We were born free. We wore shackles of community life.
We were born healthy. We ate whatever grew wild. We domesticated ourselves. We cultivated food. We became sick.
The more sophisticated we became in our mind, the more sick we became in our body. Along the path of evolution we progressed scientifically, culturally and materially. And paid a price. The currency we used, and are using, is our health. And, we are paying dearly.
Acording to Ayurveda there are eight indicators of good health.
Timely and regular excretion of waste from the body. Simply said, you must shit atleast once a day, otherwise toxins will build up in the body. No constipation. And this must happen automatically, without any laxative.
Clear Skin. No pimples, no skin disease.
Feeling energetic whole day.
Feeling intensely hungry at least twice a day. Good digestion.
No pain, anywhere.
Positive thoughts. No anger. Happy, Happy.
Now we know what is good health. But, but, if we find that we are short on some indicators, lets see what is disease, how do we get sick and what we can do about it to return to good health.
Some factors that are making us sick and sicker are:-
Ozone depletion. Ultra Violet radiation damages skin, causes accelerated aging, cancer and or eye problems.
Stress. Causes premature aging
Pursuit of ‘Pleasure’. Lack of sleep shortens life
Exercise. Too much or too little. Both are bad.
Poor nutrition. Quantity and quality, both matter.
Excessive Omega-6. For examples Safflower oil. It increases inflammation
Processed foods. Fructose. Processed Sugar.
Pesticides, herbicides, pollution, and other environmental toxins.
Chemically processed foods
The Seasonal Changes
The Environmental Pollution
Genetically Modified Foods
Our Epigenetic System
Some factors are beyond our control, like the environment. Some, are within our control, like the food we eat; how much we eat, what type we eat. Let us focus on what we can do to improve our health.
The food we eat is our fuel. The combustion of this food in our body is called Metabolism. It is the process of digesting food and converting it into usable energy. The process starts with the Pancreas producing Hormones and Enzymes. They help us regulate the whole process. The major components of our food are, Sugars, Proteins, Fats and Carbohydrates. All these are required by most of the cells of our body. They can enter the cells only by the permission of the Hormones and the Enzymes. Balance is maintained by the Pancreas. Any over / under production of these will lead to Diabetes and or Weight gain / loss. The decline in health starts here. Deterioration progresses through the malfunctioning of various organs, and ends in early death.
The most important set of two auto compensating hormones is Insulin and Glucagon. They regulate the sugars we eat. When we eat food, the sugars are converted to an acceptable and usable form called glucose. A signal is sent to the Pancreas. As the glucose level in the blood rises, the Pancreas release Insulin directly into the blood stream. This allows the cells to accept glucose. Any excess glucose is converted into fat and stored in the Liver. The glucose level in the blood goes down, the Pancreas stop producing Insulin. When we have not eaten for a while, like at night, and the glucose level in the blood goes down, the Pancreas release Glucagon, again, directly into the blood stream. Glucagon stimulates the liver to convert the stored fat back into glucose and release it into the blood. ( Yes. the Liver stores sugars as fats. And, yes, it is necessary because our cells constantly need glucose to function. )
The next set of inverse hormones is Ghrelin and Leptin. Ghrelin is the hormone that causes us to feel hungry. So call it The Hunger Hormone. When our body is without food, Ghrelin levels rise and make us feel hungry. We have to stop eating sometime. We can't go on eating. The hormone that tells us to stop is Leptin. Call it The Satiety Hormone. Our endocrine system has a complex, delicate and intricate modus operandi to maintain a balance. Its primary function is to regulate the amount of food we eat. By a system of negative feedback, it maintains a balance, by telling us when and how much to eat. An imbalance will make us eat more than is required to make us 'fat' or force us to eat less and make us look emaciated.
Pancreatic enzymes are released into the duodenum to digest fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Pancreatic juices also neutralize stomach acids. Some of the enzymes are Lipase, Protease and Amylase.
So, you see, our health or the absence of it starts with the Digestive system. No matter what is in excess ( Sugars, Proteins, fats or Carbohydrates ) it is stored by our liver as fats. In males, it mainly shows in and on the abdomen and in females it is generally deposited in and on the buttocks. This part is within our control. But ! There are things beyond our control. Anything and everything that hitherto fore was in favor of life has now been corrupted to be anti-life. The environment has been polluted; Breathing has become a labor. Chemical agents have been added to processed foods; Instead of nourishing us they cause obesity and cancer. Genetically modified foods give us allergies and cancer. Alas ! We are fighting a losing battle.
No matter what stage of health or disease you are in, ( Except for a Genetic disorder ) it can be traced back to high Blood Sugar. And, that can be traced back to our modified food. Much before you can detect sugar in the blood, you can check the malady by checking the Insulin production, the level of Insulin in the blood. If the problem is taken care of right at this stage we will progress into a state of health and stay in that state until we misbehave with ourselves. If, we allow the disease to progress it will slowly but surely attack more important organs of the body.
