The Nutrition Secret Behind “The Secret”

The following is an article written by Mike Adams of  NaturalNews.com on How to multiply your success with “The Secret” and achieve new clarity using the Law of Attraction. Like Mike says at the end of the article, please feel free to share it with those you love.

“Dear readers,

With the popularity of “The Secret” rapidly growing in the United States and around the world, there’s growing interest in finding ways to maximize results while using the power of intention and Law of Attraction. Few people really know one of the most important secrets to making “The Secret” work: Establishing the right nutrition and dietary habits that clear your nervous system and allow intention to flow. In this article, I’ll share some of the best nutritional secrets about The Secret, covering:

1) Foods and substances that interfere with the power of your intention.

2) Foods and substances that enhance the power of your intention.

Once you learn this information, you’ll instantly discover ways to greatly enhance the effects you get when you apply your intention (or invoke the Law of Attraction). You’ll also come to recognize why the great spiritual leaders throughout the world all gravitate towards similar diets that are free of certain substances (such as red meat).

Let’s begin by examining those foods and substances that interfere with the power of intention and the Law of Attraction.

Foods and substances that block the power of intention

The power of intention (i.e. the Law of Attraction) only works when you have a clear, healthy nervous system that’s free from distortion. Invoking the power of intention is a lot like broadcasting a message from a radio tower, and your nervous system (brain, spinal cord, nerves, etc.) are the transmission tissues.

A radio tower only works well when it has sufficient electricity, clarity and symmetry. It also can’t be gunked up with interfering signals or overriding disturbances. Your own nervous system is the same: For it to function well, it must be free of distortion and operating at peak performance. The following items greatly interfere with healthy nervous system function and therefore inhibit your power of intention:

Meat products: All animal-derived foods impair the clarity of intention, and this is especially so if those foods are derived from cruelly-treated animals (like feedlot cattle). This is why so many spiritual leaders around the world refrain from eating meat. It’s also why vegetarians are generally more peaceful, spiritually balanced people than heavy meat eaters.

Alcohol and drugs: All recreational drugs (including alcohol) impair healthy nervous system function. Clarity cannot be achieved while under the influence of nicotine, alcohol, meth or street drugs. While there are medicinal uses for some natural drugs (such as medical marijuana), their use still inevitably interferes with clarity and clouds the Law of Attraction, so use them sparingly if at all. On the other hand, there are also natural plant-based medicines that actually enhance clarity when used as part of sacred spiritual journeys. Western society has declared such substances to be illegal drugs, but they are deliberately and consciously used with great care in healing journey experiences in many other parts of the world.

Caffeine: Even caffeine interferes with healthy nervous system function. The onslaught of daily stimulants leaves the body depleted of energy, unable to reach the level of vibration necessary to effectively broadcast intention to the universe.

Television: Watching television fills your mind with false messages, clouding your mind with ideas that distort reality and impair your ability to connect with the universe. Have you ever noticed that the people who watch the most television seem to be unable to attract those things into their lives that they want? It’s because television acts like an intention blocking device, draining away your intention energy and filling your head with ideas and beliefs that only serve the interests of corporations and governments.

Processed foods: Processed foods not only lack the nutrition necessary for healthy nervous system function, they’re also typically loaded with excitotoxins like MSG, aspartame and yeast extract. These substances damage the functioning of the nervous system, making any practice of the Law of Attraction virtually impossible.

Fragrance products: All fragrance products based on artificial chemicals impair the healthy functioning of the nervous system by dulling the senses and limiting sensory acquity. Achieving success with the power of intention requires eliminating ALL fragrance products from your life. These include most shampoos, laundry detergents, dryer sheets, soaps, perfumes, cosmetics, deodorants, skin creams and other similar products. In each of these categories, there are many alternatives available: Natural products that are either fragrance-free or made from essential oil fragrances only. If you wish to find success in applying the Law of Attraction, it’s crucial to get these artificial fragrance chemicals out of your life (and away from your nervous system).

