Are you aware that society labels people with diagnoses that are actually symptoms? Did you know treating symptoms causes a never-ending story leading to societal and self-disconnect, disillusionment and obesity in spirit, soul and body? Sound like a mouthful? If you answered yes, you are correct. The practice of institutional medicine is built upon a compartmentalized framework because the world views humanity from a fragmented perspective. Mental health issue? The world will attempt to fix what’s in your head. Physical malady? They will suggest surgery to remove your organs. Spiritual affliction? They will cast out demons and/or advise rabbinical repentance until you’ve developed ten more illnesses as a result of self-persecution. The system is flawed; separating soul (mind/ will/ emotions), body and spirit of personhood must cease right now.
Send out a cease and desist letter because this type of mentality is alarming. Separating the soul, body and spirit is actually a form of medical malpractice. This corrupted typecasting is a disorder in itself! Considering this Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, it is quite clear the world needs a wakeup call. It needs revelation, not more information. It needs productivity not vain activity—laboring without help from the One who sees and knows all things, is a useless waste of time. Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin.
Spinning in self-sufficiency is stressful, terrible for your health and prideful. I know firsthand that trying to do everything on your own equates to taking on more than you can chew; this a form of overconsumption. Anything in excess is a form of obesity. More than one-third of United States population is obese and the numbers are increasing (Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, September 3, 2014). This systemic, complex issue is far too much for the world to handle; no food or law policy can fix the food system nor can any pill, diet, obesity specialist or fitness guru cure this weighty problem. People are walking around addicted, bewitched and spellbound. So what’s the answer then? First, viewing obesity from a holistic perspective; our nation’s fat crisis isn’t just physical. In fact, the root origin is spiritual in nature and stems from trauma.
Through my own eighteen-year long food captivity journey, I discovered disordered eating derives from trauma, otherwise known as post-traumatic stress disorder. And by the way, this diagnosis is pretty mainstream, it’s not simply for war veterans or abuse survivors. Disordered eating has become mainstream too. Habitually eating poorly is a food disorder. The consequences of eating poorly (i.e. soda, refined, processed, artificial and sugar-laden foods) mimic psychiatric conditions. Have you ever seen a child with an acidic body? They look depressed, strung out and glazed over; over time, consuming processed foods causes acidity in the body and much more. Moreover, habitually eating poorly creates a chemical addiction and deepens the spirit of victimization.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see how our victim mentality society is run by fear and food ghosts of Christmas past. Ever watch the news or listen to television commercials? From Ebola to the next pharmaceutical drug advertisement, the world scares people into hypochondriac madness by suggesting they may have contracted some new disease. Their solution? The development of another drug with side effects worse than the symptoms experienced. Fear often paralyzes people into addictive cycles; millions self-medicate through food, a substance initially created for sustenance and life. Eating in secrecy, inability to control food portions or make healthy choices, etc. is a multi-dimensional place of bondage. Let’s face it, it’s very easy to get ensnared into a vicious cycle of defeat and eat. The corrupt food industry and fragmented healthcare system oppose wholeness and freedom from this insidious malady; however, it’s time to go beyond the blame game. It’s time to think out of the box and not eat from one.
Eating out of a box makes you one-step closer to being buried in one. So where do we get the resurrection power to overcome this early coffin condition? Speaking from a wealth of experience, power cannot come from self and if it does, it’s a façade, a mere mirage created by the ego trying to exalt itself above the Creator of universe. Trust me, you don’t want to fall into this category; it’s like playing Russian roulette. Real power comes from humility, totally plugged into the divine power Source. This supernatural power is an extension of love. In the end, love is the cure-all ingredient. The culinary pathway I’ve plated out, neurologically, emotionally and spiritually facilitates beholding the love of God; such perfect love drives out fear.
Void of this love, I spent eighteen years in bondage to the worst case of bulimia (binge-purge type) while my physical body was anorexic for sixteen of these years due to undiagnosed Leaky Gut, Autoimmune Dysfunction, food intolerances, etc.. Addicted to sugar, refined and processed foods, I was literally falling apart at the seams in hell’s kitchen. My life story is a miracle; I am Amiracle. I don’t have time to unveil my entire testimony in this article, but my bottom line message is to announce the epicure to our Nation’s fear, fat and food crises. The epicurean Master plan brilliantly and accurately outlines how to properly implement food as medicine—salvation on a plate!
Out of personal necessity, I created medical-based recipe protocols for conditions such as panic disorder, depression, anxiety, autoimmune dysfunction, lethargy/ fatigue and gluten-dairy intolerance. All recipes restore emotional, mental, physical and spiritual balance. Moreover, they are evidenced-based, integrative (Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda and Natural, Western Medicine), sustainable, Non-GMO, alkaline, anti-inflammatory, seasonal, individualized-constitutional and free from refined, modified, artificial and processed ingredients.
Pioneering a new way of eating, thinking and living, this epicurean pathway reinstates order out of chaos. Disorder leaves, perfect love drives out fear and peace with food and our bodies become the new normal.
To learn more about The Kitchen Doc, her Holistic Brain-Gut Health approach and food as medicine love rescue mission, see TheKitchenDoc.com.
Amira Rajput is a graduate of the Spencer Institute Certified Holistic Life Coach Program.