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The Roadmap to Good Health

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Blog

The Roadmap to Good Health

Have you noticed that the cost of healthcare is through the roof!  What if there was a way for you to know what was going on in your body without having to go to the  doctor and get poked and prodded for a diagnosis.  The answer is closer than you think! Just look in the mirror.

Everything is connected. Every part of your face is connected to another part of your body. The Chinese have known this for thousands of years. If their patients didn’t get better, they didn’t get paid! If that patient was the Emperor, then they got beheaded. How’s that for motivation!

Modern medicine only seeks to deal with symptoms and cut off body parts. They never address the true cause. Oriental medicine knows the cause is not just physical, but also emotional and environmental.

If you want a younger looking face and body, you need to clean up what is wrong inside you. No amount of plastic surgery, makeup, drugs etc. is going to fix what is broken.  True health and beauty start on the inside.

Most of us are conditioned to believe that we were meant to break down like a machine. Do you know that there are cultures where people live past 100 years of age, never need eyeglasses, have lots of hair, lots of energy, and are happier than those of us living in the so-called “modern” civilization. What do they know that we don’t know?

Most of our issues are based on what we choose to focus on. These old-timers aren’t stressing over bills, mortgages and fancy cars. They are admiring the beauty of life around them. They live a simple life the way mother nature intended. They are not into immediate gratification like those of us in the “modern” world. They relax and enjoy life. They appreciate what they have, however small that may be. They truly live.

Everything happens for a reason. There are no accidents. If you want to know what is wrong on the inside, just look at your body. The road map is there. All you have to know is how to read the signs. Educate yourself. Then motivate yourself to take action.

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Pleasure and Pain, The Elements of the SAD Diet

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Blog

overweightThe Standard American Diet (SAD) is becoming recognized more widely as an unhealthy way to eat. However, even though people recognize this, they are slow to change their eating habits. That is because people are conditioned to a way of life where they are constantly seeking pleasure while avoiding pain.

Because SAD food generally is easy to access and quickly creates perceived pleasure, people are attracted to it like a magnet. Just like bears that are attracted to honey and are willing to put up with multiple bee stings just to access a nest of bees and eat the honey, people are attracted to junk food and sweets and are willing to put up with chemical toxins, GMO’s, and pesticides just to satisfy their addictive cravings.

In other words, the perceived pleasure of eating SAD food hides the reality that the SAD food is slowly, but consistently creating pain in the form of disease, body deterioration, chronic depression, overall dissatisfaction with the quality of life, and early death.

In turn, the poor quality of life and other pain permeates the thinking of people and impedes their ability to live a full life and get along with other people. It is small wonder that the majority of the world’s peoples are conflicted and dissatisfied with the quality of their lives. Individuals are at war within themselves and among themselves.

As people become more aware of and understand the effects of SAD food on their lives, they will begin to change their eating habits. But it will be a slow, bumpy process, with many starts and stops. Understandably, it is difficult for people to change their eating habits when their minds are conditioned by the media to gaining immediate pleasure.

The media are paid by the food companies, via television commercials and magazine advertisements, to convince people that the food companies’ products will provide them pleasure. And the food companies are not just satisfied to use the media, they are involving governmental agencies in their scheme to control people’s thinking. For example, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is bombarded by outside influence to relax controls over food, so that the food companies can sell more pleasurable, enticing foods, even if those foods are unhealthy and (in some cases) are known to sicken or kill people. The “murder” (slow death) is carried out over a period of time so that it is not so obvious as to raise immediate concern. Besides, people think that their government is looking out for their best interests and cannot fathom that it would let companies do such terrible things.

The main idea here is not to bash the food companies or the government, but to inform people of what is happening so that they may take the action to change their lives for the better. People need to take back control of their lives, reduce governmental interference, and build up trust among one another to become neighbors who look out for one another. People need to read about what is happening, not from the mainstream media, but from alternative sources, like http://www.naturalnews.com/, who is not influenced by corporate or government interests.

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Getting Started with Eating Healthy Food Styles

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Blog

5-Healthy-Eating-Habits-to-Avoid-Being-Fat-at-BestDesign your own diet with your own health in mind. Do the same for others who share your home. Be aware of what your body needs to maintain your great health and your ideal weight.

Most Americans are on the government’s suggested standard American diet (SAD), for example, a dinner consisting of a plate that is filled half with vegetables and fruit, and half with grain and protein. Also, the meal includes milk or other dairy if it retains its calcium content. This is an improvement over the previous food pyramid, but still is not what we call “healthy.” Great Health by Design classifies food into four styles.

You will choose the style of food that you like, based on your personal preferences. Start out simple. Then design your own style of food. Personalize your style of food, keeping in mind your overall foundational health needs.

Style 1 – Cooked. Most standard American diet food is cooked, unless it is a raw salad or fruit. Cooking robs food of some of its nutrients and associated enzymes that aid in digestion. It can even add toxins to your body. The meat and potatoes type of diet, which I grew up on, stayed in my colon longer than was healthy and contributed to clogging my arteries.

But if you prefer to eat cooked food as your regular diet, or supplement a raw food diet with occasional cooked food, then you can help optimize the nutrition in the cooked food, for instance, by buying or growing organic fruits and vegetables, organic eggs, and range-fed beef and chicken raised without added hormones and other “enhancers.”

Style 2 – Vegetarian. Vegetarians eat mostly a plant-based diet of vegetables and fruits, but no animal meat products. This can range from eating organic vegetables that have been sauteed in a pan, or steamed until they reach the desired crispness. Steamed vegetables retain more color, texture, flavor and nutritional content. Steaming is also an easy and quick method for preparing vegetables. Grilling is another option that is tasty. Organic fruits can be had nearly year-round. Also, vegetarians may choose to eat eggs and dairy products that are organic. There are many incredible tasting vegetarian recipes.

Style 3 – Vegan. Vegans eat like vegetarians, except most vegans eliminate eggs, dairy products, and honey from their diets.

Style 4 – Raw. Raw foodists eat only raw food: vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, and sprouted grains and legumes. The food is uncooked, unprocessed, and mostly organic. Uncooked means the food has not been brought to a temperature exceeding 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Some raw foodists will incorporate eggs, dairy, fish, and (less frequently) raw meat into their diets.

The food styles listed above range from least healthy, as in Cooked, to most healthy, as in Raw. Some people use a combination of types, for example, 80 percent raw and 20 percent cooked. But in preparing cooked food, choose organic food and healthier selections, for example, brown rice over white rice. Eat small portions of meat – mostly chicken and fish, but very little beef. Do I cheat on my diet? Not often, because if I eat junk food or much cooked food, I find I begin to crave unhealthy foods. Also, once I begin to eat healthier, I do not want to return to the less healthy way of eating because I feel and look so much better now. By feeling better, I mean that I have experienced:

  • More energy
  • Deeper and sounder sleep
  • Fewer aches and pains
  • Improved digestion and elimination
  • Ability to release unwanted weight
  • Increased resistance to chronic health ailments
  • A stronger body
  • A better sex life
  • More satisfaction and gratification in life
  • A feeling of self empowerment
  • More happiness

Do I think that everyone should eat more raw food? Yes, but I think it is an individual choice and that nobody should give a person a bad time for eating cooked food. Through demonstrating the benefits you have experienced with raw food, you can educate and motivate people to eat healthier.

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