What we eat is so important for nourishing the brain, nervous system and entire body. When our brains and nervous systems are fed foods they need, we will be stronger physically as well as emotionally. The brain and nervous system are physical structures that have physical needs. When they are not receiving proper nutrients, we become tired or even depressed. To heal ourselves emotionally, physically and spiritually, we must change our thoughts to be more positive. We should change our foods to those of the highest quality if we want to feed our brain, nervous system, bones, muscles, skin, internal organs and entire body to the best of our abilities. Many people think they are eating nutritious foods, however, after their first consultation at our office, they quickly find out just how far off they really are. Few people eat whole nourishing foods with a nutritional food plan that will ensure variety in their daily diet. If we eat the same junk foods that are bio-chemically unbalanced day after day, our bodies are going to be vitamin and mineral deficient. This will make a person ill and this is where disease starts to take over the body. It has been my experience, after 25 years working in the health field, that when a person gets the proper nutrients from a variety of different whole organic foods, exercises daily, thinks positive and lives a harmonious life, their body will grow strong and healthy. Our bodies have a great capacity to heal when given the correct environment and bio-chemical elements they need. Mother Nature provides us with so many nourishing fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains. Most people do not understand what it takes to supply the proper fiber, vitamins, minerals and enzymes to their body on a daily basis. I recommend the following nutritional guide to be followed daily, 6 vegetables, 2 fruits, 1 starch and 1 protein. Sixty percent of our foods should be eaten raw, to ensure that we get enough fiber and living enzymes that are so valuable for digestion. We should never heat oils, this changes the chemical matrix within the oils and causes them to be harmful to our bodies. Cold pressed oils are better used, without heating, occasionally in salads. Cook foods in stainless steel, low-heat cooking utensils. Never fry foods. Always use fresh, pure, whole organic foods. The five nutritional sins that cause health problems if they eat them daily or weekly are: sugar, salt, fat, milk and wheat. When used on a regular basis these items can cause an overload to our systems and create catarrh, mucus, and even allergies. The more harmful things are: alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, and caffeine. And don't be fooled by those so called decaffeinated products. All those products labeled decaff still have 20 to 50 milligrams of caffeine and is very harmful to the heart and central nervous system because it robs the body of vital nutrients. If you want to be healthy, these things must be omitted entirely.
Until next time, Stay Healthy!
Dr. Jimmy Steger