and special about this man.
He said “let me show you a spice concoction that is extremely healthy,” and he proceeded to pull out the following spices: turmeric, cumin, and cayenne pepper. The formula is one third of each.
He told me to ingest these spices often.
By then I sensed he might be an angelic “being.” I said, “sir, what is your name?” He said “Ariel” which means Jerusalem.
I asked him what he was doing here, and he said, “I have been sent to help a woman in Hendersonville.” Then he disappeared—not before my eyes—but I couldn’t find him in the store. This is the only time I think I have had an angelic visitation, and it was concerning food.
Since that day I have kept a jar of turmeric, cumin, and cayenne pepper with my spices. Every time I have an avocado and tomato sandwich, I use ½ teaspoon of this concoction of spices with the mashed avocado with olive oil, and salt and pepper. I look for ways to use these spices when I cook. (If you have known allergies to any of these spices, PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS SPICE COMBINATION).
It’s hot and has a kick, but every time I eat it, I believe God is telling me I am doing something for my health.
I believe in prevention of disease if possible. I have seen a homeopathic healthcare professional for ten years, and I have taken thousands of supplements through these ten years. I am trying to fight the aging process to the degree I can. I am not going down without a fight.
I also see medical doctors, take medication when needed, and seek diagnosis through tests, etc., but God is my source of healing. I never take ownership of sickness. I will do whatever I can to recover believing with God I can overcome it. But I have to do my part.
The typical American diet is killing us.
We all need to get serious about our health and wellness.
Create a healthy lifestyle that is lifegiving and ask God to help you walk it out.
None of us know if we have another day, week or month, or 10-20 years or more. God has given us common sense to do the best we can to eat healthy, lose or gain weight (some people are too skinny), and reclaim our health.
Seek God about a strategy that will work for you. Incorporate simple changes that can change your life.
Many of us need to do more than pray about our situation. We need to get busy doing something to improve the situation. So many times, we spiritualize something to death, and we never get up and do anything practical to change a miserable situation.
Do something to make lifestyle changes that will positively impact your health. Do what you can do!
Seek God and seek wellness. He is the God who heals us, but sometimes He needs us to do something to “help” Him. You can’t eat and drink “garbage” and expect to be healthy.
Take control of your life and health. God will meet you in the middle of your struggle.
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