Processed sugar: Sugar greatly impacts the healthy functioning of the nervous system, and refined sugar is a lot like crack in the way it alters (and impairs) brain function. All refined sugars should be avoided, including high-fructose corn syrup (the sweetener in sodas), dextrose, sucrose and others. While you’re at it, avoid white bread and refined grains, too, because they’re very similar to sugars in the way they impact the nervous system.

Aspartame: This artificial chemical sweetener greatly impairs healthy nervous system function. This is partly because aspartame can chemically break down into trace amounts of formaldehyde, and formaldehyde is an extremely toxic nerve poison. Drinking aspartame is sort of like poisoning your brain with chemical preservatives. That’s great if you’re trying to embalm yourself, but not so good if you actually plan to use your brain for anything useful.

Things that enhance the power of your intention

Once you’re free of the substances interfering with your power of intention, you can move on to enhancing your nervous system health with proper supportive substances. Here are the most important items to consider:

Raw foods: Raw foods really cleanse your nervous system and restore healthy brain function. Drinking raw food juices on a regular basis (freshly made in your own blender, not processed) greatly enhances clarity and the power of intention. Most spiritual leaders around the world follow diets based at least in part on raw foods. Following a raw foods diet for just 30 days will dramatically clear your senses and turn you into a powerful broadcaster of intention.

Vegetarian foods: Avoiding the consumption of meat and dairy products is also an important way to keep your system clear and lend power to your intention. Meat and dairy products stagnate the flow of energy throughout your mind and body, blocking the intention. To get the best results, go completely dairy free (except for raw, unprocessed milk, which qualifies as a raw food) and meat free.

Personal integrity: Acting with integrity multiplies the power of your intention. When you consistently do what you promise, especially in relation to others, you gain power and confidence in your own actions. This translates into significant improvements in the Law of Attraction. People who steal from others, exploit them or harm them are acting outside of personal integrity and typically demonstrate a very poor ability to attract things into their lives that they really want. It’s a vicious cycle, too: When they can’t attract what they want, they turn to stealing, and this in turn diminishes their ability to attract what they want in the future.

Clean water: Hydration is crucial for good nervous system performance. I will even say that you cannot possibly engage in effective intention exercises when you’re in a state of chronic dehydration (as most people are). Drinking plenty of water clears metabolic wastes from your body and even lubricates the nerve cells throughout your body! So drink more water and you’ll boost your results.

Microalgae superfoods: These superfoods offer a two-fold benefit: They cleanse the liver (which purifies the blood and improves mental clarity) and they offer natural high-density nutrition from nature. The four I recommend are spiruline, chlorella, blue-green algae and astaxanthin (www.Nutrex-Hawaii.com). One of the top brands of raw microalgae is E3 Live, which you can find at http://www.e3live.com/index.htm

Healthy oils: Consuming regular quantities of healthy oils and omega-3 fatty acids makes a huge difference on the power and reach of your intention. Eat more chia seeds (www.GoodCauseWellness.com), avocados, raw coconut oil (www.RawFoods.com) and minimally processed plant-based oils. Fish oils can also be supportive if you choose to eat fish-derived products. Flax seeds serve a similar purpose for those who are vegetarian.

Berries: Eat massive quantities of fresh, raw berries to boost nervous system function and greatly enhance the power of your intention. Berries offer nervous system protection medicines, and they also happen to halt cancer, prevent eye disease, enhance memory and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Be sure to eat a variety of berries so you get all sorts of different colors: Black raspberries, blueberries, red raspberries, strawberries, acai, red currants, wild berries, etc.

There are, of course, many other nutrients and natural substances that can enhance mental function and clarity. Everything from tropical fruits to garden greens provides a strong benefit in boosting the power of your intention.

My personal secret to success

People tend to look at my own accomplishments as being “remarkable” or highly successful in various ways. They see me as getting many things done in a very short period of time, and they often wonder how I accomplish these things. My greatest secret is that I frequently practice the power of intention (and I have a specific process through which that is practiced), and I avoid all the foods, beverages and personal care products that interfere with the power of intention.

