A few weeks ago I was jogging down the mountain on Fryman Hiking Trail here in LA. I was thinking about all the things that I needed to get done and not being in the present moment. All of a sudden, I tripped on a rock and went flying “superman style” falling flat on my face. I was literally covered with dirt from my neck down and had cut my hands up pretty bad especially my middle and ring finger on my left hand.
As I got up, blood running down my hands, all I could think is “Why my hands! When my job now is cooking and I need my hands! WHY?!” When I got home and bandaged myself up, I literally had 3 big band-aids on the right hand and two on the left. How was I supposed to do recipe testing and cooking like this?! After the second day I realized I just needed to get gloves especially since I wash my hands so much this would solve that problem. Then I wouldn't have to worry about re-bandaging every time. I went to Walgreens and bought the “no powered” rubber gloves. It wasn't as easy to cook, but it worked.
I wanted my fingers to heal as fast as possible. I won't put up the pics, but the cuts on my left two fingers were pretty deep. I added turmeric to as much food as possible. I made a big batch of my healing creamy broccoli soup and ate on it for the next few days. Also added as much antioxidants as possible. Literally in one week, I wasn't wearing band-aids anymore and the cuts were pretty much healed. I know it's due to my clean, plant-based eating that I recovered so quickly.
Before I was unprocessed I cut my finger on a mandolin and it took over a month to heal plus I was on a lot of antibiotics. This is just one amazing example of what unprocessed plant-based eating can do for your body. When you're eating these foods your body will function at an optimal level and heal from sickness, wounds and more so much faster without loading up on medications.