Food is your responsibility! Do you know what the food you eat is eating? Eat healthier for your body and for the earth's ecosystem. Click the image to learn more, lose weight and get healthy God's way. Genesis 1:29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” #christian #wellness #wholeness #health #losingweight #diet #healthyliving

Food Is Our Responsibility

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I am excited to introduce our guest Norm Sawyer!  In this post, Norm shares practical knowledge with a wise and Godly insight into how and why food IS our responsibility.

Norm is the distinguished author of several devotional books including:

Pride of the Worm

Walking On the Ceiling

Say Thank you In Any Language

Le Tiroir De Debarras

and hot off the press

*** Secrets Have Weight. ***

Norm lives here in the beautiful city of Kelowna in British Columbia.  He first accepted Christ as his Lord in the late 1970s, and has been in Christian ministry in one form or another for about forty years.  In 1980, he attended Commonwealth Bible College in Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia.  Ministry at that time involved prison ministries, preaching on the radio in a small town, and church-related works of all kinds.

Real food can be hard to find if you fill a shopping cart to the brim at your national big-box grocery store. Regardless of the stickers and labels on the grocery items, we have no real idea where the food comes from and how it is grown and processed. Click to read more and start living healthier today. #wellness #nutrition #health #christian #healthyliving #healthydiet

He has taught bible college courses and also has been involved in personal discipleship training.  God has blessed him all along the way.  Now he has the opportunity to write down what was experienced throughout the years. The Lord has blessed him with sound, strong, and forthright material to write a series of Christian devotional books and a weekly blog-SirNorm.  He has lived the testimonies on the written pages and can attest to the fact that God is so faithful and good.

Food is our responsibility by Norm Sawyer.

What does God say about healthy eating? Do you know what the food you eat is eating? Food is your responsibility, eat healthier for your body and for the earth's ecosystem. Genesis 1:29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” 9:3 Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.

Food is our responsibility! Do you know what the food you eat is eating? Eat healthier for your body and for the earth's ecosystem. Click the image to learn more, lose weight and get healthy. Genesis 1:29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” #christian #wellness #wholeness #health #losingweight #diet #healthyliving
What does God say about healthy eating? Food is our responsibility! Eat healthier for your body and for the earth's ecosystem. Click the image to learn more, lose weight and get healthy. Genesis 1:29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” #christian #wellness #wholeness #healthyliving #losingweight #diet #healthygut

Genesis 1:29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” 9:3 Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.

Real food can be hard to find if your shopping habit is filling a shopping cart to the brim at your national big-box grocery store. Regardless of the stickers and labels on the grocery items, we have no real idea where the food comes from and how it is grown and processed. Often most of the stuff in the grocery cart is not real food. A lot of the cart content is a collection of colourful boxes advertising processed ingredients masquerading as food. So many of the listed ingredients can barely be pronounced as we read the labels.

Start eating healthy now.

After suffering a stroke five years ago and being extremely overweight, I had to relearn how to buy real food and find good, clean, and well-grown food that would heal my sick body. While reading a book written by Dr. Gungdry called Diet Evolution I found the answers to so many of my problems. The premise of the book and the ah-ha moment for me that changed my thinking was when I read, “We are what we eat, eats!” This was way beyond the old “We are what we eat,” What we eat, also eats.

Do you know what the food you eat is eating? Food is your God given responsibility. Eat healthier for your body and for the earth's ecosystem. Genesis 1:29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” 9:3 Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything." #healthyliving #health #wellness #christian #healthygut #nutrition #diet #losingweight #health

If we are feeding our commercial beef, pork, and chicken with chemical fillers, GMO corn-like substances, and processed garbage then we will become ill from all those unnatural products. Prov. 12:10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. From that revelation, I started changing the way I bought all my food. I had been listening to an Australian series by Matthew Evens who is from Tasmania. He demonstrated how to raise and find real food, within 2 degrees of separation in the organic food chain for all meat, fish products, plus organic fruits, berries, and vegetables.

How many degrees of separation are between you and your food?

This new and healthy system came down to a simple method. Zero degrees of separation is any food I grow and cultivate from my own garden that I know is grown in the best, loamy-rich, and pesticide-free soil. One degree of separation meant that I got to know the person I bought the food from. I was able to confirm that they grew and raised their products ethically, humanely, and was organically grown.

Two degrees of separation meant that the person I bought from was representing a farm that they could attest to the proper growing practises I was looking for. I have been able to acquire year-round 65% of my meat, fish, fruit, herbs, and vegetables in this manner. Not only is this healthier for our bodies but also healthier for the earth’s ecosystem.

Many might say that they go to a smaller grocery-store rather than a big-box behemoth. I get what they are saying, as I also do the same. However, when the fruit and veggie sections have signs that say local fruit and vegetables, we have no idea how these products are grown, fertilized, and processed. I have asked the managers at the grocery store I buy from if he knew the people who had produced the products – but rarely were they able to say, “Yes, we know these producers.”

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Food is our responsibility! Do you know what the food you eat is eating? Eat healthier for your body and for the earth's ecosystem. Click the image to learn more, lose weight and get healthy. Genesis 1:29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” #christian #wellness #wholeness #wholefood #guthealth #health #losingweight #diet #healthy

Food is our responsibility.

