Protect Your Body With These Simple Tips
Apr 30, 2015
We always begin with diet. The ideal diet would be 80 percent raw, 15 percent cooked and 5 percent junk. An easier approach is 60 percent raw, 30 percent cooked and 10 percent junk. Allowing for the junk removes the resentment energy associated with deprivation. If you ever see me eating a pizza or some other questionable food, you will know I am enjoying my 10 percent.
Raw foods, fruits and veggies should be organically grown. Eat fresh sprouted organic seeds and whole grain products, such as quinoa, millet and brown rice. If you are going to eat meat, make sure it is free range and grass-fed. Grains are sprayed with chemicals and, therefore, those chemicals are in the animal eating them.
With fowl, you will want to eat more turkey than chicken. Chicken has more fat, which is where the toxins are stored. Eat deep sea fish with scales. Avoid fresh water and farm-raised fish, as these have a tendency to be more polluted. As for dairy, less is best. It causes phlegm and mucus in the intestinal tract, which can impede the uptake of nutrients.
Water is an important nutrient, so drink plenty of it. Try to drink distilled or deep spring water, and add some fresh squeezed lemon juice. This helps to stimulate the liver and adds some alkalinity to your system.
Whenever possible, eliminate fried, fatty and greasy foods and caffeine, sugar, salt and white flour. If you are a parent giving your child a chewable vitamin made with sugar or corn syrup, you are continuing the addiction to sweets. Look for stevia, xylitol or lo han as substitutes if you need a sweetener.
In addition to moving towards a vegetarian-style diet and minimizing the bad dietary items and habits, be sure to build your supplementation program with a strong high potency multiple vitamin, plus a strong mineral formula that you take in the evening — your vitamins in the morning for energy throughout the workday, your minerals in the evening to calm and relax the body. You will sleep better as well.
In a previous communication I mentioned being alkaline. A lot has been said and written about acidity and alkalinity. The bottom line is that your body is designed to be more alkaline on the inside. You want your body to be more alkaline than acidic. A vegetarian-style diet is the ideal diet because it will automatically make it easy for the body to maintain an alkaline state. Fruits and veggies are fundamentally alkaline. The only vegetables you really want to be aware of are the nightshades: potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and eggplant. These are not good for people with gout and/or arthritis. The more fruits and veggies, the more alkaline the body and the healthier you will be.
If you have acid indigestion, that has nothing to do with what we are talking about. That is another issue covered in another post.
What percentage of your diet is alkaline?