An ode to oatmeal, veggies, beans.
I received a testimonial a few days ago that was quite moving and extraordinary. I cannot share the full email as most of it was very personal. I decided to pull the first paragraph and share this incredible news.
“I was diagnosed with Colitis and Crohn’s in college. I am 35 years old and have been in and out of the hospital for many years – at times, with quite a bit of pain. I have even had to have a couple of surgeries. My wife joined your program in November and she was sort of like a lunatic throwing things out of the kitchen and insisting we had to change the way we ate. Now, I am a guy who has been very into health and fitness. In fact, I work out every day and have always listened to my doctors about eating a certain way. It made me really nervous because my wife decided to do your Fit and Fast menu and she insisted that I try it. I have been very careful by eating a certain way because of the Colitis. The doctors have warned me for years about certain foods. I’m not really sure what made me try this. I guess it was my wife giving me a hard time about it but I sure am glad. I have to tell you. I had a routine colonoscopy on Friday and my doctor told me that if he had not been my doctor for years and did not know about the Colitis, he would have had to say that I never had Colitis.”
This gentleman goes on in his email to tell us how grateful he is and how much our program has changed his life and, quite frankly, reduced his pain and suffering. I could not share all of his email but I will tell you that it goes on to discuss the changes he has made in his life. Some of those changes seem to be, for instance, eating oatmeal for breakfast instead of what he thought was very healthy cereal and removing lunchmeats from his lunch and snacks. He shared with me that his wife now purchases nitrate free lunchmeat. The most significant change to his diet seems to be his dinners. He shared that he now eats more vegetables and beans than he ever has. This gentleman thinks he has transformed his life based on changing the foods that he is eating. I would like to take it a step further and suggest, perhaps, the chemicals that he may have been consuming may have been negatively impacting his Colitis and Crohn’s.
I’m sure you all have gathered what my feelings are relating to preservatives and additives to food and probably deduced that I think they are the root of all evil. But here is a man who has seen a significant change in his life in just six months. So, for goodness sake, if you are battling something, whether it is something minor or quite significant, toss out the garbage with the garbage and bring in nature’s goodness.
Make it a wonderful, healthful day,