Trick or Treat anyone?! Hibernation mode is setting in and the taste of warming foods like stews and soups are appealing. The primal need to shore up some reserves of fat is a wise one that we see in the natural world in wintertime in preparation for rest in the long dark nights. For many the dark evenings are difficult to cope with mentally but I find that a change of mindset to embrace the time for extra rest is helpful. Eating well – real nourishing foods cannot be overstated enough especially now as we head into the winter. The Halloween trick or treat time can be yet another sugar fest for children and you can be sure to see them suffering with colds and flu a few weeks after any splurge. Have you ever noticed this?
Our relationship with sugar is complex. Very complex. Our generation are now consuming far more than we can cope with individually and collectively. It’s overwhelming our bodies and our brains. And we are paying a very heavy price in society. Diabetes is sickeningly normal.
But it is more than just the damage to the select pancreas. Picture this! Alzheimers – Diabetes of the brain, Osteoporosis – Diabetes of the bones, Acne – Diabetes of the skin.
Name it whatever you like – our sugar consumption is robbing us of our potential to be our best selves and keeping our attention away from what truly matters. If as much attention was paid to nourishing our community with real food as is spent on “treating” us with the slow poison, where could we be? It’s not a trick question…
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Recipes from Katie Verling & Jacques