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When did we as a society become so disconnected from the food we eat that we no longer know how it affects our body and our health? A few weeks ago, we watched Gov. Christie on The Jay Leno Show parody his obesity struggle by eating a cherry donut, even though he knows it’s a serious health issue. This disconnect received more attention than a sobering statistic released by the American Heart Association at the current obesity growth rate, total health care costs directly attributable to overweight and obesity could reach $861 to $957 billion by 2030, accounting for 16% to 18% of U.S. health expenditures.

 

The disconnect between real food and health is even more staggering when we talk about our children’s health; Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution showed us unhealthy American school lunches and his struggle to introduce healthier foods to school-aged children. How shocking, moreso than the school lunches, was when he would hold up produce such as tomatoes or potatoes, and elementary-aged children, again and again, could not identify even the most common of foods. And one wonders why the obesity rate is soaring for our young people?

 

The childhood obesity rate has more than doubled since 1980, and the number of children considered obese has shot past 12 million. Obesity is now considered a national epidemic, spurring a cocktail of kindred ailments: coronary heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, cancers, hypertension, dyslipidemia, stroke, liver disease, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis and gynecological problems. And the disconnect continues between what we consume and health. Take soda for example. The health hazards of drinking this sweetened carbonated beverage is no secret and yet American children and adolescents continue to imbibe this product as the largest source of sugar in their diet. A Yale University Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity Study supports this fact, yet sadly we continue as a nation to rank first among countries in soft drink consumption.  Approximately one half of the population consumes sugary drinks any given day. The per capital consumption of those sugary bubbles is in excess of 150 quarts per year per person, or three quarts per week. The relationship between soft drink consumption and body weight is so strong that researchers calculate that for each additional soda consumed, the risk of obesity increases 1.6 times.

 

It is time for us, and for our children to learn that they are what they eat. The early years are crucial for children’s health because young people have tremendous internal demands on their bodies for development. They are building a system and laying a foundation of health for a lifetime.  Vitamin and mineral-rich diets are crucial to children’s healthy development and ensure that biochemical processes trigger excellent energy production. Appropriately sized nutrient dense meals (proteins, vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats) are needed to power the complex biochemical processes required to optimize metabolism, which minimizes the risk of many health issues. This is the perfect time to nurture, guide, and model healthy eating to ensure optimal health for our children’s futures; we are at a juncture where we need to empower children to learn what healthy foods are and are not, and to help them become their own best advocates when asking for and receiving meals.

 

On March 11 the first annual RI Statewide Read will take place as an act of solidarity on behalf of children’s health.  (March 12th in Warwick and Narragansett) Over 75,000 students at more than 200 schools, libraries, youth programs, and health centers throughout the state will participate in the Statewide Read event of Is Your Hair Made of Donuts?, a book I wrote and published to speak directly to young children and engage them with a fun story line they can relate to – but with a serious underlying message.  If my book has one point to make it is that “you are what you eat.” This event recognizes March as National Nutrition Month – the 40th anniversary of nutrition awareness.

 

As this event was being organized, literally one school, one library being recruited at a time, we began to seek out guest readers and we are pleased to announce that RI Governor Chaffee, Dr. Fine, Director of the RI Dept. of Health, Warwick Mayor Avedisian, Central Falls Mayor Diossa, Woonsocket Mayor Fontaine, Cranston Mayor Fung, Pawtucket Mayor Grebien, North Providence Mayor Lombardi, Johnston Mayor Polisena, and Providence Mayor Tavares, will be spanning out across the state to read to young children.  Other readers are Eva Marie Mancuso, Chair of RI Board of Education, NBC10’s Molly O’Brien, State Capitol TV Host Dave Barber, Chief Medical Officer Renee Rulin, M.D. of UnitedHealthcare, and Rep. Frank Ferri (Warwick), parents, faculty and others. Nine corporate sponsors are also joining to provide support, including books, educational materials, and healthy snacks.  These are, Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI, Champion Juicers, Dr. Day Care, East Side Marketplace, Sodexo, UnitedHealthcare United Natural Foods (UNFI), Walgreens, and Whole Foods Market. The Boys & Girls Club of East Providence is providing administrative support.

 

Today children are faced with a deluge of junk food choices the moment they step away from their doors. Nutrition and what children eat are inextricably tied to their well-being. The perilous effects of obesity will continue to plague our children if we do not muster up the courage to stand for change; It is imperative that we begin to reeducate our children on the ABC’s of optimal nutrition and the benefits of nutrient-dense foods so that our young people can flourish and develop into healthy adults.

 

By modeling healthy behaviors for our children, we can reverse the mindless eating trends that have now become commonplace and acceptable in our country. I believe we can empower our children by educating them, inspiring them, and exposing them to how good ‘good food’ can taste. The theme for Nutrition Month is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” – but I raise the more serious question “do we have the courage to stop this?” The smallest state in the country is leading the way this March, and by the outpouring of support, we have stood up and said, yes, we have the courage.  We can set a lasting example for the entire country – beginning here, beginning now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The slow cooker is a simple method you can use to cook up some wonderful hot meals without spending all day in the kitchen. You  all know that I like veggies, lots of veggies in your diet. These mineral rich foods will power up your body and support your immune system.  Well here is an easy way to incorporate loads of veggies, especially those root veggies all in a one slow cooker. You ready?

Secrets of Veggie Success-

No one loves mushy mystery veggies. Here’s a way to use your slow cooker and where to place them to preserve their flavor and texture. Easy!

1. The Bottom Layer of your cooker

Position the densest toughest veggies at the bottom of the cooker, where the temps are highest, think parsnips, cabbage,  sweet potatoes, and winter squash.

2. Middle Layer of your cooker

The middle is the go to zone for ski- hardy veggies: They’ll cook through there without going soft on you.

Think fennel, carrots, green beans, bell peppers, celery

3. Top Layer- These more delicate veggies can’t hold up through hours of yea, so add them in the last 30 minute so cooking.

Think broccoli, fresh herbs, spinach, peas, and zucchini

 

Bon Appetite!

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This is an excellent article by Dr. Larry Wilson explaining the scientific underpinnings of Nutritional Balancing and specifically the oxidation patterns. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

William F. Koch, MD was a well-known biochemist who lived in the late 19th to the mid-20th century.  For a time, he was the medical director of the Detroit Women’s Hospital.  At the end of his life he was actually exiled from the United States for his discoveries about cancer.  He died in South America around 1950.

Dr. Koch is best known for the discovery of several anti-cancer remedies that were sometimes called “anti-cancer vaccines”, though they had nothing in common with modern vaccines.  Among them were parabenzoquinone and glyoxylide.  These may be available today, but if they are, they are not the same as the ones he invented, which were far more powerful.  While designed to combat cancer, originally, they could also help with many other diseases.

Dr. Koch was also known as a brilliant researcher on oxidative respiration or oxidative metabolism.  For this reason, the main thrust of this article is about oxidative metabolism, a topic that is of vital importance if one wishes to understand how nutritional balancing science works.

 

WHAT IS OXIDATIVE METABOLISM?

 

Oxidative metabolism is the unique human method of producing energy at the cellular level, within the mitochondria of each cell.  It is unique because, although animals and some plants share the method to some degree, it is mainly a human method of energy production.  In fact, because it is so efficient, it allows most higher thought and other higher energy functions that humans can accomplish, but not lower life forms.  This is important for nutritional balancing, which seeks to restore oxidative metabolism or oxidative “respiration”, as it is falsely called in biochemistry books.

Oxidative metabolism depends not only on the glyolysis and Krebs or carboxylic acid cycles functioning properly.  It also depends upon the less well known biochemical pathway called the electron transport system.  In this system, electrons shuttle between molecules of NAD and NADH, and this generates at least half of a person’s high-energy ATP, assuming that person is healthy, which is rare today.

In fact, few are healthy these days and, as a result, their energy output falls.  This always lands them in a slow oxidation situation, which we always seek to remedy by various means at our disposal.  Among holistic practitioners, some describe this as mitochondrial dysfunction.  The questions are, why does it occur and what can be done to reverse it.

