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My Magic Pill is Alkalinity

My Magic Pill is my nutrition.  Live food - Live body.  By balancing your foods you help your body achieve its maximum potential.  By making the switch to an 80% alkaline and 20% acid diet my life has completely changed....I lost weight... I no longer have allergies, medications, headaches, endometriosis pains, knee pains, diabetes type 2 and  chronic fatigue.  I'm now feeling better than I have ever felt and it's all from learning about food and how by eating the right foods you can heal your life.

Adopting a diet that allows for closer to 80% Alkaline foods and 20% Acid foods can help you regain PH balance as well as help address a number of health related issues.  Some items below have been shaded as 'AVOID' = these are food items I have chosen to avoid.  To learn more about why we should avoid "Grains, Beans & Potatoes" click here to read the article.

 
ALKALIZING FOODS
VEGETABLES
Garlic
Asparagus
Fermented Veggies
Watercress
Beets
Broccoli
Brussel sprouts
Cabbage
Carrot
Cauliflower
Celery
Chard
Chlorella
Collard Greens
Cucumber
Eggplant
Kale
Kohlrabi
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Mustard Greens
Dulce
Dandelions
Edible Flowers
Onions
Parsnips (high glycemic)
Peas
Peppers
Pumpkin
Rutabaga
Sea Veggies
Spirulina
Sprouts
Squashes
Alfalfa
Barley Grass
Wheat Grass
Wild Greens
Nightshade Veggies
FRUITS
Apple (sf)
Apricot (sf)
Avocado
Banana (high glycemic)
Cantaloupe (sf)
Cherries (sf)
Currants (sf)
Dates/Figs (sf)
Grapes (sf)
Grapefruit
Lime
Honeydew Melon (sf)
Nectarine (sf)
Orange (sf)
Lemon
Peach (sf)
Pear (sf)
Pineapple (sf)
All Berries
Tangerine (sf)
Tomato (sf)
Tropical Fruits (sf)
Watermelon (sf)

PROTEIN
Whey Protein Powder
Almonds
Chestnuts
Tofu (fermented)
Flax Seeds
Pumpkin Seeds
Tempeh (fermented)
Squash Seeds
Sunflower Seeds
Millet
Sprouted Seeds
Nuts
OTHER
Apple Cider Vinegar
Bee Pollen
Lecithin Granules
Probiotic Cultures
Green Juices
Veggies Juices
Fresh Fruit Juice
Organic Milk(unpasteurized)
Mineral Water
Alkaline Antioxidant Water
Green Tea
Herbal Tea
Dandelion Tea
Ginseng Tea
Banchi Tea
Kombucha

SWEETENERS
Stevia

SPICES/SEASONINGS
Cinnamon
Curry
Ginger
Mustard
Chili Pepper
Sea Salt
Miso
Tamari
All Herbs

ORIENTAL VEGETABLES
Maitake
Daikon
Dandelion Root
Shitake
Kombu
Reishi
Nori
Umeboshi
Wakame
Sea Veggies                             
ACIDIFYING FOODS
FATS & OILS
Avocado Oil
Canola Oil
Corn Oil
Hemp Seed Oil
Flax Oil
Lard
Olive Oil
Safflower Oil
Sesame Oil
Sunflower Oil

FRUITS
Cranberries

GRAINS (Avoid)
Rice Cakes
Wheat Cakes
Amaranth
Barley
Buckwheat
Corn
Oats (rolled)
Quinoi
Rice (all)
Rye
Spelt
Kamut
Wheat
Hemp Seed Flour

DAIRY
(Avoid)
Cheese, Cow
Cheese, Goat
Cheese, Processed
Cheese, Sheep
Milk                           
Butter
Yogurt
NUTS & BUTTERS
Cashews
Brazil Nuts
Peanuts
Peanut Butter
Pecans
Tahini
Walnuts

ANIMAL PROTEIN
Beef (Free Range)

Chicken Breast
Carp (Wild Caught)
Clams
Eggs
Fish (Wild Caught)
Lamb
Lobster
Mussels
Oyster
Pork (Avoid)
Rabbit
Salmon
Shrimp
Scallops
Tuna
Turkey Free range -Limited
Venison

PASTA (WHITE)
(Avoid)
Noodles
Macaroni
Spaghetti

OTHER
Distilled Vinegar
Wheat Germ
Potatoes                                
DRUGS & CHEMICALS (Avoid)
Chemicals
Drugs, Medicinal
Drugs, Psychedelic
Pesticides
Herbicides

ALCOHOL
(Avoid)
Beer
Spirits
Hard Liquor
Wine

BEANS & LEGUMES
(Avoid)
Black Beans
Chick Peas
Green Peas
Kidney Beans
Lentils
Lima Beans
Pinto Beans
Red Beans
Soy Beans
Soy Milk
White Beans
Rice Milk
Almond Milk

Some great sites and resources that I have found to help me in creating an optimal daily menu are:


Mercola
Dr. Axe
Marks Daily Apple - Paleo Diet

To hear about how going Paleo helped me on my journey
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Alkalinity is a crucial key to reclaiming your health.





