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Philosophy of Natural Health
Life was difficult in primitive cultures, but people did not suffer our civilized
diseases: Cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Syndrome X, obesity and many other chronic
conditions that we bring on ourselves through malnutrition. Their environments were
also free of manufactured pollutants that add to our toxic burden. The diets of healthy,
non-industrialized primitive peoples contained no refined or denatured foods; no
high fructose corn syrup, refined white sugar, refined white flour; no pasteurized,
homogenized, skim or lowfat milk; no trans-fats or vegetable oils; no protein powders,
artificial vitamins or synthetic food colorings, preservatives or flavorings; and
definitely no genetically modified organisms.
According to experts like Dr. Weston Price, a well respected nutritional anthropologist, many of our ancestral foods were fermented and retained the healthy bacteria that benefit the intestinal tract to promote good elimination, generate vitamin B-12 and absorb excess dietary cholesterol. These diets also contained equal amounts of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids from natural sources such as fish, butter, tallow and suet from beef and lamb, lard from pigs, poultry fat, coconut, palm and sesame oils, olive and flax oils.
These primitive cultures had no randomized clinical studies to prove the benefits of their diets; they only had the vibrant health possible to societies that valued the future generations and made certain that the best foods were given to newlyweds and parents-to-be. We would do well to mimic the nutrient rich diets of these primitive peoples.
Our modern man made, processed, pretty packaged foods offer nothing but calories to satisfy hunger. There are no enzymes for breaking the food down into useable components, and there are very little vitamins or minerals retained through the processing, packaging and storage cycles. These artifacts are highly processed, refined, super sized remnants of what was once a real food for human consumption.
While our modern society has risen to great heights in technology and science, it appears that we have not learned from our ancestors’ hard earned lessons about how health is maintained.
Can you guess that I shun most packaged foods? My intent is to incorporate the wisdom of the past with the latest health and nutritional information in combination with state-of-the-art electronic equipment for evaluating nutritional deficiency and addressing toxicity, and we have a winning combination.
Most of our deficiencies and toxicities have developed over time and must be addressed over time. As a personal nutritional consultant, I will help keep you on track and monitor your progress while encouraging you in your commitment to choose a life of abundant health and wellness.