Friday, January 27, 2017

Healthy Eating

The world is replete with advice on how to eat properly -- the following tips are from "The New Detox Diet" by Elson M. Haas, M.D.

  • Eat whole foods -- fresh fruits & vegetables, vegetable proteins (beans, peas, nuts, seeds)

  • Reduce refined foods -- lower intake of sugars, excess fatty & rich foods, foods with additives -- avoid genetically engineered foods -- avoid chemical pesticides, choose organic

  • Drink with meals -- should have no more than 4 oz. of liquid with meals -- excessive liquids with meals dilute the digestive juices

  • Drink water daily -- should drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily, plus herbal teas -- 2 or 3 glasses each morning before breakfast -- 1 or 2 glasses an hour or so prior to lunch and dinner

  • Chew & relax -- chew food thoroughly -- relaxed environment

  • Get sufficient fiber -- beans, peas, nuts, seeds, flaxseed meal, etc.

  • Use nutritional herbs & supplements -- digestive enzymes, hydrochloric acid, pancreas products

  • Moderate Use -- go easy on alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, excessive use of prescription drugs & recreational drugs

  • Exercise -- set up a regular exercise program -- combine flexibility, strength, endurance

  • Maintain regular elimination -- diet, exercise, stress levels should allow bowel movement at least once or twice daily -- after illness or antibiotic usage, take probiotics (acidophilus and other digestive bacteria)

You are what you eat & think -- eat wisely & think with gusto.

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The following advice is from the Mayo Clinic

When your legs are upright, gravity holds water in the lower part of your body (legs swell -- when you lie down, the lower body seeks level with the kidneys, making it easier for the kidneys to remove the water, which is why people need to urinate more often at night.

The most effective times to drink water.

  • 2 glasses of water after waking up -- helps to activate internal organs

  • 1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal -- helps digestion

  • 1 glass of water before taking a bath -- helps lower blood pressure

  • 1 glass of water before going to bed -- helps avoid heart attack or stroke, and prevents night-time leg cramps

“It is chronic water shortage in the body that causes most diseases of the human body" Dr. Masaru Emoto

Quote for the Day -- “Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.” Sophia Loren

Bret Burquest is the author of 11 books. He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a few dogs and where the body is a temple to be nurtured wisely.

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