April 8, 2010
Macrobiotics Day 7
Macrobiotics is making me feel even more at peace. Mealtime is like a ceremony, a treatment and meditation all in one. The foods in macrobiotics are medicinal in nature (such as the umeboshi plum, and many other foods too) so you are in effect eating your "medicine". Then as you prepare the food and set the table, it is like a ceremony, the pace slows, you chew thoroughly, thinking good thoughts/healing thoughts and even praying or meditating if you are alone or having pleasant conversation when you are with others.
One difficult thing for me is temptation. I have a husband and 2 children that eat other foods and I have a lot of temptation. Nothing too horrible, soy ice cream, lemon sorbet, chocolates, meat, but these things are not on my macrobiotic diet. Also being a mom and a wife, at times I need to cook things for my family...make GFCF candies for my kids, chicken for my husband and other things that are tempting! The macrobiotic counsellor said to take one day at time and improve and head in the direction of a correct macrobiotic diet step by step and not to stress myself out. So occasionally I cheat a little, but I try to keep it in check because I keep my eye on the prize. The macrobiotic counsellor said that Lupus and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis both can be healed/reversed.
That is my ultimate mission to reverse or heal my Lupus and Hashimoto's!