In the past, some people have wondered why I drink no alcohol, use no drugs, drink no coffee, take no medications, etc. People have asked me if I’m a member of some specific religion with pristine dietary practices, but the answer is quite simply that I have arrived at my own spiritual practice and I choose to respect my body and mind as tools for creating a better future. I actually came to this conclusion mostly on my own, and have since found that it is aligned with the spiritual paths found in virtually all world religions. It all makes sense, too: You simply can’t be a highly spiritual person if you’re consuming angry cow meats and altered dairy fats!

I intentionally avoid all substances that intefere with intelligence, clarity or spirituality, and I go to great lengths to cleanse my body using nature’s medicines: superfoods, rainforest herbs, raw foods, and so on. By the way, the best cleansing products I’ve ever found at available at www.BaselineNutritionals.com (look for the Liver Tincture and the cilantro-based anti-mercury tincture).

The secret to my productivity and ability to manifest those things is simply that I’m wholly committed to treating my body and mind as sacred entities. I do not allow myself to be polluted with television, pharmaceuticals, recreational drugs, energy vampire people (like friends who drain away all your energy) or processed foods. The result is that when I focus on something, it manifests relatively quickly (there’s still a whole lot of work involved, of course, but that’s the nature of getting things done in this physical world). Perhaps there is some other version of the multiverse in which intention is instantly translated into effects, but here in this one we all share, intention often requires practical steps for manifestation. (So don’t forget the part about applying effort, too!)

Want a better life? Clean up your energy channels

This is not information I’ve shared before, but it’s probably the most important secret to success that I’ve ever written about. If you want to make things happen in your life and manifest more wealth, abundance, loving relationships, happiness or whatever, you’ve got to get serious about cleaning up your “broadcast channels,” which means cleaning up your diet, eliminating any substance abuse, avoiding influence from television and so on. It doesn’t mean you have to become a hermit and live in the woods somewhere (although that certainly wouldn’t hurt on a temporary basis), but you do have to stop living the disconnected life of typical consumers who are addicted to processed foods, alcohol, television, drugs, video gaming and other things.

I don’t claim to be perfect in my own habits. I still eat meat when traveling (but never from mammals such as cows or pigs), and my diet isn’t as raw as I would like. I also spend way too much time sitting in front of a computer, but that’s a necessary choice I’ve made for engaging in online education and article writing. But like you, I’m always striving to make my diet and lifestyle one step better, and by doing that I’m constantly moving into higher states of vibration that naturally augment the power of my intention.

You can do the same. All it takes is making the commitment and taking on one change at a time until you’re completely rid of the toxic influencing factors and fully embracing those things that work to multiply the power of your intention. Before long, you’ll find the Law of Attraction working far better than you ever imagined, and you’ll really start living the magical life you’re attracting through conscious intention.

It’s really not complicated, nor even mystical or “new agey.” It’s just the application of common sense: If you want to create a better future and manifest your desires, you’ve got to clear you head, get rid of the junk and start nourishing your internal broadcast antenna (your nervous system). Once you do that, you can start to broadcast your intention to the universe, and you’ll find that everything you focus on begins to manifest far more quickly.

Speaking of intention, please feel free to share this article with anyone you know who’s familiar with “The Secret” and who might benefit from knowing these nutritional tips. You can copy and paste the article in an email, or just send the web address (URL). Spread the word: We need more people with high vibrations in order to overcome all those folks running around with LOW vibration, don’t you think? The more high-vibration people we have in the world, the brighter the future will be for us all.

To your health,
– Mike Adams
Consumer health advocate”


“Health A to Z” – W

The Letter W.

Water

Hexagon Water filter


My favorite beverage. This wasn’t always so!  When I was offered tap water as a kid I didn’t enjoy it much, later as an adult I tried all types of bottled water and mineral water – I wasn’t keen on those either! So what changed my mind – it’s simple really – a Hexagon water filter.  Easy to fit to any existing tap and it does a wonderful job in filtering tap water to provide a constant supply of very inexpensive, great tasting, energized water.

