Highlighted Nutritional Topics
Even in the best of times, you need food to survive and be healthy. Adrenal fatigue is definitely not the best of times, so the food choices you make become even more important to your health. When your adrenals respond to stress your cell metabolism speeds up, burning many times the number of nutrients normally needed. With adrenal fatigue, the cells have used up much of the body’s stored nutrients, creating a nutritional void. Good quality food is the best source for replenishing these nutrients.
The following vegetable soup recipe has proved helpful in adrenal support. It is rich in minerals and alkalinizing to help balance the acidity that usually occurs in people experiencing adrenal fatigue and stress. It has a calming, settling effect. This soup, called “Taz,” comes from Dolores S. Downey’s “Balancing Body Chemistry with Nutrition” seminars.
Dr. James L Wilson
- 16 oz. green beans
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 zucchini, sliced
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 cup tomato juice
- 1 cup spring water
- 2 tbsp. raw honey
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1 cup chicken broth
Combine ingredients and simmer for one hour until vegetables are tender. Pepper to taste.
Part of our Nutritional Reflex testing involves testing a strong muscle while holding a colored lens over your eyes. In a high percentage of patients, a strong muscle will weaken. This article explains the phenomenon.
Dr. Robert Lustig, a professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology in the University of California and a pioneer in decoding sugar metabolism, says that your body can safely metabolize at least six teaspoons of added sugar per day. But since most Americans are consuming over three times that amount, majority of the excess sugar becomes metabolized into body fat – leading to all the debilitating chronic metabolic diseases many people are struggling with.
Click the link above to get the full list of effects sugar has on the body, created by
Nancy Appleton, Ph.D.
We have a 1957 definition of a poison from Dr. William Coda Martin. "Medically: Any substance applied to the body, ingested or developed within the body, which causes or may cause disease. Physically: Any substance which inhibits the activity of a catalyst which is a minor substance, chemical or enzyme that activates a reaction." Dr. Martin classified refined sugar as poison because during the refinement process it is depleted of all that makes it useful to the body.
A daily dosing of sugar causes altered internal pH levels resulting in a more acidic body. To correct the imbalance, the body draws on minerals from deep within.
For a more detailed description about the poisons of sugar click this link, The Sweetest Poison of All...
“The foods we eat can either exacerbate or mitigate chronic illness and the pain associated with these illnesses,” says Beth Reardon, MS, RD, LDN, of Duke Integrative Medicine. “The origins of pain stem from inflammation, and when we can minimize the amount of additives and preservatives we ingest, we reduce the oxidative stress found in our diet and environment.”
Feeling down? A bad mood can be tough enough to break, but when you feel as if your entire life has hit a rough patch, it can be impossible to see the proverbial "bright side."Harvard-trained happiness researcher Shawn Achor has spent years studying the topic and says that there are two simple things you can do every day to boost your happiness to new levels, not just in the moment, but also for the long haul.
There are so many leftovers that get re-heated to be eaten again. Do you re-heat your food? Chances are you probably do if you are eating leftovers. But, did you know that re-heating foods can poison you? Reheating foods is very popular, especially when you have a large pot of chili for dinner the next day. Click on the link above to view foods that may be harmful after reheating.