Food, in it's whole form, is and has always been intended to nourish and naturally balance and cleanse the body ... what isn't mentioned in most articles or even education in school, about "eating healthy", is that most of our foods these days are lacking serious nutrition due to the pollution in our environment as well as being picked early, travel time, irradiation, GMO's, chemical fertilization and all of the "cides" (which actually means "death").
Organic foods will always be a much better choice but not everyone can afford them. What I did when I first learned about organic foods in 1993, is I removed processed and high fat foods, take out coffee and food from my weekly ways of doing things and I have saved enough to buy organic foods. I realized that nothing else in my life would be enjoyable if I wasn't healthy, so the switch was easier than I thought. I also noticed my cravings for sweets went way down.
Even thought I have always been an advocate for supplementing with superfood & herbal juices, liquids, powders and capsules that have no pollutants in them and are tested for moulds, metals, pesticides, fungicides and bacteria, I also believe that food choices and even more so, our relationship with food is even more important. When it comes to supplements, we want to look for fair-trade, ethical and delicate harvesting and processing methods as well. Making healthier food choices will start the detoxification process and bring our bodies into more a more alkaline state, then, we can begin a more therapeutic approach to supplementation.
I truly believe that one can achieve decent health through eating clean vegetables, fruits, ethically sourced meat, therapeutic measures including therapeutic nutrition, deep, cellular, juicing / fasting as well as reducing stress through somatic movements, stretching and rest and living as close to the land as possible.
Excess or heavy exercise is actually a major stressor and could age the body more quickly, so athletes need twice as many antioxidants than the average person and adaptogenic herbs to keep the adrenals in check. Nutritional cleansing / juicing / fasting could help the athlete tremendously by providing quicker recovery and more oxygen to the lungs.
Of course, this is just my point of view and I can honestly say I have seen too many people struggle for way too long thinking that exercise and crash diets is all they need and never see very good results ... yet when my clients follow a holistic and healthy eating strategy and add in the therapeutic measures above, they see excellent results and they rarely, if ever, experience the rebound (unless they have addictions or trauma - which is really something we have to address through other methods like NLP).
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Resourcefully Yours, Tammra
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Hi I'm Tammra
I live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada and I am uber passionate about holistic well-being, music, art and being playful. Want to know more about me- read my story here.