Weight Loss

Something a lot of people want to achieve. I hope these people find useful information on this blog which may assist them in their quest.

Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass, from the family of cereal grasses, is a wholesome food with alkaline characteristics to correct and adjust acid-alkaline imbalance and maintain an alkaline state required by cells for optimum health.

Whole Foods

Real unprocessed foods. Not necessarily organic, just natural unaltered foods.

Alternatively, you can think about whole foods as being complete foods, like spirulina.


Eating Fruit – Get The Timing Right For Your Health

We generally think eating fruit means just buying it, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It’s not as easy as you think. It’s important to know how and when to eat.

What is the correct way of eating fruit?

IT MEANS NOT EATING FRUIT AFTER YOUR MEALS!

FRUIT SHOULD BE EATEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.

If you eat fruit like that, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.

FRUIT IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FOODS.

Let’s say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so.

In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil….

So please eat your fruit on an empty stomach or before your meal! You have heard people complaining – every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats up, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet etc – actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat!

Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes all these will NOT happen if you consume fruit on an empty stomach.

All fruits become alkaline in our body, there is no such thing as acidic fruit. According to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter.  If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruit, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

When you need to drink fruit juice – drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans. Don’t even drink juice that has been heated up. Don’t eat cooked fruit because you don’t get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste. Cooking destroys all the vitamins.

But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it. You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

KIWIKiwi Fruit

Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

APPLES

ApplesAn apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

STRAWBERRY

StrawberryProtective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

ORANGE

OrangesSweetest medicine. Taking 2-4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.

WATERMELON

WatermelonCoolest thirst quencher.. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene – the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium.

GUAVA & PAPAYA

GuavaTop awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation.


Papaya Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes.


“Health A to Z” – V

The Letter V.

Vitamins

Vitamins are vital compounds essential to our well-being. Vitamins enhance cellular function and deficiency causes diseases like scurvy, beriberi, rickets, night blindness.  Check out Wikipedia for more information.

The best way to obtain vitamins is from our food, as this is as nature intended and the vitamins come along with the necessary co-factors to ensure synergistic balance and effects.

Vitality

A zest for life. Physical and mental vigor. An excitement for life. Nourish your body and your mind by eating the right foods and hydrating your body.


“Health A to Z” – U

The Letter U.  The hardest letter to find something to write about!!  All I could come up with is:-

Ubiquinone – Also known as Co-Q 10

Food Sources – Oily Fish (esp. mackerel, salmon and sardines) beef, peanuts and spinach. Most often used for: Cardiac insufficiency (it strengthens the heart muscle itself), high blood pressure, tissue oxygenation, increases energy production within the cell, counteracts histamines so is good for allergies, asthma and in respiratory disease, also used as an anti-aging nutrient.

Practitioners have also used Co-Q 10 for schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, obesity, candidiasis, multiple sclerosis, stomach ulcers, angina, infertility, periodontal disease, reducing the side effects of chemotherapy and in diabetes.

Unblock, Unclog

Clogged ArteryWhat you definitely want to do to help you heart. I heard someone say that we are made up of a lot of tubes. When you think about it, it really is true, our blood vessels, digestive system, nervous system etc – all tubes.


(Sea) Urchin

Sea UrchinSea Urchin Roe is a rich source of vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E, and zinc. The combination of all these nutrition contents also warms the body and promotes good blood circulation. Very high in protein and zero carbohydrate content.


“Health A to Z” – T

The Letter T.

Thirst

ThirstyIf you’re thirsty it means you are already dehydrated. Drink plenty of water each day to ensure your cells are properly hydrated and to ensure your body has sufficient water to help cleanse it of the toxins you are inevitably exposed to each day.

Turmeric

TurmericAn intensely yellow colored spice derived from the roots of  the Curcuma longa plant. Traditionally used in Chinese and Indian cooking. Contains a potent anti-oxidant, curcumin, which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects.

