With better information, you can make better choices
Posted Aug 14 2012 3:58am
Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
When I first started out on learning more about health & nutrition, I completely overwhelmed myself with everything I told myself I needed to know.
I do that. A lot.
It’s a great strategy for me to avoid actually doing anything or making the choices I know I want to make- ever done that?
The thing is, you can easily overwhelm yourself with all the health information that is out there. A lot of it is contradictory and then there is just a lot of it in general.
However, it is with learning that you must start, seeking out the information, opening your perspective and educating yourself on how to truly care for yourself. But it needn’t be a chore!
I consider myself an information junkie, a term a good friend Nancy Salzman introduced me too. I just get really excited about learning things about health & nutrition. I believe the more I learn the more I can help myself make good decisions- I can take responsibility for mine and my son’s health.
When I learn something now, I can try it in my life. I learn about the health properties of a certain food and then I find recipes to cook with it. I learn about certain products or processes and I try them out. I read articles and books and am stronger in my convictions. I seek out information and become very inspired about other people’s journeys and paths.
You see with better information, we can make better choices. We can be truly connected to the reasons why we are doing it and feel more confident in making the choices and we can feel better and happier. Better information is opening your eyes to the truth and help you to truly care for yourself.
I quote from one of my favourite health blogs Food Matters :
“We here at Food Matters are committed to helping you help yourself. We believe that your body is worthy of good care and that no one is more suitably qualified to care for it than yourself.”
So, where do you start. Well, you are here now. You’ve taken the first step. Next step is just to keep reading.