There is so much to health. And there is so much that you may or may not have
learned about, so this page is a starting point for you to consider some options
that you may want to explore in more detail.
Hippocrates said, "A wise man should consider that health is the
greatest of human blessings."
If you take care of your body, science shows you can live a
happier, healthier, life. Mind, body, spirit.
All the workings of the body are a miracle, a pure miracle! It houses our
brain, our thoughts, and our spirit. It can be very resilient and forgiving, so
it makes it hard for someone who feels good to think about taking better care of
it. And I think for many, including myself, it's not until something may be
going wrong that we stop to
think about what we may want to change to take better care of it. If you are
honest with yourself, you will realize that by learning how, and by doing the work
to maintain a
healthier body, you will benefit from this work throughout your life.
There is so much to cover, and currently this page is just a rough draft;
there is more work to be done.
Diet and more!
To reduce health issues, including the chance of having cells become cancerous, there is a lot of
research that a plant-based diet with vegetables, fruits,
nuts, seeds and mushrooms are the healthiest foods to eat. There is also
research that raw instead of cooked is better for various reasons. Prescription
for Nutritional Healing recommends that a diet should be 50% raw. Why would it
be different? It's because the chemistry changes from the heat; that's explains
why foods taste
different when they are raw verses cooked. Heat can cause many changes; Does
Cooking Food Reduce the Vitamin Content (healthyeating.sfgate.com) shows how it adversely
vitamins for some. Fact
or Fiction: Raw Veggies are Healthier than Cooked Ones (scientificamerican.com)
lists pros and cons for some veggies. For example, broccoli may lose some
vitamin C, but is better raw than cooked since heat damages the enzyme
myrosinase, which can help kill precancerous cells!
I remember watching a video where they had two Petri dishes with cancer cells
in each of them. In one Petri dish, meat was added to the dish and the cancer
cells continued to grow. In the other Petri dish, plants were added to the dish,
and the cancer cells died.
A friend recently discussed that an acidic diet can cause inflammation in the
body, and this can cause many health issues, including cancer. There are many
who believe that it can be healthier to incorporate a diet with a more alkaline
PH, or at least a more balanced PH diet. It turns out that a plant-based diet is
great for that, with just a few exceptions! See Acid-Forming and Alkalinizing Foods
(drdavidwilliams.com) and Acid/Alkaline-Forming
Foods Printable Chart (alkalineforlife.com). Note that if you look
carefully, there are discrepancies between the two lists in some cases. Also, if
you look at the chart for Acid and Alkaline Forming Foods found in Prescription for Nutritional Healing,
you also see some discrepancies. For example, eggs in drdavidwilliams.com are
considered alkalinizing, whereas it's listed as acid producing in Prescription for Nutritional Healing
Foods Printable Chart. Some discrepancies include eggs, Brazil nuts, some beans. Thus,
more research is suggested. See acid
vs alkaline foods (google). Note that of the pages say that diet may not
change blood PH, but regardless, pages all seem to agree that a plant-based diet
has many health benefits.
There is strong statistics showing so many health problems can be prevented,
or even cured, with diet. If you watch and read some of the links below,
you will see so many benefits from healthy diets, and some of the dangers of a
Maybe the biggest benefit is how you feel. What you put in your body controls
how you feel. Ask people who switched to healthy diets if they feel better. Best
yet, try it yourself! I know that when I switched towards a plant-based diet, I
felt so much better in many ways. A great friend of mine was diagnosed with COPD
and high prostate test results. After watching What the Health
(wiki), he switched to a plant-based diet and his next physical showed good improvements
in all of his lab test results! I invite you to consider trying a plant-based
diet for a month or more, and see how much better you feel. Once you adjust your
mind to accept a different diet, all that will be left are the benefits of
feeling better, both mentally and physically.
