August 6, 2008

Foods for Healing

In addition to the myriad of herbs available to help make our lives more pleasant and healthy, there are many foods that can help us achieve that balance of wellness and health in our bodies.

I've attached a link to a beautiful little video put out by The School of Natural Healing, a wonderful school established by Dr. Christopher. This article has been floating around the internet, but I wanted to offer the video to all my readers. Here's the link:

One of the easiest/hardest things we can do for our continued longevity and health is to eat a good diet. It's easy because you don't need a lot of complex machinery, it's readily available and it's fairly inexpensive. It's hard because our lives are so hectic, almost everything pre-packaged is full of harmful preservatives and chemicals and frankly, cooking from scratch is time-consuming.

But the benefits are far-reaching. It is amazing in my practice when I consult with clients. The first thing we address is diet. All recommendations start with dietary recommendations. After several weeks of doing little things like switching from white flour to whole wheat, stone ground flour, substituting honey for sugar, making the switch to decaf coffee etc., there is an amazing Ah HA! experience that everyone goes through. Who would have thought that something so simple would make such dramatic results. But it does and I've seen it time and time again in every sort of malady.

Here's a list of my dietary "Seven Deadly Sins":

  • white flour
  • sugar
  • artificial sweeteners
  • fried foods
  • pre-packaged foods
  • artificial preservatives
  • caffeine

All of these play havoc with the endocrine system. This affects the hormones as well as the immunity. Making simple substitutions will make a world of difference in your health and energy levels. Not to mention slow those kids down who are on a constant "sugar high".

Try more fresh fruits, fresh veggies, lean, hormone free meats, whole grains, pure dairy and pure water in your diet. Easy to do, hard to get started, but oh so worth it!

Valere! (Be Well!)

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