Basic Steps to Awesome Health

Here we are one of the richest and most technologically advanced nations in the world, but also one of the sickest populations in the world. Every day we see an ad for a new miracle product that will bring us back to that optimal state of health that we once enjoyed. For some of us, it has been so long since we really felt at our best; we canít even remember what "feeling good" feels like.

Technology is wonderful, but when it comes to nutrition, Iím afraid it has caused much more harm than good. While modern food processing and manufacturing has provided us with fast, convenient, and seemingly good tasting things to eat, our body is in total dismay trying to find anything in this prettily packaged stuff it can use for detoxifying, rebuilding, or replenishing stores of nutrients to provide us with optimum health.

The nutritionists of old always proclaimed that all disease is caused by toxemia, a chronic overload of toxins. The main areas under attack by these toxins are the gut, liver, kidneys and the endocrine system (thyroid, adrenals, pancreasÖ), our main waste processing, filtering and regulating systems in the body. With a few basic, simple, but not necessarily easy steps, we can do a great deal to substantially reduce the toxic load on our system and see enormous improvements in well being. As a bonus, the cost to implement these steps is pretty minimal.

So, letís get started:

  1. FOOD: You are what you eat. Raw and Living Foods are foods that contain enzymes (life force and digestion aides). In general, the act of heating food over 116 degrees F destroys all its enzymes. (Enzymes start to degrade as early as 106 degrees F). All cooked, pasteurized and processed food is devoid of enzymes; furthermore cooking food changes its molecular structure and renders it toxic.
  2. FRUITS & VEGETABLES: Make 50% of your intake fruits and vegetables. This will give you the minerals you need to not become and acidic magnet for all kinds of infections and degeneration. For what produce to buy organic see: https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary.php
  3. GMOís: Avoid any and all genetically modified foods. Explaining why would take many pages, covering how they are toxic and harmful to the body. Donít fall for Monsanto and other biotech propaganda claiming they are just as safe and nutritious as the original organically grown crop.For a good guide on the subject see: http://www.mercola.com/ebook/gmo-foods.aspx and also visit: http://seedsofdeception.com/
  4. GRAINS: Nothing will improve your health more than eliminating grains from your diet, including wheat, barley, rye, oats and corn. These grains do carry nutrition, but also phytins, lectins and other elements that cause a variety of problems in humans. The worst part is these grains are loaded with glyphosate (Monsanto Roundup), which destroys bowel flora and promotes leaky gut, inflammation, celiac and chronís disease and a host of auto-immune conditions, so if you must eat them, makes sure they are USDA Certified Organic.
  5. BREATH: We have become a society of extremely shallow breathers. The proper way of breathing is using the diaphragm to inhale air into the bottom part of the lungs first, since that is where the highest concentration of blood vessels is located. Proper breathing alone can boost your energy to incredible levels and eliminate a great majority of ailments. Obviously, this subject is way too extensive to try and cover in this short synopsis. So, spend $5 on the paperback version of Sheldon Saul Hendler's book "THE OXYGEN BREAKTHROUGH" and follow the simple exercises on appropriate breathing and boost your immune system into the stratosphere.
  6. WATER: Drink the sum of your body weight (in lbs) divided by two in ounces of water every day. Remember that it is advisable that you sip your daily water on a continuous basis until the entire determined amount is consumed. If this is not possible it is strongly recommended that you not consume more than 5-6 ounces of water every half hour, especially around meal time, so as to not over dilute your natural stomach acids. If you have been determined to have high amounts of sugar in your blood it might prove beneficial to drink distilled water, otherwise if you tend to run low blood sugar it might be wise to avoid distilled water. It is suggested that bottled water not be considered under any circumstances as it tends to have various levels of mold present in it. Whatever you do, don't drink tap water as it is loaded with chlorine, sometimes fluoride, and an enormous host of all kinds of chemicals and inorganic material that do nothing but increase the toxic overload we are trying to correct. An acceptable alternative to tap water is reverse-osmosis water. I can hear it already! "I can't drink that much water, I'd have to visit the restroom all of the time," like there is some advantage in holding on to the waste in your kidneys. Geez! By the way, NO, NO, NO, beer, coffee, soda, juice, etc, doesn't count. It is strongly advised that you avoid all carbonated beverages in general. Matter of fact; add 2 eight ounce glasses of water to your regimen for every glass/cup of any of the above to compensate for the alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and other yuck found in them. For an eye opening dissertation of the importance of water and salt in our diet, click HERE or use the link on the main page
