BASIC INTENSIVE NUTRITION
AND LIFESTYLE PROGRAM
Our aim is to help you develop the skills and willpower necessary for you to consistently incorporate the general health suggestions below into your life as you so choose, then fine tune and add some more that are more specific for you. . Please remember that total self-responsibility is a requirement for all true healing. You are responsible for your every trust, and for your every action. These suggestions are based on our best knowledge, but you are still completely responsible for the consequences of your health decisions.
(ancient Chinese meditation technique)
Where - you want healing, tummy for eating, eyes, mouth, jaw, heart, belly
When - on waking, before eating, when feeling reactive, while eating, drinking, talking, singing, breathing, moving, looking and before sleeping.
(based on excellent book €œYour Body€™s Many Cries for Water€ by Dr Batmanghelidj)
Quantity - 6-8 eight ounce glasses a day plus 2 extra glasses per glass of tea, coffee, or alcohol
Purity - Consider investing in a water filter if you are on town water
Energy - Consider using a Grander Water unit to improve this (Ph: 07 5568 7522)
Your body needs an ABSOLUTE MINIMUM of 6-8 eight ounce glasses of water a day (around 2 litres). For a few days assess exactly the quantity of water you normally drink and the amount of urine you pass. Then begin adding one or two glasses of water a day to the amount you usually drink. Also measure the quantity of urine you pass. If the amount of urine you pass begins to increase, then you can also increase the water you take. Change gradually. Thirst should be satisfied at all times, but is not a reliable indicator of your body's need for water as the setpoint to trigger thirst can change, so you can be dehydrated even though you are not thirsty. (It may be wise to consult a doctor in cases of pulmonary congestion or cardiac congestion which may demand special management considerations with regards to changing water intake.)
(also from Batmanghelidj)
Quantity - For 10 glasses of water - up to one half of a teaspoon of salt (3 grams)
Type - Celtic Sea Salt
Why? - No Aluminium Anti-caking agent added, lots of trace minerals
If water intake is increased and salt intake is not, then salt deficiency can occur, resulting in cramps in unexercised muscles, dizziness, and feeling faint, among other symptoms. After a few days of taking 6,8 or 10 glasses of water a day, you should begin to think of adding some Celtic Sea Salt (available Supernatural health store at Cannonvale Shopping Centre) to your diet. For every 10 glasses of water, you should consider adding to the diet up to about half of a teaspoon of salt (3 grams) per day. One should ensure that the kidneys are producing urine. Otherwise the body will swell up. If you sense your skin and ankles are beginning to swell, DO NOT PANIC. Reduce salt intake for a few days, but increase your water intake until the swelling in the legs disappears. YOU SHOULD ALSO INCREASE YOUR MOVEMENTS - EXERCISE, MUSCLE ACTIVITY WILL DRAW THE EXCESS FLUID INTO THE BLOOD CIRCULATION AND SOME SALT IS THEN LOST IN PERSPIRATION AND URINE. Do not sit or stand in one position too long. Many salts have additional unnatural chemicals or are processed unnaturally.
FRESH AIR - PRACTISE DEEP BREATHING - OXYGEN
Time - 20 mins per day
Speed - slow
If possible, do at least one session in the early morning air, near many trees.
Take stabilised oxygen drops (DIOXYMED practitioner strength) in a glass of water three times per day. Start at 2 drops, three times per day, and build up to 20 drops, three times per day. Should be pH neutral and at least 50,000 ppm dissolved oxygen. We use 150,000 ppm.
Walk for half an hour per day, every day of your life
Exercise your spine, and take your joints through their full range of motion.
The best protection is a regular moderate exposure with the natural oils still on your skin. It€™s best to leave these oils on the skin for some hours afterwards also. (Soap removes these oils.) Start gently, never burn, increase gradually. Do often. Avoid toxic sunscreens. Full-body if possible. Point your feet towards the sun and lay on the earth.
BATHING WATER AND SKIN
Gradually retrain your body and mind for regular bathing in cold water followed by good vigorous skin friction to dry, with deep breathing, and maybe followed by some exercise to warm up. Get your skin bright pink.
Make sure you sweat sometimes.
If you wouldn't eat it, don't put it on your skin for very long and wash it off quickly.
Avoid toxic cosmetics - consider our natural alternatives (Katharina Reinbott, Ph:07 4948 2004 and read article by Kyle Grimshaw-Jones €œ18 Points on Natural Skin Health and Transdermal Toxicity€ and Megan Holbrook Article from Australian Wellbeing €œConsumer Beware: Harmful ingredients can lie within your beauty products€)
Wear natural fibres.
