Sorry I’ve been MIA lately but I’ve been working on a very exciting television project! Let me tell you working a full time job along with the many other obligations and activities I have, I’m lucky I get any sleep at all.
But I digress. This past Thursday my pal (kidding) Gwyneth Paltrow posted on her site the above article about how certain diets/foods can cure your child of ailments.
I’ve heard of the Ayurvedic Diet, which is an ancient Indian way of treating illnesses and promotes balance within the body by ingesting food for your body type. I don’t disagree with eating healthy or certain foods to help an ailing system. I go to the Tao of Wellness in Santa Monica, Los Angeles and I swear by their ancient Chinese way of curing the many ailments in my body.
I’ve been on an inflammation diet to help my autoimmune problems which consists of no carbs, no sugar and lots of leafy greens and certain kinds of fresh fruit. Red meat, sugar, dairy products and carbs are very bad for the inflammation in my blood. As a result of following this healthy eating plan, I’ve lost 25 pounds and I have never been healthier.
I’ve also been treated at the Tao of Wellness for my fertility issues and migraines. I’m happy to say that my migraines have disappeared and hopefully so has my fertility issues. The acupuncture and herbs help balance my system and treats the illnesses rather than the symptoms which Western medicine is so good at.
I still go to Western doctors, I mean everyone in my family is a doctor so I do believe in them, I just like looking at the whole picture instead of parts of me.
My point in telling you all of this is that I agree with Gwyneth’s post and believe that we can fix many ailments with food. My problem, and don’t stab me, Gwyneth, but you need some serious cash to live this kind of life. My husband and I both pay for my acupuncture and herbs because it’s so expensive.
It’s so worth it but it’s a bit of a hardship. Most women with children don’t have the extra cash lying around to take their kids to see fancy nutritionists or Eastern medicine doctors. They also don’t have the resources to shop at Wholefoods and buy all the hard to get, expensive ingredients needed to cure their child’s ailments with food.
The problem with Gwyneth is that she is out of touch with how the average person lives. The bigger problem is that the cost of eating healthy and going to alternative medical places is way too much. We need to make eating well and fresh food choices more of a priority in America and bring the cost down. Also, what about insurance covering more alternative medical practices?!
Food companies like Nestle and Coke also need to do their part by making healthier products and not forcing sugar-filled processed fare on the masses.
It shouldn’t be that you have to be a highly paid, elitist actress to actually feed your children fresh foods. That kind of access should be for everyone.