“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
"To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. "
"I get way too much happiness from good food."
Your diet should consist mainly of fresh organic vegetables and fruit. Where possible retain the skin or peel. Eat raw, steam or cook in organic coconut, olive oil or gee (clarified butter). Delicious!
A recent french study found people who consumed the most organic food were 25 percent less likely to develop cancer, including Non-Hodgkin lymphoma — linked to glyphosate — other lymphomas and postmenopausal breast cancer (1)
Organic olive oil, coconut oils and gee (clarified butter) are perfect for a complimenting a balanced diet, aiding vitamin absorbtion and brain health. Use as dressings or for cookng. Use of organic butter and other organic animal fats in moderation support good nutriant absobtion. All these are essential for optimum brain health! Research is now showing that to deny these can lead to brain cognitive decline.
Organic Nuts & Seeds contain a multitude of beneficial elements. They contain good fats which are utilized for energy. Use in salads or as snacks at any time of the day.
Once or twice a week splash out on some Wild Organic Fish. Salmon and other oily fish are best. Oily fish are commonly prized for their health benefits, as they are loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, which most people don't get enough of.
Another excellent healthy food choice are organic pulses. Research has shown that eating pulses can help reduce blood pressure and help with body weight management, which are both risk factors for chronic disease, Pulses are low in trans (bad) fats and high in soluble fibre. Incorporate them into you diet. Dried or fresh are equally good. Choose from red, white beans, lentils, chick peas etc....
The true benefit of organic grass fed foods is their ability to protect from potentially harmful toxins. Organicly reared livestock receive no synthetic hormones or antibiotics, and the 70 percent of time they are not eating grasses, organic cattle must be given feed that is free of GMOs, pesticides, and synthetic fertilizers.
Limit simple sugars and refined grains. These include sweets, cakes, biscuits , pies, baked goods, white bread, refined pasta and white rice. Avoid all fizzy drinks. If you are still drinking diet soda, be aware that regular consumption of artificially sweetened beverages puts you at increased risk of chronic diseases such as dementia, depression, diabetes, heart attack, infertility, obesity and strokehigh sugar diet can lead to a whole host of health problems, including a greater risk of developing certain cancers.
Blood sugar rises after eating bread, pasta and other wheat products, even those labeled Gluten-free. The protein Gluten can cause many health issues even in those who seem to digest it well. It can not only irritate the gut lining causing permeability, but also lead to systemic inflammation. Gluten, because of its content of another protein called gliadin, is threatening to the lining of the gut. Dr. Alessio Fasano's research at Harvard has made it quite clear that gliadin, which is found in wheat, barley and rye, causes increased leakiness or permeability in the gut of all humans … To add to this Roundup (glyphosate) which is sprayed on wheat prior to harvest, significantly disrupts the functioning of beneficial bacteria in the gut and contributes to permeability of the intestinal wall and consequent expression of autoimmune disease symptoms (2)
Most people are aware that processed foods are bad for your health. They are usually high in in sugar, high-fructose corn syrup and damaging trans fats. They are designed for overconsumption and can become addictive. They often contain artificial ingredients the body does not recognize as food. They are usually high in refined carbohydrates, low in nutrients and lacking in fiber.
Preservatives in food have been linked to cancers in lab animals.
Asthma and allergic reactions are also associated with chemicals, such as sulfites. Nitrates that prevent discoloration in meats and are considered one of the worst food additives. Read your labels and avoid.
Heavy drinking can have catastrophic health effects, affecting the entire body and causing a range of health problems not only liver damage (including cirrhosis and a fatty liver) but brain damage, heart failure, diabetes, cancer and infections. A recent study done by Cambridge University. found that the safe limit of drinking was about 100g of alcohol, or the equivalent of five drinks, per week. Having more than this started to raise the risk of disease:
Vitamin. D is vitally important for optimum health. Sun exposure is the best way of getting this valuable vitamin. It is however important to be responsible with sun exposure. Sadly many sunscreens offer a false security of sun protection and may do more harm than good.
The safest option is covering up and supporting skin health internally and externally. All chemical sunscreens should be avoided. The skin is one of the biggest organs of our body and has the amazing ability to absorb what we put on it.