March 9, 2010

Good Health is a Choice

The human body is a self repairing, self regulating system that will maintain good health if we properly support it. Illness results when we don’t listen to our body on all levels. Almost all chronic illness can be prevented or put into remission by making different choices.  Illness shows up in the physical body as a result of long term imbalances on all the body’s vibrational levels usually beginning in the outer bodies and showing up finally on the physical body.

On the physical level, these imbalances are brought about by making inappropriate choices regarding our diets, environment and conscious behavior.   By knowing what our bad choices are we can change these habits, choose new actions, and effect changes in our biochemistry that will redirect our lives toward health and well being.

Here are 7 tips on how our diet choices affect our health.

1.  Bad choices for health include white bread and flour (it can stick up your bowels).  These products have been stripped of their fibre and break down quickly in the body.  Better choices are whole grains such as brown rice, millet, barley, wheat, oats, buckwheat, rye, and amaranth.  Whole grain bread which is dark, dense and heavy and whole grain pastas are good in moderation.

2.  Simple sugars such as white sugar can lead to diabetes.   Avoid artificial sweeteners because they have not been tested properly.  Instead, use complex sugars (e.g. honey, maple syrup, molasses, rice syrup, barley malt), which are broken down more slowly.

3.  Experts feel margarine is the biggest contributor to cancer because it is hydrogenated.  Free radicals are formed through consuming margarine, hydrogenated oils and fried foods.  A better choice would be to use cold pressed or cold expelled oils and store them in the refrigerator to prevent them from going rancid.

4. Be careful with meats since most are tainted with chemicals.  Look for free range, naturally fed animals.

5.  Cow’s milk is a by-product of the drugs being fed to the animals, it builds up mucous and 90% of white people have lactose intolerance.  Yogurt, ice cream, and cheese from the cow are also bad choices.  If you crave dairy products, try rice or almond milk or goat’s milk.

6. Limit alcohol consumption as it increases the risk of osteoporosis.  Eliminate coffee. The caffeine is toxic and it taxes your adrenal glands, which are essential for stress management.   Drink only SWISS PROCESS WATER DECAF coffees if you have to drink coffee.  Of course we all know about the hazards of smoking.

7. The ideal choice for good health is a diet that is rich in organic, whole, unprocessed foods.  The foods that are the best choice include complex carbohydrates (vegetables, fruits, beans, legumes, whole grains).  Increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables is important and have at least one portion a day of raw vegetables.   Eat plenty of seeds, nuts and sprouts.

You can refer back to this Ideal Basic Diet chart from an earlier post for more ideas on good choices.

Do you have a story to share? I’d love to get your feedback.  Here on my blog, you’ll get commentluv.  That’s great for all bloggers out there. If you leave a comment, you can provide a link back to your own blog.  But you don’t have to be a blogger to leave a comment; I’m looking forward to hearing from all of you!

Next week I will cover the environmental choices that we can make for our health.

Stay tuned.

Charlene Day

About the author 


I’m a Canadian, gluten-free, tai chi loving, great-grandmother. I live in Ontario and love helping people get healthy again.   I use all the experience I have gained in the almost 5 decades to help you live a life full of vitality with great clarity and focus.

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    1. Hi Rob. Yes there is a growing awareness that it is time to get back to the basics. Next week I will talking about the environmental aspect of this as well.
      Great idea you have on your blog. I imagine there are many people who are interested in this and your blog following will grow.

  1. I believe that avoiding highly processed foods is a first step to be able to lose weight. They may taste good, but refined foods include very little vitamins and minerals, making you consume more just to have enough vitality to get over the day. Should you be constantly feeding on these foods, moving over to whole grain products and other complex carbohydrates will help you have more vitality while having less. Thanks alot : ) for your blog post.

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