An article written by Dr. Charles Bens in the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service states that the Covid Pandemic has exposed a Health Crisis. For years you have been listening to me talk about the ‘terrain’ of the body, and how important it is to warding off illness. In a study by the University of North Carolina, findings are “Only 12 percent of American adults are metabolically healthy.” And “If Americans were healthier, we could have been better prepared for this pandemic.” (Stanford University Medical School). A National Cancer Institute found, in a survey of 16,633 people from age two to age 80 that the vast majority of people were deficient in 11 out of 14 nutritional categories, and could not find one person with a truly healthy diet.
We know that conventional medicine treats the symptoms of chronic disease, and that holistic nutritionists look at biochemical individuality and use an approach that empowers people and practitioners to work together to address underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. We tend, over time, to accept many little irritations, or symptoms, citing age as the culprit. These symptoms are often indicative of a nutritional deficiency, toxic overload, overgrowth of yeasts and fungus, to name a few.
A strong immune system can prevent a viral infection. Good nutrition (see Ideal Diet Guidelines from Eat Away Illness below); avoiding stress and toxins e.g. chemicals in the home and cosmetics; avoid sugar; sleep well; spend time with loved ones; exercise 30 – 45 minutes a day; and take quality supplements. See March 2020 blog on this site for more specific information.
Repairing cellular damage is possible, using nutritional protocols. Whether or not you have cell damage from Covid 19 or other sources, over time the body will most often repair cellular damage given what it needs.
“Health isn’t the absence of disease, it is the ability to overcome it!”
THE IDEAL DIET (Page 177 Eat Away Illness)
- Consume small amounts of good quality protein at each meal – animal protein or a combination of legumes, grains, nuts and seeds. Eliminate all smoked, processed and refined meats.
- Consume complex carbohydrates only; no refined and processed foods. Eliminate all white flours and sugars. Use only natural sweeteners such as Stevia, maple syrup, honey, black strap molasses and brown rice syrup, and coconut sugar.
- Consume four to five cups of veggies daily (one half cup equals one serving), preferably raw or lightly steamed, 2 cups of which are green, such as lettuce, spinach, peppers, celery, etc. Overall the diet will ideally include 80 percent alkaline-forming foods.
- Consume sea veggies daily for trace minerals.
- Use fermented foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut, and miso to maintain healthy intestinal bacteria.
- Use unrefined sea salt only, such as grey Celtic.
- Do not eat fruits or desserts with proteins and fats at the same meal. This stresses enzyme efficiency and cause bloating and indigestion. Have fruit one hour before meals and desserts twos to three hours after. For example an orange or fresh orange juice upon arising and eggs one hour later.
- Cut out caffeine and tobacco use. When the effects wear off, fatigue, depression, irritability ad insomnia can set in. Cut down slowly and get support as these are both drugs.
- Fat sources should be only from butter, coconut oil, cold pressed olive oil, and naturally occurring fats in lean meats, raw nuts and seeds and avocado. Avoid polyunsaturated oils such as corn, safflower, soy, sesame, and all rancid fats and oils. Read labels and avoid all trans fats and hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats.
- Drink two liters of pure water daily, or one liter for each 50 pounds of body weight. Drink half a liter upon arising, and the remainder early in the day, between meals. This keeps your body hydrated and helps prevent hunger, minimizing possible empty nutrients from poor quality snacks.
Remember, quality of food is very important, as well as quantity.
Ask yourself: “Is this food product good enough to become part of me?”
The following video on Turkey Shepherd Pie was published about 10 years ago, but oh my! it is still one of my faves!