By Bob McCauley, ND
“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while
defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”
I try to be a warrior in every aspect of my life. When I am at work, I am a business warrior. When I run, I am a running warrior. When I work out, I am a strength warrior. When I write, I am a word warrior. I live a warrior’s life.
What a warrior is to me is not someone who is passive and compliant. Nor is it someone who is belligerent and threatening toward others, a war-maker. A warrior is someone who actively pursues that which they love and is passionate about it while trying to be the best they can be at whatever they are doing. You will be successful at whatever you undertake if you are passionate about it. A true warrior forever tries to be the best there is in his/her endeavor whether it is the best writer, the best martial artist, the best swimmer, the best poet, the best mathematician, simply the best.
A warrior is someone who is constantly trying to raise him or herself up to the next level. We are enthusiastic to see what we can achieve next, what we can become. We burn to see ourselves do something we never thought we could do. To simply be the best at what we are passionate about. That is a warrior.
The raw life is often ridiculed by many as being for the weak when in reality it takes a great inner strength, determination, discipline and devotion to live the raw life. It is a warrior’s life and one must have the heart of a warrior to want to pursue it. I am a Health Warrior and I am forever on the warpath against disease and physical decline or weakness of any kind. The wimps are those who get up from their couches to stuff their mouths and bellies with the only foods they know: meat, potatoes, vegetables, all of them fried, baked, steamed or otherwise processed. Each bite of their poison ushers them closer to their early grave. They live such comfortable, yet numb lives. I am the conqueror, they are the conquered. I have defeated my weaknesses, they have defeated themselves. They forever weaken themselves and are exposed for who they are by the many diseases they contract.
This is not a war between people, but a personal war waged within ourselves. It is a war to conquer our own wants and desires and the conditioning of our diet that brings upon us every disease known. Giving cooked foods the boot from your life takes courage and internal brawn. The raw life is a robust life. Getting rid of the cooked foods that you love most because you have realized they are killing you takes self-control and dedication. It takes the heart of a warrior. Remaining on the meat-centered, cooked-food diet that you have always known simply because you like it and have been brainwashed your whole life to believe in reveals your weakness. You are weak because those foods weaken you emotionally and psychologically. You are a slave to cooked foods and your own deadly eating habits. You are committed to a lifestyle that is killing you in a leisurely fashion, herding you each day toward disease and pain, prodding you as it would a death row prisoner toward the gallows and your early grave. You judge, convict and condemn yourself and your health with each bite of cooked death you take.
But you are unable to control your appetite for these foods, nor whet your appetite for robust true health. You are not the master of your life, but you can be. You can have first class health if you desire it. If you have second or third class health, it is the result of your own choices. Stop in your tracks and declare that you want to be healthy more than anything because life is greatly devalued when you are full of disease. Slam your foot down and declare an end to it. Become passionate about your life. Become a Health Warrior.