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Improving Your (mental, emotional and physical) Health – Naturally

I don’t eat like this to live long – I just want to feel great while I’m here! Following are 7 tips for improving your overall health and well-being. 

  • Avoid vegetables grown by big business. These are low in nutrients due to farming practices, sprayed with dangerous chemicals, and sometimes genetically modified. (GMO grains are fed to animals). This practice disrupts the critical balance of healthy bacteria in your gut, which creates a greater risk for diabetes, kidney and heart disease, and other conditions.
  • Choose grass-fed antibiotic-free beef instead of conventional, free-range chicken and eggs over factory-farmed, and wild caught fish, not wild/farm raised.
  • Ditch the sugar and artificial sweeteners in food and drinks – substitute 100% pure stevia (be sure it is the only ingredient listed since food companies often combine stevia with sugar and artificial sweeteners).
  • Choose fresh foods (ideally, organic) over restaurant or packaged foods that generally contain health-destroying chemicals and oils. The best place to buy food is at your local farmer’s market or CSA. This food is typically grown on small family farms in nutrient-dense soil.
  • Eat more leafy greens – fresh or frozen, organic or sustainable, unsprayed. I grow micro-greens year-round in a high quality soil with added Azomite to increase minerals.
  • Avoid “bad” oils – most vegetable oils, including margarine, have been chemically processed with hexane, a neurotoxin. In addition, when heated to high temperatures they wreak havoc in the body – especially the arteries. The “good guys” are ghee, grass-fed butter, or coconut oil for cooking/baking, and extra virgin olive oil or hemp oil for salad dressing. Many brands of olive oil are “fake” – look for cold-pressed or first cold-pressed, extra virgin.
  • Take super-foods. Most vitamin and mineral supplements on the market – especially in drug and big box stores – are difficult to digest and assimilate, causing more harm than good. Garden of Life offers whole food raw supplements, but I prefer a dried mix of superfood nutrients like chlorella, barley grass, antioxidant fruits, etc., raw sprouted seeds, and vitamins D3, C and B complex (with Folate)

If this sounds too overwhelming, take one step at a time. Removing harmful oils is a good place to start. To learn about healthy eating for diabetes and other health conditions, read this post.


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