There comes a time in everyone's live when people start thinking about their health and wellness as an irreplaceable and most precious part of their being. For some, that moment comes from inspiration and for others it comes from an illness that casts a shadow on that person's life.
I had the privilege to read an advance copy of Jon Chandonnet's book - Shadow Summit - a memoir of Jon finding out that he had MS and his journey to healing. The book covers many details of Jon's life and builds rapport with the reader as he connects with everyday person who has their own struggles that may even originate in the childhood.
Now, I am a raw food chef and health coach. Why would he send me this book to review? What I loved about Jon's journey is the discovery of raw foods, wheatgrass shots and spiritual/emotional healing. It was the miracle of raw foods, which are full of enzymes and vitamins, that played a big role in his healing. It was letting go of conventional eating habits and false beliefs that played a big role in his illness.
I was happy Jon showed the challenges that he and his wife faced when learning about this way of eating and living. Many people may think that raw foods are "out there" and not for an everyone. So many men especially feel like raw food is "rabbit food" and is not manly enough. Well, guess what? The strongest animals like elephants and bulls eat this way and they have energy to blast through the day without getting tired. When Jon let go of old beliefs and gave these foods a chance, his body was able to heal and get its energy back.
I hope that Jon's story inspires others with similar health challenges to take an honest look at their food and emotions and try something new that they haven't tried before. I know that many people will be surprised how the body and mind shift and heal when you introduce yourself to the magic of raw foods!
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