Disclaimer: The entire contents of this website are based upon the opinions of I'm Holistic, unless otherwise noted. Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author, who retains copyright as marked. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experiences of I'm Holistic. I'm Holistic encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Prevention or Cure

The majority of people wait until a symptom presents itself before they feel it is worth doing something about it, what if you could eliminate or reduce any potential symptoms from occurring?  Generally, symptoms are an expression of your body telling you that something is not in balance.  Balance after all is the key. When your body is alkaline, disease can find no place to call home.  

For many including myself this has become our cure.  What does it mean to be alkaline?  How can it help your symptoms?  Alkalinity is referred to as the pH, it is determined by the concentration of Hydrogen ions in a substance such as water, blood or food. On a scale from 1 - 14, a pH level of 7.0 is considered neutral, 7.0 downwards is increasingly acidic and upwards of 7.0 is increasingly alkaline. Our bodies are alkaline by design and acidic by function and we need both. The human body has adapted to two types of digestion, alkaline for starches and acid for proteins, but true health lives in an alkaline state.

Good health needs a balanced equilibrium and this is achieved by maintaining a basic pH balance of acid and alkalinity.  Edgar Cayce, was among the first to let us know that disease cannot live in an alkaline environment. Since then many studies have been conducted to document this as truth.  It is said that you can drink a lemon squeezed in your water every day can help you achieve alkalinity.
Any number of bodily fluids can have a small chemical fluctuation at anytime which may show a strong implication towards health or illness. For example a change of only a few degrees of body heat can cause severe sickness or even death.  PH balance has been identified by biochemists and medical physiologists as a one of the most important aspects of a balanced healthy body. A pH of 7.4 is considered desirable for the human body. A drop in blood pH level to a reading of 6.95 can lead to serious health risks, such as coma or death.

Prevention can be better than a cure.  Saying you are what you eat really has more meaning than once first thought, just ask Thomas Edison who said over 100 years ago, "Doctors of the future will prescribe no medicines, but will prescribe food and will interest their patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."

When the body is alkaline the body is given the maximum opportunity to perform at it's highest capacity.  To achieve this daily it is best to follow a nutritional plan that includes fresh, raw organic vegetables and fruits.   Dark green and orange veggies have the highest nutritional value. Research indicates that phytochemicals from cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower, as well as turnips and kale support the detoxification processes within the body.  Be sure that your diet contains adequate protein to supply the building materials necessary for tissue repair.  For animal protein, free-range or organically raised meats and poultry or wild game are our best choices. Fresh fish is also an excellent source of protein.

The best way to help your balance is to eat a variety of foods and rotate your selections so that you can stop any reactions that may happen from specific foods. Water is very important to help flush wastes and toxins out of our body. You should drink at least 8 -10 oz glasses of distilled water each day, make sure to add 'Concentrace' by Trace Minerals to help replace essential minerals that can assist your body with alkalinity. If you don't feel that you can drink that much plain water everyday, green tea, herbal teas or squeeze a lemon into your water and this will give you variety plus an excellent source of even more antioxidants.

To stay alkaline avoid... Carbonated drinks, sugar, processed foods, over eating acidic foods
 

Disclaimer: The entire contents of this website are based upon the opinions of I'm Holistic, unless otherwise noted. Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author, who retains copyright as marked. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experiences of I'm Holistic. I'm Holistic encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

The Magic Pill?

Everyone is searching for the magic pill... the magic pill to health, youth, no more aches and pains, weight loss and more.  While you can take a pill that says it will change your life the truth is the only way to really to change your life is to work on it from the inside out.   Secondly, The trouble with most pills is that their effect only lasts so long and may create other health concerns for you to fight later on in life.  Is it really worth the risk?  What if there was another way to at least try?

