Natural Living – Healthy Eating Naturally
Natural Living – It’s been 8.5 years since I learned of the freedom intrinsic in nudism and we all know there are many benefits to being a nudist. Since then it’s been hard to keep clothes on me and I find that I feel the most free, the most accepted, and truly just plain the most comfortable when I’m nude.
Lately, I’ve learned about another kind of freedom that is different but goes along with the freedom found in nudism: freedom to be healthy. I suppose nobody held a gun to my head to force me to drink Pepsi each day or to eat sugary, processed foods, but I was a prisoner to it even without the gun.
Until about a month ago, anyway. It was at that time that I first met with a Health Coach in my area to learn what “being healthy” meant. In just that month, my life has totally turned upside down. Or right side up, considering it’s pretty much been upside down for years.
It never occurred to me to drink water. Isn’t that just for swimming in? Or maybe for splashing people with the hose while playing on a slip-n-slide at the YNA Gathering at Juniper Woods? It’s not! That water stuff is pretty great at keeping me hydrated and energetic. Imagine that!
And food. In a world where a Snickers Bar is never more than 5 minutes away, it seemed strange to try those crazy vegetable things instead. But I did. Honestly, that’s some good stuff! Fruits have always been good stuff but now I’m also friends with veggies.
But what does this have to do with naturism, pray tell? In thinking about it, the two really do go hand in hand. Nudism is enjoying life naturally, without additives and preservatives. So is being healthy. In the old days of nudism, many people did live a very healthy lifestyle and nudism was just part of the hippie naturist thing. Nowadays, well, it’s pretty obvious that nudism and eating naturally don’t always go hand in hand.
Do you think that we should re-unite natural eating and natural dress? If so, how do you think we can do this without destroying our friend Body Acceptance? This health thing is something I’m very passionate about and I’m seeing huge results in just changing my diet and starting to exercise. It’s a passion that I want to share with other nudists, not to get thin (though that could very likely happen) but to help us to live the naturally healthy lives that we deserve!