Food That Harms, Food That Heals

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Our country is stretched to the limit due to the cost of health care. Even with the new health care bill, there will be on going conflict over what we should do to provide people with affordable health care. But the reason that the problem seems irresolvable is a very complex one.

Let’s take Carrie as an example. Carrie was brought up by parents who knew nothing about good nutrition. Both of her parents worked and had little time to cook, so they often relied on cheap meals such as McDonalds. Carrie’s mother, frazzled from work and trying the best she could to take care of Carrie and her two brothers, often gave them candy and cookies to get them off her back, and breakfast was sugared dry cereal with milk.

As an adult, Carrie is addicted to packaged and processed food, especially foods that contain HFCS – High Fructose Corn Syrup – which is in many foods and is partly responsible for the obesity problem in our country, as well as for many others serious illnesses. The few fruits and vegetables she eats are canned or frozen and filled with pesticides and preservatives. The meat she eats from the factory farms is filled with antibiotics.

Carrie is overweight and suffering from type 2 diabetes, and was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

Carrie has never been taught that she is responsible for her health. She has never been taught that she is mostly what she eats. She does not know that the food she is eating not only has little nutritional value, but is harming her. And it is not likely that this important information will be readily available to her because the large corporations who produce the food she eats does not want her to know that it is killing her.

They don’t want her to know that the animal protein she eats is so far from natural as to be harmful to her. They don’t want her to know that the enriched packaged foods are robbing her body of necessary nutrients.

In addition to the food industry that doesn’t want her to know what is really happening, the drug companies want her to think that all she has to do is take a pill to make things better. They also do not want her to know what is really happening. They don’t want her to know that she is responsible for her health. And unfortunately, many physicians also don’t want their patients to take responsibility for their own health. Not to mention the insurance companies.

The bottom line of the health care crisis is greed. How can our government insist that people eat well, get exercise, and learn how to deal with their stress in responsible, non-addictive ways without harmful drugs when the very people who put them in power are the ones who would lose money if people take responsibility for their health? Will these huge food and drug corporations, and insurance companies voluntarily give up their huge profits to support health and personal responsibility? Not until caring about each other is more important than money and power.

So, Carrie enters the health system. It cost a lot to deal with her diabetes and cancer, both of which are degenerative diseases that can often be prevented and even cured with foods that heal.

What are the foods that heal? The highest density nutrition is contained in fresh, local organic vegetables and fruits. Without these as the center of a person’s daily food intake, they are likely not to have optimum health. After that, each person needs to discover what foods create optimum health for them. Some people need more whole grains, while others need more grass-finished organic meat. Many people do not do well on pasteurized milk as the pasteurization process creates allergies and is often responsible for asthma and other allergic conditions.

If personal responsibility for health were taught in schools, everything would change regarding health care. I wonder if I will see this in my lifetime?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. is a best-selling author of 8 books, relationship expert, and co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding® process – featured on Oprah. Are you are ready to heal your pain and discover your joy? Click here for a FREE Inner Bonding Course, and visit our website at for more articles and help. Phone Sessions Available. Join the thousands we have already helped and visit us now!

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. is a best-selling author of 8 books and co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding healing process. Dr. Margaret Paul is the author/co-author of numerous best-selling books, including: Do I Have To Give Up Me to Be Loved By You? Do I Have To Give Up Me to Be Loved By You?…The Workbook Healing Your Aloneness The Healing Your Aloneness Workbook Inner Bonding Do I Have To Give Up Me to Be Loved By My Kids? Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By God? Margaret holds a Ph.D. in psychology and is a relationship expert, public speaker, seminar leader, consultant, facilitator, and artist. She has appeared on many radio and TV shows, including the Oprah show. She has successfully worked with thousands of individuals, couples and business relationships and taught classes and seminars for over 42 years. Dr. Paul’s books have been distributed around the world and have been translated into many languages. After practicing traditional psychotherapy for 17 years, Margaret was discouraged by the results – both for her clients and herself. She had spent years trying to heal from her own dysfunctional and abusive background, but found herself still suffering with anxiety and relationship problems. She started to seek a process that works fast, deep, creates permanent change, loving relationships, inner peace, and joy. In 1984, she met and became friends with Dr. Erika Chopich, who had half the Inner Bonding® process, and Margaret had the other half! They have been evolving this incredibly powerful healing process for the last 26 years. Margaret works with individuals and couples throughout the world – on the phone, in workshops and 5-Day Intensives, and with members of Inner Bonding Village at She is able to access spiritual Guidance during her sessions, which enables her to work with people wherever they are in the world. Dr. Margaret has just completed a 12 year project call SelfQuest®, which is a transformational self-healing/conflict resolution software program. SelfQuest® is being donated to prisons and schools and sold to individuals, families, and businesses. You can read about SelfQuest® and see a short video of it at In her spare time, Margaret loves to paint, make pottery, take photos, watch birds, read, ride and play with her horses, and spend time with her children and grandchildren.

1 Comment

  1. Nutrition Freak

    November 6, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Ok, that was a powerful article. I couldn’t agree more that the healthcare crisis is driven by greed. They’re selling what makes money and what people want, which I can’t necessarily fault anyone for. However, until there’s a paradigm shift in our society that drives people to desire healthier, more natural foods; I don’t see it changing anytime in the immediate future.

    I’ve always felt that, with no actual research on the subject, that our brains were wired to crave and enjoy fats, sugars, and salts. Simply because early in human history I’m sure that it helped keep us alive. Anytime we could get such things we tried to get as much as possible and as often as possible to keep the species going. Well, we don’t live in that world anymore and we need to find a way to change our focus to healthier foods and limit our intake of such powerful nutrients. Just my thoughts on the subject though.

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