Better Health Naturally

by Vicki Moser, CTN

Nutrition

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What is nutrition? Does everything we eat and drink qualify as nutrition? Years ago when everything you ate came from what you or your neighbors grew or raised, the answer to that question would have been yes. However, in today’s society our grocery stores are full of products that have less actual nutrition in them than the boxes or bags they come in.

The more a food is processed, (boiled, baked, fried, irradiated, genetically engineered, freeze dried, separated, purified, pasteurized, dyed, preserved, enhanced, enriched, emulsified, packaged) the less actual life is left in it. Then we take it home and broil, bake, fry, boil or grill it again and then soak it with margarine, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, salt, etc.

There are children today that have never tasted food in its natural, unadulterated, unsugared state. All of these lifeless, over-processed foods fill our tummies for a while and provide just a little, but not much, fiber. But, they do not really feed the body. Over time this leaves your body with no reserves to repair blood vessels, clean arteries and veins, sustain optimum brain function, maintain a steady, regular heartbeat or provide the energy required to live a full and active life. In other words, good health.

I don’t believe that God intended for us to get sicker and sicker until we reach the nursing home stage and then wait to die a long, miserable death. I believe that He intended for us to ride our bicycles and play with our grandchildren until it comes time to lie down and die.

Japan is rated #1 in over all health by the World Health Organization and the United States is rated 73rd. This country spends more money on health than any other country in the world and yet we have the highest rate of degenerative disease. What is wrong with this picture?

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Written by cosmicallybeffudled

September 29, 2007 at 11:17 pm

Posted in nutrition

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