We eat and become as healthy as the food we are eating. Not a hard concept to understand. Gal. 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap. I have lost over 90 pounds in the last five years and have kept the weight off by eating real and whole foods plus a regiment of regular exercise. I have overcome by the grace of God the effects of the stroke and have locked my lifestyle into healthy living.

Do you want it?

For me, it has been totally worth it, because when I was sixty-one years of age and had the stroke, I looked seventy-plus years. Today at sixty-six my wife, family, and friends say I look way younger than I did years ago. That is a big win for me, and a major comeback.  It was done with the Lord’s guidance and staying with the lifestyle changes I made. Yes, you can start today. It is never too late. However, you will have to take responsibility for your food, portion sizes, and exercise program to make honest progress. Most important – you have to want it!

Blessings
Norm Sawyer

If you would like to learn more about how God leads you in love; check out “You are Loved Today and Always.”or the series “Heart-Centered Living” that starts here >>What Does it Mean to Lead a Heart-Centered Life?

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26 responses to “Food Is Our Responsibility

  1. Love that line: how many degrees of separation are between you and your food! Somehow we went from eating for sustenance to eating for flavor. One is nutrient dense for living and the other is about satisfaction. Great piece and good ‘food’ for thought!

  2. Great post! we should learn from one another, and not to wait for something bad to happen before changing our lifestyle ! Thanks for sharing this!

  3. Hi miss Lisa
    A snack I eat are these three types of nuts because they burn fat, Real and good fats burn fat. Brazil, Hazelnuts, and Walnuts in particular. They have protein, potassium, and hearts healing magnesium as well. Eazy to add to all types of veggie stir-fry and salads. Yummers:)

  4. Susie

    It’s such an important point to remember that we are what we eat, eats! Love that! I eat vegetarian during the week most of the time and really don’t eat much meat at all. I do love fish and shrimp & cheese though. Everything in moderation. Thanks for sharing such a great post!

  5. Ellen

    This is some good, clean advice on eating. I too had a wake up call that caused me to change my habits. When I talk to other people about my changes, oftentimes they respond with, “well, you’re sick so you need to eat that way.” I pray that they live to receive their wake up call, and that they respond to it. Thanks for sharing this important message.

  6. I LOVE THIS POST~!! My partner and I switched to a vegan/vegetarian diet a year ago. We started because of environmental reasons, and what the beef/animal industry is doing to our planet/our bodies. As you said- what the animals consume – we consume. Besides the fact that the animals are not fed properly- they’re also not cared for properly. “Factory Farming” is one of the most unsustainable practices of modern civilization. From the beginning to the end, the process of, factory farming is responsible for the abuse of land, animals, people, and natural resources. Industries such as McDonalds + Perdue chicken and other large companies utilize factory farming for us- the consumer demands. The purpose; provide cheap, unhealthy food to large amounts of consumers to meet the demand..

    • The more I learn about what the animal industry is doing; the less and less meat I eat. Buying from a local farm that one knows is a lot different than buying from big box stores or restaurant chains for sure. I am so glad you enjoyed the read Chelsea!

  7. Amy L Coats

    Great book recommendations! I strive to eat clean as much as possible. The area we recently moved to has a lot of farms in the area so we are able to get a lot of our groceries from them. I love it!

  8. Shar

    How true! What we eat is so important! I go vegetarian for most days of the week. I also avoid storing chocolate at home, just to control craving.

    • We find ourselves eating less and less meat as well. I don’t find that I miss it except I need to add more iron and protein in my diet from other sources to avoid feeling tired. I am allowed to have one dark chocolate bar in the house every week. Two squares in the evening but not every night; even my doctor said dark chocolate is better than a lot of other ‘snack’ type foods one might indulge in so I figure it’s okay to have a small amount.

  9. Hi miss Lisa
    We are fortunate in Kelowna to have a farmers market throughout the year. There is real and good organic foods to buy and get the foods in their season. One of the things I like about the market is that the venders are always happy to explain how their operation and growing methods work.

  10. I totally agree! Changing my lifestyle and eating habits has totally helped me in every aspect. Aside from just dieting and trying to be more fit, I really have been able to notice a improvements in my skin and a decrease in joint pain/inflammation. It’s amazing what can happen when you choose food that really nourishes your body and stray away from food with less nutritional value. Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Sonja, I agree, the benefits of eating healthy and a healthier lifestyle has so many more benefits besides maintaining a better weight. I love the way my skin looks and have been able to switch from prescriptions medications to natural vitamins and minerals to keep my inflammatory diseases in check!

  11. I agree, what we put in our bodies is totally our responsibility. Having changed my eating habits over 7 years ago, I am stronger, have less inflammation and sleep like a baby. I rarely have an afternoon lull and have the energy to do all the things I want to!

    • Thanks for stopping by to read this post Kim. It is so true that foods we eat affect our inflammation, sleep and overall health. I have been making dietary changes for the better and look forward to sourcing out more local food, perhaps Norm can help me out with that!