Eating Yourself Beautiful

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Women’s health
Final Research Paper
August 2, 2012
Eating Yourself Beautiful
Have you ever heard the statement, you are what you eat? We’ll if you haven’t then let me be the first to tell you, it’s true. The food we eat and put into our bodies is the fuel our bodies need to function properly. Hippocrates believed that the human body has an innate capacity for self-healing (Colquhoun, Ledesma, 2008). Without the proper foods and nutrients our bodies cannot absorb the proper enzymes, nutrients and antioxidants needed to maintain a healthy body. There are very few things a person can do to impact their lives more powerfully, deeply and permanently than changing your diet. Every piece of food that enters your mouth has a direct impact on your mind, body, and soul. “The human body is the best picture of the human soul,” Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-British philosopher. That’s the philosophy that I have learned through my research into the health benefits of food. Everything going on, on the outside of your body is a reflection of what’s going on in your internal organs. I learned this for myself firsthand a couple of months ago when I changed my diet completely. I am a thirty year old single mother who just recently moved home with my family to finish my degree in nursing. This stage of my life has by far been the hardest stage of my life. I was suffering with depression, anxiety, and on top of that my health was slowly deteriorating in front of my eyes. I didn’t understand I had never experienced depression or anxiety and now with my hair and skin at the most unhealthiest point I’ve ever seen it, I was a complete mess. I knew something was going on within my body and it was more than just the environmental changes I was going through. I knew I was digging myself further and further in this mess of a life I was leading and was unsure how and if I was ever going to…...

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