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T h e P o w e r o f F o o d
"Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food."
Father of Medicine 460-377 BC
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will instruct his patient
in care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
Thomas A. Edison 1902 AD
The truth about our food is not widely known and sometimes difficult to find.
But the search for this truth is ultimately rewarding.
The Bad News:
In today's world, our diets have become increasingly devoid of essential nutrients. Commercial farming methods create mineral deficient soil, thereby leaving the food we eat mineral deficient. Pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, and hormones are then added to our crops and live stock. Environmental pollutants poison our air, land, and water. Foods become processed, irradiated, pasteurized, bleached, deodorized, genetically modified and stripped of nutrients thereby further removing beneficial nutrients, and leaving behind unhealthy trans-fats, carcinogens and foods with low or no nutritional value. We are left with "foods" like white flour and refined starches. More chemicals are added to try to replace and enrich what was removed or flavor what is left. Hence, MSG, added flavors and colors. Finally, we label our foods with deceptive and confusing nutritional and marketing claims.The Good News:
You can do something to improve your diet, prevent disease and effect an improvement in your health. Knowledge is power. Wisdom is choosing to take the necessary steps to learn more and apply what you learn. A Nutritional Consultant is a coach that can help you along this journey.A Good Start:
You can evaluate foods by asking if God made them for food and if they are in the form God created them to be eaten. Organic foods have less chemicals and more nutrients. Raw foods retain their enzymes and therefore can be better digested and assimilated.Superfoods:
Superfoods can be added to your diet to help replace nutrients that might be lacking. Some superfood examples are:
Berries (Blueberries, Raspberries, Goji Berries)