High Nutrient Therapy

where-americans-get-their-calories-slideThe modern American diet of mostly processed foods, meat and dairy is far removed from what our bodies have evolved use.  High in calories and sugar, fat and salt and low in nutrients, it the reason most Americans die of heart disease and cancer – and also why so many of us suffer from a wide variety of chronic inflammatory ailments.   What is missing at only 12.5% in the diet is the fresh produce with the thousands of phytonutrients our bodies require for health.

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Spend a little time on the slide above, and compare death rates from heart disease and cancer in America and Laos and the relative amounts of unrefined plant foods in the diet in both countries, and the nature and scale of the problem becomes clear. 

Perhaps the only reason all Americans do not die from heart disease and cancer is that one of the other diet-related chronic inflammatory conditions kills them first!

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How to rapidly improve health…[1]

1) Consume a wide variety of raw vegetables, fruit and nuts. See Why Raw Foods? 1/3 of each of these groups may be a good balance in the beginning.  Raw foods are the healthiest as they have all the enzymes and nutrients in their natural state which are lost once food is cooked.

2) Eliminate meat, dairy, processed and fast foods. If you are willing to do so and especially if you are facing a significant health challenge, seriously consider a raw, whole foods diet.  If you are not yet ready to cut them out completely, bring in more fruits, vegetables and nuts as you reduce their intake.  100% raw may not be everyone, and vegan or vegetarian, even cooked, can make a big difference.  Read labels.  Move away from high fructose corn syrup, aspartame, MSG, fried and fast foods.

3) Drink “enough” water. Though our needs are individual and no one can say exactly what yours are, by the time you have become thirsty, you are already seriously dehydrated. Some nutritionists recommend ½ ounce of water per pound of body weight as a baseline. Keeping a bottle of water with you and sipping throughout the day is a simple strategy to stay hydrated.  Unless you are certain that your tap water tests clean, drink spring or reverse osmosis (RO) water,

4) How you eat is important, not just what you eat.

a)     Plan ahead, never allowing yourself to go hungry or miss meals.
b)    Sit down, and slow down.  Reflux and many other digestive issues are directly associated with taking in too much food too quickly i.e. eating on the go – and with high stress.  Take time to chew and enjoy your food thoroughly!

5) Learn how to make a Green Smoothie! Using a high powered food processor (i.e. Vitamix or BlendTec) to make green smoothies can amplify the healing power of raw foods and is an easy way to increase the availability of nutrients and can amplify the healing power of raw foods.  If you are willing to test green smoothies as a dietary mainstay for a day or so, you are likely to experience significant health improvement first hand.  Observe how you feel.  If your energy, mood and clarity of thought are better, consider making green smoothies part of your routine.

Nutrition is fundamental because it ultimately determines your vital energy.  Most health challenges people face are the consequence of poor food choices over many years.  The quickest, perhaps only, way to reverse a condition brought on by diet is to give the body the resources it requires.

Incorporating foods is essential in any serious program to regain health.  Raw foods themselves are the highest in energy, and our bodies have developed over countless millennia to use them most efficiently just as nature provides them. Whereas cooking or processing foods reduces the nutrients naturally available and breaks down the enzymes we need to absorb them, going raw (or incorporating raw foods significantly3) may dramatically improve health and wellbeing.

Eating healthfully is not inherently as expensive as the popular misconception.  See What Separates a Healthy and Unhealthy Diet?  Just $1.50 per Day. The consequences of poor nutrition in terms of our health and dollars spent on medical care are far greater than the modest cost of quality food.

” The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition”   – Thomas Edison

Local Healthy Food Resources and Dining

Melbourne Raw Food Meetup GroupMeets the first Friday of every month at 6:30-9:00 PM at:

Unity of Melbourne
1745 Trimble Road
Melbourne FL 32934

Anyone seeking to improve health and energy or simply curious about raw foods should experience first hand this monthly feast and open forum with many long-term raw foodists, vegans and vegetarians. Fun, practical information, great food and support for anyone seeking to reverse a health challenge or to better themselves.  Learn more about the Melbourne Raw Food Meetup Group.

Healthy Happy Human Organic Raw Vegan Café

1869 S. Patrick Drive
Indian Harbor Beach, FL 32937
(321) 779-0077
www.Happy Healthy Human.com

Happy Healthy Human deals in healing!  Expect delicious meals in this unique restaurant and purveyor of high quality organic fruits and vegetables.  Classes and other instruction are available.

[1] These recommendations are not a substitute for medical treatment or supervision by a qualified health professional.

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