Use natural soaps, shampoos, conditioners, toothpastes, etc.
Avoid bathing in chlorinated water - you may want to investigate getting a Grander water unit (Ph: 07 55 687 522) and/or a dechlorinator from a health food shop or from Wellness (Ph: 1300 303 029), or both.
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU READ THE €œDIETARY GUIDELINES€, €œDIETARY DANGERS€, AND €œCHARACTERISTICS OF TRADITIONAL DIETS€ OF THE WESTON A. PRICE FOUNDATION. THESE ARE POSTED ON THEIR WEBSITE, AND IN THEIR BASIC INFORMATION BROCHURE. (www.westonaprice.org)
EAT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Proportion - 50% of every meal
Eat some raw ones
Emphasise dark green leaves
Eat a salad with dark green leaves most days
Eat root vegetables too
EAT A GREEN CONCENTRATE
Why? Alkalise your body, build blood, and help make up for lack of salads/wild greens.
What? Green Barley Powder (e.g.MaxiPlus)
How much? 1 heaping teaspoon in glass of water, one, two, or three times per day
Should be dehydrated at or very near to body temperature to preserve enzyme content
EAT FRIENDLY BUGS (PROBIOTICS)
Learn gradually how to culture your own foods at home - e.g. sauerkraut, beet kvass, kefir
We recommend Sally Fallon€™s book, €œNourishing Traditions€ €“ www.westonaprice.org
Product requirements - not centrifuged, if dehydrated then at or below body temperature, naturally sourced, not genetically modified or engineered, broad spectrum (not just one or three), preferably in a medium that allows them to continue feeding on some carbohydrate. Please understand that these friendly bacteria make enzymes to break down your food for you.
Recommended - A.G.M. foods products (07 3396 2866) - Grainfields B.E. liquid and other products, S.A.F.E. (07 5593 4566) Microfood powder, S.A.F.E. Rev liquid
USE VEGETABLE-DERIVED ENZYMES
It may be wise to supplement with some digestive enzymes to relieve the workload of the pancreas, and free up the reserve enzymes of the body from being used on undigested food material. Supplementary enzymes for digestion are best derived from vegetables, as these activate twice, first in the upper fundic portion of the stomach (working on the initial liquification of the food mass, rendering it hydrophilic (able to mix with water)), and then again in the small intestine. Good sources of these enzymes are:
* Genuine N-Zymes, from the Genuine Enzyme Company, Noosaville, Qld, Australia, 07 5474 2909
* Lifestyle Enzymes Pty Ltd, 07 5474 2909, Executive Digestive, Dairy Digestive, (Practitioner Only)
* Super Food Enzymes (from Enzymes International +1 715 543 8401, Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin, USA)
Food sources of enzymes include:
* Kiwifruit €“ contains actinidin (about 6-10 per day)
* Pineapple €“ contains bromelain (same volume as kiwi)
* Mature Green (with just a tinge of yellow) Papaya or Pawpaw €“ contains papain. See John Ray Article €œ12 points on Mature Green Papaya€. This is best made into a smoothie with other fruits so it tastes good. The skin, flesh, and seeds can be included. If the skin is to be used, it should be grown without the use of any external agricultural sprays. It will still be hard, and the sap must be white. Clear sap indicates the enzyme has turned into a sugar during the ripening process. (see caution below)
* S.A.F.E. Foods €“ €œLiving Food Enzymes€ (Ph: 07 5593 4566) (nice taste for kids €“ powder)
Extra enzymes can also be taken between meals. These can be used to:
* Make up for long-standing enzyme deficiencies
* Substitute for non-gut functions of pancreas chymotrypsin secretion
* Accelerate the completion of inflammatory processes
* Regulate cell growth (e.g. in trophoblastic tissue)
* Enhance lymphatic function
* Digest out many years of undigested food particles (starch-protein conjugates) from the spaces between the cells. Otherwise, these particles can block the lumen (opening) of the fine lymphatic vessels. Unblocking these lymphatic openings is very important to ensure correct functioning of the lymphatic system which drains the waste from the cells.
Sources of these enzymes include:
* Protease & Lymphatic Enzymes from Enzymes International (contact details above)
* Lifestyle Enzymes €œInflamase€ €“ practitioner only (Ph: 07 5474 2909)
* The kiwifruit, pineapple, and mature green papaya/pawpaw mentioned above. The mature green papaya smoothie must only contain fruit to be effective for this purpose. If any protein-containing foods are mixed with it, the enzyme will be used up in digesting this, and will not be available to clean out in between your cells. This distinction may be largely academic, as the same amount of nutrition, protein, and papain enzyme overall is entering your system anyway. (see caution below)
There is an international standard for measuring enzyme strength in enzyme activity units. Measurements in milligrams (mg) do not allow a proper comparison of the enzyme strength of one product over another, so you may wish to request product data from the manufacturing company to be expressed in international standard enzyme activity units.
