Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Approximately 30 years ago our youngest son, who was about 18 months old, was extremely hyper. Nothing we did seemed to help. A friend told us of a bio-chemist who was doing nutritional assessments who might be able to help us. He tested our son and found that he was acting this way because of refined sugars, food colorings, dyes and cow milk. We took him off these things and within three weeks we had a new son!

Below I have given 10 things we can do to improve our health. All of them affect our diet and are affected by our diet.

. Exercise - Necessary for optimal health.
  • Without exercise, cells loose their pliability, become weak, and toxins accumulate.
  • Without exercise, lymph is hindered in its removal of toxins and its work of fighting disease.
  • Without exercise, bones lose density.
  • We should exercise 30 minutes daily or 1 hour every other day with the time divided between aerobic and resistance.
2. Water - 70% of our body is water. It helps to stabilize our body's temperature, dilutes toxins.
  • Helps neutralize acids and flushes waste from the body.
  • Hydrates the skin from within.
  • We need to take our weight, divide it by two and drink that many ounces per day.
3. Sunlight - we need 10-15 minutes per day of sunlight on as much exposed skin as possible. Or take, for adults, 5000 I.U. per day of vitamin D3.
  • Sunlight helps to lower blood pressure.
  • Helps lower blood sugar.
  • Balances production of hormones especially vitamin D.
4. Breathing - oxygen is the difference between life and death. We can live over 40 days without food, over 4 days without water but only 4 minutes without oxygen.
  • Oxygen supply and quality affects the brain, all cells, and disease. Disease cannot live in an aerobic environment.
5. Rest - During sleep the body is repairing itself.
  • It rids itself of toxins during sleep.
  • Circulates minerals, vitamins and hormones.
  • Produces human growth hormone that maintains and repairs muscles.
6. Stress - Depletes energy.
  • Creates hormonal imbalance.
  • Induces the over production of cortisol and adrenaline.
  • Left un-dealt with, stress is a door opener to disease via acidosis.
7. Attitude of Gratitude - We are composed of three parts. They are: spirit, soul and body. To be grateful is an expression of the human soul and spirit which will positively affect the body.

8. Benevolence to others. A giving attitude is good for the body.

9. Cleansing -
  • Lungs - largest internal elimination organ. Approximately 12,000 quarts of air per day are exchanged by the lungs.
  • Skin - the largest organ in the body. It eliminates more toxins than the bowels each day. Anti-perspirants block the elimination of toxins through the skin. Exercise helps stimulate the release of toxins through the skin.
  • Gastro-intestinal tract - kidneys and bowel. We need one bowel movement per meal per day.
  • Eyes - gravel or matter in the corners of the eye are really waste products coming out.
  • Ear - ear wax is a waste product coming out.
  • Nose - mucus is waste coming out.
  • Throat - more waste coming out.
10. Living foods - dead foods.
  • Dead foods are preserved, processed and refined foods. Examples: sugars, table salt, flour, stimulants, artifical foods and most cooked foods.
  • Living foods are fresh fruits and vegetables. Fruits are the greatest source of vitamins while vegetables are the greatest source of minerals.
  • Living foods are complete foods containing proteins, carbohydrates, fats, water, fiber and enzymes.
  • Living foods are naturally more alkaline. Flesh foods and processed foods are acidic.
  • Cooking foods above 107 degrees causes the nutrients to die. The higher the heat and the longer the food is cooked more of it dies.
  • You only get energy from the food you eat if it has any in it!
  • In 1900 the average adult in American ate 5 pounds of sugar annually. Today it is approximately 170 pounds!
  • Each of us need 25 - 30 grams of protein per day. Most who eat the Standard American Diet get about 150 grams per day. If you eat only fruits and vegetables you will get all the protein you need.
  • Many allergies and cholesterol problems are controlled by the diet.
  • Each of us need about 25 grams of fiber per day. Raw vegetables are the best source of it. One teaspoon equals about 20 grams.
  • Meat has not fiber! Four ounces of meat equals about 28 grams of protein.
  • We need to build up the immune system. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and if necessary supplement with Vitamins A, C, E & D3.
  • Sweeten things with maple syrup, honey, stevia or dates.

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