Eternal health and happiness begins in the gut. The heart has a few words to stand up and say about what I just typed, but frankly, if your gut isn’t happy, everything else in your life becomes secondary.
Most of us were raised in homes with busy and well meaning parents who did not understand proper medicine. Food is medicine. Food is also poison if we are eating the wrong stuff. The foods we Americans eat on the SAD (Standard American Diet), is acidic in our bodies. For optimum health and to eschew cancer and other bad mojo diseases, we must create an alkaline environment inside our Temple.
Examples of acid foods would be meat, poultry, milk, cheese, packaged foods, bread, pasta, pastries, soft drinks, most snack foods.
Vegetables, plants, sprouts, sea weeds and fresh water algae are highly alkalizing. Veggies neutralize toxic acids in our blood and tissues. Chlorella, blue-green algae (From Klamath Lake is the best source) helps chelate and pull heavy metals from the body.
Try not overcooking your food. Cooking it destroys the natural enzymes which are life giving! Heating above 118 kills off the enzymes. Shoot for an 80/20 diet where 80% of your food intake is alkalizing foods, preferably raw.
Work toward weaning yourself off over processed foods. Avoid: Excess alcohol, caffeine, salt and sugar, especially avoid anything with High Fructose Corn Syrup.
I recently began growing my own sprouts and wheat-grass which I am very excited about! Part of my work as a Holistic Health Consultant is to assist clients with ways to optimize their health and growing things in your kitchen are a terrific start. All this stated, I realize not everybody knows how to get started or may have the time to do this, particularly a challenge for people who travel a lot or work very long hours as I did for the last 15 years.
If overwork and travel put you in a time famine, look for ways to mind your diet by eating the least processed most raw menu items and supplement with a body tonic! Miessence has a few body tonics to explore that you can check out on my website: DeepGreen which you add to water or juice to alkalize the body. Berry Radical is an antioxidant Superfood and InLiven is a gluten free 13 strain Probiotic you can mix into a smoothie or juice.
Look for products which are raw, freeze dried and cold pressed so that you are ingesting quality ingredients to maintain the maximum benefits for yourself, not just the company you purchase from.
All the very best in health!