Toxins

Chemicals in modern lifeThe Harvard School of Health says there are 80,000 or so chemicals in modern life, making it impossible to avoid coming into contact with them. Toxins are in our food, in the air we breathe, in the water we drink, in mother’s milk. – everywhere. While this may be daunting you can take some precautions in your daily life to minimize your exposure.


“Health A to Z” – S

The Letter S.

Salmon

When choosing salmon select those which have been wild caught. Salmon is salmon an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and selenium. It is also a very good source of protein, niacin and vitamin B12 and a good source of phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin B6.

Salt

Salt is essential to life. Select a natural salt (like hand harvested French Salt) which contains trace minerals and

Salt Harvesting by Hand
Salt Harvesting by Hand

no aluminium silicate – an anti-caking agent found in regular salt. (Aluminium has been linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.).  Natural salt should be unbleached, unrefined and not laced with harmful chemical additives. Salt is vital to the interplay of fluids in and out of our cells. Salt regulates the water content in our cells where the water cleanses and allows toxins to be extracted.

Avoiding processed foods will assist in avoiding hidden salt intake.

Selenium

A essential mineral which we require in trace amounts. Selenium supplements are rarely required, however some people have other conditions which prevent them from absorbing selenium, or people may live in areas where soils are selenium depleted. Observational studies indicate that death from cancer, including lung, colorectal, and prostate cancers, is lower among people with higher blood levels or intake of selenium. In addition, the incidence of nonmelanoma skin cancer is significantly higher in areas of the United States with low soil selenium content .

Research suggests that selenium affects cancer risk in two ways. As an anti-oxidant, selenium can help protect the body from damaging effects of free radicals. Selenium may also prevent or slow tumor growth. Certain breakdown products of selenium are believed to prevent tumor growth by enhancing immune cell activity and suppressing development of blood vessels to the tumor.

Superfoods

I call foods which are nutrient dense and low in calories superfoods. For example:-

Acai Berry

Avocado

Chlorella

Goji berry

Mangosteen

Maqui Berry

Noni

Pomegranate

Salmon

Spirulina

Stabilized Rice Bran

Wheatgrass

Feel free to add you own superfood choices as comments


“Health A to Z” – R

The Letter R.

Raspberry

Delicious and delicate fruit consisting of multiple globules aggregated into Raspberryberries. An important seasonal food for Ancient hunter gathers, who no doubt helped spread the plants. A natural source of the phytonutrient ellegic acid. Contains other phytonutrients and flavonoids, vitamin C, riboflavin, folate, niacin, as well as manganese, magnesium, potassium and copper. Consume quickly after purchase as they are highly perishable.

Resveratrol

Resveratrol is not a drug. It’s a natural product! Plants make this molecule as a defense mechanism to protect them from attack by fungi, insects and other organisms, and it’s now been proven to be good at protecting us from the diseases/symptoms of aging.  Resveratrol is thought to be what helps the French keep healthy despite their high fat diet.
Micronized Resveratrol




“Health A to Z” – Q

The Letter Q.

Quality of Life

What we all like to maintain as long as possible. Longevity is one thing but quality of life simply makes life worth living. Living well, disease and pain free should always be your goal. Protect your body as you travel through life, avoid the pitfalls as much as possible, nurture it with nutrition and pure water.

Quantum Energy

We are energy, Life is energy, each of our cells is like a mini-battery pumping out 70-90 millivolts of energy (when healthy). We are surrounded by energy, like scalar energy. Quantum Mechanical models describe subatomic particles such as Excitons, Plasmons, and Solitons that can store and carry biological information along macromolecules in response to low level scalar energy.


“Health A to Z” – P

The Letter P

Phytochemicals

The active health-protecting compounds that are found as components of plants.

Currently, the terms “phytochemical” and “phytonutrient” are being used interchangeably to describe those plant compounds which are thought to have health-protecting qualities.

