In life, nothing can survive without food. Nothing.

Everything we consume either heals us or poisons us.

So I want you to think about what you feel like when you eat something really good. Natural sugars like bananas and dates blended together with some almond butter in a smoothie.

I want you to think about how you feel when you eat that compared to how you feel when you grab Dunkin’ Donuts in the morning.

I want you to think about how you actually feel when you consume good food.

How do you feel after you have a good dinner… compared to a dinner that’s high in starches. A high-starch dinner will actually make you crave more sugars after dinner.

No matter how much sugar you think you like, I want to ask you to really think about how you feel afterward, both internally and externally.

For some of us, what we consume food-wise is very important.

But a lot of us don’t think about conversations the same way — and that way is this:

It’s another form of food that we consume and participate in.

When we say something that nourishes us and uplifts the people around us, we’re actually feeding love and compassion and warmth and empathy to people. When we yell and scream and act in a way that causes lots and lots of tension and anger, what are doing then?

Well we’re actually feeding violence and suffering.

On a day-to day-basis, we actually ingest toxic communication from those around us and what we actually watch and read and what we choose.

There were once years and years when I would never watch the news. I don’t really need to know what’s going on in the world. Why? Because I can only create and really nourish my own world.

But we live in a world with so much external stimulus. We’re ingesting so much on a daily basis. And guess what? You are what you eat, what you ingest and digest.

So you can ingest love and abundance, or you can ingest toxins. You can ingest the things that really nourish ourselves, or the things that make us feel really bad or insecure about ourselves.

Let’s talk about the Internet.

Instagram, Facebook, social media, Google, the whole Internet… It’s a form of consumption.

For instance, you may need dating advice. So you look up articles and have the aha moment that you needed in that moment that actually nourishes you.

Or, maybe you’re on a diet.

Maybe you’re eating foods that are toxic for you and you’re wondering why. And then you find the right article and all of a sudden you have that aha moment and immediately start changing things in your diet.

You’re able to ingest so much in a few minutes online. Some of it’s nourishing, but so much of it’s toxic.

So you need to really think  about what you’re actually ingesting online. The Internet is no different than food. If you sat around and ate M&M’s all day long, I guarantee that all the saturated fats and high fructose corn syrup is eventually going to make your body fat show on the outside and the inside.

No matter how delicious it might be day in and day out, eventually it’s going to catch up to you.

Eventually, it’s going to make you unable to lose the weight that you were able to lose earlier, when you were younger and your metabolism was in twelfth gear.

If you’re on the computer even eight hours a day, that’s eight hours of either nourishment or toxic consumption. Even a few minutes here, a few minutes there, you can be full of toxic stuff.

You Need a Balanced, Nourishing Diet

The Internet, the computer, the news, the people you surround yourself with, and the bag of M&M’s are all the same thing. And that’s really the way you need to look at it, because sitting around at 10:00 at night consuming a bag of M&M’s every single night will eventually kill you. And it’s the same way with communication and conversations and almost everything else in your life.

There’s so much toxicity on many different levels. So understand and look at your life and realize that a few M&M’s are not bad. And toxic conversations are not bad, negative energy on a bad day is not bad.

But a life full of M&M’s is bad. It’s bad for your mind, body and spirit. And the truth is that everything else in life works exactly the same. But no one realizes that. Because you can see the effect of eating M&M’s every day over ten years. But ingesting all the other toxins every day for ten years is harder to notice. It’s on the inside. But it’s no less deadly.