The body warns us of the impending danger much before any pathological change takes place. We will get symptoms like pains and aches. Unfortunately, we do not recognize the origin, ( Outlined above ). Instead, we visit specialists to draw their attention to various specific maladies and or Organs. They order tests. Tests are normal till the disease has progressed beyond repair. Then we despair.
But first, you must know the seven stages through which a disease progresses. They are:-
Enervation: Excessive tiredness out of proportion to an activity.
Toxemia: Toxins produced in the body by local bacterial infection.
Irritation: Nausea, feeling unsettled, Itching, Mental irritation, uncomfortable feeling without a cause,
Inflammation: Pains, Aches, Redness, Swelling. Sinusitis, Tonsillitis, Appendicitis, Fever.
Ulceration: Ulcers on the skin, Peptic Ulcers.
Induration: Cysts, Tumors, Cancers.
Fortunately, there is a solution. Now you know where you are. But, not to worry. We know the origin. If somehow we can hit the default button, reset the system to its factory settings, we might be able to save ourselves a lot of unnecessary trouble.
Fortunately, there is a method for resetting the malfunctioning. You can not reset your Genes. Everything else can be reset, even Epigenetics can be taken care of. Epigenetics is like a trigger. Exposure to extreme wet cold affects different people differently. Well, even that can be modified.
Here is how !
A 15 days course of Green Leaf Juice, ( GLJ ). ONLY. No compromises.
GLJ in the morning
GLJ in the evening
GLJ at suppertime
If you don't eat sugar
You're healthy all the time.
No rice, no wheat to grind
No red meat, no oil refined
No milk no coffee of any kind
Drink GLJ for 15 days
It'll surely blow your mind
Consider this as Option 1.
WARNING : There are no half measures. This 15 days course has to be completed as stated.
The examples of Green Leaves are Spinach, Carrot, Dandelion, Drumsticks, Water Cress, Wheat grass, etc. No Radish, it might give nausea. You may add an orange or an apple to improve the taste.
Most of your aches and pains will go away without any complicated medication. If you are diabetic, your sugar will become normal. You may not need medication after that.
This juicing should be followed for 15 days only. Then follow it up with a maintenance diet consisting of approx 33% carbohydrates, proteins, and fats each. No sugars.
It is possible that you will not take up the challenge of GLJ. We understand. There is peer pressure and there is spouse pressure. There is fear of the unknown and there is mental inertia. The highest hurdle is the paradigm that this suggestion does not come from a well-known personality with degrees. If this is the case we suggest an alternate course of action.
Stop eating the following:-
Sugar in any form, specially high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
Wheat: Anything made of wheat or its mix. Yes, you can't eat bread or Cereals of any kind. Wheat is the cause of Diabetes in most of us.
Milk: And milk products
Red Meat and Fish
Carbonated Drinks and Artificial Sweeteners
2. Start Eating the following:-
Fresh vegetables, Fresh Fruits, And their salads with their leaves. No dressings. Dress only with oils given below.
Nuts of all kinds: These will provide your body the fats you need. Powder them, make butter out of them.
Coconut oil, Sesame oil, Linseed oil, Hemp oil
Alternate flours: Use your imagination. We have used ours. Some examples are given at Flours for You.
Sprouts of most seeds and lentils.
Rock salt or Sea salt
Even if you have taken GLJ for 15 days, the follow-up maintenance diet should be in accordance with the above para. This maintenance diet of approx 33% carbohydrates, proteins and fats each, and no sugars is not for a few days or weeks. It is for life.
We have taken care of some factors. Some, like the weather changes, still remain. Some disease is bound to remain, specially genetic. To make your body pathologically and psychologically immune to the vagaries of modern life, consumption of some herbs becomes necessary. It is possible that you tried option one, and failed. It is also possible that you do not want to try option 2. But, you still desire health at the minimal price of opening your mouth. Try a few pills. Try the next course at Vibrant Health and Longevity.
Motivation: If you keep eating what you have been eating, you will keep getting fatter and Sicker. Shiver at the thought of Diabetes.
Two interesting attitudes.
The general paradigm: If I can live a healthy life I don't mind living only for next 5 years.
An independent mind: If health is possible why not enjoy life up to 100. Wow!
Caution. Everything does not suit everyone. You may be having a disorder that does not allow this kind of juicing or change. You are strongly advised to consult your doctor before undertaking any of the above courses.
To improve your health you can also do the following:-
Reduce use of cell phone.
Do not use microwave oven.
Do not use Nonstick pans or Aluminum utencils.
Do not drink ordinary milk. Drink only A2 milk.
Filter out the Florine being fed to you through the drinking water.
Do not eat canned food.
Do not eat food with MSG.
Do not eat food grown with pesticides.
Do not use plastic bags or bottles