Being human is being human

Whole 30 Day #19 and my blood sugar has balanced out at and average of 89Β mg/dl for the last three days. Yes folks, I have once again cured type II diabetes through diet and exercise. Well not really cured, but have discovered a way to keep it completely in check.

Maybe, just maybe it is not T2B at all. It could be that I simply have an intolerance for foods that humans were never meant to eat. I know that for me I have discovered that eating from nature has brought about significant changes to not just my blood sugar but also many other area’s of my life. It wasn’t long ago that I would eat a ton of food only to realize that a few hours later I am starving and would start searching for food again. Now I can eat a small breakfast of just a couple of eggs with a few slices of bacon in the early morning and not feel those hunger pangs again until mid-day at lunch time.

What if it is as simple as eating the way many cultures have eaten through the centuries before us with a simple pot of meat and vegetables on the burner and freshly picked fruits which are in season locally? What if we had to walk for miles each day to hunt and gather the foods we need to survive?

The truth is that we live in a modern world where those things have given way to driving to the supermarket and popping something into the microwave. No we are not hunting and gathering or working the fields each day to earn our bounty of food to survive. Today we drive to the office, sit down all day and go home to relax.

As our belly’s grow over are belts we have forgotten those long historical lists of physical activities that no only brought us food but also kept our bodies in good shape and physically fit. Rarely do we actually sit down and eat the foods of are labor with an intense appreciation of just what it took to put that food on our plates. We have lost the ability to taste our food and rarely pay attention to the difference between what is fresh and what is processed.

We so these same things day after day and year after year and one day are surprised when our doctor lets us know just how unhealthy we actually are. The blood test does not lie.

The good news is that it doesn’t take long to begin the reversing process and allow our bodies and minds to become healthy once again. With just a change in attitude, a little exercise and eating the right foods it isn’t long before that light comes on as we realize that we are starting to feel better. Our energy levels are coming back to where they should have always been. We are human and we are eating human food and allowing our bodies to do human work. We go to bed at the end of the day and sleep all night in a deep relaxation that we know we have earned and deserve. We find a way to breakout of the darkness and start planning days out in the wonders of nature and allow the sun to shine upon our face.

All of the physical ailments we once have start vanishing one by one. My back isn’t sore anymore, I no longer have those issues with my belly, all of those blotches I had on my skin are slowly disappearing. I feel alive and wake up with vigor and am ready to take on anything that life throws at me today. Yes, I am a human and I will do all of those things which make me human because it is those things make me feel truly alive.

It doesn’t take much to start making these adjustments. Those foods that make us thrive are readily available to to us. All we have to do is purchase, cook and eat them. We don’t have to join a gym at first. All we have to do is get out there and start walking a few times each day. With the assistance of modern day machines like the treadmill and a bowflex machine I have been able to find a way to exercise each day in this rainy part of the world. There is no longer any excuse for humans to be any less than human.

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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12 Responses to Being human is being human

  1. Jen says:

    That’s terrific! I am so grateful for my treadmill.

  2. gitfitsite says:

    So true, and most folks have only hunted meat at the grocery and picked vegetables at a market. Are you a reader? Have you read any of S.M.Stirling? I think you would enjoy, “Island in the Sea of Time.”

  3. Chrissie B says:

    Very inspiring! Thank you!

  4. kkeevins says:

    Thanks for bringing us BACK TO BASICS, Bill. That IS what it’s all about.

    You’re doing an amazing job and reminding me what it’s all about. I can”hear” your serenity in your writing. Bravo!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽ‰
    –Kathy from:
    Diaryofadedicateddiabetic.wordpress.com

  5. I love how you break it down and show us how much power you have over your health. This gives us hope. Takes away our excuses. And gives us the formula for health empowerment. (No insurance required.)

    I have been following the same formula since I was 15 years old. And I can attribute 99% of my good mood to exercise and good health habits. So much so that I haven’t missed one day of work since I began as a professor 15 years ago.

    Healthy habits rock! 😊

  6. A great post to read … very inspiring πŸ™‚

  7. The stuff they are selling in the stores now is not fit for consumption. The healthiest, best way to eat is a raw plant based diet, what we are made for or cook it if you like. I am so glad to have my battle creek peddler, to get some exercise.

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