 

WHY DOES THE ELECTRON TRANSPORT SYSTEM FAIL?

 

A lower energy state due to a faulty electron transport system can be due to any number of toxins that get into the cells.  It can also be due to generalized nutritional depletion, along with toxic metal substitution in the enzyme binding sites of the electron transport system.  One of these enzymes is NADH, for example.

The electron transport system requires the B-complex vitamins, manganese, zinc, copper and iron, among other nutrients.  However the nutrients must be in the right form, and these are more difficult to obtain.  One cannot simply eat them because many foods have them in incorrect form today, especially fruits.  This is just one reason we do not recommend eating any fruit today. 

 

Fertilizers, fruit and more.  As to why fruit today all contains incorrect forms of some vital minerals, it is complex.  In part, it is due to almost universal use of superphosphate fertilizers that do not properly nourish the plants, but actually stimulate them, instead.  It is also the result of general depletion of the soils in many areas of the world.

Finally, the problems with fruits have something to do with the mid-point of the eon we are living in, which occurred December 22, 2012.  As we move away from this date, the fruit will get better, but for the next 50 to 100 years, fruit will be too yin in Chinese terms, and its minerals are not in the proper form to be utilized well in the electron transport system for this reason.  This is unfortunate but true, in our experience.

Some of our vegetables, meats, eggs and other foods also have this same problem to some degree, though it is less critical than the problems with fruits.  However, the overall result is that the electron transport system fails in almost everyone by the age of 10 or so.  At this time, the person usually moves into a state of slow oxidation, as reported on a properly performed and properly interpreted hair tissue mineral test.  (At this time – 2013 – I have not found a reliable way to measure the oxidation rate in the blood, urine or by other common tests.)

 

HOW DOES THE ELECTRON TRANSPORT SYSTEM PRODUCE ATP?

 

Basically, one molecule of ADP (adenosine di-phosphate) is connected to one molecule of NADH via a special double-bonded carbon atom.  This bond is called the carbonyl double bond.  Then a molecule of phosphorus is bound to the molecule of NADH, also by a special type of double bond, though it is not a carbonyl bond.  The double bonds are critical, as they seem to allow electrons to flow easily across from one of the compounds to the other.  This is why the system is called electron transport.

The next step is that the phosphorus is released onto the ADP, forming the higher energy compound called ATP.   The NADH becomes NAD, which is recycled back and used over again, just as ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate) is recycled as ADP and used again.  This is the basic mechanism.

This mechanism sounds simple, but it is anything but simple.  Dr. Koch worked for years to understand it, and his insights are found in the biochemistry books.  What is not known, however, is how nutrition figures into the system.  Here is the basic setup:

 

Phosphorus, as you might imagine, is central for the electron transport system.  It is the “fiery element” needed to hold a high electrical charge and deliver it to where it is needed in the body.

Copper is needed to transform the P or phosphorus atom from a simple phosphorus atom or compound into the high-energy phosphorus compound needed for ATP.

Iron is needed to transform the NADH so that it can receive the P and be attached to the ADP.

Manganese is needed in other steps, earlier in the Krebs or carboxylic acid cycle and glycolysis cycle.

Other nutrients such as coenzyme Q-10 (ubiquinone) are involved, as well, but are not as critical as the minerals, in most cases.

 

Amigos or oxides harmful. The forms of copper, iron, manganese and other elements in the system are critical.  For example, most adults have too much of the “amigo forms” of iron, manganese and even copper in their electron transport system. This damages the chemical reaction badly.

The so-called “amigo form” is an oxide, in most cases, and it is not the most active form or compound of the minerals.  To read more about this, read The Amigos – Iron, Manganese and Aluminum on this website.

This is the basic mechanism of the electron transport system.  It looks simple in the biochemistry books, but it is not, and the nutrients above, perhaps with others, too, are absolutely needed in the right amounts and proportions to make it work right.

 

A PURE BIO-ENERGETIC APPROACH TO HEALTH AND HEALING

 

As you can see, minerals play a vital role in the electron transport system!  As a result, if anything goes wrong nutritionally, energy production is seriously compromised, and that is exactly what we observe in clinical practice.  The ultimate result is every disease imaginable, just depending upon where the energy problem occurs, such as in the liver or kidneys, or elsewhere.

This might be called a purely bio-energetic understanding of health and disease.  The idea is that if one’s energy is high enough, health occurs,  If energy production decreases, then tissue breakdown, invasion by pathogens, inflammation, necrosis, or tumor formation may occur, and disease is the result.

 

 

NUTRITIONAL BALANCING AND ELECTRON TRANSPORT

 

Nutritional balancing science is geared to correcting the electron transport system better than any other system I have seen.  Many doctors today offer methods to deal with mitochondrial dysfunction such as the use of anti-oxidants, B-complex vitamins, and others.  However, we find these are not enough, and they often unbalance the body chemistry when not applied correctly.

Unfortunately, unbalancing the body with nutrients and foods is common. However, when the body is out of balance, the enzyme substrates are not correct and the enzymes do not function well, even if the nutrients are provided.

Dr. Eck’s unique contribution, which I have continued to refine, but in most cases left unchanged, is to assess exactly how much to give of each nutrient and food.

The methods used to help restore the electron transport system are to improve nutrition, elimination of toxins, balance of the autonomic nervous system, enhance etheric or subtle energy, enhance nerve energy through proper care of the spine, improve the channel system of the body, and more.  For example, a properly designed nutritional balancing program will:

 

1. Make the body more yang.  This helps detoxify the body more than any other method.  Also important is to avoid excess yin such as eating sugar, fruit and other yin foods such as nuts and seeds.

2. Balance the Na/K ratio.  This improves the electrical balance of the cells, which is needed to allow the electrons to jump from the NadH to the phosphorus.

3. Balance the oxidation ratio.  This allows the body to produce more energy because it helps balance the enzyme substrates needed for thousands or millions of enzyme reactions throughout the body.

4. Send more energy downward.  This increases energy production by adding more etheric energy to the body.

5. Correct autonomic imbalances such as yang rising and sympathetic dominance.

6. Use chiropractic, reflexology, coffee enemas and other methods to balance and open the spinal channels and other channels of energy in the body.

Avoiding all the other nutrients is just as important because they will interfere with the desired nutrients, competing with them for absorption in the intestines, and sometimes competing for metabolic utilization, as well.

These problems are very common, I find, when clients see other practitioners who are using symptomatic methods or what I call “the garbage pail” approach to nutrition. This is the method of just filling a person with nutrients, like filling a pail with water, and it ignores the antagonisms and competition between nutrients that always occurs.  It is also the problem of the “balanced diet”.  The diet must be correct the client, not “balanced”.

Nutritional balancing depends upon delicate balancing of the major tissue mineral levels and ratios in a particular way, and this is the only way I have found to properly recommend foods and supplementary nutrients.  This is the main difference between this method and all the others.

 

 

 

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Sharing a wonderful article on what NOT to eat by Dr. Larry Wilson

Unfortunately, many foods that are called “healthy” today are not so healthy, in my experience.  These foods include ones that are not well-absorbed, somewhat toxic, or perhaps yin in Chinese medical terminology, or that somehow upset the digestion.  Among them are:

 

Salads.  Raw vegetables are thought to be excellent foods. However, I find they have the following problems, for which reason I suggest cooking your vegetables:

1. Raw is too yin.  This means they are cold, expanded and centrifugal in their effects on our bodies.  This is not helpful today, which is a yin time in history.

2. The minerals and some other phyto-chemicals found in all vegetables are not as well absorbed when the vegetables are eaten raw. Humans lack the digestive enzymes to break down the tough vegetablefibers. Taking a digestive enzyme does not usually solve the problem.

Thus, vegetables are best eaten cooked until they are soft, or semi-soft, in order to absorb many of the wonderful minerals and other nutrients they contain.

3. Other reasons to cook vegetables are to concentrate them so you can eat more of them, and in places like restaurants and some nations, cooking is very helpful to destroy parasite eggs, bacteria and other harmful items that live on them.

