Along with eliminating those bad habits referred to in Part 2 of this series, we must change what we are doing and eating.
Unfortunately, it’s simply not enough to stop the bad stuff, we have to intake lots of the good stuff. We have a lot to overcome, to have average health, let alone optimal health.
Basically, in order for our bodies to function at it’s optimal level, we need a whole spectrum of nutrients. These nutrients can be grouped as below:-
- Vitamin, minerals, trace minerals
- Essential fatty acids (EFA)
- Essential amino acids
- Immune boosters
- Digestive enzymes
- Probiotics and prebiotics
- Cleansing and detoxification herbs
- Alkaline promoters
- Cardiovascular protectors
- Bone Builders
Boy, that’s a whole heap of stuff we need! Do have any idea how to achieve the result you need?
The problem we have is that a so-called balanced diet only considers proportions of protein, fat and carbohydrates. Most people don’t even know about, say, alkaline promoters. Did your doctor ever discuss brainfood or antioxidants with you? I’ll bet that didn’t happen. Umm, something to think about.
The answer is supplementation. Natural supplements should not be considered alternative or complimentary therapies or medicines. They are natural foods, not drugs.