  7. FIBER: Add more fiber to your diet. If nothing else, take a good fiber supplement to add at least 10 grams of fiber daily in divided doses. Use brown rice instead of white rice, eat more fruits and vegetables (not potatoes, unless they are raw), get the good organic bread (the one with chunks that weighs half a pound a loaf). Two words of caution! Stay away from some of the commercial fiber supplements that are loaded with sugar and chemicals (to give them a nice orange flavor) or, even worst, artificial sweeteners. Second, if you donít drink enough water (as stated above) fiber will tend to plug you up, instead of producing the desired effect of making you more regular. It is always a good idea to add fiber gradually even when your bowel moves 3 times a day as nature intended. If you are one of those people who only move every other day or longer, a good colon-cleansing program is STRONGLY recommended.
  8. GET RID OF THE TOXINS: Outside of the food we eat and liquids we drink, we are constantly bombarded with a toxic load from the air, electromagnetic radiation, out gassing from building and other materials and from the cleaning and personal care products we use every day. We don't for the most part have much control over the air, electromagnetics (unless it is TVs, Microwaves, Computer Monitors, Portable and Cell Phones) and out gassing from carpets, furniture and household/office materials. Where we do have control is in the cleaning and personal care products we use every day and our ability to shield from radiation.
  9. MOVE: Get outside and get some exercise! Weíre not talking about anything drastic here, but just a 30-minute walk or a few minutes rebounding on a $30 mini-trampoline each day. We all pay attention to our circulatory system but we ignore the larger lymphatic system, which is activated through exercise and proper breathing. While you do this, make sure you take deep breaths filling the bottom part of your lungs first and then the top. This is accomplished by pushing your stomach out when you breathe in before expanding your chest. It will be a little awkward at first, but after you get the hang of it, it will be second nature. If you can do this early in the morning, it has an extra bonus, as you will feel energized the rest of the day.
  10. SUGAR: Eliminate refined sugar from your diet, especially high fructose corn syrup. If you must sweeten something, use STEVIA, an herbal product that is super sweet, but doesnít have any of the disastrous effects. For the last 20 or more years, youíve been hearing that "Fat makes you Fat", WRONG!! What happened? In the same 20 years, the manufacturers have been making a fortune on low-fat products and "we the people" have gotten plumper. Obesity is now an epidemic in America, but letís get to the real culprit, SUGAR, CORN SYRUP, and a list longer than my arm of weird names that manufacturerís use to call sugar. Granted, this is the hardest tip to follow but also, one of the most beneficial. You will never totally eliminate sugar from your diet, since it is hidden in everything. But, if you can cut out the deliberate stuff (candy, cinnamon rolls, donuts, cookies, ho-hoís, soda, syrup, chocolates, and all other gooey, sticky, sweetie stuff), your health and weight will benefit like nothing else, not to mention, avoidance of the plague of type II diabetes which is also at epidemic levels today.
  11. MEDITATE: Not just for the mystics or the advanced yogis. If you will take the time to meditate on a daily basis, your life will substantially improve for the better. Not only is it the best form of stress relief, but it also deeply connects us with our inner self and the divine, which is much to ignored these days. Health is not just a physical matter, but a balance of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. The best nutrition and exercise will not keep you out of the sick ward if the mental emotional and spiritual are ignored. The best source for information on this subject is Lawrence LeShanís book "How to Meditate" available at bookstores everywhere for around $6. It will be the best $6 youíve ever spent, guaranteed!
  12. GET CONTROL OF YOUR EMOTIONS: When looking for the CAUSE of anything that ails you, 70% or higher can be attributed to strong unresolved emotions. These past or present emotional charges create blocks in your energy, muscular and nervous systems, which lead to actual dis-ease if not released. Using a free, simple and highly effective method calledEmotional Freedom Technique (EFT), you can easily and permanently free yourself of old memories, addictions, angers, resentments, fears and even physical symptoms which have an emotional basis. To learn how EFT can catapult you to freedom, see the links at http://www.spiritcentral.net.
  13. LAST BUT NOT LEAST, DO SOMETHING UPLIFTING FOR ANOTHER HUMAN BEING ON A DAILY BASIS: You never know the impact you can have on another human being by reaching out with a kind word, a pat on the back, or something as simple as a smile. The more you give of yourself in selfless service of others, the better you will feel, the more positive your mental attitude and the higher your level of health. What you sow, you reap.

Whew! I got a lot windier than I intended, but obviously, entire books can be and have been written on each one of these subjects. If you have specific questions, e-mail me (bw@spiritcentral.net) and I will be more than happy to expand further.

If the above seems like a big bite to take, then start with water and go from there. Donít tell me you donít have time or it cost too much. How much time and expense do you have right now in doctorís visits, prescriptions and over the counter medications?

On the subject of supplements, I have tried them all it seems. Some are excellent (very few) and a lot of them are just plain junk. Stick with organic or wild-crafted herbs and whole food supplements. Use tinctures or extracts preferably over capsules or tablets. I have found a selected few, which I use and recommend and can point you to them on request.

 

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