I watched a mother, at church, feeding her snotty-nosed child skittles. I had noticed the child's snotty nose and had wondered to myself what type of foods the child ate to make his immune system weak. Then, the mother of that child pulled out a bag of skittles from her baby bag. As she would feed the child the skittles one at a time, (putting them into his mouth) the snot would stick to the Mom's fingers as she put the skittle in the child's mouth and then pulled her hand away. She seemed like what she was listening to and keeping her child quiet was more important than his physical well-being. One string of snot was especially disturbing and I had to turn my head to not see what was happening.
Oh what an awful visual that was. Sugar is fuel for sickness!!!
Not long after the above experience, I received an emergency call from a friend of mine in another state. She was panicking when she told me about the pneumonia in the one lung of her son and how she was worried it would spread to the other lung. She asked what essential oils I would recommend and then said she really wanted to avoid going to the ER because she didn't have insurance.
What did she feed her child? (Please forgive me friend if you are reading this!) She was feeding her son POP-TARTS!
I asked her what he had eaten and she said "I just gave him a Pop-Tart."
I remember taking a deep breath...how on earth could I help this friend see the connection to what she was feeding her child to the sickness/behaviors he was manifesting?
There is a very fine line between what I can and cannot say based on the individual I am talking to.
When I asked her rational at giving him the Pop-Tart, I was told...
"I just bought a huge case of POP-TARTS so _____ (her husband) can have those to eat instead of FAST FOOD."
I would later tell a dear friend of mine from California the above story and she joked that she eats POP-TARTS during her road trips. She makes me laugh (and cry). Atleast it isn't all the time, right?
After returning home from being in Mexico, my sister informed me that neighbors brought my kids over some POP-TARTS. Oh dear! Yes, apparently even my kids are not immune to them. :/ We then laughed at how the kids had said they were "too sweet".
When my kids do get sick I ask "what have they been eating" vs. thinking the virus or bacteria is the only problem. There are robbers out there. Keep your houses (cells) strong and secure. When an occasional break in occurs (virus getting into your cell), call on the cops (anti-viral essential oils) to chase them out. The key is living in a neighborhood that the bad guy sees as undesirable. Load up on lots of good security (clean foods, herbs and essential oils) to keep our houses (bodies) safer.
Here is a magazine article, written by a dear friend of mine, that I would like to share...
When I was presenting on "Tocopherols and Tocotrienols and their Derivatives" at a Neutraceutical Conference a couple of years ago, a CEO of a large Neutraceutical Company commented that if you want to see a tumor grow really quickly, "feed it sugar". We all nodded in agreement. He then compared it to putting "gas on a fire". Exactly.
Here's to health!