nutrition for a vital life


The foods we eat are of great importance in the treatment of all diseases. The habits we cultivate with foods can empower our bodies and help enable us to live better lives. All too often this aspect of our health is not thoroughly examined, inhibiting us to restore and regain our desired state of health when stricken with an illness. 

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The fundamentals of healthy eating:

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Eat Whole Grain: Unprocessed Meats and Oils; Organic & Non-GMO

The Body Loves Regularity: Consistent meal times makes for a happy body.

Avoid Iced Foods And Drinks To Promote A Healthy Digestion: Cold Contracts, Warm Expands, it's the basic law of thermodynamics. In the body this manifests as the contraction of cells and the body’s inhabitation in the release of necessary enzymes. To increase and promote the release of healthy digestive enzymes from your gut, we must introduce room temperature/warming foods.
 
Keep It Simple: Eating products that come from the earth: meats, veggies, fruits, nuts, grains. If its comes in a box the body has to figure out what you just consumed and how to break it down. Remember, Twinkies don't make blood. Be gentle on yourself: transitioning your diet is hard, go slow and be kind. Mistakes happen. 
 
Try Gluten Free: Its not for everybody, but if you have an inflammatory condition it can help dramatically.
 
Fat Is Good, Don't Be Scared Of It: Your body needs fat to absorb crucial vitamins and mineral, a lack of fat can cause a lack of these nutrients. Some examples of healthy fats are: avocados, coconut oil, butter (yup, I said butter, you're welcome), olive oil (you can cook with it! its OK), raw milk, bacon, eggs, and fish oils.
 
The Foods You Eat Don't Translate Directly Into Cholesterol: Cholesterol is the cause of inflammation. Your body does not produce cholesterol from the foods you eat. Rather when we eat processed foods and hydrogenated oils, these cause inflammatory conditions in the body. In turn cholesterol is produced to decrease the inflammation.  
 
Eat Fruits Not Refined Sugars: Recent studies show that sugar is sugar, meaning that organic turbinado/raw sugar is no better than white sugar in the body. Rather than eating that cookie to get a sugar fix, have some fruit. Fruit has more fiber to decrease the release of glucose into the blood stream, thus inhibiting the body from being overwhelmed by excessive sugars.


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