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Saturday, March 20, 2010



From My Experience

March 20, 2010

Your body will naturally heal itself when given the right fuel and exercise. Therefore, with the right information---you can heal anything! There are many tools available to you without spending a lot of money.

When you notice that your body is not functioning well in certain areas or maybe you have a “diagnosis”---it is time to pay attention to what you put into your body, the air quality around you and cosmetics and household products you use.

It is easy to overlook how much our food has changed from the farmer to the distributer. It all happens gradually. More and more preservative type ingredients are added to our manufactured foods---some of them are not even food and were never intended to be introduced into the body. They are added to make the shelf life longer so they can stay in the grocery stores for extended periods without spoilage. Others are added to enhance the flavor so that in many cases a person finds the flavor addictive without realizing it and therefore continues to buy the product.

Most of those flavors are bad news! MSG has an addictive effect and you may not even find it listed on the label. Products labeled as “natural flavors” sound safe enough and induce you to believe that the manufacturers have your best interest at heart. MSG may be disguised as “natural flavors" on the label. Also suspect ingredients such as: monosodium glutamate, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, plant protein extract, sodium caseinate, calcium caseinate, yeast extract, textured protein, autolyzed yeast, hydrolyzed oat flour, etc.

MSG is another whole article in itself as well as unnatural sweeteners such as aspartame, Splenda (sucralose), saccharin, etc. Even in health food stores and natural foods sections of grocery stores you will find products sweetened with evaporated cane juice which has been found to contain parasites from the countries where the cane juice is grown.

Some lower glycemic and therefore more body useable forms of sweeteners are honey, real maple syrup, and the herb, stevia. If you have a very threatening diagnosis try leaving off even the natural sweeteners until you correct the imbalance with more alkaline (ph) foods such as vegetables. Avoid even fruit for a few weeks or months until your body is back on a more even keel.

If you have a life threatening diagnosis consider making huge changes in your food habits. A machine that makes alkaline water may be needed to keep your body in an alkaline condition so that disease can’t survive. Find the most naturally raised vegetables you can or even grow them youself. If you choose to use meat find grass fed animals that are raised without hormones or anti-biotics. If you use dairy products use only raw milk products since the homogenizing and pasteurizing processes destroy the enzymes and render it unusable by the body.

Let’s think back to that diagnosis. Do you really want to live with that all of your life---probably in misery? An important beginning step is to detox your body. There are many ways. Buy a juicer and make only green juices at first because they do not have as high content of natural sugar as some vegetables (carrots, potatoes, beets, etc.) and then graduate to carrot juice mixed with green apple juice and any other vegetables.

Herbal detoxes work very well also when done periodically. These can be done along with having lightly steamed vegetables during the day to avoid having hunger. Most natural healers suggest that you do not fast by drinking only water for any extended period. The herbs and natural juices allow you to detox and still receive adequate nutrition until you go back to eating normally. Take it easy at first---3 to 5 day cleanses and consult a natural health practitioner to answer your questions.

That brings up another point. When you have experienced a more natural way of living you will not ever want to descend back to your previous diet choices like whipped toppings in a can that are not even food or margarine (one molecule away from being plastic---shares 27 ingredients with paint!).

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