If you have an ache or pain most take ibuprofen, aspirin, acetaminophen... the pain is dulled or becomes non-existent generally; however, have you ever stopped to ask yourself why the pain and ache presented itself in the first place?  Obviously if you were recently injured this is your main contributor.  For many others their experience with pain is hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, and so on.  This is known as a chronic pain and for many it feels like it will never go away.  For many there is no diagnosis and for others it looks like chronic fatigue, fibromyalsia, diabetes or any other number of pain causing disorders.  The truth is in the discovery.

First, If you experience chronic pain then you should ask yourself why?  How?  When?  The best way to help identify what may be contributing to your pain is to start a journal.  Write about what you eat daily, the time, portions, whether you exercised, worked, drove around in your car, read a book, sat at the computer, watched tv.. etc.  Then write about your pain.  Give your pain a 1-10 scale 1 being great 10 being the worst, build your own special code.  Note in your journal how you feel when you wake up, how you feel mid day, if anything significant chances with any of your activities, and then again before you go to sleep at night.  It is important to note any changes before, during or after your activities.  By doing this it may help you identify patterns or possible items that may be contributing to your pains.

Second, start an elimination diet.  Take the next 4 weeks to rule out foods that may be causing the pain.  Remove everything except for green vegetables, sour fruits, fish, nuts and seeds.  For the first week eat any number of combinations you like of that list at anytime during the day. Drink plenty of distilled water with added Trace Minerals - Concentrace.  In the middle of week 2 introduce one item not on your list, whichever you crave the most, document how you feel before, during and after.  Continue to drink plenty of distilled water with added Trace Minerals - Concentrace.  At the end of week 3 add another item you are craving the most, document how you feel before, during and after.  Drink plenty of distilled water with Trace Minerals - Concentrace.  You are now at the end of week 4 you decide add or take away whatever you like.  Make sure to document the before, during and after.  Drink plenty of distilled water with Trace Minerals - Concentrace.  

By utilizing all of your journal activity you now have a great way to see what has been working for you.  By charting your progress each week you gain a great starting point to truly understanding what helps you understand your personal needs.  You'll know what truly makes you happy and what truly stresses you out.  From here you can determine which foods serve a purpose for you and which foods do not.  You'll be amazed at how easy it is to feel this, to understand this and to be able to now make better choices because of it.  

By doing these steps you'll discover the best way to your best is just to listen to yourself.  Pay attention to which foods make you feel great.... to which ones make you feel bad.  You choose based upon the experience of knowing how things make you feel.  The trick is to pay attention.. this is where most of us fail, somewhere along the way we forgot to pay attention.  One second, one moment and life goes on, but if we don't stop to pay attention, attention will pay us.  Just be, everybody, just be.  Make sure to write about it, remember it, embrace it, accept it.  Watch how things change in your life.  Write about your life as if you were the main character of your very own movie.   Stop for a moment to pay attention with appreciation.  Your Journey... Your Journal.... You are Your own Magic Pill.

Disclaimer: The entire contents of this website are based upon the opinions of I'm Holistic, unless otherwise noted. Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author, who retains copyright as marked. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experiences of I'm Holistic. I'm Holistic encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

PALEO PUMPKIN PANCAKES

2 cups Almond Meal
4 tblsp of Chia Seeds

2 tblsp Coconut Oil
2 cups Pumpkin filler(Raw or Organic)
2 Eggs
1 cup of Coconut Milk (Thai Condensed)
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground Ginger
1/4 tsp ground Cloves
1/2 tsp ground Nutmeg
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Dropperful Liquid Vanilla Stevia or 1 tsp of Stevia powder (Liquid tastes the best)

Prepare a Stainless Steel pan with coconut oil and set heat to medium.  Mix ingredients in a bowl until contents are smooth and creamy.  Pour contents into preheated pan to the desired size. Do not cover, Let each pancake sit in the pan until you see that it appears to be solid.  Be careful not to over heat your pan these pancakes take a little bit longer to form so lower heat is best.  Be patient.  When ready flip. The second side takes less time to form.  Serve when cooked throughout.  The Chia seeds and eggs help to keep it together; however, don't be surprised if it breaks easily.

Add Health Smart butter and serve with 100% pure maple syrup or without if you are trying to avoid any sugar.

Enjoy a Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Sugar Free breakfast packed with great proteins, fiber and vitamins.