The antioxidant, immune boosting and other health promoting properties of active compounds in plants are being investigated. Phytonutrients or phytochemicals that are being studied presently include (and are not limited to) terpenes, carotenoids, limonoids, and phytosterols.

Pomegranate

Pomegranates contain tons of nutrition… and best of all, it’s low in calories. In just one pomegranate fruit there is around 100 calories. But that’s only the beginning of the nutrition pomegranate provides:

  • a great source of potassiumpomegranate
  • more antioxidants compared to other juices and even wine!
  • vitamin B and Vitamin C
  • great source of fiber
  • helps prevent heart disease
  • keeps your immune system in top notch conditions
  • prevents buildup of material in your arteries

Pomegranates are a superfood!

Prebiotics & Probiotics

Prebiotics and probiotics can restore the balance of bacteria in your digestive tract. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that can be found in various foods. When you eat probiotics, you will add these healthy bacteria to your intestinal tract. Common strains include Lactobacillis and Bifidobacterium families of bacteria. Prebiotics are non-digestible foods that make their way through our digestive system and help good bacteria grow and flourish. Prebiotics keep beneficial bacteria healthy.

“Health – A to Z ” – O

The Letter O.

Oats

High in soluble fiber (beta-glucan) which helps lower cholesterol. Diabetics also benefit from eating oats  due to their low GI value. Fiber also helps clean your digestive system and prevents constipation. Oats also contain phytonutrients, minerals and vitamins.

Obesity

There are lots of numbers, BMI, fat cell counts and weight measurements which aim to scientifically define obesity. I’m sure they’re quite valid, but don’t really mean much to the average person. So make your own definition. Say, when your tummy bulges or thighs rub together, or when you need to buy new clothes every season because last year’s don’t fit anymore. Or if your current weight is making you unhappy. Whatever it is for you, if you’re overweight you probably don’t need anyone else to tell you.

Omega-3

Omega-3 fatty acids are found in oily fish like salmon (wild caught is best), flaxseed, walnuts, shrimp, scallops, cauliflower, cabbage, soybeans, tofu, kale, broccoli and brussels sprouts. Foods high in omega-3 can:- salmon

  • Reduce inflammation throughout your body
  • Maintain the fluidity of your cell membranes
  • lower the amount of lipids (fats such as cholesterol and triglycerides) circulating in the bloodstream
  • decrease platelet aggregation, preventing excessive blood clotting
  • inhibit thickening of the arteries
  • increase the activity of another chemical derived from endothelial cells (endothelium-derived nitric oxide), which causes arteries to relax and dilate
  • reduce the inflammatory response associated with atherosclerosis
  • reduce the risk of becoming obese and improve the body’s ability to respond to insulin by stimulating the secretion of leptin, a hormone that helps regulate food intake, body weight and metabolism
  • help prevent cancer cell growth.

Organic foods

While some people don’t believe orgainically grown foods are more nutritious and healthier (fewer toxins) than regular commercially grown foods I choose to believe that, logically, organically grown food is better. Find out more here.


“Health – A to Z ” – N

The Letter N.

Nuts

A convenient healthy snack food. Just keep the portion  size in mind – snack size is a small palmful. –  Nuts have good fats (monounsaturated fats), which help lower “bad” cholesterol and may raise “good” cholesterol when substituted for saturated fats in the diet. Several major studies have found that eating nuts significantly reduces the risk of coronary heart disease – by 25–50% in both men and women. One of these studies, the Nurses’ Health Study, also found that regularly eating nuts and peanut butter reduces the chance of developing type 2 diabetes by 21–27%.

Mixed Nuts

Nutrition

What we hope to get from eating, nourishment for all the cells in our bodies. Decrease processed foods in your diet, decrease the amount of saturated fats and sugar, increase natural fresh foods, increase the quantity of raw food you consume. These steps will increase the nutritional value of your diet.


“Health – A to Z” – M

The Letter M.

Macadamia Nuts

A delicious, crunchy, native Australian nut with the world’s hardest nutshell which provide a wide range of beneficial compounds. A high energy food, full of protein and fiber and loaded with other important nutrients that, combine to benefit your health.

