There's a few topics that are considered so sacred in the world of holistic health, that few people dare to question them.
One of them is the subject of healthy eating. The basic idea is that the quality of the food you eat is the main factor contributing to a state of good health, or ill health.
While there's a lot of truth in the adage that 'we are what we eat', unfortunately the subject of healthy eating has also been taken to an extreme in the holistic health world, with some very unfortunate spin-off effects for many of the people who have been caught up with the 'healthy eating' doctrine.
This week, we're going to take a look at how food is only ever a part of the holistic health equation, and how any approach that doesn't also take a person's emotional and spiritual needs into account is never going to be the panacea it pretends to be.
In the next post, I'm going to share Myriam's story with you.
Myriam tried pretty much every hard-cord 'healthy eating' approach out there in an attempt to overcome her infertility. Not only did the diets her naturopaths put her on not 'fix' her infertility, they also exacerbated Myriam's emotional issues, leaving her in a pretty bad space, until God stepped in and helped her to get back on her feet.
I know it's not a popular thing to say, but just eating healthy food doesn't automatically solve all our problems and issues, especially when they're rooted in much deeper places in the soul.