Disclaimer: The entire contents of this website are based upon the opinions of I'm Holistic, unless otherwise noted. Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author, who retains copyright as marked. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experiences of I'm Holistic. I'm Holistic encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

How Fats are Good


What You Need to Know about Fats


Fats are more important than you know.  The trick is learning which ones are the best for your and why.    Good fats help you maintain your energy levels. I have personally found that by eating a tablespoon of Virgin Coconut oil in the am and pm I have increased my energy levels two-fold and have successfully managed chronic fatigue.  

Healthy Fats are:
Preferred fuel for your heart Useful antiviral agents (caprylic acid) Useful for lowering cholesterol levels (palmitic and stearic acids)
Carriers for important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, and required for the conversion of carotene to vitamin A, for mineral absorption, and for a host of other biological processes Effective as an anticaries, antiplaque and anti fungal agents (lauric acid) Modulators of genetic regulation and prevent cancer (butyric acid)

Sources of healthy fats are:
Olives and Olive oil (for cold dishes) Coconuts, and coconut oil (for all types of cooking and baking) Butter made from raw grass-fed organic milk
Raw Nuts, such as, almonds or pecans Organic pastured egg yolks Avocados
Grass fed meats Palm oil Unheated organic nut oils

Another healthful fat you want to be mindful of is animal-based omega-3 found in Hemp Oil & Fish Oil.   Deficiency in this essential fat can cause or contribute to very serious health problems, both mental and physical, and may be a significant underlying factor of up to 96,000 premature deaths each year.

Fats are important to maintain fuel, energy, clarity, weight, and overall health.  Fats can be very useful when you are trying to get away from sugar and many have found that it helped the body overcome the sugar withdrawal.

Ultimately, if you leave a PH balanced life you'll want to include healthy fats into the equation to help your body function at it's fullest capacity.

A great example menu for the day would include:

  • Am:  Egg (whites cooked, yolk not cooked), Grapefruit and Avocado
  • Lunch:  Cabbage wrap with whatever you would put on a sandwich (add avocado, olive oil, hemp oil, etc)
  • Pm:  Flash stir fry veggies with fish, cooked in coconut oil and a tablespoon of olive oil added after removed from the heat.
  • In Between:  Snack on almonds, sour fruits, raw veggies, and seeds

Disclaimer: The entire contents of this website are based upon the opinions of I'm Holistic, unless otherwise noted. Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author, who retains copyright as marked. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experiences of I'm Holistic. I'm Holistic encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Understanding Foods With Sugar

On average our daily sugar consumption has gone from 1to2 tablespoons to 1 pound a day, and most don't even know they are having it.  When you talk about sugar most people say "I don't have sugar", "I limit my sugar", "I only eat all natural sugars found in fruit".  If only that were true, what most don't understand is that the majority of processed food now contains more sugar than anyone wishes to talk about.  Bread, pasta, ketchup, cereal, peanut butter, jelly....just to name a few items.  Sugar is sugar, whether you are having cane sugar, palm sugar, corn syrup, syrup, honey, sweet fruit, or carbohydrates your body does not know the difference and it processes it as a sugar.  

The more foods that you consume with a higher sugar content the more likely you will create candida or yeast in your body, you will experience inflammations and a lower immune system response ultimately leaving your body vulnerable to attack.  Most often attacks start as an allergic response and if left unattended it can allow your body the ability to build up bacteria which will result in a cold, bronchitis, the flu and any number of infections stemmed by bacteria.  

Before you pick up that glass of store bought orange juice please consider how many oranges it took to make that one glass, how much sugar did they add to the mix and then ask yourself if it was sugar that got you into this mess do you really think it's going to help get you out?   Having a glass of orange juice is nice if you squeezed the orange yourself and you only have one.  Oranges are a sweet fruit and are considered a high glycemic food, while the vitamin c can be helpful it's benefits are being drowned out with sugar.  Sugar is sugar.  Keep in mind that most attacks lead to allergies, cold, flu; however, these are only signs to help you understand your limits.  If you continue to push your own sugar consumption limit you can increase your chances for other disorders and disease to present themselves down the road.  