Below is a list containing links to diet, as well as other health
NOTE: This list is NOT IN ANY ORDER and the list NEEDS MORE WORK! It has just been a "cut and paste"
effort as a first pass. I plan to organize this page more in the
What the Health is a 2017 documentary that critiques the
health impact of meat and dairy products consumption, and questions the
practices of the leading health and pharmaceutical organizations. Its
primary purpose is to advocate for a plant-based diet. Check IMDB
User Ratings (imdb.com) of this film that was also shown on Netflix. (wiki)
Check out the reviews on amazon, as reviews overflow with discussions
about how great the book is: "This is required reading for those who
prefer to invest in their health.", "Game changer book for
me", "overwhelming evidence of the benefits of whole food plant
based diet"... (amazon)
"a very high omega-6/omega-3 ratio, as is found in today's Western
diets, promote the pathogenesis of many diseases, including cardiovascular
disease, cancer, and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases" (nih.gov)
3 commonly followed types of Omega 3 are ALA, EPA and DHA. For
vegetarian diets, flaxseed, soybean and canola oil provides ALA. To
get EPA and DHA, it's suggested that vegetarians and people who
don't want the potential health risks of fish oil add vegan Marine Algae
supplements. (Such as these
at amazon.com) (nih.gov)
A complete protein simply means it contains all of the "essential
amino acids." But combinations of plant proteins eaten throughout the
day can provide all of the essential amino acids. (verywellfit.com)
In Grain Brain, renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD,
exposes a finding that's been buried in the medical literature for far
too long: carbs are destroying your brain. Even so-called healthy carbs
like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, epilepsy, anxiety, chronic
headaches, depression, decreased libido, and much more. (amazon - David
New news! I recently read a claim that Anti-Inflammatory (NSAID's, like ibuprofen)
can prevent Alzheimer's here
(sciencedaily.com), and here
(nih.gov) and here
(ww1.radio.com. But NSAID's have some unhealthy side effects. So after a
bit more search, maybe beets can provide the same or similar function, and
maybe it's a much healthier choice. (medicalnewstoday.com)
But what if you're not a beet person?
Consider a nutra-bullet
(amazon) and adding beets to a daily smoothie!
Talks about newer research on how the brain actually works, including neuroplasticity,
the method that can be used to recovery from stroke. Stroke is the leading
cause of long-term disability in the world. (youtube - TEDx - Lara Boyd)
Scientific evidence shows you can live a happier, longer life through
Did you know that exercise increases life span, reducing aging?
I first learned that exercise promotes mitochondria from watching a PBS show
Esmonde-White (pbs.org), where she said pretty much that when you stop
exercising, the cells in your body stop supporting mitochondria, and your body
starts to die. Exercising delays the aging process.
Mitochondria are the parts of cells that turn what we eat into forms of
chemical energy used to carry on living. Mitochondria also has other
important roles, including making sure some cells do die if they start to
grow uncontrollably; mitochondria prevent tumors and play an importing role in
preventing cancer (mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk).
Experts say exercising on a regular basis helps in so many ways.
If you search with google stress
creates cortisol, you will find there is lots of scientific evidence about
how stress can cause so many problems, Psychology Today says the
"stress hormone" is public enemy no. 1. Consider check out
some of the results from the google search. And there a lot of studies that show
negative emotions can decrease your quality of life and lifespan.
Realize that like most things in life, healthy diets and life changes takes
time and patience. Changes require you to re-program your subconscious thoughts
from what you are used to doing, and at first, your subconscious may give you unhealthy
messages like "I ate this before for years and was ok." Let's say
you find you want to make a change to a plant-based diet after learning about the
benefits discussed above. You may start off strong, but then those old thoughts may
come back. If that happens, consider re-reading or researching more on the
health benefits of your decision, and consider committing to never giving up!
Two steps forward, one step back. With time, repetition of eating healthier
foods will win. The healthy foods start to taste better and better, and knowing
your eating foods that are so healthy for your body and mind helps, you feel
grateful about the fact that you are being caring and loving to your body and
mind. Not to mention, you feel better, are more energetic, and have greater
clarity. For additional help, see: Life Changing
I have more that I can add, and the list needs to be organized... Still,
there is lots here to help, if you choose to help yourself.
Thank YOU for reading this!
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This page updated 11/05/18 10:35 AM