👉 This is (unfortunately) a true story from my personal experience!
I was once invited in for dinner at a doctor's house (well let's be honest, mansion) when I had stopped by to help them with their security system.
At first, I politely declined his generous invitation but he insisted I come in and join them to thank me. Doing the whole "oh thank you but I really shouldn't" thing was getting me nowhere. Not wanting to offend him and my tummy rumbling from a long, busy day with no food, I caved in and accepted.
His family had come from India and so I was really excited to try his wife's traditional cooking! I had been over to the house many times and bathed in the delicious smells coming from the kitchen and even watched as she meticulously applied her spices to the fry pan and cut fresh veggies from the garden. They had a huge garden outside where they were growing all sorts of fruits and veggies all year round that they used fresh in their meals. I'd walked along the rows of trees and plants while the loving husband and wife told me what each plant was and how they used it.
When I walked in the house, it didn't smell like it usually did.
That night they had decided to switch things up and were offering delivered pizza.
My heart sank as I politely explained to the doctor that I was vegan and cannot tolerate gluten nor dairy as he offered me the vegetarian pizza which was of course veggies on top of cheese and crust.
I'll never in my entire life forget what he told me... 👉 "Just take a pill for that." 🤔👀👀
Quivering out of disbelief and to be honest, a little bit upset that this was what a doctor's answer was, I managed to say --
"But as a doctor, don't you think that if the body is rejecting a food that we should listen to it? Wouldn't that be like putting a band-aid on?"
He laughed and said he suggests this medication to many of his clients so they can eat whatever they want. 😳😳😳😳
I stayed with them to enjoy their company and sipped on some water as the doctor explained to me that there is a pill to fix everything. I sat there listening, horrified.
Many of our doctors are TAUGHT -- hmm, no, PROGRAMMED to PUSH PHARMACEUTICALS on us! Even if there is a natural relief or way to heal. But the thing is if we listen to Hippocrates (you know, the guy whose very name is titled on the oath doctors have to all swear by, the Hippocratic Oath) "Let FOOD be thy medicine..."
Dr. Neal Barnard founded an institution that brings together professional, educated doctors in the joint purpose of helping cure people responsibly.
Let me put it this way-- if you're ingesting fresh produce grown with the energy of the sun, water and soil (our natural elements) you're fueling your body with love from the Earth that will nourish your body!
Most importantly, if your body is sending you a message-- THAT'S IT'S JOB! It's telling you that something is wrong so we need to listen to that, not try to hide it with some lab created drugs!
Check out this amazing article that was my inspiration to share this story with you. It shares a real life story of how a plant based diet cured Crohn's disease.