Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Listen To Your Body

After researching nutrition and alternative health care for the past 20 years I've witnessed a 'common theme' which shows up in many studies.
It's of great importance that we listen to the warning signals our bodies try to give us before chronic disease can plan it's disastrous assault.

A good example of listening to our body comes from animals.
Have you ever noticed your dog or cat sniffing around the yard or garden and when it finds a certain green plant and eats it shortly afterwards they will vomit?
Yes, animals instinctively sense when a toxin or micro-organism intruder has invaded their body, and they will look to nature for just the right plant to provide a cure. (for instance chlorophyll or whatever is in the plant)

Modern medicine has failed in many ways to tap into preventative practices such as lifestyle changes, foods and herbs that can help support health to prevent medical conditions and disease.
In fact, there are a lot of negative statistics associated with conventional medical care.
Researchers state that more people die due to medical mistakes, reactions to prescription drugs, infections in hospitals than those who died of heart disease each year!

Health can best be described as the optimum state of physical, mental and social well-being. The way to achieve this optimum state is by reaching out for our personal health potential in an ongoing conscious effort.
We must provide our bodies with all of the requirements of health. At the same time, we must minimize anything that compromises our health which include foods that encourage inflammation, environmental stressors and our own destructive behavior patterns.

The bottom line, we need to become pro-active and responsible for our health and medical decisions along with finding a compassionate, qualified health care practitioner.

It's important we find out how our body functions, and what it needs in order for us to have optimal health.
Rememeber too, we are unique as individuals; what works for one person may not work for another. There's no room for 'cookie cutter' health care!

Most of us desire a long healthy life, and since we weren't handed an 'owner’s manual' it's up to us to take charge and research for answers to our medical conditions.

'Listen To Your Body'...what's yours telling you?

'Good Health to You'

Excellant read:
Extraordinary Healing
by Art Brownstein M.D.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Raw Garlic for Immune Support

The wonders of garlic are numerous, not only is it a powerful therapeutic herb but it's a strong-flavored seasoning for food. Garlic helps lower cholesterol and high blood pressure and may help prevent heart attacks by reducing blood clotting.

Since Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferers usually have infections more often than the general public, "raw garlic" can help them get over these sooner and may actually reduce inflammation in the body.
Garlic is a potent antibiotic and it's especially active against fungal infections and has immune-stimulating properties with antibacterial and antiviral effects.

Personally I use garlic everyday; from my a.m. juicing, as an addition to stir-fry or in salad dressing.

Interestingly enough, the compound principally responsible for garlic's disease-fighting ability (and pungent smell) is allicin, also found in lesser amounts in onions and other white vegetables.

Use garlic often, and remember allicin is formed from an inactive precursor compound only after garlic is mashed or chopped and exposed to air for at least a few minutes. I suggest using "ORGANIC" grown garlic when possible.

Have a glass of red wine while you wait with a piece of fruit or unbleached unbromated bread...

"Good Health to You!"

*Consult your Health Care Practitioner before adding spice or herbs to your diet while taking medications since interactions can occur.

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