I’ve been writing quite a bit since I focused on a whole food, plant based lifestyle. I started transforming my diet much earlier then the removal of meat, dairy, eggs and oil but the writing didn’t come about till my freedom of disease and pain became glaringly apparent. To most I’d imagine my statement of freedom seems ridiculous and I can relate. It’s interesting how realization often doesn’t happen till you’re personally exposed to change. Until this point, a feeling of norm seems to be our minds state.
Once I dropped meat, dairy and eggs, I began an unbelievable transformation in health. So unbelievable, my excitement was consuming and I felt it important to enlighten all those around me. Despite trying to demonstrate to people and not just spouting off at the mouth, this transformation was too obscure for people to grasp. I was met with disbelief, anger and criticism. I watched those I love around me full of disease, pain and in mental disarray. They had though, been taught to believe this was just the way of life and the decay of their body was attributed to aging. With the resistance I received I needed to keep my focus and the energy I put out seemed better spent on my transformation.
The health transformation was almost instant and it continued. As hard as the change was at times, becoming more “alive” became my addiction. There’s no quick transformation in the search of a clear direction. Especially when all the true information is deep down in our culture, in our reading and displaced by greed and capitalism. Once you get used to how to see the truth and how to ignore the propaganda that is killing us, there is an enlightenment to the search.
To give up on popular culture and all I grew up with definitely took its toll on me. Change is all around us but we resist it, almost as if we think we have the power to keep things the same. We don’t. Never have and never will. It’s evident the efforts, to resit changing to a whole food plant passed diet has a huge element of “addiction” attached to it. Hidden in the foods, we’re accustomed and tricked into adoring what we were eating. Only when we find ourselves in a state of addiction do we embrace resistance. A sad position to find our selves in.
And so the writings are my best balance of inner growth, outward exposure and reduced face to face conflict.
Here in my words I really hope for a win. The win being another helping hand in people regaining control of their most important asset. Their health.
The effects from sugar are immense. For me it was two stage. Before dealing with the “real issue” in my diet, sugar was a problem not only on the refined side but on the natural front as well. The migraines I would get from having sugar had spread from the refined sugars to eating fruits, dates, breads, pastas and so many more simple and moderately complex foods. I’ve always had a sweet tooth so this was tragic for me.
Knocking out refined sugars and process foods stepped my health up substantially but there was still a problem and I was forever walking a tightrope. One wrong shift in any direction and I’d topple. The day I decided to give up meat and eggs, as completely absurd as it seemed, was the day I found the main problem. Also important to know years earlier I had removed dairy out of my diet from a “migraine like” allergy reaction. Quite quickly, the changes came in though. All from the drop of meat and eggs. Ailments started dropping off just under the two week mark and in a month I was a new person. It didn’t stop. The changes continued for the better and every day was inspirational with the differences. Sugar problems disappeared. Don’t get me wrong, I still don’t eat processed foods or refined commercial sugars past some agave syrup so getting hurt by big sugar is a thing of the past but the main feat were my problems with natural sugars, fruits, and wholesome bread. Their complete disappearance and my life gained a new unbelievably healthy baseline.
Addiction and sugar. Industry and sugar. Mental illness and sugar. So much hurt. Its all around me with family and friends. I’m glad I’m out and shame on big sugar. Your hold on me was too long and too destructive.
The graphic creation, designed by me shown here, is in reaction to my displease with the transformation of sugars hold on humanity, and its greed and domination of our food system. Once a symbol of power, eventually filtered down to the destruction of the poor and working class. All encompassed by addiction, its most powerful weapon against us.
My endocrinologist reached out to shake my hand a few days ago.
I had Cancer. Thyroid Cancer. Removed both sides. Surgery. Radiation treatment. Fun times.
Started seeing my endocrinologist 8 years ago. Its a ten year relationship I was told. This to monitor my treatment result and any possible reoccurrence. Along the way I found the prevention and the ability for full reversal and more. Drug and treatment free. Too bad it was after the fact. What this did for me though was two fold. Lost absolutely all respect for the health care system and their delusional collaboration with big food and animal agriculture. Secondly, got unbelievably healthy, vibrant and angry.
He shook my hand and said your one of the very few. He implied to getting my health in check. He let me know I lost 30 kg’s since I started seeing him and maintained the result steady over the last two years. For those not working the conversion in their head, thats 66 pounds. Obtained through diet and no added exercise. when I say diet, I mean food. I’ll expand someday.
Its not the weight though, its my health and the weight is a byproduct. I’m stopping here for now. I’ll discuss more as we go along. Its too hard for people to understand and has evoked pain, anger and separation of multiple personal relations.
I am healthy due to a whole food plant based diet. This according to me and my doctors. Although they only see the results and disappearance of all ailments, with no discussion about the plant based aspect. Dead pan faces when plant based comes up. They are just on my roster now and not active in my annual maintenence. According to the average North American, I am a disgrace, delusional, unhealthy and a pompous elitist. Those that are kinder in their words only refer to me as making a personal choice.
To be continued
Graphic Artwork – Me – Joseph Denny – A commentary of the relation of an industry and its direct correlation to disease and manufactured “help” – when if both eliminated, neither exist.