Humankind’s natural diet
Everyone has an opinion, but not every opinion is correct. When we look around the world at humanity, those who live longest and remain healthiest all have a very good or semi-vegetarian diet. In Okinawa Japan, life expectancy amongst the older generation is in excess of 100 years because bulk of their diet is fresh vegetables.
It is one of the tragedies of Okinawa that the parents, great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents have to bury their children who are dying because they have embraced the Western high meat, high-fat and highly processed diet that has become so prevalent across the world.
In India and other countries where vegetarianism is prevalent, longevity and good health are considered normal yet in
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A diet for health and longevity
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Residents on the small Japanese island of Okinawa in the Ryukyu archipelago south of mainland Japan live longer on average than many other cultural groups and some say they are the longest lived people with lifespans of 100 – 115 years of age common and many well documented studies have been made to support this claim.
In addition to a longer life, there are fewer incidences of the diseases that plague the Western world such as heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Scientists are so impressed that they generally agree that by adopting an Okinawan style diet, it is possible to retard or
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Planning for a healthy future
We start our lives in ignorance, and lets face it, many parents are ignorant of what constitutes a good lifestyle, diet and nutrition. That means that as we grow up with a less than ideal diet and lifestyle, we are laying foundations for ill-health and a short life.
As we live our lives in ignorance, it takes some time before some sickness intrudes and reminds us of our mortality. Then we look for a fix, but by then most fixes are best temporary and the only way to make a change permanent is to wake up and make those essential diet and lifestyle changes.
While there are countless diet and weight loss programs,
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Milk Destroys Your Bones From the Inside
Milk and animals as food have been consumed by us for thousands of years. When the livestock are healthy and the people consuming milk and milk products as they have done in India for perhaps tens of thousands of years with the milk is primarily the A2 variety which is further processed before consumption, milk products and the animals that produce them are healthy.
Where we come to the west, the milk is the A1 variety, cows often suffer harsh conditions and a percentage of their diet is made up of agricultural chemicals which is passed on to us through the milk and meat.
In terms of osteoporosis, after
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Essential protein and primary nutrition
Without getting to deep into the word meanings, lets simply use this definition; a nut is the seed of any fruit and a seed is an embryonic plant enclosed in a covering called the seed coat or husk, usually with some stored food. In other words, nuts and seeds carry the fertilised genetic information and nutrition necessary to grow into another plant of its own species.
Seeds include also include grains and they all supply a broad spectrum of essential nutrients necessary for our health and well being. In general, seeds such as wheat provide more carbohydrates whereas beans and nuts provide a higher ratio of protein.
Beans (also known as legumes
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The ultimate recovery diet
Joel Wallach and Dr. Esselstyn and many others have proved that changes in diet and nutrition can actually cure diseases. As a result of their advice and other impulses, people have been experimenting with different ways of eating raw food.
Then many people remembered that when we were ill, we were given soups and broths that were filled with nutrition and easy to digests. Many people turn to fruit and vegetable juices as a way of providing the body with essential nutrients, however fruit and vegetable juice without the essential fibre can sometimes do as much harm as good.
Some of the critics of the raw vegetarian diet are that it takes
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Pure white and deadly
Natural sugar cane
The phrase ‘pure white and deadly’ has been around for a long time and few people seemed to care until it’s too late, but others are awakening and dropping it from their diet.
We instinctively know that sweet things are safe to eat as in nature sweet foods are safe to eat and mothers may notice that babies will readily eat sweets, but it takes about 15 attempts before the baby will eat savoury foods. This is because we instinctively trust sweet foods, but in nature we eat them with the fibre.
Sugar is a modern food additive that has no nutritional value and is not required for our survival.
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Origin, purpose and value
Foods have sustained not only mankind, but continue to sustain all life on Earth and have done since life began. Our foods are classified by the nutrients that they provide; i.e. pulses, seeds and nuts provide proteins, grains (starches) provide energy while fruits and vegetables provide proteins, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These foods when eaten in various combinations have different effects.
“Let food be your medicine” ~ Hippocrates.
For any food to be medicine, it needs to fresh and free of introduced toxins such as chemical fertilisers and pesticides. But how much do we know about where our food comes from or what’s in it. When we grow our own, knowing is easy but when
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The stuff of life
The water carriers
Most of us appreciate the value of fresh water and without it we could not survive. The entire substance of our bodies is about 70% water, but this is more in babies who are almost 80% water and it decreases to almost 60% in older adults.
It is interesting that the surface area of the earth is also about 70% water and it plays a major role in the metabolism of our planet, but that’s another story.
Water forms part of the chemical substance of all our tissues and even our bones, it supports out health, our lives and plays many roles within our bodies including:
Forming saliva and digestive fluids. It
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Mothers first milk
Colostrum is the first milk produced by any lactating mammal and it contains the nutrients required to activate the digestive system of the newborn and the antibodies required to protect them against disease.
Most species including human mothers to be generate colostrum just prior to giving birth. Colostrum as well as being lower in fat, is higher in protein than ordinary milk.
Newborns must receive colostrum within 6 hours of being born for maximal transfer of antibodies to occur however assertions that colostrum consumption is of human benefit to adults is questionable.
In adults, the digestive system is more developed than babies and it is argued that the beneficial ingredients in colostrum are destroyed as they undergo
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