May 02 2008
Every sick patient that I see is nutritionally depleted and they do not know it. Poor nutrition in your blood can cause everything from low energy and a weak immune system to virtually any disease. Your energy and ability to recover are greatly reduced when you are nutritionally depleted. The quality of your nutrition is what builds every cell, every organ and every metabolic chemical in your body; it is what YOU are made of.
What does nutrition have to do with getting sick; nutrition has everything to do with getting sick? I talk to people every day, they tell me they eat a very healthy diet. But when I ask them what they had for breakfast I have to tell them that what they just told me is food guaranteed to cause disease. Oh guess what, many of them are vegetarians and many vegetarians eat improperly for a human being.
So What Should You Eat?
Americans are acidic; the average American eats a diet composed of mostly acid foods (meat, dairy, grains, legumes, etc.). Eating a diet composed mostly of these types of foods encourages an acid environment to exist in your body. This acidic environment in your body is one of the greatest known threats to your health. An acid environment leads to heart disease, cancer, arthritis, allergies, metabolism problems, weight gains, psychological problems (depression, mood swings etc.), hormone imbalances, etc.
The majority of Americans ph runs at about 5.5 which is acidic. A healthy human body has a ph of between 6.5 to 7.5 ph. Balancing your body’s ph is one of the top keys to health and healing. So how do you make your body alkaline? By eating foods that are alkaline. Fruits and vegetables are alkaline, everything else is acid.
Start your day with fruit. I highly recommend starting your day with my “Morning Drink”. It is a highly nutritious fruit smoothie. Make this drink for your self every morning for the rest of your life, you will love it.
For lunch and dinner, add raw vegetables. Here is what I tell everyone, “get a scale and measure one pound of vegetables with your lunch and supper.” Every time I say that to someone I hear a moan, “I could never eat that much with my meal.” Of course you can. One tomato, a half of a cucumber, three stalks of celery, and one quarter head of lettuce is equivalent to one pound of vegetables. You can easily eat this and have room for other foods. Eating raw vegetables this way creates a very nice digestive environment in your stomach. You will feel a very pleasant pleasurable feeling in your tummy if you eat this way.
You need water if you are sick and you want to start reversing things. How much water? I would suggest at least 48 ounces a day minimum and it should be distilled. Distilled water is a vacuum that draws toxins to it. This is very valuable. Getting toxins out of your body is top priority. Some people are going to tell you that distilled water will leach the minerals out of your body. That is a wives tale, the amount of minerals you would lose, could be replaced with one almond. I used nothing but distilled water for over a year while I fought the prostate cancer and the results were, cancer cured.
Some Foods to Avoid
Avoid all refined products, such as refined bread, refined rice, refined sugar, refined salt. Go low on meat intake no more than 8 ounces a day avoid preserved meats such as bacon, ham, and all deli meats (they can cause methemoglobinemia). Avoid dairy (see article) it just pulls down your immune system. Use rice milk or almond milk if you need it. Yogurt is fine (plain is best stay away from sugary junk yogurt), it is no longer directly from a cow and has friendly bacteria which is a big support to your immune system.
More than 35 billion years ago, some of these green food algaes were the first form of photosynthetic life. Spirulina and its cousins often are referred to as “whole foods” or “green super foods” because they contain a complete nutritional profile, not merely one or two biologically active components. Many of them are almost identical chemically to the blood that flows in our bodies.
A terrific super green food that I recommend is Earth’s Nutrition. My experience with Earth’s Nutrition started when I was cleansing and detoxing. I took at least one scoop three times a day while fighting the cancer. When I noticed that a healing crisis was taking place (the body expelling toxins causes flu like symptoms), I would increase the amount of Earth’s Nutrition to speed up the process. This combination of super green foods helped me regain nutritional balance, mental stability and strengthen my immune system. I continue to take at least four scoops throughout the day to maintain a high level of health and wellbeing. Another product just as powerful as Earth’s Nutrition is Bountiful Blend. Bountiful Blend is a distinct blend of 61 Fruits, Vegetables, Vitamin-Rich Greens, Sea Vegetables, Healthy Berries, Natural Food Concentrates, Medicinal Herbs and Spices all in one great tasting, vitamin rich, nutritional drink.
Cleansing and Detoxing
Bowel Cleansing and Detoxing is one of the essential steps to undoing years of collecting the toxins that cause disease. What difference does it make if you are toxic? Think about it. If you are toxic, your internal organs do not function as well. Your immune system is not as strong. Your circulation is poor so you have difficulty moving oxygen and nutrition and carrying away waste. The bowel cleansing and detoxing I recommend, is a step by step program, easy on your body and will not cause any problems. Read my article on “Cleansing and Detoxing” for instructions.
Exercise and Your Immune System
Do you exercise at least 3 times per week? The lymph system plays a large part in our total immune system. There are 45 pints of lymph (3 times more than blood) that move throughout the body. Breathing and movement are two ways that lymph is moved, as it does not have a heart. For breathing, go to “Programs” then to yoga. Study this breath, “Kapalabhati” is an incredibly energizing breath it will strengthen your lungs relax your heart and nervous system and oxygenate every cell of your brain and body. One thing all germs, viruses and cancer have in common is they cannot stand oxygen.
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