This I Believe

In the end, I, too, will succumb to the laws of nature and commend my body to the dust from which it came. Nonetheless, I will, in gratitude to its Creator, seek to feed and care for my body with chemical-free, unprocessed, and unmodified foods and herbs. Mother Nature makes perfectly unaltered, nutrient-rich foods for my consumption.

By learning about them and using them in moderation, I hope to avoid, or at least to minimize, illnesses that may be due more to my choices than to God’s design for me.

I owe this to those who love me and wish me well. I also owe this to those I have accepted the responsibility to care for.

We must educate our governments so they can be our partner in this endeavor and enact no laws that hinder our access to whole, raw, and unprocessed food and herbs, especially from small, family-owned farms, ranches and dairies. These providers are an important source of superior food that can satisfy the hunger of a nation and the desire of jobless peoples for meaningful work.

If I have been a good steward of this precious gift and later am visited by a serious illness, I may confidently know that it was beyond my power to prevent. Divine Providence, who deigns these things, will then give me the grace to accept it peacefully or expect the miracle of healing.

-Maria Atwood

3 thoughts on “This I Believe

  1. Ah, if only more people would educate themselves and at least demand better, even if they can’t currently (or don’t believe they can currently) afford clean food in either time or funds.

    1. Me too! Maria Atwood is the Weston A. Price Foundation Chapter Leader for the Eastern Plains of Colorado.

      From Wikipedia “This I Believe was a five-minute CBS Radio Network program hosted by journalist Edward R. Murrow from 1951 to 1955. A half-hour European version of This I Believe ran from 1956 to 1958 over Radio Luxembourg.

      The show encouraged both famous and everyday people to write short essays about their own personal motivation in life and then read them on the air. This I Believe became a cultural phenomenon that stressed individual belief rather than religious dogma.”

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