Standard milk, cheese and yogurt. Commercial, pasteurized dairy products are often not such high quality foods today.  Raw dairy is best, and the other decent product is organic dairy, though raw is better.

 

Fruit and all fruit juices.  Fruits today have many problems.  Most are very yin in Chinese medical terminology.  This means they are expanded, and sugary  The mineral balance of most fruit is also not good today.  Also, fruit is often sprayed, even if it is labeled organic, as fruit is very prone to insect infestation.  Most fruits are hybrids, today, and not nearly as mineral-rich as some older varieties that are hard to find.  The water and sugar in fruit, along with fruit acids, disturb digestion, and they upset the entire body.  Sadly, fruit, as a category of food, is one of the most ruinous foods today, even organically grown or home grown fruit.

 

All wheat products such as breads, pastries, flour tortillas, wheat pasta, whole wheat cookies and muffins, and other flour products.  Wheat in all forms, even organic whole wheat, along with spelt, is quite irritating to the digestive system because wheat is severely hybridized and is no longer a good food.  The hybids produce many more tons of wheat per acre, but the mineral and protein content is much lower and the glutamic acid content is higher, making this an irritating food. Some effort is being made to change this, but it is not too far along.  Until wheat can be returned to a more healthful and less hydridized crop, I suggest avoiding ALL wheat and spelt products.

 

Fermented foods. These are highly recommended by many health authorities for their probiotic quality and other reasons.  However, they are too yin, like raw foods, and they all seem to contain toxic aldehydres. Please avoid them, except for some raw cheese and yogurt.

 

Green “superfood” powders, as opposed to green food capsules. These are also heavily promoted as health-giving “superfoods”.  However, they are often rancid, which is toxic, and they must be put into smoothies or drinks, which upsets digestion badly (see below).

Instead, I suggest dried vegetable capsules, which don’t go rancid nearly as fast, and kelp, a wonderful sea vegetable.  Do not use the other sea vegetables as much such as nori, wakame, dulse and the others. They have less alginates that trap toxic metals such as mercury in the sea vegetables and prevent its absorption.  Also, I suggest avoiding the algaesthat are so popular – chlorella, spirulina and blue-green algae.  These seem less compatible with human physiology in some way, although a little bit is okay.

 

Protein powders. I find that for most people, whole foods are best. Problems with protein powders are 1) yin because they are broken apart and processed, and because they usually must be sweetened to eat them 2) bad combinations in smoothies and drinks, and 3) often much less nutritious than the whole food such as an egg or some raw cheese.

For protein, have 2 or 3 soft-cooked eggs, or a little chicken, turkey, lamb or lentils.  However, limit red meat and beans to about two servings per week in most instances.

 

Smoothies or shakes.  This is difficult for many people to imagine, but smoothies are not recommended at all.  They are all too yin because they are made of powders that are broken apart (very yin).  Then one adds water or worse, something sweet, which is also very yin.

In addition, they are usually difficult food combinations for the body to digest.  Also, drinking a lot of liquid when you take your food interferes with its proper digestion.  For all these reasons, smoothies actually damage the digestion.  At best, they do not heal the digestive tract, which is a primary aspect of health that everyone needs today.  In most cases, they make it much worse, no matter how “nourishing” they may be.

 

Beans. – low etheric energy food and slightly toxic.

Coffee. – great in enemas, but irritating to the stomach and the nervous system when consumed as a beverage more than 1 cup of regular coffee.

Juices. – 10-12 ounces of carrot juices with a few spinach leaves or other greens is great.  More than this is very yin and seems to upset digestion as well.

Water. – spring water is wonderful, and distilled for a few months is fine for detoxification.  Carbon-filtered tap water is not too bad in some locations.  Other waters don’t seem to work well, especially reverse osmosis, most shallow well water, sadly, alkaline waters, fancy 3 or more stage filters, so-called designer waters, and adding salts or minerals to your water. 

Pig products. – May contain trichina worm eggs or ova that are not destroyed by cooking, and for other reasons that are less clear to me.

Vegetarian and semi-vegetarian diets.  These are too yin and very deficient in essential nutrients, no matter what the vegans and vegetarians claim.

Loads of dairy or milk.  Even too much raw milk is too sweet and yin.  Limit milk intake to 4-6 ounces of raw milk or organic milk, and limit cheese intake as well to about 4-6 ounces daily or less.  Dairy is not an essential food, so don’t worry if you are allergic to it.

Too many combinations (complex meals).  This is a very common ‘health food nut’ error.  More than about 3 foods per meal, or less in some cases, is much harder on digestion.  Mono meals, meaning one food at a meal, are very good, or just have a starch and a vegetables or two, or have a meal of a protein and a vegetable or two.  Do not combine heavy starch and heavy protein, ideally, as this is also harder to digest.

 

Drinking with meals.

Tons of supplements.

Kombucha, gramma and rooibos tea.

Wine and chocolate.

Soy products.

Sushi

Salmon and Tuna

Hard-boiled eggs or other hard-cooked eggs

Most herbs

Homeopathic remedies

Chelation

Natural or bio-identical hormones.

Wine – is junk.

 

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I thought it would be helpful, especially as we approach the holiday season, to provide you with a brief summary of the various aspects of the Nutritional Balancing program. Each aspect of the program  forms a system that, when done correctly in combination, has a powerful healing effect on most physical, as well as mental and emotional conditions. According to Dr. Wilson, most people  achieve a level of health far above what many believe is possible. Below please find some of his suggestions.

 WHAT TO EAT

 

Most of us are confused as to what to eat. Each day the media pounds of with contradictory research as to what are the healthiest foods for optimal health. Below, you will find a basic healthful diet, according to the principles of nutritional balancing science.  If you elect to follow a complete nutritional balancing program based on a properly performed and correctly interpreted hair mineral analysis, this diet will be adjusted somewhat.

 

GENERAL SUGGESTIONS

 

1. Eat large amounts of cooked vegetables at least three times daily, and NOT raw vegetables.  You will obtain many more minerals from cooked vegetables than from raw ones, cooked is cleaner, and the losses due to proper cooking are minimal.  Do not eat many salads for this reason.

2. With your cooked vegetables, eat ONE protein OR ONE starch at a meal. In other words, do not mix meat and eggs at one meal, as these are both proteins.  Also, do not mix rice and corn tortillas, for example, at the same meal, as these are both starches.  The reason for simple meals is to ease digestion.  It is fine to have 4 or even 5 meals daily.  However, do not just graze or snack all day.  Have sit-down, relaxed meals.

For example, you may have a cooked vegetable or two with a chicken thigh or two.  Then, a few hours later, have a cooked vegetable or two with a starch such as brown rice, corn tortillas or quinoa.  These are simple food combinations and much easier to digest.  You may also have just a cooked vegetable meal, for example, or just some lamb chops.  Eating only one food per meal is even easier to digest, and usually best, although some people find it boring.  Babies and young children usually prefer to eat this way, as do many so-called primitive people, as it works very well.  it is especially recommended if your digestion is weak.

Here are more details:

 

COOKED VEGETABLES

 

Fill two-thirds of your plate or more! with cooked vegetables at least three every day.  Seventy to eighty percent of your diet should be cooked vegetables, not raw vegetables.  Eat cooked vegetables three times daily to get enough.

Vegetables provide many nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fiber.  They also increase the alkalinity of the body more than any other food group.  This is important today because the balance of the pH is a factor in healing.  Do not try to alkalinize the body with a water machine, however. These are not safe, in my experience, no matter what the sales people contend.  They usually use tap water and may contain toxic metals.  The best vegetables are:

 

1. Root vegetables. These include carrots, onion, garlic, ginger, rutabaga, turnips and celery root, and to a lesser degree beets, yams and sweet potatoes.

 

2. The cabbage (or crucifers or brassica species).  Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, collard greens, mustard seed, mustard greens, bok choy, Chinese cabbage or Napa cabbage.  It also includes turnips and rutabaga.   The cruciferous vegetables are wonderful foods and some should be eaten daily.  They all must be cooked about 30 minutes to completely remove a substance that otherwise can slow the thyroid a little.