NOTE: PROTEOLYTIC ENZYMES CAN DIGEST THE PLACENTA AND POSSIBLY INDUCE ABORTION. AVOID IN PREGNANCY.
Bromelains and fungal proteases have a low rate of adverse effects. If a person is sensitive to pineapple, they may be allergic to ingesting Bromelain. Caution is therefore suggested. High dose proteases will thin the blood, predisposing to excess bleeding problems, if the tendency exists. People who are taking blood thinning agents may need to cooperate with their doctor to reduce the dosage appropriately. Those with gastric or duodenal ulcers or severe gastritis should also exercise caution, and should probably ensure they always consume food with protease enzymes, and be supervised by a practitioner. If a person suffers irritation or burning sensations (in the stomach) then they should stop taking their enzymes and contact their healthcare practitioner. Long-term protease supplementation may increase the body€™s need for calcium.
EAT FAT SOLUBLE VITAMINS (especially vitamins A and D) DAILY
* Source - wholesome, traditional, organic, pastured, often raw animal fats
* Take one teaspoon of Cod Liver Oil daily (Melrose Brand in Health Store Fridge)
It may be possible to overdose on the fat-soluble vitamins in Cod Liver Oil. The research of Krispin Sullivan is very enlightening in this regard, and can be sourced from the Weston A. Price Foundation (www.westonaprice.org.) journal, €œWise Traditions€.
Ensure bone broth or Lifestream €œNatural Calcium€ (so as to total 200-300 mg ingested per day) is also consumed regularly if you use Cod Liver Oil, or the Vitamin D can have a weakening effect on your teeth and bones.
Use real butter, preferably naturally cultured, organic, and raw if you so choose
(Learn about raw dairy products on www.westonaprice.org and www.realmilk.com. Milk and milk products can contain harmful types of bacteria. Learn about this area and make your own decisions about your health.)
Avoid softened and/or mixed butters
Avoid margarines, hydrogenated vegetable oils, new-fangled fats (e.g. canola, cottonseed, sunflower)
Think twice before you trim the fat off your meat and eat pastured livestock (not lot-fed) if you can. Pastured livestock have a more ideal ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids, being higher in Omega 3.
EAT GOOD TRADITIONAL FATS
butter, tallow, suet from beef and lamb, lard from healthy pigs, chicken, goose duck fat, coconut, palm, sesame, cold pressed olive/sesame/peanut/flax (better to check the actual manufacturing process than to trust the label - we recommend Leeton€™s Olive oil (available at Organic Essentials, Days Rd, the Grange, Brisbane) because of their honest detailed process description of what they do and don€™t do), marine oils, coconut oil.
There is a range of coconut oils available on the market. Some are made from older nuts, are dearomatised, heated excessively, or made from nuts that have been stored a longer time. We recommend:
Biomedicals Pty Ltd, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil for internal and external use.
Coconol for external use.
If you are scared of cholesterol, which is a natural constituent of every cell, is a large component of brain tissue, and is required for the formation of hormones in your body, then please read €œThe Cholesterol Myths€ by Uffe Ravnskov.
EAT ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS IN A 1:1 RATIO OF OMEGA 3 AND 6
* Eat cod liver oil €“ 1 tsp per day (see above cautions)
* Eat fish €“ be cautious of mercury toxicity
* Eat freshly ground linseeds, overnight-soaked blended linseeds, or cold pressed linseed oil (Melrose or Stoney Creek)
Ensure animals are pastured/grass-fed
Often best eaten with a raw protein (aka. Johanna Budwig)
See Dr Morrison€™s article €œ12 points on Essential Fatty Acids€
EAT RAW PROTEIN DAILY
For an in-depth discussion see this author€™s article €œEat Raw Protein Daily€.
When - once or twice daily
Why - for proper hormone formation
What? - some options below
* soak handful almonds overnight - drain and rinse and munch
* brazil nuts - same
* sunflower seeds - do the same
* bee pollen €“ ENSURE NO ALLERGIC REACTION AS IT CAN BE LIFE-THREATENING TO A VERY FEW INDIVIDUALS €“ ensure dehydration temperature is very near to body temperature.
