Monday, May 11, 2009

Critical Elements for Health Through Nutrition

What type of diet do you eat? There are some critical components that must be included each day in order to keep health optimal. Do you make certain you have these key elements in your everyday diet?
  • Digestion and elimination
  • Hydration
  • Essential Fatty Acids
  • Mineral Balance
  • Blood sugar balance
  • Balance of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates
  • Probiotics
  • Fiber
According to the tenets of Certified Nutritional Therapy practice and The Weston A. Price Foundation, these components are essential for controlling disorders such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and other illnesses and diseases that are particular to modern life. In order to maintain this balance with these components, it is important to eat a nutrient-dense diet including the following:
  • grass-fed meats and game
  • pasture-raised eggs
  • grass-fed dairy products
  • organic fruits and vegetables
  • fermented foods such as homemade yogurt, kefir, and sauerkraut (for live culture and probiotic delivery)
  • healthy fats such as coconut oil, fish oil from a healthy source and/or cod liver oil, real butter from grass-fed animals, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, lard from healthy sources (grass-fed meats), beef and chicken tallow
  • raw nuts and seeds
If your digestion is bogged down by processed and refined foods, it will affect your entire body and health. Because of this, the functions of digestion are the very foundations of good health. When you keep all the components of health in balance with proper foods, your body can keep itself free of degenerative disease and illness. Through many years of abuse, many people have damaged their digestion and health to the extent that it is necessary to take drastic measures of detoxification, alteration of diet and lifestyle, and heavy supplementation with whole-foods based, organically-sourced dietary supplements to bring health back to normal.

For more information your diet and disease, read this informative article on Agriculture Society.

For more information on dietary guidelines, visit The Weston A. Price Foundation for a wealth of great nutritional information that will transform your health.

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