 

3. Greens such as spinach, carrot greens, kale, mustard greens, beet greens, carrot greens, Swiss chard and others are also very good.  Celery is also okay when cooked.

 

4. Peas and green beans, both fresh and frozen, are also very good.  A bag of frozen peas cooks in five minutes and makes an excellent, tasty and filling snack or even an entire meal.

 

5. Winter squashes and pumpkin. Winter squashes (acorn, spaghetti and butternut squashes) and pumpkin are not quite as good because they are more yin, but okay once or twice a week if you wish.  They are actually fruits, as they contain seeds.

 

Vegetables to avoid.  Avoid the nightshade vegetables, which are too yin and slightly toxic for regular consumption.  They include tomatoes, white and red potatoes, eggplant and all peppers, such as sweet and hot peppers, and table pepper, which is usually rancid.  A little cayenne pepper as a spice is fine, but avoid very hot spicy food.

Others to minimize or avoid include zucchini, summer squashes, okra, asparagus, artichokes, mushrooms and cucumbers.  These are all too yin or a bit toxic.  Otherwise, the vegetables, always cooked, are superb foods.

 

Remember to cook your vegetables always.  I know many health authorities recommend raw vegetables.  However, I find that people do not absorb enough minerals from raw foods, including salads.  Also, raw vegetables are too yin, and in restaurants often unclean.  You can have a cooked vegetable salad if you prefer, but not a raw salad.  To read more, read Raw Food on this website.

 

PROTEIN

 

Eat protein twice daily or even a little with each meal, if it helps you. Protein foods, especially those of animal quality, offer many nutrients including zinc, selenium, sulfur, many vitamins, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids and much more.  Please do not follow a vegetarian diet for this reason.  Portion size can be 3-5 ounces or so for adults.

 

Meats. Among the best protein foods are lamb, chicken, eggs, and turkey. Some wild game is very good.  Beef is not quite as good, though naturally-raised, grass-fed beef is okay about once a week.

 

Dairy products. Raw dairy is an excellent food for most people, unless one is allergic to dairy.  This can include raw goat or raw cows whole milk, plain yogurt, raw kefir or raw cheeses.  However, do not drink more than 4 ounces of milk daily, as it is quite yin.

Goat products tend to be a little better than cow dairy, although not always.  Go to www.realmilk.com to help find raw dairy products, or ask around in your town, as many towns have people who can supply raw dairy products, even if they are not yet legal.

Most pasteurized dairy products are not nearly as good and should be avoided.  If you absolutely cannot find raw dairy, look for organic dairy products, though they are not as good as the raw ones.  The laws prohibiting raw dairy products are insane, and simply a way to control the milk supply. They need to be changed.

 

Soft-cooked eggs are a wonderful and very inexpensive protein food. Most people can have eggs three times a week or more.  Up to 6 or 8 eggs weekly are good for most people.  Be sure to cook eggs soft, with the yolk runny.  This means either soft boil them for 3-4 minutes, or eat them poached or soft in some other way.

 

Fish.  Avoid most fish, and all seafood and shellfish due to toxic metal contamination. 

The exception is that 3-4 cans of sardines weekly are excellent for adults, and less for children.  They are acceptable because they are very small, so they do not accumulate much mercury.  They are also excellent sources of vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, and an important form of selenium.

Avoid all other fish and definitely avoid all shellfish or seafood.  Most are contaminated with mercury.  Wild caught fish are no better in most cases, though they are fed better.

 

Nuts, seeds and nut butters.  Nuts and seeds are hard to digest and more yin, although they are nutritious.  So limit them.  An exception is that some toasted almond butter several times weekly is good for most people.  A little of the other nut or seed butters is okay, on occasion.

 

Proteins to avoid.  Pork, ham and all pig products may contain parasitic infections, even if well-cooked.  Also reduce beef, though some naturally raised beef is okay occasionally.  Most beef cattle are very hybridized and less healthful.  Avoid all processed meats and American cheese or “cheese food”. Also avoid organ meats, as they are toxic with heavy metals, unfortunately.

 

Smoothies, protein powders, whey powder and other shakes.  I much prefer whole foods to any type of powders or meal replacement drinks. The reasons are 1) smoothies generally require something sweet with them, which is yin.  2) they are often bad food combinations, and 3) they mix too much water with the food, which is very bad for digestion.

For best digestion, stay with whole, natural foods and avoid all smoothies.

 

WHOLE GRAINS

 

About 10% of the diet may be cooked grains.  While these can be excellent foods, many people do not handle them well due to yeasts in the intestines and other intestinal difficulties.  The best whole grains for most people are organic blue corn, as in the blue corn organic tortilla chips or blue corn tortillas. Others are brown rice, white Basmati rice, quinoa, millet, and amaranth.

Others, provided you don’t have gluten sensitivity, include rye, oats, and barley.  However, many people feel better without any gluten in their diet.

Avoid wheat and spelt in all forms.  Wheat is a very hybridized food, like beef and some dairy today.  As a result, wheat has become an unbalanced and inflammatory food.  An important habit change is to avoid all foods made with wheat such as most breads, pastries, cakes, cookies, flour tortillas, hot and cold cereals, soups thickened with flour, and wheat pasta.  Wheat pasta is less processed and a little better, but still best avoided.  If you want pasta, use rice, corn, quinoa or other non-wheat pasta.

Also avoid buckwheat, which is a variant on wheat.

 

Always cook grains thoroughly.  Avoid granola, trail mix and muesli, which may not be well-cooked.  Grains are best eaten freshly cooked, if possible.  However, pasta made from corn, rice or quinoa, and organic blue or yellow corn chips are fine, as are blue or yellow corn tortillas.

 

FATS AND OILS

 

These are extremely important foods, especially for fast oxidizers.  Good sources of fats and oils are raw dairy products, good quality eggs, meats, some olive and other types of unrefined oils, and a little nut and seed butters.  Most people need between one and three tablespoons of fats daily.

Avoid most French fries and other deep fried foods, as the oil is often overheated and damaged.  Avoid coconut oil and palm oil.  Some health authorities recommend these oils, and a little is fine, but they are too yin in Chinese terminology for regular use.

 

FRUIT AND SWEETS 

 

Avoid all fruits, which I find are not good for almost everyone today.  They are almost all hybrids that are too sweet, and they have less nutrition than most other natural foods.  They are also very yin in Chinese medical terms.  Fruits often upset the blood sugar level and very often contribute to intestinal diseases such as yeast infections.  Also, while technically alkaline-forming, most people cannot utilize them properly and they acidify the body, at times.  Most also contain a toxic form of potassium due to the use of N-P-K fertilizers.

Do your best to change your eating habits to avoid all fruit and sweets, perhaps with the exception of a few berries for desert on occasion, or a rare piece of apple or other juicy fruit in the summer during the fruit’s season.  A few olives are also fine, especially the Botija olives from Peru.

Avoid all dried fruit, fruit juices and tropical fruits such as citrus fruit, pineapple, mangos, bananas and others.  For more on this important food, readFruit-Eating on this website.

 

Also avoid all sugars, if possible.  Do not substitute artificial sweeteners if possible.  If you must, use a little stevia as a sweetener.  Less desirable are raw honey, agave syrup or maple syrup.  All the sweeteners are extremely yin and thus not healthful today.

 

BEVERAGES

 

Plain water should be your main beverage.  Finding healthful water to drink is extremely important, in our experience.  Spring water that is bought in plastic bottles or delivered to your home is fine.  An alternative is to go toWWW.FINDASPRING.COM to perhaps find a spring near you where you can fill up your own water jugs.  Spring water provides many minerals the body needs and it is untampered with.

If you cannot afford spring water, the next best water is usually carbon-filtered tap water.  Do not use fancy multi-stage water filters.  Use a carbon filter only.  The others may clean up the water, but they appear to damage it as well.

Besides pure water, only mild teas hydrate the body perfectly.  These include black or green tea, chamomile, hibiscus, mint, strawberry leaf and other mild herbal blends.  Please do not add sweeteners to them, if at all possible.