Macadamia Nut Nutrition Summary

  • Antioxidants
  • Fiber
  • Phytochemicals
  • Protein
  • Minerals
  • Monounsaturated fats
  • Vitamins

Macadamia Nut

Maqui Berries

A small dark purple berry native to South America. The maqui berry has the highest antioxidant rating  (ORAC) of any fruit.

Maqui ORACMemory

What we’d all like to retain as long as possible. With aging populations conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia are increasing in frequency and affect whole families. Abnormal accumulations of filaments of protein (plaque) in the brain destroys the nerve pathways resulting in loss of mental function.  While the exact cause of these conditions may still be subject to scientific research  there are some thing you can do to protect your family, bearing in mind there are cases with definite genetic links.

Avoid aluminum in – cookware, utensils, lining of containers, lids of bottles, deodorants.

Avoid any heavy metals – like mercury and lead

Avoid environmental toxins

Avoid toxic drugs (whether prescribed or not)

Avoid artificial sweeteners

Ensure proper hydration with pure, filtered water – make sure it filters fluoride OUT.

Ensure proper nutrition with foods rich in Vitamin B (12), Vitamin E, Choline (from lecithin), Vitamin C and Folic acid. Specific foods which are linked to improving age-related memory loss are blueberries, flax seed, soy products and wild yams. The spice turmeric appears to be beneficial in reducing inflammation and plaque.

Minerals

There are macrominerials – those we need in significant quantities (milligrams – mg) and trace minerals – those we need in smaller quantities (micrograms – mcg).

Calcium, chloride, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sodium sulpfur, and zinc are macrominerals.

Boron, chromium, cobalt, copper, germanium, iodine, Iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium, vanadium are required in trace amounts.


“Health – A to Z” – L

The Letter L.

Lecithin

Required by every cell in your body. It is necessary for for optimal brain, nerve and cell functions – you can grow new brain cells. It’s inexpensive. It’s easy to consume. It’s an anti-aging nutrient for your skin.It’s natural. It protects your heart and cardiovascular system. It’s essential for healthy liver function. It helps you absorb and assimilate nutrients. Lecithin granules are best obtained from Non genetically modified soy. The granules are easily consumed when added to other foods, like juices, dressings, cereals.

Lemon

A tasty inexpensive way to detoxify. Lemon juice is a potent detoxifier and has been used to help reduce kidney stones and gall stones.  It is a good general blood and body purifier.

Lemons

Lycopene

The natural red antioxidant phyto-nutrient found in fruit and vegetables, like tomatoes, watermelon, papaya, carrots etc. Unlike many nutrients, it becomes more bioavailable in cooked foods. Serving in oil-rich dishes (such as spaghetti sauce or pizza) greatly increases assimilation from the digestive tract into the bloodstream. Lycopene is fat-soluble, so the oil is said to help absorption. Lycopene is anecdotally thought to be beneficial for many health issues.


Health – A to Z” – K

The Letter K.

Kale

A dark green leafy vegetable with high nutritional vale and low in calories. Kale is an excellent source of nutrients, including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and manganese. It is also a very good source of dietary fiber, calcium, copper, vitamin B6, and potassium. Kale is also well known for its carotenoids, especially lutein and zeaxanthin.

Sulforaphane, a potent glucosinolate phytonutrient found in kale and other Brassica vegetables, boosts your body’s detoxification enzymes. Sulforaphane, which is created when cruciferous vegetables such as kale are chopped or chewed, triggers  enzyme production in the liver, which detoxify cancer-causing chemicals, inhibits chemically-induced breast cancers in animal studies, induces colon cancer cells to destroy themselves. This combination of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients makes kale a superfoods superstar!

Kale

Kiwi Fruit

Definitely a superfood fruit. An excellent source of Vitamin C (more than oranges). A good source of Vitamin E, magnesium, potassium and copper, plus phytonutrients like lutein. Also has both soluble and insoluble fiber. A couple kiwi fruits a day will provide many beneficial effects, like reducing blood triglycerides and protecting your heart.

