The Power Of Food

There's been so much going on in my little world lately. I just learned that I will be doing a regular monthly cooking segment on Good Things Utah and I'm loving sharing recipes and what I've learned with my readers and friends here on Food L'amor! All this on top of a healthy, busy family has made me feel so grateful and more motivated. I find myself wanting to stop and tuck myself away in a quiet corner to read an inspired book or two, listen to inspired speakers, and meditate on my own thoughts. I've come to better understand some powerful things lately...

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Food for one. Food is powerful! On a molecular level we literally are what we eat. Each system in the body is connected and interdependent on the others for growth, maintenance and renewal. And it all begins with what we put into our mouths. I witnessed the power and effect of the food my daughter was eating before the doctors knew she was experiencing an autoimmune response. I've felt and seen the difference in myself since cutting out all the over-processed foods from my own diet. I've discovered that how one chooses to treat the body day in and day out can ultimately result in how well and how long a life can be. Aside from outside factors, the day by day choices of what is put into the body, and if it's exercised or not, will yield a constant result. Just like falling off a roof will always result in hitting the ground. The laws that govern our bodies are just as sure. Food is powerful!

My second realization is that women are powerful! Not in the "I can do or be anything" kind of powerful. I'm not initiating a discussion on equality or a battle of the sexes. I believe there are divine characteristic that are specific to men and women. Women seem to have an natural compass that points North. A magnetism. Almost like a gravitational pull that can (if she is in tune with it) keep herself, her family, and her friends, all centered on what's most important. The influence and insight a good woman can provide is immeasurable and not because she can do or be anything, but because she doesn't have to in order to have her influence felt.

E.T. Sullivan wrote in his book The Treasure Chest, "When God wants a great work done in the world or a great wrong righted, he goes about it in a very unusual way. He doesn't stir up earthquakes or send forth his thunderbolts, Instead, he has a helpless baby born, perhaps in a simple home out of some obscure mother. And then God puts the idea into the mother's heart, and she puts it into the baby's mind. And then God waits. The greatest forces in the world are not the earthquakes and the thunderbolts. The greatest forces in the world are babies."  And I might add, the woman who took the time to cultivate herself enough to respond to her inner compass and the whisperings of the spirit. Women are powerful! 

Let's not forget the power of a good man.

"A good man brings order, stability, structure, discipline, love, provision, security, identity. A good man imparts self esteem and values. A good man loves, cares and nurtures. A good man stands for what is right and fights for those he loves." (Craig Wilkinson)

That's some powerful stuff.

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Melissa Cornwall has spent years researching and implementing nutritionally-based approaches to health and wellness. Her lifelong love of food and health evolved from a hobby to a passion when her daughter was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease.

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