Almost all adults need to drink three (3) quarts of water each and every day.  An excellent habit is to drink up to 1 quart of healthful spring water upon arising in the morning.

Avoid all reverse osmosis water, such as “purified water”, “drinking waters”, and others.  RO does not hydrate the body as well, and is devoid of minerals and very yin.  Avoid water machines such as alkaline water machines. Read Water For Drinking on this website for much more on water.

Also avoid alkaline water, and almost all “designer” or fancy waters sold in health food stores and elsewhere.  Too often, these are made with reverse osmosis water or other types of water that do not hydrate the body as well.

Avoid adding minerals to your water.  In all cases, so far, this detracts from the overall quality of the water because water is a type of living food. Randomly adding minerals to it damages the quality of the water, which is extremely complex.

 

OTHER BEVERAGES

 

Water should be your main beverage.  A cup or two of a mild tea daily is fine.  One cup of coffee daily is fair, but okay if desired. Do not drink kombucha tea.  A little coconut water is okay, but it is quite yin.

 

Avoid all fruit juice.  Do not add fruit to carrot juice unless a child, perhaps, demands a little to accept the taste of carrot juice.  Also, avoid drinking more than 12 ounces of juice, as this is not needed or helpful.

Avoid all soda pop, “energy drinks” and strong sweetened teas.  Also avoid kombucha tea and alcohol in all forms, as much as possible.  A small glass of wine or beer is okay once in a while, if desired, but not good for one’s health. Wine is often the most contaminated alcoholic beverage, as many pesticides are used on grapes.

 

Herbs and condiments. Use sea salt with your cooking.  However, do not drink water with sea salt in it.  Strictly avoid table salt, a very poor quality product.

Some nutritional yeast and rice polishings are excellent additions to any diet.  Mustard is an excellent spice that can be added to many dishes.

Other good spices are cumin, turmeric, garlic, dill, rosemary, thyme, oregano, curry powder and other mild herbs.

Avoid or use sparingly all medicinal herbs, especially those imported from Asia or Latin America.  Sadly, today we find that all the Ayurvedic and Chinese herbs usually contain toxic metals in excessive amounts.  Most herbal programs are not compatible with nutritional balancing science.  We will suggest herbs that are safe if you embark on a complete nutritional balancing program.

 

Other foods and restaurants to avoid.  Avoid most prepared and processed foods.  Instead, make your own simple dishes.  Also avoid most frozen prepared meals, as most contain many chemical ingredients.  Read labels if you are not sure.  Some frozen meals are okay, but not many.

Restaurants are a problem, unless you know the food is made freshly and not laced with hundreds of chemicals.  Look for ethnic restaurants such as Chinese, Thai, and East Indian that use a lot of cooked vegetables.  Chain restaurants are often the worst, in terms of cutting corners.  Avoid the common fast food restaurants, as their food is generally of lower quality.

Cooking. Preferably steam your food to cook it.  Other good methods are stir-frying, crock pots, and occasionally baking vegetables or meats or cooking over a barbeque.  Do not overcook meats, in particular.  Cook eggs lightly so the yolks are still runny.  For example, soft boil eggs only 3-4 minutes, poach, loosely scramble, or fry them, but not so much that the yolks are hard.  Only dairy products should be eaten raw.

Many doctors recommend raw salads.  We do not, however.  The reasons are 1) raw food is often contaminated with bacteria and parasites, 2) our bodies have difficulty extracting all the minerals from raw food, 3) raw foods are often cold and take more energy to digest, and 4) cooking concentrates many foods, allowing one to eat more vegetables.  The exception is dairy products, which are best eaten raw, when you can find them.  This is generally safe.  Especially when dining out, avoid all raw food for reasons of cleanliness.

 

Eating Habits.  Do not skip meals.  Preferably, eat a meal every few hours if you have hypoglycemia.  However, do not eat or snack all the time.  Rest a few minutes before eating.  Then sit down in a quiet place to eat.  Eat slowly and chew thoroughly.  Relax at least 10 minutes after eating before leaving the table or returning to your activities.  Rotate your diet, eating the same food no more than every other day, if possible.

Avoid eating while driving, when upset, or in noisy places.  Do not to drink a lot of liquid with meals.  Drink up to 15 minutes before a meal or an hour or more afterwards.  This prevents diluting your stomach’s digestive juices with too much liquid.

 

Simplicity.  The simplest food combinations are easiest on your digestion. If you can, be satisfied with a single food or two at a meal, as this is best.  It also simplifies food preparation and cleanup.

Also, if possible, refrain from putting a lot of dressings, sauces, relishes, sweeteners and spices on your food.  These, too, can upset a stressed digestive system.  Human beings used to eat much simpler meals in earlier times, and their digestion was far better.

 


Several food supplements are excellent for everyone today.  These are all the supplements that I suggest until you decide to send in a hair sample to begin a complete nutritional balancing program:

 

1. Megapan or a similar multi-mineral/multi-vitamin product. Megapan is from Endomet Laboratories.  If you are trying to match it, it has no copper and no iron in it.  It also has about 10 mg of each of the B-complex, and a little selenium, zinc, and chromium.  These are the main ingredients to match.

 

2. Kelp capsules.  For adults: about 3 to 6 660 mg capsules of kelp daily, but only from Nature’s Way or Solaray.  You may also take about a tablespoon of kelp granules from Frontier Herbs or Monterrey Bay Herbs.

 

3. Omega-3 fatty acids.  These are critical as most people are very low in them.  Adults need about 1000 mg daily of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil,preferably, or other source of omega-3 fatty acids.  Cod liver oil does not work as well.  Krill oil is somewhat toxic and not recommended.

 

4. Vitamin D3, 5000 iu daily.

 

5. Calcium, magnesium and zinc.  Most people need about 750 mg of a quality calcium product, 450 mg of a quality magnesium product, and about 20-30 mg of a good zinc product.  The minerals should be chelates, lactates, citrates or other high quality minerals.

 

6. A powerful digestive aid.  It should ideally contain ox bile and pancreatin.  This is the most yang and usually the most powerful, as well.

 

7. If you can afford it, take several dried vegetable capsules daily. This is usually much better than a green superfood powder, as the powders oxidize and go rancid quickly.

 

Supplement notes:

 

  • The kind of supplement, the brand, and the dosage are all critical.  Please do not alter any of theses three factors.
  • Children should take less, depending upon their size and weight.
  • A good and very inexpensive brand of supplements in the supermarket or drugstore is NatureMade.  They are not quite as good as some professional brands, but they usually work very well.  Stay away from most other brands in stores because we find that some do not work as well, no matter how expensive they are.

 

OTHER HEALING FACTORS

 

LIFESTYLE

 

1. Reduce stress wherever you can by living simply and inexpensively.  Also, do your best to live and work in a safe location with clean air, peace and quiet.

 

2. More rest is critical for most people.  Do your best to get 9-10 or more hours of sleep every night.  Also, getting to sleep early, between 8 and 9 PM, will give you the most restful night’s sleep.  Naps are excellent during the day and may also be needed, as you may feel tired at times as healing occurs.

 

3. Gentle exercise only is best with a nutritional balancing program because it will help conserve most of your energy for healing.  Limit your exercise to gentle walking, hiking, bicycling or perhaps swimming in lakes, oceans or rivers but not pools, preferably, due to toxic chemicals and infections.  Although some health authorities will disagree, it is not necessary to exercise vigorously.  Even Kenneth Cooper, the founder of aerobics, discovered this after a number of people dropped dead of heart attacks during vigorous exercise routines.  Most people are 1) exhausted, and 2) very unhealthy.  As a result, vigorous exercise may feel good, but just stresses the body severely and is never a good idea.

 

4. Deep breathing every day for at least 15-30 minutes is also excellent.

 

5. Abstain altogether from sexual fluid loss, or minimize it.  This means try not to ejaculate, men, and for women it means to limit orgasms and sexual fluid loss.  Regular sex once a week is plenty.

