FOODS THAT HEAL
4 Steps to Incredible Health
1) Organic Food- All foods eaten should be pure; without having been genetically modified or grown with the use of pesticides, herbicides, hormones, antibiotics, insecticides, etc… These chemicals, carcinogens, and poisons are a significant cause of disease. The nutrients in organic foods have also been found to be much higher than the chemically inferior conventional produce. Organic food not only tastes better, it is better for the land and animals. Check out local farmers markets and natural food markets.
2) Vegan- A vegan diet does not contain ANY animal foods at all (all meats including fish, dairy, eggs, milk cheese, etc…) Vegan foods contain NO cholesterol. Numerous scientific and medical journals have conducted studies that convincingly demonstrate that animal foods are a significant contributing factor to ALL degenerative diseases: cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, arthritis, etc…
"Vegetarians have the best diet; they have the lowest rates of coronary heart disease of any group in the country... Vegetarians have 40% the cancer rate of meat eaters"-William Castelli, MD, Framingham Health Study, the longest running study at diet and heart disease in world medical history.
3) Whole Food- There are trillions of species on this planet, but only one alters their food supply. That same species experiences a plethora of degenerative disease unknown in other species. Why? We eat foods that have been refined, processed, and preserved with chemicals and food additives in order to prolong their shelf life (Whole wheat becomes white flour). Or how about partially hydrogenated oils? Small particles of nickel or copper are added and the mix is heated to very high temperatures under pressure for up to eight hours while hydrogen gas is injected. This process destroys the essential fatty acids in the oil and replaces them with deformed trans fatty acids. This blocks or delays the work of the essential fatty acids, creating deficiencies and imbalance throughout the metabolism, including fatty deposits in the arteries. Prolonging shelf life makes big companies a lot more money and may be a little easier for us, but is it worth the heavy cost of degenerative disease? The body simply cannot digest partial food, refined and partially hydrogenated oils, or anything else not in its natural, whole state. All of the recommended foods below are in their whole state. It's the way nature intended us to eat.
4) Raw Food- Food that has been cooked over 118 degrees Fahrenheit has destroyed ALL digestive enzymes in the food. That means your body will have a great deal of difficulty digesting and assimilating the nutrients in the food. The vitamins/minerals and other trace nutrients are also greatly diminished in the cooking process. Low enzyme count leads to low energy, degenerative disease, and aging. Attempt to eat a much higher quantity of fresh, raw fruits and vegetables.
Real Health Foods
Nuts/Seeds- Coconut, almonds, walnuts, sesame, sunflower, pumpkin seeds, brazil nuts, cashew, peanut, chestnut, etc… [Eating Raw? Always soak nuts/seeds before consuming to break down the enzyme inhibitors (nature’s defense mechanism of not being eaten before they can sprout and grow) which interfere with digestion. Soak in a bowl of distilled/purified water for about 5-8 hours, depending on size. Overnight is usually a good amount of time. Remove and discard the nuts/seeds that float as they likely have some rancidity. Drain and rinse well and then enjoy.]
1) First soak as directed above.
2) Then put drained seeds nuts, seeds, grains, or legumes in any of the following:
-a natural fiber bag with good drainage
-a jar with a screen or natural fiber loose weave fabric stretched over the opening
-or any other container you can cover loosely.
Note: Do not cover air-tight as the seeds will mold.
3) Rinse and rain at least twice a day for 1-3 days or until they have small sprouts coming out of them.
4) That’s it!! Store sprouts in refrigerator and enjoy. Continue to rinse once a day while in the refrigerator (they will sprout at a much slower rate). When they become too "sickly sweet", they have sprouted too long and can be discarded.
Amazing Natural Supplements
GARLIC- (Raw and organic) Garlic is the best, most effective broad spectrum anti-biotic, anti-viral, anti-fungal herb known. In research, it has been diluted to 1 part per 125,000 and still killed bacteria. It is an extremely effective and powerful broad-spectrum antibiotic, which means it kills all types of bacteria on contact, gram negative and gram positive. Garlic's use has been proven to destroy many types of bacteria including Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, Typhoid, Diphtheria, Cholera, E. Coli, Bacterial Dysentery (Traveler's Diarrhea), Tuberculosis, Tetanus, Rheumatic bacteria, Bacillus cereus, bacillus subtilis, Mycobacterium smegmatis, Streptomyces griseus, Staphylococcus aureus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Klebsiella, pneumoniae, and Xanthomonas maltophilia and many others. Many doctors feel it's the cure for the common cold. It destroys various viruses that cause upper respiratory infections and influenza, the ones that antibiotics are useless against. Garlic destroys on contact, the viral infections of Measles, Mumps, Mononucleosis, Chicken Pox, Herpes Simplex #1 and #2, Herpes Zoster, Viral Hepatitis, Scarlet Fever, Rabies, and others. Blend 3-6 cloves in a blender with some non-citrus fruit juice.
-(R. Naganawa, et al., "Inhibition of Micrbial Growth by Ajoene, a Sulfur-containing Compund Derived from Garlic," Appl Environ Microbiol, 62(11) November 1996, p.4238-4242.)
Apple Cider Vinegar- (Organic, raw, unfiltered) Extremely beneficial for many different maladies. Antibacterial/antifungal/antiviral. Extremely good for eliminating mucous from the body. Put1-3 capfuls in a glass of water or mix in with salad dressing instead of vinegar.
Aloe Vera- (Organic) Aloe Vera (barbadensis miller) contains over 20 minerals, all of which are essential to the human body. The human body requires 22 amino acids for good health -- eight of which are called "essential" because the body cannot fabricate them. Aloe Vera contains all of these eight essential amino acids, and 11 of the 14 "secondary" amino acids. Aloe Vera has Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E. Taken internally, it is known to aid in healing stomach disorders, ulcers, constipation, hemorrhoids, colitis, and all colon problems. It is also helpful against infections, varicose veins, skin cancer, arthritis, and has even been an effective treatment with AIDS. Take ½ cup 1-3 times daily.
Essential Fatty Acids
Flax Seed and Flax Seed Oil (Organic, Unfiltered, cold-pressed) AND/OR Vgean DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Rich in the omega-3 essential fatty acids, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. Also a good source of fiber, zinc, B vitamins, and protein. Contains No cholesterol, and low in saturated fat.