Kiwi Fruit


“Health – A to Z” – J

The Letter J.

Juice

A convenient, time effective way to consume your required quota of fruit and vegetables each day. Making your own fresh juices ensures the vitamins and antioxidants are not destroyed by processing methods. TIP – Make sure your juicer leaves some of the fiber!

Juniper Berries

A traditional medicinal food used by varied cultures, like the American Indians and Greeks. Juniper berries contain essential oils, flavonoids, glycosides, tannins and vitamin C. They have cleansing properties useful in removing acidic waste from the body.

Juniper Berries


“Health A to Z” – I

The Letter I.

Immune System

A complex interactive automatic  system which collectively protect the body from bacterial, parasitic, fungal, viral infections and from the growth of tumor cells.

Inflammation

A sign of your body reacting to a stressful influences from poor diet, lifestyle choices, allergies and your environment. Chronic inflammation is a modern epidemic causing  illness and disease.  Some inflammation is good, for example, a fever, responding to eradicate a virus.


“Health A to Z” – H

The Letter H.

Holistic Health

Wellness is more than just your body. Holistic health involves your body, mind and spirit. We are complicated beings with many interconnected aspects.  Enjoy a balanced life.  I’m sure there are lots of different definitions – see if this one suits you.

Mind – Your mental, emotional thoughts.

Soul – Your spiritual life and beliefs

Body – Your physical being – nutritional health, fitness

Life – Your career and family, how you interact with society

Holistic Health

Heart

Both your emotional heart and physical heart. Nurture both of them.


“Health – A to Z” – G

“Health – A to Z” –  The Letter G

Garlic

Low in calories, high in health benefits. Garlic has anti-Inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties.

GI

Glycemic Index describes this difference by ranking carbohydrates according to their effect on our blood glucose levels. Choosing low GI carbs – the ones that produce only small fluctuations in our blood glucose and insulin levels – is the secret to long-term health reducing your risk of heart disease and diabetes and is the key to sustainable weight loss.

Grapes

Contain beneficial compounds called flavonoids, which are phytonutrients that give the vibrant purple color to grapes, grape juice and red wine; the stronger the color, the higher the concentration of flavonoids. Flavonoid compounds include quercitin, as well as a second flavonoid-type compound called resveratrol. Both compounds appear to decrease the risk of heart disease by reducing platelet clumping and harmful blood clots and protecting LDL cholesterol from the free radical damage that initiates LDL’s artery-damaging actions. Grapes and products made from grapes, such as wine and grape juice, may protect the French from their high-fat diets. Diets high in saturated fats like butter and lard, and lifestyle habits like smoking are risk factors for heart disease. Yet, French people with these habits have a lower risk of heart attack than Americans do. One clue that may help explain this “French paradox” is their frequent consumption of grapes and red wines.

Green Tea

Has multiple health benefits. Contains antioxidant polyphenols, notably a catechin called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). Green tea is known to assist in weight loss, be an anti cancer food, to help regulate blood sugar and reduce bad cholesterol. The other day a doctor on “The View” was talking about how drinking a few cups of green tea each day reduces the risk of breast cancer.


“Health – A to Z” – F

“Health – A to Z” – The Letter F

Fiber

Yep, we’re back to talking about the colon. Dietary fiber assists in speeding up the transit time of waste through the large intestine, maintaining regular bowel movements without straining. See Flax Seed below.

Filter

Get a good water filter. A good one will filter out the bad and add the good. We need clean, pure water, enriched with ionic & trace minerals, pH-balanced to our body, with higher oxygen – Anti-pathogenic, and is energised, with smaller molecular clusters.

Flax Seed

The best source of healthy Omega-3 oils. In addition it contains sulfur-rich proteins which work along with the Omega-3 oils to become an anti cancer food. Ground flax seed is a good source of fiber. Mix 1 1/2 tablespoons with juice, morning and evening to keep you regular.