 

6. Sun exposure for 10 to 20 minutes daily is very good.  Do not stay in the sun for hours, as this is toxic, even if you wear sunscreen. Most suncreens are toxic as well, so please do not use them.

 

7. Reduce toxic exposures.  Reduce all chemicals on your skin such as perfumes, cologne, lotions, etc.  Also beware of lawn chemicals, pesticides, solvents, paints, and other toxins.  Use only natural products with as few chemicals in them as possible.

 

8. Avoid and remove all silver amalgam dental fillings and root canal-filled teeth.  If you have silver amalgam dental fillings, begin now to have them replaced with either composite fillings or gold alloy.  The silver amalgams contain mercury that is extremely toxic.

Root canal-filled teeth almost always harbor serious infection, even if you cannot feel it.  Most of the time, it is best to have the tooth removed.  This can be extremely important in order to regain and maintain your health.

Also, do not get fluoride treatments and do not get metal braces on your teeth.  The metal usually contains nickel, a potent toxin.

 

9. Minimize electromagnetic pollution.  Try to use a wired land telephone, rather than a cell phone.  If you must use a cell or portable phone, hold it away from your head or use a headset or speakerphone.  Turn off all electrical devices when you sleep, and keep them as far away as possible from you at all times.

 

10. Mininize and preferably avoid using all medical drugs and over-the-counter drugs.

 

THE PROCEDURES

 

1. Carrot Juice daily.  Every adult needs to drink about 10-12 ounces of carrot juice daily, preferably away from a meal.  If possible, wait 15 minutes after drinking it before eating a meal.  One or two ounces of wheat grass juice is also fine as a substitute, but not all the time.  Read more about this later in this article and in the article entitled Carrot Juice for more information about this wonderful food item.

 

Suggestions for juicing carrots:

  • Use a juicer, and not a blender such as the Vitamix or others.  Blenders do not break up the carrots enough to extract all the nutrients. They also mix the juice with too much water and air, which is not desirable.  Also, they leave the pulp intact, which is not desirable in this case.
  • Try to have your carrot juice alone, rather than with any other food or beverage.  Wait at least 15 minutes before eating or drinking other items to give the juice time to be absorbed.
  • Those with yeast problems or sugar sensitivity may not tolerate carrot juice well.  In this case, drink one half or one-third of your juice, put the rest in the refrigerator and drink more of it every few hours.  This avoids putting a lot of sugar into your blood stream at one time.  Be sure your juice is fairly fresh.  If store-bought juice does not taste good, it may be moldy or have pesticides in it.

 

2. Daily near infrared sauna therapy.  Near infrared light sauna therapy was added to nutritional balancing several years ago because it is a fabulous, inexpensive and quite safe healing and detoxification procedure.  It is not required for everyone, but often greatly speeds up healing.  With regular use, it allows the body to eliminate hundreds of toxic chemicals and two dozen toxic metals in a few years that would otherwise take much longer.

It also helps tremendously to safely eliminate chronic infections.  It also dramatically improves circulation, hydration and oxygenation of the body.  Near infrared saunas are dry, clean and use very little electricity.  We can help you build one with free plans, or we offer a simple frame sauna for $579.00.  For more on this subject, read Sauna Therapy on this website.

 

3. Daily coffee enemas.  Coffee enemas are remarkable in their ability to remove toxins from the liver and colon.  Done properly, they are safe and a powerful detoxification procedure that I always recommend with a nutritional balancing program.  While not mandatory, they greatly speed up the healing process for most people.  For more information about them and the procedure for doing them, read Coffee Enemas on this website.

 

4. Daily use of the Roy Masters mental training exercise, with my modification. While not absolutely necessary, the Roy Masters meditation, with my modifications, is an amazing key for calming the mind and emotions, and developing self-awareness and grounding.  It also brings an energy into the body that assists healing.  This is the only mental exercise I suggest.  It is described in more detail in an article entitled Meditation on this website.

 

5. The daily spinal twist.  This simple exercise will help keep your spine in alignment, and may be as good as some chiropractic, although it is not a substitute for excellent chiropractic care.

Lie down on your back with your legs straight, feet together but not crossed, and your arms stretched out to the sides.  First gently and slowly turn your head from left to right, several times.  This, alone, will help adjust your neck and upper back.  If you can do it gently, move your head as far to the right and to the left as you can.  Always do it slowly, however, and never force anything.

Part II.  This is for your mid and lower back, an area that most people have difficulty with.  Lying down straight on a bed or floor, with your arms out to the sides, lift your left leg straight up in the air and gently swing it to your right over the other leg so it twists your spine to the right.  Stay here for a few breaths and slowly release.  Repeat on the other side. This exercise stretches, aligns and helps energy flow through the spine.

 

6. Rub your feet daily, or preferably twice daily. using the principles of foot reflexology. This is a simple, inexpensive, safe, but quite powerful procedure that anyone can do at home.  It will balance the channel system of the body and by so doing help release toxins, help relax the body, and improve many types of symptoms.  I suggest doing it in the morning at before bed at night.

Also, pull each toe downward and then twist each toe back and forth a few times.  Many times, they will pop or snap, which is good.  Ten minutes for each foot is sufficient in most cases.  Click on the Foot Chart and the article entitledReflexology for more information about this simple, yet effective healing method that is available to most everyone.

 

A COMPLETE NUTRITIONAL BALANCING PROGRAM

 

The information in the paragraphs above is basic for a healthful lifestyle, diet and healing program that, in my experience, will actually heal over 50% of people’s symptoms, with nothing else added.  It is the place to begin.

The next step, if you so choose, is to embark on a more precise and more personalized nutritional balancing program.  This involves sending a hair sample to one of the Approved Practitioners listed on this website.  The program you will receive will combine most of the above with more specific instructions.

In addition, an individualized program will include several more food supplements based on your hair analysis patterns, and more precise instructions on the use of the detoxification procedures.  In addition, the hair mineral test may offer other clues and information that may help us design a more personalized program for you.  For more on this topic, go to Find A Practitioner And Begin A Nutritional Balancing Program.

 

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By Joy Feldman, NC JD

 

Have you ever walked down the aisles of the market and wondered why  bags of blue corn chips were being sold? Are they different from their fellow yellow corn chips you see stocked on the shelves?

Well yes, the benefits of eating blue corn is different from consuming yellow corn. I bet you are wondering why?  Studies have shown that blue corn is higher in the amino acid lysine, the antioxidant anthocyanin, zinc and iron than most yellow or white corn. Blue corn also contains Vitamins A and Thiamine, B2, and niacin. Research has also found that blue corn tortillas contain more protein than their yellow or white corn counterparts, as well as lower starch content and lower glycemic index (GI). This is good news as food with a lower starch and lower GI breaks down more slowly into sugars absorbed by the blood stream and can help people avoid spikes in blood sugar levels, which can be helpful for people on low GI diets, such as diabetics.

And there is more. Blue corn contains a wide variety of antioxidants. It is these antioxidants, such as xanthenes and zeozanthaene that give this corn its blue color. These are the same nutrients found in other bluish foods such as blueberries, blackberries, grapes and raisins.

However, the most amazing nutrient blue corn contains is a special form of Selenium. This mineral is important for antioxidant activity, heavy metal detoxification, infection fighting ability, cancer prevention, and beneficial for mental health. Additionally, blue corn is very easily assimilated and well utilized by the body and is the main benefit of blue corn in terms of its mineral content.

So go ahead, give this blue food a try and fill your body with nutrients and antioxidants without unbalancing your blood sugar. Enjoy the recipe!

It’s a Rainbow Tostado Sandwich

4 Blue Corn Tortillas or Blue Taco Shells

1 cup of Black Beans

1 cup of Lettuce, Shredded

2 cups of eggs, chopped or 2cups of natural chick, chopped

1 cup of grated cheese( Raw Milk Cheese is preferred)

Using a fry pan, lightly sauté the tortillas in butter. ( If using blue tacos- warm shells in oven at 350 degrees for about 3-5 minutes.) They should get toasty and a bit brown. For best results, turn tortillas often, so they do not burn. When the tortillas are ready, place all your ingredients out on the table and arrange your own meal. This is a fun meal to get those kiddos involved in creating. They will have fun making their own rainbow sandwich.

