My Medicine, “Locally Grown Vegetables”

fm_veggiesIt was a total surprise to me that my high glucose numbers dropped so low this morning. It may be a sign that I am finally getting better and winning the war on this foreign invader that has been living in my gut for over a week. I am feeling much better and have notice by touching area’s of my body that the inflammation which was in place to heal me is subsiding. I will continue to take it easy for another two days before I go back to working out just to make sure that I don’t interrupt this healing process and allow it to finish the job. I feel that I may be getting my appetite back soon and I will have to keep a close watch that I continue eating those healthy foods like the delicious vegetables from my garden and the local organic farms.

These highly nutritious vegetables that I ate over the last week accelerated the healing process while I was sick, and I ate them like they were medicine. So why is it so difficult to eat them when I am not sick. I will start being more mindful of this going forward. As we too are a part of the circle of nature it is so vitally important to eat those locally grown vegetables that are fresh and loaded with mostly all of the nutrition we need to not only survive, but thrive in our health. They should be the key element of our diets. Don’t get me wrong, I am not advocating a vegan diet. I have been there and done that and it didn’t work. But I do believe that our plates should be 80-90 percent of these locally grown vegetables which include healthy carbs and the other 10 percent should contain grass fed meats.

Saturday morning I noticed the difference between these vegetables after walking through the farmers market after visiting the local grocery store. The difference in color between the two is amazing. Even just the green peppers have thicker walls and or more vibrant in color and smoother to the touch. When I went home I noticed the same difference in my own peppers that I was growing in my garden. I am certain that if I sent a sample of each to a lab that the locally grown ones would show a much higher vitamin and mineral content in a test. The cost is a little bit higher other than the vegetables I grow in my garden, but am I not worth it. After continued ingestion of all of these beautiful products of nature I feel that I too will take on that same glow as the vegetables in my garden.

Blood Sugar- 88, Weight- 180.6

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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19 Responses to My Medicine, “Locally Grown Vegetables”

  1. New Journey says:

    Good Morning….glad to see you BS #’s drop….I think that being sick must be really hard on controlling DM, I used to date a man with DM and that was true for him, plus alcohol gave him a false reading…..your picture speaks for itself, first thing I noticed was how vibrant the vegies were…made me one to chop them up and stir-fry em all together…nothing like fresh organic fruits and vegies….my neighbor has been sharing her peaches and cherry (candy) tomatoes…yummm puts me in my happy place every time…LOL. Glad your feeling better and on the road to recovery….ginger tea is a great intestinal anti-inflammatory herb… lots of them our there…as I am sure you know…but its my favorite one….Happy Monday…

  2. After a trip to the local farmers market last weekend I brought fresh salads for my lunch each day at work. Several co-workers actually stopped to peek in my bowl and comment on how fresh & colorful my salads looked. I think you are right about the vibrancy and the freshness versus the store bought, and they come without the waxiness, too!

  3. josie416 says:

    As a vegan for ethical reasons, I will say that I’d be tickled if everyone ate 90% vegetables. That still cuts out a whole lot of the meat! šŸ˜€

  4. Soups and salad is how I get a good amount of veggies in and this is from a devout carnivore….!

  5. ProHealthy Livin says:

    Love that you added the part about eating grass fed meat. It tastes SO much better and is WAY less fatty looking.

  6. Ingrid says:

    Love the photo of all those fresh vegetables. Isn’t it amazing what good nutrition can do? Glad to hear things are looking up šŸ™‚

  7. johntangfs says:


    Check out this Tedtalk about how vegetables can put you back into optimal health, even for someone with MS. Remember the ‘ice bucket challenge’? They should have been promoting this video instead because it’s a viable cure to the condition which when paired with raising awareness of it, could potentially save many lives.

  8. cherylfoston says:

    Yummy! I love veggies. Good for you! šŸ™‚

  9. bigtexbri says:

    We have a farmer’s market here, I should use it more. I agree with you about the vegetables, it seems that the supermarket varieties are obviously factory-farmed and rushed into the stores, the local produce seems to grow at it’s natural pace.

  10. hsampson says:

    Indeed eating vegetables grown near your home is important, I remember back in the 90s there was a campaign in London about eating food grown in a radius of 20 miles from your home only. Difficult task for most people but that increased gardening as the main hobby for many.

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