Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Want to help your kids avoid getting as many flu and cold viruses during the winter months as possible? Avoid at all costs, sugar and processed foods - including packaged grain or carbohydrate products like crackers, most pasta, chips, and bagels. The more they eat fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy proteins like organic grass-fed meats and poultry, raw unprocessed dairy like milk, cream, and butter, moderate amounts of good fats like those found in raw nuts and oils, and sprouted whole-grains, they will stay healthy and free from illness longer. So don't make the mistake of loading children up with soda pop, ice cream, Jello, and even fruit juices when they don't feel good - those substances will make recovery longer by lowering the immune system and can even cause a relapse in sickness. Healthy foods support the immune system and keep illness away or at the very least, minimize it.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Did you know you have billions and billions of live bacteria in your intestinal tract? It's true, the center of your immune system and subsequently, your health, lies within the intestines. To keep this complicated system operating at its prime, eat a healthy diet replete with probiotics from raw food sources such as raw milk, organic animal proteins free of chemicals and hormones and raised on pasture-fed diets, organic fresh fruits and vegetables, drink plenty of filtered water, and get enough fiber from a good natural food source such as whole, sprouted grains. If not, you could be headed for a life of chronic health issues from gastrointestinal problems to more severe disorders such as heart disease and Cancer. It's your health; take charge!
Monday, January 28, 2008
Stop cooking your food with a microwave; instead, give yourself time to slow down and use your stove or oven. Microwave cooking destroys vital nutrients and vitamins your body desperately needs! The time you allow yourself to let your food cook slower will give you a moment to breathe and contemplate as well.