Peace Begins on Your Plate


When I began my journey into living a plant-based lifestyle seven years ago, I just wanted to mimic the life of those beautiful, fit, vegan women in their sixties and seventies who looked like they drank from the fountain of youth. I didn’t understand then that I was greatly diminishing my chances of developing heart disease, diabetes, breast, and colon cancer.

In the book, The Mind-Gut Connection, Dr. Emeran Mayer discusses how our food impacts everything in our human experience, including how we feel, how we make decisions, how we socialize, and how much we eat. Our lives directly reflect every morsel of food we put into our bodies.

What we eat is either giving us peace or causing civil unrest in our lives. From heartburn and indigestion, gas and bloating, chronic constipation, illness, disease, and an increased waistline, none of these symptoms will give you peaceful sleep, nor will they make you feel your best.

Every day, I read the IG posts that say, “Don’t let anyone steal your peace,” or “Don’t give your peace away,” but I genuinely believe peace begins on our plates.

This past Sunday at church, Dr. Jamal Bryant challenged the congregation to a month of plant-based eating or meatless Mondays, and I could not be happier.  Not only will people begin to see the varieties of foods available to them, but they will also experience the positive effects of feeding their bodies whole fruits and veggies.

Genesis 1:29 (NIV) says, “Then God said, I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.”

As you approach a new era in wellness, you must become fully aware that what you eat, and how you care for yourself is directly connected to your survival. When you become well, your family becomes well, your community becomes well, and the world around you becomes well. Your wellness is the REVOLUTION.

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