Welcome to Ginger Spice! I am Japanese, but I live in Canada. Over the last 5 years, I have invested my time into learning about how to stay healthy and eat good food. I plan on sharing with you my stories and experiences related to health, food, and products that are good to have a healthy living.
Bio of Ginger Spice
It was nearly 5 years ago; I received a call from my sister in Japan early in the morning. “Mom is sick, it is leukemia”. I was shocked. “What? What do you mean she has leukemia? Why? How did she get it?” My sister continued, “Mom would start chemotherapy tomorrow. If she doesn’t, she might die in a month”.
“In a month?” I booked a flight right away, told my boss at that time that I had to go back for my mom. I went back home next day. I visited the hospital where she was staying straight from the airport. She looked at me and said with her weak voice, ” You’re back.”
The most painfully sad event of my life
Over the course of 4 years, I stayed with her. I visited her every day when she was in the hospital. I cooked food and brought them to her. I researched everything she needed in the hospital; like a cap for chemotherapy patients.
Despite my mom’s effort fighting against leukemia, she couldn’t make it through. I wanted to try and make more time for her to give her a better chance to recover. When I think or write about my mom, it still makes me cry.
The importance of food and healthy living
Just before my mom’s second visit to the hospital, I happen to find a quote from Hippocrates, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” By the way, this quote is over 2,000 years old.
I started to research about food and I realized that we haven’t paid attention to something basic and very crucial. Food today is never been the same as before. The industry is very profit driven. People’s lives are busy paying bills.
Unless you do the research, most of us wouldn’t even question anything about our food. In fact, most who have cancer wouldn’t link it to our food. Most of us have been informed for a long time that food safety is taken care of by governments.
Yes, we cannot jump to the conclusion that today’s food is the only cause of cancer or something else, there are other factors that contribute to the development of these diseases. But this is a start. Eating food is something we do every day. We can learn to control our diet or bad habit.
I want to share my knowledge, my experiences, and my approach
I spent days and nights trying to gather information about food and relate it back to our health. Often times, these articles could be overwhelming and confusing; some even have a contradictory message. They leave it for you to be the judge, so it comes down to what you believe and what works for you.
My experiences with my mom let me with questions and lots to learn. My knowledge here is the accumulation of my time, effort and love. I would like to share it with you so that you get find the benefits out of them. My approach is real.
I do hope that this site will help people to start questioning information instead of just listening to what has been said by people, societies, and systems. Also to find out solutions to help you in the situations you are in.
I do not want you to feel the same way I had to with my mom. I wish I knew a better way to help her. Knowledge is power. My mom’s leukemia triggered me to open up my eyes not only to the food I was eating but also to question and make sure the information I have been given is right.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,