How about Fruit:

Limit your consumption to a maximum of 25 grams per day, with a maximum of 15 grams from whole fruit. If you're already overweight, have diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease (or are at high risk of any of them) then you're probably better off cutting that down to a total of 10-15 grams per day, including that from fruit. As you can see in this table, some fruits are very high in fructose, so munching indiscriminately could really set you back.
Fruit Serving Size Grams of Fructose
Limes 1 medium 0
Lemons 1 medium 0.6
Cranberries 1 cup 0.7
Passion fruit 1 medium 0.9
Prune 1 medium 1.2
Apricot 1 medium 1.3
Guava 2 medium 2.2
Date (Deglet Noor style) 1 medium 2.6
Cantaloupe 1/8 of med. melon 2.8
Raspberries 1 cup 3.0
Clementine 1 medium 3.4
Kiwifruit 1 medium 3.4
Blackberries 1 cup 3.5
Star fruit 1 medium 3.6
Cherries, sweet 10 3.8
Strawberries 1 cup 3.8
Cherries, sour 1 cup 4.0
Pineapple 1 slice
(3.5" x .75")
4.0
Grapefruit, pink or red 1/2 medium 4.3
Fruit Serving Size Grams of Fructose
Boysenberries 1 cup 4.6
Tangerine/mandarin orange 1 medium 4.8
Nectarine 1 medium 5.4
Peach 1 medium 5.9
Orange (navel) 1 medium 6.1
Papaya 1/2 medium 6.3
Honeydew 1/8 of med. melon 6.7
Banana 1 medium 7.1
Blueberries 1 cup 7.4
Date (Medjool) 1 medium 7.7
Apple (composite) 1 medium 9.5
Persimmon 1 medium 10.6
Watermelon 1/16 med. melon 11.3
Pear 1 medium 11.8
Raisins 1/4 cup 12.3
Grapes, seedless (green or red) 1 cup 12.4
Mango 1/2 medium 16.2
Apricots, dried 1 cup 16.4
Figs, dried 1 cup 23.0

Everyone always says.. "I want to live for today, and I want to eat what I eat"... just remember "You are what you eat" and if you push your body limits too much for too long then it will eventually push back.  Your body's first mission in life is survival.  In order to survive your body must find the following:

1.  PH balance - alkalinity (found in live raw vegetables)
2.  Maintain good Flora (good bacteria found in probiotics)
3.  Endurance - achieved thru exercise and helps to properly burn carbohydrates

If you are drowning your body in foods that are high in sugar and carbohydrates than you are creating a war for your body to fight.  The more your body has to fight to survive the less it can spend on doing what it was meant to do... 'function' for you.  Digestion becomes compromised, toxins build up and pollute your bloodstream, while opening you up for many other disorders that can make you miserable in your daily life and can eventually kill you.  If you are already to the point where you are experiencing disease and disorder then more sugar and carbohydrates will only make matters worse.
When we pay attention to our body symptoms we begin to understand our limits.  By understanding our limits we can learn how to find balance, experience less disease and disorder, and maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Below is a list of foods to learn to limit or avoid:

Sugar - All kinds (cane, palm, etc)
Corn Syrup
Maple Syrup
Jelly/Jam
Peanut Butter with sugar added
Sweet Fruit (bananas, oranges, red apples, tropical fruits, pineapple, mango)
Sweet Veggies (carrots, corn, tomatoes)
Processed foods

On a side note,  removing sugar and replacing it with Sucralose, Asparatame, Splenda and other synthetic sugars are not the answer you are looking for... they contain chemicals and toxins which are not natural to the body and bring their own problems to overcome.  A great all natural replacement is "Stevia".  Make sure you buy only the brand that says "Stevia", all others are genetically modified and lack the benefits real "Stevia" can offer.  You can also grow your own stevia plant and use the leaves dried or right off of the plant to sweeten recipes and drinks.

In Summary, if prevention is the cure then hopefully you will see this information as a key to possibly what has been ailing you.  Hopefully with this you will find relief from your symptoms while you test your body limits and limit your sugar intake.


Disclaimer: The entire contents of this website are based upon the opinions of I'm Holistic, unless otherwise noted. Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author, who retains copyright as marked. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experiences of I'm Holistic. I'm Holistic encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Distilled water and how it can benefit you.

With an environment full of toxins my only choice for drinking water is 'distilled'.  There are a lot great water filters out there that claim to filter all of the impurities from our water; however, there is only one way to make sure the water we drink is pure and that is to drink distilled.  Distilled water is great; however, it is not perfect.  If left alone it is considered acidic in the body, and with the goal of maintaining maximum alkalinity an acidic glass of water will work against you.  The best way to make your water alkaline is to give it back what you need most.. 'minerals'.  

Trace minerals Research is a company out of Salt Lake UT that has been farming essential minerals from the dead sea now for over 35 years and they have a great product called "Concentrace".  'Concentrace' allows you to add a couple of drops to your water to help replace some of those lost nutrients.  


