I am grateful to all who are helping us maintain a clean environment. I am grateful to all who send uplifting poems and views of the situation that are focusing on the positive changes happening in our environment and our world.
I am sad and disappointed in the lack of information on the responsibility we need to be taking for our own immune systems; and the lack of support and encouragement for people to take charge of their own health, and build their immunity. Of course, this has been my crusade for many years now. and I feel drawn to remind you how there are simple steps to take to do this.
I’ve been explaining to those who ask that our bodies are our ‘terrain’, and that we have a tremendous amount of control over it. Picture a beloved car you own; washing it regularly, and using the best polish, but ignoring the need for oil, for example, and letting it become compromised no matter how much you care for the exterior. It IS important to lovingly care for the exterior, but it is even MORE important to protect ourselves by giving our cells what they need to become whole and healthy, capable of warding off disease.
Now is the time, while we are all left in a situation where we have the time, to put in place some strategies to build your health; to spend some time learning how to purchase and make some delicious foods to nurture your entire body, whether you live with a partner, by yourself, or with your children. Cooking and preparing meals and snacks can be fun; a new activity to set in place in your lifestyle.
NOW is also the time to add antioxidant supplements to your diet, and minerals that build immunity. Briefly, those are Vitamin A, C, E, zinc, selenium, and magnesium. (see my last blog entry for more information, and the link to Dr. Rona`s list). As well, pages 263 and 265 in Eat Away Illness list supplements to boost, and to build immunity. To this end, I called several health food stores in Saskatoon yesterday, and all are supplying service and sales to help with this.
Yesterday I received three emails that described families spending time baking treats and enjoying them with their family and friends. All of these treats contained white flour and sugar!!
PEOPLE!! Your body needs whole foods to rebuild! It needs the macro nutrients, unprocessed, to sustain and to pump up your immunity! (FYI macro nutrients are proteins, carbs and fats).
NOW is the time to pick a few nutrient dense recipes that appeal to you and add them to your lifestyle.
Most of you reading this have my healing manual Eat Away Illness, where I describe in detail about each macro nutrient: what it is, what to buy, and how to prepare. Also, the recipes are all nutrient dense; no white flour, processed foods, or sugar! If you wish to purchase a hard copy, let me know, and I will mail one to you. It is also available as a download from my website, www.healingwithnutrition.ca for $19.95, and you could have it at your fingertips immediately.
This blog is also a resource for many recipes, some of which are not in my books, so take a look, choose a few, and start building up your terrain! Check out the following: Nettle Leaf Tea August 2011; “Wow” Cereal, May 2012; Homemade Chocolate Chips, April 2013; Special Popcorn, May 2013; Raw Salsa, August 2011; Lemon Curd, December 2014; Sweet Potato Brownies, September 2015; Pumpkin Pancakes, December 2017; Cilantro Pesto, July, 2018.
Here is the recipe for the Eatmore Bars, a vegetarian protein bar, from Cook Your Way to Health.
Eatmore Protein Bar:
1/2 cup organic peanut butter, crunchy or creamy
1/8 – 1/4 cup unpasteurized honey (if using 1/8 fill cup to 1/4 with pure water)
1 cup chocolate chips (darkest chocolate you can find; or make your own with no sugar see post April 2013)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups oat flakes (not oatmeal)
1 cup chopped plain roasted peanuts
1. In a large saucepan over low heat, combine peanut butter and honey.
2. Add chips and vanilla and stir until combined.
3. Add remaining ingredients and stir until combined.
4. Spread onto an oiled or parchment covered cookie sheet and cool in the refrigerator until set.