PREVENT & HEAL DISEASE

The Origins of Disease

Meriam Webster defines disease as a condition of the living animal or plant body or of one of its parts, that impairs normal functioning and is typically manifested by distinguishing signs and symptoms. Dis-ease means some aspect of the whole individual is not at ease or in sync with the entire body organism and is functioning out of alignment from the whole. Symptoms distinguish to us that some aspect of the body is not functioning correctly. While there are many professional medical interpretations regarding how disease starts, including genetic factors, it is vital to understand how the body's immune system works to repair and eradicate

internal elements that are not conductive to the natural restoration of optimal health.

What's the #1 Cause of Disease?

 

In the United States, the number one cause of disease is chronic inflammation. The number one cause of chronic inflammation is over consumption of sugar. Processed white sugar contribute's heavily to several detrimental body conditions, including depression and hormone imbalances. Sugar contributes to hypoglycemia, diabetes and is the leading cause of obesity. Heavy intake of sugar on a daily basis can weaken the eyesight and most importantly, it suppresses the immune system by producing a rise in triglycerides. Sugar has been linked to chronic headaches, migraine and it contributes to heart disease. It encourages aging of the skin by changing the way collagen is produced and it interferes with the absorption of Calcium and Magnesium.

The three most commonly used artificial sweeteners are: sucralose, sugralose, and splenda. These are all made from sugar, and they all look like sugar and taste like sugar.  Aspartame is the number one source of side effect complaints to the FDA, with more than 10,000 complaints filed and 91 symptoms documented that are related to it's consumption. It is the most contested substance in the history of the FDA.  It can be found in diet coke. Aspartame has got three ingredients that attack our Neuro-Transmitters.

What types of sweeteners should one use?

Non-GMO, Xylitol can all be purchased from a health food shop.  So can raw honey, and organic grade 'B' maple syrup, along with raw cane sugar, coconut nectar (crystals or syrup), Lucuma, and Whey low.  Good sugar is necessary for great health.  It affects oxygen levels, energy and even your mood.  You must have good sugar but even too much of a good thing is bad.

Simple Changes You Can Make to Prevent Disease

  • Foster Good Nutrition: We have a high incidence of certain deficiency diseases that are almost nonexistent in countries where such food denaturation is not prevalent. The food you eat can either be the fastest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. 
     

  • Drink Alkaline Water:  The amount of water you should drink on a daily basis just to keep the body hydrated is to take your body weight for e.g. 150 pounds, half that weight, which would be 75 lbs and change it to ounces. That is the amount of good water (75 ounces) you should be drinking on a daily basis just to keep yourself hydrated. Alkaline water is water that has a pH above 7.0.
     

  • Eat Organic Food: It goes without saying any food that is not organic, means it has been treated with chemicals, i.e. additives, coloring, pesticides, or herbicides. The food industry can label a packet 'Natural' if it has one natural component to it, but this does not mean its organic. Organic food is more expensive, but the question is: What price do you put on your personnel health? By not eating organic food, you are slowly poisoning yourself.
     

  • Supplementation: The older you get the less antioxidants the body produces, which means more free radicals are in the body. You cannot get enough antioxidants from your daily intake of food, and this has been proven over and over. Free radicals are associated with every disease, therefore, you must take antioxidant supplements to limit the free radicals accumulating, thus reducing oxidative stress. In laymen's terms, the freer the radical activity, the more rust you have on your insides. You are rusting from the inside out.
     

  • Sweaty Fun Activity: Exercise, exercise, exercise! If you don't like to exercise then do a fun sweaty activity, that you enjoy. Do anything to get you mobile and to raise your heart rate.  It is vitally important for your lymphatic system, as this is the only way this system becomes active. The recommended weekly amount is three times for a minimum 30 minutes. 
     

  • The Importance of Good Sleep: During sleep your body is working and repairing to support your healthy brain function and maintain your physical health. Sleep is involved in the healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. Your immune system relies on sleep to stay healthy. Ongoing sleep deficiency can change the way in which your immune system responds. If you are sleep deficient, you may have trouble making decisions, solving problems, controlling your emotions and behavior and coping with the slightest change.  Sleep deficiency has been linked to depression, suicide, and risk-taking behavior. In children and teens, sleep helps support growth and development. Everyone needs between 7 and 8 hours of good sleep in every 24-hour period.

      

Inflammation Can Cause or Aggravate Many Conditions 

  • Hypothyroid

  • Joint pain

  • Kidney failure

  • Ligament nerves

  • Liver disease  

  • Migraine headaches

  • Muscular atrophy

  • Neuropathy

  • Obesity

  • Osteoporosis

  • Panic attacks

  • PSTD

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Sleep apnea

  • Stroke

  • Thyroid issues

  • Yeast infections

  • and more. 

  • Acid reflux

  • Asthma

  • Alcohol addiction

  • Allergies

  • Alzheimers

  • Anemia

  • Anxiety

  • Arthritis

  • Atrial fibrillation

  • Back pain

  • Bells palsy

  • Birth defects

  • Blood sugar issues

  • Bone & joint pain

  • Breast cancer

  • Bursitis

  • Cancer

  • Cardio vascular disease

  • Carpel tunnel syndrome

  • Chron's disease

  • Colitis

  • Congestive heart failure

  • COPD

  • Depression

  • Diabetes

  • Diarrhea

  • Diverticulitis

  • Eczema

  • ED

  • Edema

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Gall bladder attacks

  • Gastric bypass

  • Generalized anxiety disorder

  • High blood pressure

  • High cholesterol

Return to Organic Foods and Natural Herbs

Why should it be so hard to understand that the foods that Earth provides to us directly, are simply enough? Human industry and the monetization of a societal food system over the centuries has enabled us to experiment with various combinations of food processing. Yet it is these processing methods that have destabilized the nutrients that organic and Earth grown food naturally provide. Over the decades, medical researchers, naturalists, herbalists and mothers alike have slowly come to understand the direct connection between processed food additives and a multitude of diseases.

 

While the Allopathic medical system is designed to mask or suppress symptoms of disease via pharmaceutical drugs, not enough effort has been made within such a system to research the impact that organic foods and supplements could have on the healing process. Hospitals treat chemotherapy patients and often feed them meals of sugary orange juices, maple syrup oatmeal, ice cream, puddings and jellos. Yet it is now widely accepted that sugar is to be avoided when trying to heal cancer, because cancer cells feed on sugar.

There is an incredible simplicity to understanding how organic foods work to strengthen and support the body's immune system. Changing one's diet to include just a few more organic foods per week does not need to be a monumental or overwhelming task. Simple and small changes can be made over a period of time so that bad eating habits slowly become good ones, long before disease sets in. 

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