Well, what gorgeous weather we had yesterday. It was so nice to see the sunshine. It almost felt like Spring. As you may know, I moved house over the weekend and unfortunately I forgot to ask the Weather Angels for a dry day. It wasn’t too bad though, just a light shower or two. And our kids, their partners and a few friends helped enormously, especially Leah, which was fantastic. We already love our new house. We unpacked all our boxes in record time, looking for the remote controls for the TV. We had to locate them before rubbish day and I’m so relieved we didn’t have to go rummaging through the bins.
We’ve down-sized so I am having a little trouble finding cupboard space for everything. My son’s girlfriend gave me a lovely new stress management technique. She reminded me that our little glitches, like having too many clothes to fit into my new wardrobe and not being able to get our bed base up the narrow stairs, were First World problems. I had to agree. What a great way to transform feeling stressed into feeling blessed!
Now there are some problems that aren’t just First World problems. That technique doesn’t work well for things like a serious health issue or a relationship breakdown, but it’s a good way to filter out the problems that you really shouldn’t be stressing over.
Although it’s easier said than done, not stressing over health issues is really important. As I’ve said a number of times before, your body cannot heal when it’s stressed. It also can’t heal when it’s toxic or malnourished.
Last week I talked about detoxing and this week I want to talk about nourishing the body. A while ago I read a book by Dr Ray Strand called What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know about Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You. Dr Strand practiced conventional medicine. His wife had Fibromyalgia and was just getting sicker and sicker. No amount of medication was helping and there was nothing he or his colleagues could do.
Eventually she tried some supplements that were high in antioxidants and she started to get well. Dr Strand was mystified as he’d never actually studied the role of nutrition in Medical School. After his wife’s recovery he learned all he could about Nutritional Medicine and was surprised by how many of his chronically ill patients starting to get well. He now teaches widely on the subject.
The other book that I’ve mentioned before and strongly recommend is Radical Remission by Kelly Turner Ph.D. This book explores the 9 key factors that can make a real difference in surviving cancer against all odds. Turner investigated over a 1000 cases of cancer patients who got well when they were not expected to. Two of the nine factors that can make a real difference are… 1) Radically changing your diet and 2) Using herbs and supplements.
The key changes to diet included:
• No sweets, (cancer feeds on sugar) no meat, no dairy, no refined foods
• Eating more fruits and vegetables
• Eating organic
• Drinking filtered water (We love, use, recommend and sell the Zazen Water Filter).
The key supplements are divided into 3 categories:
1. Supplements to help you digest your food. These include digestive enzymes, prebiotics and probiotics
2. Supplements to detoxify your body. Antifungals, antiparasitics, antibacterial, antivirals and liver detoxifiers
3. Supplements to boost the immune system including trace minerals Vitamin C, D and B12
Navigating your way around which supplements you need can be a confusing and costly exercise so it’s really important to have a Practitioner you can trust. Our Naturopath, Anna Talaj, has had many years of experience supporting people to regain their health. She’ll determine treatment priorities and help work out a protocol that’s right for you depending on th ehealth problem you are dealing with. Anna can also arrange diagnostic testing to determine what supplements you need including blood tests and hair mineral analysis. She is always more than happy to chat to you about what your body most needs and offers free 15 minute sessions to new clients. The same applies to Dr Matt Boyle and Dr Anne-Maree Hone. They are both Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and use a range of Chinese herbs.
By the way, do you know what the most important supplements is? ANSWER: The one that’s missing.
My favourite supplement detoxifies, alkalises and boosts energy level. If you haven’t done so already take a look at www.firstpreview.info to learn more about this powerful antioxidant. I’ve been taking it for years and I swear by it. (Don’t move house without it!)
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