It’s difficult to build success when health is an issue. Building health is a prerequisite for building success. I would like to pass along the health secrets I have learned over my seventy-two years.
Diet: Foods to eat in abundance:
Vegetables: Eat kale, mustard greens, bok choy, and spinach. All four are alkalizing to the body. An alkaline body cannot harbor infections. All four should be a big part of your health building routine. The taste buds can be re-educated to include the savory flavors of vegetables. I used to be partial to anything sweet. Now I lean toward the veggies when it comes to taste.
Make at least fifty percent of your food raw. Raw foods contain all the enzymes we need to digest foods properly. Some practitioners recommend an all raw food diet. I tried this for four years with disastrous results. All raw foods can be extremely hard on the digestive tract. It’s better to lightly steam your foods.
Proteins: Protein servings should be no greater than the palm of your hand. Vegetable servings should be two palm servings. Carbohydrates should consist of one palm serving. So use your had to measure portion sizes.
Foods to avoid: Avoid all sugar and gluten. Both seriously depress the immune system. Evidence points to a relationship between excessive sugar and gluten consumption and mental illness.
Drinks to avoid: Leave alcohol and dairy alone. Raw dairy can be consumed in moderation. Alcohol should be removed entirely from anyone’s routine. Alcohol kills, plain and simple. Building health involves eliminating it altogether.
Drink at least eight glasses of water daily. Coffee can be consumed in moderation if it is organic.
Do some form of exercise at least four times a week. I find walking and tai chi to be the most beneficial.
Eliminate all artificial sweeteners. They are all neurotoxins, Stevia can be used in moderation.
Maintain a healthy attitude. Set daily intentions, do daily spiritual reading, and incorporate daily prayer into your routine. All are integral parts of building health.
Keep your body in an alkaline environment. An acidic body cannot be healthy. Alkaline foods include all vegetables, avocados, lemons, and tomatoes. Acidic foods include all meats, poultry, nuts, and seeds
Finally, never consume iced drinks or foods. They shock the stomach, the lungs, and the throat. Keep everything warm. The body thrives on warmth and dies on cold. Cold foods like watermelon can be consumed in moderation during the summer months.