Why do we need minerals?  The earth contains a perfect balance of all the nutrients humans need to be healthy and happy. The problem is soil-nutrient depletion. Over the years, soil erosion and aggressive farming practices have depleted the essential nutrients in crops, and human nutrition has suffered. Dr. U. Aswathanarayana states, “When people consume a diet derived from crops grown in nutrient-deprived soil, their intake of essential elements becomes inadequate. This leads to the impairment of relevant physiological functions and causes disease.”

Minerals help rebalance the body by reversing the effects of the water cycle. Instead of relying on the soil to provide all the minerals and trace elements we need, you supplement with an excellent mineral source straight from the shores of the Great Salt Lake.

By aiding Concentrace to your water you can help your body find a balanced spectrum of minerals and trace elements.

Another great way to alkaline your distilled water is to add a squeezed lemon per quart, this is also a great way to start your day and help your body achieve maximum alkalinity.




Reference:
Aswathanarayana, U. Professor. Trace Substances Environment and Health. Science Reviews, London, 1:1994, pp. 222-223.
Disclaimer: The entire contents of this website are based upon the opinions of I'm Holistic, unless otherwise noted. Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author, who retains copyright as marked. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experiences of I'm Holistic. I'm Holistic encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

You are fine, until you are not.

Why wait until your body screams at you for help?

Lately, I've been generically taken a survey to try and understand the state of our minds as it pertains to our health and every time I ask people about their nutrition, health, etc.... here are some of the responses... 

"I'm fine"
"There's nothing wrong with me"
"I don't need a probiotic"
"I watch what I eat"
"My doctor didn't tell me to do that"
"I don't have any problems".. "and the problems I do have are because of..."

What people aren't taking into consideration is the fact that our society does not do well with "in moderation".  And unfortunately a lot of this is out our control at this point as the world of food has gone ahead and put sugar, preservatives, dyes and other unnecessary additives in our food.  Combine that with GMO's(genetically modified) and processed foods and you find yourself in a world full of breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert with no viable nutrients to offer you or anyone.  If you are not eating completely organic, pulling it from your garden,  getting it from the farmers market (it's all range free, no antibiotics, steroids or hormones) then you are starving your body of what it really needs.

How does disease start?
 
Disease does not just show up.  Last week a friend told me that their father was just diagnosed with  pancreatic cancer, one day he was fine and then he wasn't.  It's the "he was fine, until he wasn't" that kills me to hear.    Doesn't that suggest that the issues already existed?  Disease can come from many sources.... genetics, nutrition, environment, etc.  The one thing that we have the most control over is our nutrition.

Most of us already believe the proof is in disease and what we say causes it...
  • Excessive Smoking can cause lung disease, heart disease, cancer, copd and more
  • Excessive Drinking can cause liver failure, cancer, stroke, and more
  • Excessive Eating can cause obesity, diabetes, allergies, flu, IBS, acid reflux, heart attack, cancer,  and more

Why wait to take care of your health until your body is screaming at you to do so?  You can start now.  If you think you are healthy because you don't have any symptoms... think again.  Remember we are fine, until we are not.  You can reverse and prevent the majority of disorders by giving your body the nutrients and fuel it needs to get and stay healthy.

If it is possible for smoking, drinking and eating to cause disease on an excessive level would it not then suggest that it could cause disease on any level?  Would this then not make us want to find out what it is about these items that could cause disease?  Especially the most important one of all... eating.

For those who are interested in avoiding the doctor and hospital visits the clear path is to understand how and what your body needs in order to get healthy.  The best place to start is with what you eat.  Focus on eating only organic raw foods, make your own meals, stay away from sugar, processed meals and quick fixes unless it comes from a raw carrot, an apple, broccoli, etc.  Secondly, get a great probiotic our bodies need 90% good bacteria all the time in order for it to function properly, anything less and you leave your immune system open for an attack.

As I heal myself and watch others heal themselves I am finding that this just makes sense.  I hope it comes to make sense for you too.   Please be advised that this is not a quick fix and for some it can take years to reverse the damage already done.

The key to your physical happiness is with your nutrition.






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The most popular item we eat is killing us.

Did you know that the world's most popular food additive is the same ingredient that is causing obesity, diabetes, candida, allergies, and many other diseases and disorders.  On some level you must already know what I'm about to say?  Sugar!  

Stop the sugar.  Not only is sugar addictive but it is deadly.  Unfortunately, most of us don't realize just how much sugar is in the food we eat, how many foods actually turn into sugar in our bodies and how it is effecting each of us individually.  Research has reported that at one time we ate on average a couple of tablespoons a day.  Now that sugar is in our bread, ketchup, soy sauce, pasta and more... we are finding that the average person consumes 1 pound a day.  And yes the industry has gone out of their way to provide sugar free options for us; however, these options can be just as deadly as the sugar itself.

Most of us know that sugar is not healthy, but I don't think the majority of us have any idea truly how devastating sugar is. And reducing one's sugar consumption can be challenging as it is highly addictive, causing withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, mood swings, depression, fatigue, and cravings.  However, there are ways to help you overcome the withdrawals and successfully get off the sugar if you are willing.  Switching to sugar free is not an option either, the only real solution is to realize that it is all a really bad idea for our bodies.  It provides no nutritional value for us and actually takes away from our bodies ability to perform the way it was designed.  If you absolutely must have that sweet taste give Stevia a try.  It is a green plant that is sweet and full of nutrients which your body can actually find benefit from.  They've even packaged it and are now selling it at most local health food stores and some mainstream grocery stores.

Here is a list of foods to avoid....  (Click for a list of good foods to eat)

White Flour
Soda/Carbonated Drinks - ALL
Juice - ALL
Sports drinks - ALL
Pasta - ALL
Cereal - ALL
Potatoes
Bean's
Pastry's
Energy Replacement Bars
Cookies
Candy
Ice Cream
Desserts
Sweet fruit (Oranges, Bananas, Red Apples, Tropical, etc)
Jell-O
Milk
Creamer

Here is a list of items that can help during your transition....
  • Probiotics - the refrigerated kind.  "Healthy Trinity" by Natren is my first choice followed by "Garden of Life.
  • Fish Oil - Carlson's is the best and fish oil can help reduce the cravings while providing your body with fuel that it can use not only for your internal organs but for your brain as well.
  • Avocados - Great food to help curb the cravings
  • Coconut Oil - Cold Pressed also a great source of omega's while offering your body and brain essential fatty acids. (a tablespoon 3 times a day)
  • Eggs - Cook the whites, and eat the yolks loose. (sunny side up, poached or any a protein shake)
  • Distilled water with a freshly squeezed lemon
  • Dandelion root (2 tablespoons a day of the powder or 4 capsules in the am/pm)
  • Grapefruit
  • Stevia - Packets,  French Vanilla Stevia Liquid Extract 2 Ounces, Shaker 
 
