CHANGE YOUR DIET/CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Hello SoLo Parenting family, Healing Chef Carlton is here! Our health is one of the most important things we can focus on in this life. Unfortunately many of us don’t know the do’s and don’ts to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. America is the most over weight, as well as the sickest nation on the planet. Obesity, Cancer, Heart Disease, Arthritis and Diabetes just to name a few have literally plagued our nation, and we have accepted these ailments as a regular part of life. This is truly sad, because it doesn’t have to be this way. Listen, it’s all about money folks. In the United States, some farmers, parts of our government and certain individuals of our scientific community, have figured out ways to mass produce the foods we eat and create ways of manufacturing processed foods that last longer on store shelves but are actually killing us from the inside out. Years ago, before the mega grocery stores we see today, generations of people were eating right off the farm. They bought fresh meat from butcher shops and many families grew their own fruits and vegetables, back then it was called “fresh”, today we call it “organic”. Organic foods are produced using methods that do not involve modern synthetic inputs, such as pesticides, chemical additives or chemical fertilizers. While the difference between organic foods and conventionally grown foods are virtually the same, in taste. There is a major difference in terms of safety, mainly because of what the chemical pesticides, fertilizers and additives, and what they do to our bodies.
Now, the foods we eat are not the only reason we suffer from so many ailments, illnesses and sicknesses. A lot of the medications we take are just as harmful. First, we consume too much of the wrong foods over a long period of time. Then the additives and preservatives in the foods start to negatively work on our bodies, so we go to the doctor, who prescribes us a pill regimen or some other medication that sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t. What’s really bad here is the fact that even if the meds work correctly and fix what they are supposed to, there’s a boat load of side affect that can cause us many more unnecessary problems. So, to rectify all of this let’s start making better food choices. Foods can heal, make no mistake about it. There’s an old saying, “You are what you eat”, and this is not just something to say, it’s true.
When you’ve been eating a certain way your entire life, change sometimes takes a while. So let’s start slow, this is not a quick fix to someone’s health problems, family, this is a lifestyle change but you can do it. Begin by joining The Healing Chef on Facebook, we have a group page and a fan page, there’s tons of information to get you started on what’s comfortable for you. Then start implementing small changes in your diet and life. Such as, drink more water, for men it should be at least 3 liters per day and for women at least 2.2 liters per day. You can always drink more that’s not a problem. Make some adjustments in your snacking from candy, cookies and soda on a regular basis to apples, nuts and carrot sticks on a regular basis. Don’t get me wrong folks, I still enjoy my comfort foods and snacks also, but they are kept to a bare minimum and far, few and in between. The struggle is over; it’s time to take back our bodies and our lives. Won’t you join me, as I “EAT TO LIVE, NOT LIVE TO EAT”.
Pastor Chef Carlton Whisonant had studied at a culinary school in the DC metro area where he mastered the art of food. During his time in school he landed prominent positions in seafood/hotel establishments. In 1991, he started his own catering business while still employed.
In 2011 Chef Carlton came down with an illness that stopped him from working in corporate America. With this illness he started taking his vast knowledge of foods and incorporating healing/healthy living. The Healing Chef teaches /trains people how to make great delicious meals that can heal your body at the same time. Since the start of this crusade, Chef Carlton’s body has been miraculously transformed. Not only has there been a transformation with his body, but countless numbers of other people have had transformations in their bodies also through his teaching.