Joy Feldman is nutritional consultant, author and writer and lecturer. She is the author of Joyful Cooking in the Pursuit of Good Health, and Is Your Hair Made of Donuts? Learn more visit www.joyfeldman.com or isyourhairmadeofdonuts.com

 

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With today’s jam-packed schedules for kids, it is essential to pack healthy lunches for your child. It not only ensures that your young ones will stay fueled throughout the day with nutritious foods, but also helps to boost concentration and memory. For many of us, we are searching for magical foods that will not only delight our children, but also provide them with excellent nutrition. Incorporating foods that will infuse their bodies with superb fuel can be challenging, given their hyped-up romance with junk foods and fast foods. However, there are many options that are nutritious and delicious and best of all—they will not even notice.

 

Here are 10 simple ways to make your child’s lunch healthy:

  1. Remember the days when you were in school- staring at the clock waiting for lunch and recess? After a morning in class, give them a nutritious meal. Ditch the nutrient deficient white bread and purchase corn or brown rice tortillas. Load them up with roasted chicken, and thinly sliced vegetables topped with plain yogurt or hummus. Another option is to use the tortilla with beans, shredded chicken, salsa or cheese.
  2. Dippity Do Da- Who does not love dipping? Kids especially love to plunge their foods into a delightful creamy creation, so design a lunch that takes advantage of this natural inclination.  Start out with a small container of home made salad dressing or yogurt with fresh herbs added- this makes the perfect accompaniment to sliced vegetables and chunks of turkey. You could try some pesto or pea dip for your wee ones to lower their vegetables into. Don’t forget other toppings you could use such as well- for example, nut butters (thinned down with some water), tahini, tstazki, guacamole or even a delicious bean dip.
  3. Abracadabra- Get out your magic wand and transform that lunch box into an assortment of colorful foods with healthy proteins, fruits and vegetables and whole grains. Nutrient dense, delicious gems include quinoa, kale chips, hard boiled eggs, berries, grape tomatoes, trail mix, sugar snap peas and cucumber sushi rolls. Remember, the essentials needed to create a nutrient rich lunch each day involve preparation, organization, creativity as well as thoughtful approach to putting this important meal together. Continue to stay inspired by trying new foods, and reading healthy recipes. On your next sandwich or wrap, add some grated carrots and zucchini, sprouts and lettuce.  Try all of them, not just one of them. Add pureed peas to your next guacamole recipe.
Steam the stems of the broccoli, puree and add to hummus or to guacamole. Brocomoli!
Add grated carrots and slices of cooked butternut squash to your next grilled-cheese sandwich.
 Try  minced red peppers, celery, red onion and shredded carrots to your next tuna salad recipe.
 Add some spinach leaves to your homemade hummus or place store-bought hummus in your blender and add spinach leaves yourself. Shh! It’s our secret…A covert operation.
  4.  One way to make these healthy foods more appealing is to Cute things up! Try using skewers to put fruits  and veggies on.  Even making small cubes of cheeses alternating with fruits on skewers will entice the pickiest of eaters.
  5.  Healthy drinks to pack – Water is the healthiest option for kids. But here is a way to add some fun flavors into water without all that added sugar. It is refreshing. Looks really pretty and can always be different depending on what fresh herbs and fruits you have handy. Fruit water is simple to create. Cut up strawberries or cucumbers, for example and add to a pitcher of water along with some herbs finely chopped. Put in the fridge or leave out at room temperature. Once this is made, pour into a thermos and place in your child’s lunch box. Fruits that are yummy for fruit water include but are not limited to strawberries, cucumbers, watermelon, peaches, lemons and oranges. Herbs that can be used are rosemary, basil, mint and lemon balm. You can even substitute bubbly water for flat water. Another idea for quenching your child’s thirst during the school day is herbal teas. Any of the following herbal teas are excellent for kids- raspberry, hibiscus, mint, chamomile, roses, lavender and lemon balm.
  6. Staying away from foods that are high in sugar and additives is key to your child’s health. When kids are in school, they are subject to many rules, and require more focus as well as the ability to sit still. Foods that are highly processed and full of artificial ingredients are far too over stimulating for a child’s brain and body. To know if a food is an excellent choice, always check the labels and better yet, purchase foods without labels,– veggies, fruits and meats and design your child’s healthy school lunch. Try some salads!  It is a wonderful way to get your child to eat more of those nutritious and delicious foods. Forget the iceberg lettuce and check out those dark leafy greens, such as arugla, and create some delicious salad dressing that will have your child asking for seconds. Grate or julienne carrots and zucchini, add handfuls of sprouts and mince some red bell peppers, celery and red onion to toss on top. Use tuna or diced chicken breast for protein and create your own healthy dressing, using yogurt as a base. Appeal to your child’s sweet tooth by including some fruit, such as diced apple, raisins or mandarin orange sections, in his salad.
  7. Leftovers.To pull your children out of the brown bagging blues, repurpose your leftover dinner ingredients with out experiencing any déjà vu. Take your leftover Tortellini and add it to a Thermos of chicken broth just before you send off your child to school. Toss in baby spinach and peas and voila, you have a nutritious and nourishing meal that is gourmet and delicious. Easy too! What about your leftover lentils, beans or grains? These foods are an excellent base for your salad. Toss in your favorite veggies and greens and voila you have a delicious lunch. Did you say add an Indian Flair. Take your extra dinner veggies and give them a flavor makeover with some added chutney.  Pile on your vegetable choices to a naan or a pita bread with some sliced eggs or cheese.  Nom Nom!
  8.  Load ‘em up with Veggies. The word vegetable comes from the Latin word vegetare, meaning to grow, flourish or to bring life. Vegetables provide just that, a life force or energy to assist our well-being. Wonderful and nutritious, these earthly marvels are packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber. Try packing on the veggies to your child’s gourmet pizza. Make your own pizza with a thin, wheat free crust followed by a thick layer of chopped up pre-cooked veggies, along with some oregano or other spices, a little tomato sauce and some tasty cheese.  You might try adding other ingredients such as natural chicken or turkey sausage. Oh, wait there is more. Try this fun idea! Kids love growing foods. How about sprouting some seeds or even growing micro greens. These vegetable confetti’s are perfect for kids– they grow quickly and are harvested young. Once you have these treats in hand, top pizza, soups or salads with these nutrient rich foods.
  9.   The Whole Enchilada or Taco. Instead of filling taco shells( give those blue taco shells a try,  they are high in antioxidants) with beans or pork; fill them with chopped up cooked veggies. Try adding some chicken, natural lamb, or even some sweet potato puree, cheese or a little brown rice to disguise the cooked veggies. Shh, no one will ever know. If you want to win your child over, here is another idea. Have you ever tried Taco Cupcakes? You can use a wanton wrapper in your cupcake tin and layer with proteins, veggies, or even some crushed blue corn chips and cheese. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. You can freeze them and use later when your food stash runs low. Enjoy these delectable treats! They are pre-portioned and the cuteness factor is off the charts.
  10. Vegetable Sushi- You might want to purchase a Bento Lunch Box for this meal. These boxes are way cuter than brown bags and fun for delighting the pickiest of kids. Try filling these compartments with sushi, nori rolls created at home. Stuff them filled with cooked veggies, brown rice and even try adding some sardines or mashed chicken. Provide some soy sauce for dipping.  Use the other compartments in your bento box for sticky rice balls, cucumber sticks, deviled eggs stuffed with vegetable purees, and some sliced fruit.

 

Snack ideas for children after school

  • Celery and Nut Butters
  • Mozzarella or cheddar cheese sticks
  • Rolled slices of turkey or chicken breast with a carrot on the inside
  • Trail Mix Nut Mixtures
  • Blue Corn Chips with peanut butter or hummus
  • Plain Yogurt with Fresh fruit
  • Natural Turkey Jerky or Beef Jerky
  • Almond butter balls rolled in puffed rice cereal
  • Bowl filled with lentil soups, chicken soups or chili
  • Organic apple with almond butter
  • Quinoa tabouli with blue corn chips

 

 

 

 

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According to Dr. Lawrence Wilson, today the entire population, even the new-born babies, are quite toxic. Additionally, everyone is mineral-deficient.  Even the babies are deficient because their mothers, today, are nutritionally depleted in almost all cases, even those who claim to eat “a super healthful diet”.  This article discusses this important situation – its causes and correction.

