Most of the cells in our body replace themselves at least once a year. What we eat and drink today becomes raw materials for the body we will have this time next year. Think about that. It has been proven that you can improve your health through diet.
Take a few moments to consider the connection between what you put into your mouth and your body weight, between what you put into your mouth and how it affects the condition of your health, energy levels and general sense of well being. Then you will have the necessary information for making the right decisions regarding your eating habits. At the same time, take inventory of the supplements you need, from the ocean of vitamins, minerals and nutritional aids available these days, to determine which ones are really essential for your lifestyle.
Perhaps you are the kind of person who spends a good two minutes night and morning popping pills. Somewhere we expect our multi-vits and minerals to work on preventing disease. The truth is that is very seldom the case. Generally speaking, either the supplement is not absorbed, or it works to put the delicate balance of all the inner systems completely out of whack.
The average apple has only 5 or 6 mg of vitamin C in it. It also has 10,000+ other plant nutrients that work in synergy with the vitamin C. The only reason people survive eating high amounts of isolated vitamins is because the cells do not absorb them. They are not bio-available. They are flushed from the body as expensive urine.
Absorbing that news, we are faced with the question: What supplements do I then take? Vibrant health demands qualitative, not quantitative nutrition. There is plenty of evidence about real fruits and veggies being the guardians of our health.
The Longevity Diet starts with 5-10 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. We build from there. If you feel to supplement your diet, and this is not a bad idea, given our sometime crazy
lifestyles, look for whole-food bio-available supplementation. It doesn’t have to be complicated, but it does have to work.
So before you spend your hard earned money on that next bottle of isolated vitamin or mineral, ask yourself these questions: Is it a whole food supplement? Will my body absorb it? If the company who makes it has integrity, it will be able to answer these questions, and supply supportive evidence of its claims.
La Voix des Villages, mercredi le 12 avril 2006 - Talk of the Towns, Wednesday April 12, 2006
The body has an innate ability to heal itself. Given the right ingredients - appropriate nutrition, regular elimination of toxins, adequate rest and rejuvenation, mental/emotional balance - the
body will heal, repair and recover into good health.
"Health and healing is a lifestyle in which treatment for illness includes every part of life."
Caroline Myss in 'Why People Don't Heal.'
The nature of a human being is mutli-dimensional: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. We encourage the restoration of a lifestyle of balance and ease to any person who feels uneasy or dis-eased This can be done through conscious stress-management.
Let's promote health rather than confront disease by practicing prevention before intervention becomes necessary.
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When I am
Among the Trees
by Mary Oliver
When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness.
I would almost say that they save me, and daily.
I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and bow often.
Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, "Stay awhile."
The light flows from their branches.
And they call again, "It's simple," they say,
"and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine."