If you don’t do something about your health…you will continue to have issues that will kill you overtime. This is what I was told by the doctors. We ate what we understood to be healthy. Whole wheat, some veggies, watched the fats–all that we are told to do by the doctors and main stream health systems. Shannon had even started to show signs of health issues, she was experiencing digestion problems brought on by the stress of life. Slowly our family was degrading, the kids got sick more often, things just were not going very well.
Drawn deeper into that endless hole of depression I gained over 60 pounds in less than 2 years. Now high blood pressure, arthritis, joint issues, and brain fog were showing up. What a trap I had fallen into and from what I saw there was no way out. The medical system wanted to drug me, cut me, along with other unacceptable things to fix my problems. I knew there had to be a better way to get my health back, but after looking for nearly 3 years I had not found anything that worked.
I had always had an issue with weight since I was a kid. Only when I worked out on a very regular basis would I keep myself in shape. Running had become my sport of choice and I even ran some 5k and 10K races. Then I reached the 40 year mark and it seemed that no matter what I did I could not keep the weight off, no matter how much I ran or watched what I ate.
One day it turned around. We realized that a lifestyle change was needed, not just another diet. Our search became one that looked at how our Ancestors ate, (I am talking about the people that made our great country.) After all they did not have half of the issues with disease we have today. So what changed? We started looking at various healing diets, but soon realized we needed recipes that fit our way of life.
After studying many diet concepts we dove in full force and made lifestyle changes. Suddenly we were eating a completely different way than we had all our lives. We were eating like our Great Great Grand Parents and to our amazement health was the reward. I started losing weight easy. Over the next four months I lost over 50 pounds and was not hungry. This was not a diet but a great new lifestyle. Our health improved and issues disappeared. On top of all this our kids were not getting sick anymore.
Wow, we had been set free!!!
After experiencing such change in our lives we knew we could not keep this to ourselves it had to be shared. Cooking God’s Way was born and our health adventure. Our duty began, we owed it to people to share the health we were living and experiencing. Most of all, the comments from around the world touched our hearts and helped us to know we had to keep going with Cooking God’s Way.
Jeff Facts: Realizing that traditional nutrition studies from the past had not helped my life, I went back to school to study whole food nutrition at the Global College of Natural Medicine and am board certified as a Holistic Health Practitioner by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. After researching to uncover how our ancestors stayed in health my wife Shannon and I started holding classes to teach the food preparation techniques that we had discovered. Speaking engagements followed and many articles were published to CookingGod’sWay.com as it grew from a simple recipe site to a healthy living website viewed in over 100 countries. Jeff works with doctors and privately in the Dallas/Fort Worth area offering nutritional consultations and has coached hundreds of people to understand how to achieve heath-freedom in their lives. Shannon and jeff wrote and published their first book together, Cooking God’s Way – Daily Recipes.
Shannon Facts: After having our lives changed through the use of whole foods, I began studying the old methods of nutrition and discovered Lacto-Fermentation. This centuries old forgotten method of food preservation gives our body supercharged nutrition along with healthful bacilli. After working for nearly a year we published my second book, Lacto-Fermenting: The Easy & Healthy Way was published. Jeff and I hold classes and lecture throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area. CookingGodsWay.com is where I publish new recipes weekly, while continuing my research of how to incorporate live foods into the daily diet.