 

WHAT ARE THESE TOXINS?

 

The main classes of toxins include:

 

1. About two dozen toxic metals.  These include the common ones such as mercury, lead, arsenic, aluminum, nickel, cadmium, antimony, bismuth, uranium, and others.  It also includes toxic forms of vital or physiological minerals such as iron, copper, manganese, cobalt, boron, strontium, molybdenum, lithium, chromium, and selenium.  These elements in the wrong form are very irritating and toxic.

Removing toxic metals,  takes years and cannot be done deeply enough with chelation therapy of any kind. Removing them deeply requires a nutritional balancing program, and several years, at least, to remove the worst of them.  This topic is explained more in two articles Toxic Metals and Chelation Therapy.  Also, urine challenge tests, hair tests, blood tests, stool tests and others cannot detect most toxic metals because they are hidden deep in the brain, the liver and elsewhere, so you cannot depend upon these tests to tell how many toxic metals you have.

 

2. Toxic chemicals.  There are thousands of these in the water, air and food supplies today.  They range from pesticides and insecticides (which are among the worst) to solvents, food additives, packaging materials, industrial effluent from factories, car exhaust, building materials, and more.  For more on this topic, read Chemical Toxicity.

 

3. Biological toxins.  These are infective organisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi, cancers, and perhaps others.  The toxicity stems from not only the activity of the organisms itself, but also many of them secrete toxins that are called endotoxins and exotoxins.

A very important source of biological toxins is the use of any vaccines, booster shots and flu shots whatsoever.  Not only do they introduce the intended virus or germ into the body, but many are contaminated with other viruses as well.  In addition, they contain chemical toxins and toxic metals in almost all cases.

An overlooked chemical toxicity consists of powerful toxins generated in the intestines when one’s diet and/or digestion are improper.  Some of one’s food ferments or rots, generating very toxic substances such as indols, skatols, and cadaverine that often cause few symptoms, but may cause gas, bloating and other digestive upset.

 

4. Mental and emotional toxins.  These are not discussed often, but they are real. They consist of negative attitudes, untrue and harmful idea, beliefs or perspectives, and emotions that are harmful and that a person tends to hold on to.  They can include various neuroses, fixations, and perhaps phobias, which are a type of neurosis.  A number of articles on this website discuss the effects of attitudes and emotions on one’s health.

5. Electrical and electromagnetic toxins.  These include emanations, frequencies, electrical and magnetic fields, and/or vibrations of many kinds that are not compatible with human physiology.  They come from cell phones, portable phones, gas turbine blades in aircraft, 220-volt wiring, occasionally 110-volt wiring, spark devices such as automobile ignition coils, television sets, computer screens and other computer components, and to some degree from all electrically powered devices such as motors, coils, and many others.  Another source is high-tension power lines, transformers, some junction boxes, flickering lights such as fluorescent lamps, and other devices.

They also include geopathic stress lines in the earth.  These are a natural source of emanations, some of which are healthful and others harmful.  They are everywhere and impossible to avoid completely.  However, some people feel less comfortable in some locations, and dowsers can often locate these spots or lines and help people move their beds and other furniture to avoid them.

Others are emanations from MRI machines, other diagnostic and therapy machines, stars or so-called sun spots, although these are less important.  In fact, almost all living and even non-living things give off some electrical energy, even mineral deposits in the earth.  Most are benign, fortunately.

 

WHY IS EVERYONE SO TOXIC TODAY?

 

The main reason is contamination of the air, water, food and elsewhere due to industrialization, the use of plastics, and other toxic materials that are widely dispersed today.  Also, electrical and electronic devices are everywhere.  Also, as mentioned above, the young women and mothers-to-be are extremely toxic, and many types of toxins are passed directly from mother to child in the womb.  This is termed congenital toxicity, a very important subject if one wishes to improve the human race anytime soon.

The problem of toxicity is getting better in some ways, as many laws have been passed to limit the dumping of toxic substances into the water, food supply and air.  However, other hazards are getting much worse, such as electromagnetic pollution and some chemicals and metals that are still widely used in industry, in fuels, in consumer products and elsewhere.

 

TOXINS CAUSE DISEASES OF ALL KINDS, INCLUDING ALL MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL DISEASE

 

Conventional or traditional medical care almost completely ignores this problem of widespread and epidemic toxicity of the bodies.  They do not realize the direct connection between it and the illnesses of our times.  This will change eventually, and I have been writing about it for over 30 years.  However, I fear it will take a while, because even the holistic and naturopathic doctors don’t understand it yet.

If they did understand it, doctors would immediately stop prescribing most drugs and some surgery, as both are quite toxic methods.  Doctors of all kinds would also be much more careful with herbs and even homeopathy, as these are not that benign in many cases, either.

Doctors and public health officials would also begin to teach the people to clean up their homes, their offices, their diets, the water they drink and bathe in, and every aspect of their lives.

 

NUTRITIONAL BALANCING FOCUSES ON THE RELEASE AND ELIMINATION OF ALL TYPES OF TOXINS

 

One of the main reasons I prefer nutritional balancing science to all other medical and holistic methods of health care is that it alone addresses ALL the types of toxins listed above, and perhaps others.  This is quite remarkable, in my view, and it is no doubt a major reason why I have found this particular science or healing approach to be far more effective and safer than all others.  In fact, nutritional balancing, with the help of the proper diet, lifestyle, detoxification procedures such as sauna therapy and coffee enemas, are one of very few methods I am aware of that consistently removes toxins on all levels.

 

WHY IS EVERYONE NUTRITIONALLY DEPLETED?

 

The answer is it is due to a combination of the following, plus other subtle factors in some cases:

 

  • Most, if not all children, are born depleted and get a bad start due to depletion of their mothers.  For more on this, read Pre-Natal Care .

Ø  A nutritionally bankrupt, genetically altered food supply.  The soil is depleted in most of the world and hybrid crops are designed for depleted soil but do not contain nearly as many minerals.  This is amply proven by USDA statistics.  For more, read Organic Agriculture .

Ø  Refined and junk food diet.  This is mainly eating white flour, white rice, white refined sugar and refined table salt.

Ø  Eating a lot of wheat and other irritating foods that damage the intestinal tract.

Ø  Eating raw food and vegetarian diets, unfortunately, always makes the problem much, much worse.  For more on this general topic, read, Health Foods That Are Not Healthy.

Ø  Several thousand food chemicals added to most processed and prepared foods that damage the absorption of nutrients.

Ø  Horrible eating habits such as eating while driving your car.  Stress also reduces digestive ability in most people.

Ø  Illness also reduces digestive ability significantly.

Ø  Fatigue also reduces digestive ability in a vicious cycle that leads to more illness.

Ø  Taking medical drugs usually irritates the intestinal trace and worsens digestion.  Some drugs also interfere with, and use up nutrients, and most contain toxins, making the situation much worse. Vaccines are even worse, including even flu shots.

 

 

 

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For the Children

For all the moms and dads who cook meals for their children. Enjoy this beautiful quote.

 

If a woman could see the sparks of light going forth from her fingertips when she is cooking, and the substance of light that goes into the food she handles, she would be amazed to see how much of herself she charges into the meals that she prepares for her family and friends. It is one of the most important and least understood activities of life that the radiation and feelings that go into the preparation of food affect everyone who partakes of it. And this activity should be unhurried, peaceful, and happy because the substance of the lifestream performing the service flows into that food and is eaten, and actually becomes part of the energy of the receiver. It would be better that an individual did not eat at all than to eat food that has been prepared under a feeling of anger, apathy, resentment, depression, or any outward pressure.

Maha Chohan, Electrons

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