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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Passed Out

ExhaustedSunday night, 9:00pm, I passed out on the couch. There was no waking me. You would have thought I had drank a full bottle of wine, or perhaps a 6-pack of beer...NO, just some homemade peanut brittle!!!

I woke at 10:15pm and was very disoriented and felt sick. I was bloated, had swollen hands, and a slight headache. I went to bed, regretting my indulgence.

Why did I do this to myself? The thought that comes to mind is, "The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." (Matthew 26:41) My flesh is weak for a few things, one being my homemade peanut brittle. I even had some more last night. Not as much this time, but I did regret it and went to bed not feeling too great.

And wouldn't you know it, I woke up this morning feeling a bit weird in my throat and a tiny bit stuffy.

You see, sugar weakens our immune system. It seems that the only time I get sick is when I slip and indulge in some sweet treats.

I thank the Lord for things like kombucha and coconut oil. By lunch time I was feeling 100% again. No more sugar for me, for a while.

How many of you are sick and tired every single day? Feeling bloated, groggy, headaches, lacking energy, etc.? This is what the wrong kind of food will do to us. It's time to pay attention to what our bodies are telling us. Kick the junk and make some healthy changes.

This treat knocked me out because I don't eat like this often, it really is rare. It's when we eat like this all the time that we don't realized it's the food that is making us sick. Cut back on the sugar, eat good fats, like butter and coconut oil, cook your meal from scratch, and see if you start feeling better.

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