Healing Energy of Food, Plants and Herbs
Hippocrates, a physician during Greece’s Golden Age, once said, “Let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food.”
Food is the ultimate energy medicine because food is condensed and transformed energy. Eating food releases the energies stored in food and the energy forces of the food interact on a physical, emotional, mental and even spiritual level. The connection with nature through a relationship with food is a way of extracting life-sustaining energy from Mother Nature.
Plants are the basic source for all growth and energy. They are the basic source for many healing vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other organic compounds. More and more studies show the health and anti-aging benefits of a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and legumes.
Edmund Jin and Dr. Andrew Weil pick organic vegetables from Dr. Weil’s Organic Garden
at Hacienda del Sol Resort in Tucson, Arizona.
In addition to the physical nutrients and the energy of the food components, food also absorbs the energy of the individuals who prepare, sell, distribute, harvest, and grow the food. Studies show that food prepared with love not only tastes sweeter but actually changes the chemical structure of the food. Who provides and prepares food and how food is stored, processed, and prepared can be just as important to health as what is eaten.
Ed Bauman, Ph.D. shares exciting ways to “heal with every meal” and take full advantage of the healing energy of food and plants.