THE PATH TO WHAT WORKS FOR ME…!
What works for me is eating natural/organic foods as a medicine and not just to satisfy hunger.
I have found that eating a large proportion of green and multicolored vegetables with a protein, a starch, oils or less frequently a carbohydrate, is the most beneficial for my body and how I feel. Often call food combining:
Using food combining is how I prepare and consume my food. As different foods require different digestive juices ( acid and alkaline ) to properly process the nutrient your body needs. If you combine foods that require different digestive juices, you may slow-down or stop the digestive process and cause any number of effect, such as gas, bloating and fermentation or putrification in the case of meat protein. Instead of getting the healthy nutrients from the foods that keep our bodies healthy and in homeostasis, we get what can only be called poisons and food particles that may enter the blood stream causing inflammation/allergies and other negative health issues. Constipation or diarrhea may even be experience by some.
Because I have had ‘sugar’ issues ( I never use the ‘D’ word, as long as I can control it through food ). I have eliminated, I would say about 90% of the sugars, carbohydrates, dairy and basic grains (most grains contain gluten) from my diet.
I don’t eat beef or other similar meats. They have always caused my digestive system problems, even when I was younger. When I eat them it seems like my stomach starts to boil. I can literally feel and hear it turning in my stomach.
NOW REGARDING SUPPLEMENTS
I have been learning how to use herbs, and plant derived nutrients to supplement my diet. Foods such as: Hemp Protein, Seaweed/Kelp, Almond and Hemp milks. Super-foods like Noni, Maqui Berries, Spirulina, Goji Berries, Raw Cocoa, Chia Seeds, Salba, Cranberry,Hemp Seeds, Maca, Acai, Coconuts ( young fresh coconut juice and oils ), other oils: Brazil Nuts and Avocado ( I have cut down on my use of Olive Oils, because most are blends or inferior oils).
I use herbs like Hawthorn Berries, Horse Chestnuts, Witch Hazel, Butcher’s Broom, Bilberry (eyes) for blood vessel support and health.
For inflammation, I use herbs like Eye-Bright, Plantain Leaf (powder), Feverfew, Cat’s Claw.
For sugar issues, the ‘D’ word : Cinnamon, Bitter-Melon, Pterocarpus Marsupium, Gymnema Sylvestre, Fenugreek.
For digestive issues: Cat’s Claw, Fennel, Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Papaya, Senna, and others.
For general health: Turmeric, Cat’s Claw, Blessed Thistle, Coriander, Pau ‘dArco, Chlorella (detox) and others.
THIS IS WHAT I DO…! YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR MEDICAL PRACTITIONER OR DOCTOR FOR YOUR PERSONAL MEDICAL ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS FOR SUCH. THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVISE. THIS IS ONLY MY PERSONAL BELIEF AND EXPERIENCE.
I have tried many supplements, from Herbalife ( I was office manager for George Patton father of Lori Tartol both of Herbalife), Bohemian Diet, tried ACN products, others I have bought at health food stores.
When I speak of supplements I am first speaking of herbs, vitamins, minerals and enzyme supplements, then super-foods.
THESE FOODS AND NUTRIENTS ARE WHAT WORKS FOR ME.
Alan Zibluk Market Hive Founding Member