Updated: Oct 29, 2020
I'm a spiritual person and I make it a habit to listen to something that enhances my spirituality each day, usually over a cup of coffee in the morning.
Well, yesterday I was listening to Sadhguru, a spiritual guru from India. He was discussing which foods to avoid consuming on an every day basis and why.
It was very interesting.
Here's what I want to chat about:
Sadhguru listed six or seven negative foods that we consume regularly for taste and I have a special relationship with three of them: garlic, onions, and coffee. Yes onions! I love onions. According to the guru, all of them are nervous stimulants and intoxicants.
"It is one thing to use something as medicine, and it is totally different to use the same thing as food stuff. Yes garlic is a very powerful medicine, if properly employed." -Sadhguru
He goes on to say that you're causing damage to your nervous system if these medicines are ingested as a part of your food on a daily basis.
He explained that nervous stimulants disturb the way energy is stored and used in the system, naturally. They cause issues with our bodies ability to naturally supply us with the energy we need.
Coffee is one of the biggest nervous stimulants we consume on a daily basis. I'm sure we can all agree that coffee is additive. I understood that, but to gain a broader understanding of nervous stimulants was eye opening.
I don't know about you, but I'm not a regular caffeine drinker. If I consume anything with caffeine I get jittery and I can feel prickly sensations going through my body.
Instead of it supplying me with energy, I get sleepy. Therefore, I take my coffee in decaf so that I get very little caffeine.
Like me, you were probably aware that onions and garlic have been used as medicine for thousand of years, but I never considered the harm in using those natural medicines as food. Since I don't take medications at all, I consumed onion and garlic along with herbal teas to maintain my health.
Hearing this discussion made me think: our bodies get used to medications, which is why we need increased dosages or stronger, more potent medications over time, right?
If garlic and onions were intended, and brilliantly I might add, for humans to consume as a natural medicine, wouldn't the same apply?
If we consumed those natural medicines every day, should we expect that our bodies would be less affected by them over time?
This totally made sense to me. What do you think? Will you rethink how you consume natural medicine?
Until next time.
Wanauma Graham is a creative and lifestyle entrepreneur, author of "Totally Unstoppable", and creator of BossFreeMedia.com. She's dedicated to helping women work through fear and do something they’ve been inspired to do.