Becky Campos
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Encouraging the Health Conscious Mom

Encouraging the Health Conscious Mom
Feeding America’s Kids

Becky Campos Simple Health Ministries

Becky Campos Simple Health Ministries

Feeding American Children healthy wholesome foods that will nourish them and prepare their growing bodies for the rest of their adult years is one of the most challenging things a mother will encounter in pursuit of her families health and wellness. Especially when the children have been raised in the standard American life style, which neglects The Twelve Laws of Simple Health. Suddenly and unexpectedly through a series of events mother comes to this life changing, life saving information and immediately as the nurturer that she is she tries to implement her knowledge into their daily lives only to meet up with the families protest. She all but stands on her kitchen chair with a bullhorn and declares the kitchen a sugar free zone, the fridge a no meat zone and the freezer a dairy free zone. She pronounces judgment on McDonalds and tells the older teen child that his complexion will clear if he stops pouring trans fats into his body via the foods he is eating. Mind you no one gets to hear her vast knowledge faster than her husband. Morning, noon and night she plans to rescue him from his choices and addictions to doughnuts and pork chops and cheap breakfast burritos from the gas station. His love affair with chocolate, caramel ice cream that wakes him up at midnight is going to be the first thing she works on. After all his sleep apnea is way out of control. She is willing to take it all on, after all what is a mother to do. She is a woman with a mission in pursuit of her family’s health but no one and I mean no one is following close behind.

 

“Surely my black bean burgers will taste just like a red meat burger” she plans. “I will hide some spinach in the brownies and red onions in the pasta salad and the kids won’t even notice, I think.”

 

Day after day she introduces new recipes at dinner and watches unblinkingly for her family’s response. The kitchen table used to be a warm, inviting table where the family gathered mindlessly to eat, drink and be merry. Now it seemed like an experiment, a laboratory of some sort, a place of torture and stress for all, especially for her. She has spent hours making a plant based dinner. “I don’t like this kind of bread” the four year old whines. “Mom are we going to eat like this forever?” ask the eight year old. “I have friends coming over for pizza on Friday mom, you didn’t forget did you?” says the boy with the skin condition. “That reminds me you need to pick up the acne medicine for Michael tomorrow. I don’t know how much longer we can pay for it.” She tells her husband. “Did you know that there are carcinogens in everything especially in the foods you grill? I am stressed out about that Robert.” He just sits there staring at her. “Say something Robert. Don’t you want our kids to be healthy?” He breathes a slow but impatient sigh. “I never know what you’re going to come up with next Steph. I work hard and I want to come home and eat with out you making everything such a big deal.” Stephaney sulks into her chair and with every inch of drama and trauma she can muster reports to the entire family that she is done with trying to make them healthy. “I am going to get myself healthy and leave you all to get diseased!” She eats her ten-ingredient salad and asparagus and Quinoa with out a word. Robert skips the Quinoa and asparagus and eats the salad. He scrounges through the freezer and finds two frozen green burritos Stephaney missed giving away the day she cleaned out the pantry and the refrigerator and sent the processed food to the neighbors and gave some to the food bank. By the time Stephaney cleans the kitchen, helps the kids with their homework, puts them to bed and oversees the remainder of the evening she finally lays in bed exhausted, discouraged and in a spirit of defeat. Thoughts of giving up altogether gain power and drag her away into abandoning this health transition. Oddly it never occurs to her that it is not health that the children and her husband are protesting but the methods she has employed. Like most young mothers on a journey to introducing a higher plan of living to her family by caring for their human design she has run into obstacles she had not prepared for. She was stunned at her family’s response to her work of obvious love and concern for them. So what should she do?

Should she abandon the work? Should she pursue health apart from her family? Should she beg her husband to join her? Should she force the small children to obey and leave her older son and her husband to their own health demise? Should she keep forcing them to eat what she prepares and hope they get use to it? Transitioning from an unhealthy life style to living in accordance to The Twelve Laws of Simple Health and life style medicine can be a traumatizing experience for a family when they have not been prepared. The following critical health-thinking skills will help young mothers introduce the majestic world of health to their family. The hope of educating and assisting them in a clear path to understanding their human design and caring for it hangs on knowledge, understanding and wisdom.

 

  • Begin by educating yourself on the subject of health and wellness using resources that provide you the knowledge and understanding of your human design and what it requires for health. (Passing down life saving information to your family comes on the wings of your steady work to educate, not force.) I recommend the book series “The Human Body” by Barnes and Noble as a great head start. Remember your role is to educate your family on the majestic human design.
  • Remember that it is not a one-time conversation that changes the heartbut what is needed is a steady work of renewing the family’s mind and understanding.
  • Approach your family with compassion and gentleness of spirit. Don’t demand but model.
  • Respectfully introduce your knowledge to your husband on the subject of health and wellness and ask him if he would be interested in trying newfoods and ways to reduce sickness and disease in the family.
  • Let your family know that this is a difficult transition for you as well but that you are committed to the process of learning how to be a more health conscious mother with out trauma and drama. Talk to them about what foods they love and what foods they absolutely don’t. One very helpful thing is to not remove unhealthy foods with out exchanging them for a better or more quality one. This will encourage discussion on consuming better and healthier foods with out giving up taste.

These critical health-thinking skills will assist young mothers in getting started in educating their young families about their human design and how to care for it with the least amount of drama and trauma possible.

 

Don’t give up Moms!

 

Experience How Simple Health Is!

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