Here are 148 reasons why you should stop eating sugar.
       SUGAR CAN:
  1. Suppress the immune system.
  2. Upset the mineral relationships in the body.
  3. Cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
  4. Produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
  5. Contribute to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
  6. Cause a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the more sugar you eat the more elasticity and function you loose.
  7. Reduce high density lipoproteins.
  8. Lead to chromium deficiency.
  9. Lead to cancer of the ovaries.
  10. Increase fasting levels of glucose.
  11. Cause copper deficiency.
  12. Interfere with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
  13. Weaken eyesight.
  14. Raise the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.
  15. Cause hypoglycemia.                                
  16. Produce an acidic digestive tract.
  17. Cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children.
  18. Cause mal-absorption leading to dis-functional bowel disease.
  19. Cause premature aging.
  20. Lead to alcoholism.
  21. Cause tooth decay.
  22. Contribute to obesity
  23. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis.
  24. Cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
  25. Cause arthritis.
  26. Cause asthma.
  27. Greatly assist the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans.
  28. Cause gallstones.
  29. Cause heart disease.
  30. Cause appendicitis.
  31. Cause multiple sclerosis.
  32. Cause hemorrhoids.
  33. Cause varicose veins.
  34. Elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
  35. Lead to periodontal disease.
  36. Contribute to osteoporosis.
  37. Contribute to saliva acidity.
  38. Cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
  39. Lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol  in the blood.
  40. Decrease growth hormone.
  41. Increase cholesterol.
  42. Increase the systolic blood pressure.
  43. Cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
  44. High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(Sugar bound non-enzymatically to protein)
  45. Interfere with the absorption of protein.
  46. Cause food allergies.
  47. Contribute to diabetes.
  48. Cause toxemia during pregnancy.
  49. Contribute to eczema in children.
  50. Cause cardiovascular disease.
  51. Impair the structure of DNA
  52. Change the structure of protein.
  53. Make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
  54. Cause cataracts.
  55. Cause emphysema.
  56. Cause atherosclerosis.
  57. Promote an elevation of low density lipoproteins (LDL).
  58. High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.
  59. Lower the enzymes ability to function.
  60. Intake is higher in people with Parkinson’s disease.
  61. Cause a permanent altering the way the proteins act in the body.
  62. Increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.
  63. Increase the amount of liver fat.
  64. Increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.
  65. Damage the pancreas.
  66. Increase the body's fluid retention.
  67. Restrict bowel movements.
  68. Cause myopia (nearsightedness).
  69. Compromise the lining of the capillaries.
  70. Make the tendons more brittle.
  71. Cause headaches, including migraine.
  72. Play a role in pancreatic cancer in women.
  73. Adversely affect school children's grades and cause learning disorders..
  74. Cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves.
  75. Cause depression.
  76. Increase the risk of gastric cancer.
  77. Cause dyspepsia (indigestion).
  78. Increase your risk of getting gout.
  79. Increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose tolerance test over the ingestion of complex carbohydrates.
  80. Increase the insulin responses in humans consuming high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets. 
  81. Reduce learning capacity.
  82. Cause less effective functioning of two blood  proteins, albumin, and lipoproteins, which may reduce the body’s ability to handle fat and cholesterol.
  83. Contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
  84. Cause platelet adhesiveness.
  85. Cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become underactive and others become overactive. 
  86. Lead to the formation of kidney stones.
  87. Lead to the hypothalamus to become highly sensitive to a large variety of stimuli.
  88. Lead to dizziness.
  89. Cause free radicals and oxidative stress.
  90. Significantly increases platelet adhesion for anyone with peripheral vascular disease .
  91. Can lead to biliary tract cancer.
  92. Feed cancer.
  93. Cause and increase the risk for a pregnant mother to deliver a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.
  94. Lead to substantial decrease in gestation duration among adolescents.
  95. Slow food's travel time through the gastrointestinal tract.
  96. Increase the concentration of bile acids in stools and bacterial enzymes in the colon. This can modify bile to produce cancer-causing compounds and colon cancer.
  97. Increase estradiol (the most potent form of naturally occurring estrogen) in men.
  98. Combine and destroy phosphatase, an enzyme, which makes the process of digestion more difficult.
  99. Be a risk factor of gallbladder cancer.
  100. Be an addictive substance.
  101. Be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.
  102. Exacerbate PMS.
  103. Can affect the amount of carbon dioxide premature babies produce.
  104. Be changed in the body into 2 to 5 times more fat in the bloodstream than it does starch.
  105. Promote excessive food intake in obese subjects.
  106. Worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  107. Adversely affects urinary electrolyte composition.
  108. Slow down the ability of the adrenal glands to function.
  109. Induce abnormal metabolic processes in a normal healthy individual and to promote chronic degenerative diseases.
  110. Cut off oxygen to the brain if administered as I.Vs (intravenous feedings) of sugar water.
  111. Be a risk factor in lung cancer.
  112. Increase the risk of polio.
  113. Intake can cause epileptic seizures.
  114. Cause high blood pressure in obese people.
  115. Induce cell death.
  116. Increase the amount of food that you eat.
  117. Can increase an antisocial behavior in juveniles
  118. Lead to prostrate cancer.
  119. Dehydrate newborns.
  120. Increase the estradiol in young men.
  121. Cause low birth weight babies.
  122. Cause schizophrenia
  123. Raise homocysteine levels in the blood stream. 
  124. Increase the risk of breast cancer. 
  125. Can increase your risk of getting cancer of the small intestine. 
  126. Cause laryngeal cancer.
  127. Induce salt and water retention.
  128. Contribute to mild memory loss.
  129. Decrease the intake of many essential nutrients.
  130. Increase the total amount of food consumed.
  131. Result in a heightened preference for sucrose relative to water at 6 months and 2 years of age.
  132. Cause constipation.
  133. Causes varicose veins.
  134. Can cause brain decay in pre-diabetic and diabetic women.
  135. Can increase the risk of stomach cancer.
  136. Cause metabolic syndrome.
  137. Increase neural tube defects in embryos.
  138. Be a factor in asthma.
  139. Increase your chances of getting irritable bowel syndrome.
  140. Affect central reward systems.
  141. Cancer of the rectum.
  142. Endometrial cancer.
  143. Cause renal (kidney) cell carcinoma.
  144. Cause liver tumors.
  145. Cause endemetrosis
  146. Cause yeast infections
  147. Cause mood swings
  148. Cause allergies 




 
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