* raw meats - ensure frozen for two weeks and thawed to eliminate parasite risk - refer to book €œNourishing Traditions€ by Sally Fallon, www.westonaprice.org
* raw fish - ensure acidic marinated for 6-8 hours to eliminate parasite risk - lemon juice, lime juice, grainfields liquid, natural vinegar
* raw egg
* raw cultured dairy products (natural cultured cheeses) if you so choose
* A.G.M. Foods (07 3396 2866) - Grainfields products wholegrain powder, powder plus, or grains and greens
Note €“ Learn about raw dairy products on www.westonaprice.org and www.realmilk.com.
Pasteurised protein is not raw. Milk and milk products can contain harmful types of bacteria. Learn about this area and make your own decisions about your health.
EAT BROAD SPECTRUM MINERALS
How many - seventy plus
where from - highly mineralised organic soils, often using rock dust
* Coenzyme Mineral capsules (Enzymes International)
* Use Citra-min from S.A.F.E. company, Lifesprings Colloidal Minerals, celtic sea salt, or other
Must be acceptably low in heavy metals and radioactive elements (i.e. not downstream of nuclear power plant!), naturally sourced, extremely small particle size, broad-spectrum
Use Min-Plus rock dust from Pacific Mineral Developments (07) 4064 4118 in Innisfail, Nth Qld or Alroc rock dust from the S.A.F.E. Company in West Burleigh, Qld (07) 5593 4566 on your gardens for highly mineralised crops.
EAT/DRINK BONE BROTH
Learn how to make bone/joint broth (refer to book €œNourishing Traditions€ by Sally Fallon €“ www.westonaprice.org)
Use in your cooking daily for excellent calcium source.
EAT ONLY WHOLE SOAKED, SPROUTED OR FERMENTED/SOURED GRAINS, NUTS, AND SEEDS
Therefore only organic, truly wholemeal truly sourdough breads
Ensure porridges/grain gruels combine warmth, moisture and slight acidity to neutralize phytates (refer book €œNourishing Traditions€ by Sally Fallon, www.westonaprice.org)
LEARN TO READ FOOD LABELS IN DETAIL WITH PATIENCE!
Once you have applied basic healthful living practices and proper supplementation to properly purify the blood (you can€™t wash dishes in dirty water!), and put into the blood the necessary cellular building blocks (you can€™t build a wall without bricks!), then a range of different therapies and techniques are available to you to aid the opening up of blockages to blood, lymph, CSF, and nerve flow in your body. These include Craniosacral Therapy, Body Hydropathy, Hydrotherapy, Reflexology, Qi Nei Zang, Soft Tissue Balancing, various types of Massage, Chiropractic and Osteopathy, various types of emotional release and mental transformation techniques such as Rebirthing, Voice Dialogue, Body Electronics, etc. and oriental exercise practices like Jukyo-Jitsu, Tao Yin, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Yoga, etc.
GOOD FOOD, NUTRITION, AND HEALTH SHOPPING
Organic Foodstore - Oxenford Shops
Organic Market - Miami School - Sunday mornings
AVOID BAD NEWFANGLED FATS
margarine, all hydrogenated oils, industrially processed oils such as soy, corn, safflower, cottonseed and canola
fats and oils heated to very high temperatures in processing and frying
THINGS TO AVOID:
Microwaves and microwaved foods, All margarines and hydrogenated oils (including those sold in health stores sometimes, and margarines contained in breads written in ingredients as €œvegetable shortening€) , any synthetic substances, wearing metal on your body (at least take it off at night), deliberately damaging parts of your body, induced body voltage in your sleeping area (see Harald Tietze's book "Earthrays" Ph: 02 64 934 552), sleeping without fresh air, breathing fumes from candles, eating animals in excess, electric shock treatment, firewalks, high heels, synthetic clothing fibres and carpets (including panties and pantyhose), battery watches, metal watches, mercury dental amalgam fillings and root canals, fluoride-emitting or oestrogenic mimicking dental replacement materials, unnecessary surgery, anaesthetics, X-rays, manufactured and processed foods, wrongly cooked foods, sugar, coffee, tea, alcohol in excess, not rinsing your dishes after washing them, synthetic chemical-containing hair dyes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, and make-up, MSG, textured vegetable protein, hydrolysed vegetable protein, Genetically engineered foods, refined carbohydrates - white flour, white sugar, brown sugar, black sugar, corn syrup, canned foods, pasteurised, homogenised, skim or lowfat milk, protein powders, artificial vitamins, toxic additives and colourings, prolonged strict vegan diets, deep fried foods, cooked polyunsaturated oils and refined vege oils, aspartame and other refined and artificial sweeteners, soft drinks, commercially processed foods.
Mobile phone radiation exposure may be a health hazard €“ Use hands-free and preferably keep it one metre away from your brain, internal organs, testicles, ovaries etc.
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