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Our ultimate aim is to educate the public in prevention-oriented health care but natural cures for existing illnesses are still important in the meantime.  Natural treatments exist for almost every type of disease including cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, fibromyalgia, migraines, hay fever, arthritis, asthma and many others.

Vitamins, minerals and trace elements are all classified as micronutrients and are bioactive compounds that provide essential bioenergy to each cell of our body and which function as the catalysts of thousands of metabolic reactions. An optimum daily intake of these micronutrients is essential to prevent cellular malfunctioning and, thereby, to stop the development of disease.

Healthy cell growth is exceptionally important for the development and maintenance of a healthy body. Billions of cells (the smallest functional units of the body) are constantly involved in regenerative processes where old and damaged cells are being removed and replaced with new cells. These processes are an essential pre-requisite for every period of  life and for the prevention of early aging and disease.

The growth of newly-formed cells requires regular supply of nutrients. Since cells differ widely with regard to their function, they place different demands on the supply of  nutrients, particularly of micro-nutrients. When we refer to micro-nutrients we are referring to vitamins, minerals, trace elements and other cellular nutrients.

Vitamins: C, D3, E, Beta-carotene, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, D3, K2, Folic Acid and Biotin.

Minerals: Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and Phosphate.

Trace Elements: Zinc, Manganese, Copper, Selenium, Chromium and Molybdenum.

Other important cellular nutrients: L-Proline, L-Lysine, L-Carnitine, L-Arginine, L-Cysteine, Inositol, Coenzyme Q10 and Bioflavonoids.

We are exposed every day to many factors which increase the need for essential nutrients and, as a result, this can cause nutritional deficiencies. Let us take stress as an example. Our bodies react to stress by producing hormones and nutrients are necessary for their production.  In stress situations our bodies need one molecule of  vitamin C for every molecule of adrenalin and, as a result, our levels of vitamin C can be drastically reduced when stress is constant. This is why people working in stressful environments are prone to infections and degenerative conditions.

Pharmaceutical drugs are usually synthetic and can also cause essential nutrient deficiencies. This happens because nutrients are necessary to detoxify the body of what is essentially a foreign substance. Pharmaceutical drugs often work by blocking the production and absorption of  nutrients and, although this may provide temporary relief, in the long run this will lead to degenerative diseases. Statins are a good example of this because they block the production of cholesterol or, more precisely, they increase the receptors for cholesterol on the liver therefore removing more from circulation, however, this action also blocks the production of Coenzyme Q10, vitamin K and Vitamin D which are all vital for the body’s functioning.

The first signs of nutrient deficiency are - fatigue, weakness and exhaustion, increased irritability, susceptibility to infection and impaired intellectual abilities.

The consequences of  prolonged nutrient deficiency are - connective tissue weakness, circulatory disorders, heart failure and arrhythmia, high blood pressure, diabetes, cell degeneration, chronic inflammation disorders and degenerative diseases.

Carbohydrates.

It is important here to stress that a diet containing a lot of  white carbohydrates causes elevated levels of blood glucose and leads to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.  The white carbs. we are referring to are sugar, white potatoes, white rice, white pasta, white flour (white bread) and it is important never to use artificial sweeteners. It is more beneficial to get your energy from fats such as lard, butter, cheese, yogurt eggs and meats but, be sure that they are organic. All white carbs. raise your blood glucose levels because the liver uses them to produce glucose. Fruits contain fructose which is a sugar but the sugar is locked up and so has less of an impact on levels of blood glucose.  It is better to keep to low fructose fruits just the same and grapes should be avoided altogether. Carbohydrates are totally unnecessary for a healthy diet and we have been given the idea of “healthy carbohydrates” since the 1950's purely as a marketing ploy.

Fat.

As far as your body is concerned, fat is a clean energy and produces less oxidants and, therefore, requires less anti-oxidants to nullify them.  It is these oxidants which cause the damage to your body which, in turn, leads to most of the major diseases.

Dietary guidelines (especially NHS guidelines) say that our diet should consist of 15% Protein, 30% Fat and 55% Carbohydrates but this leads to high concentrations of glucose in the blood and high levels of insulin. There is no argument that has ever proven that we need any carbohydrate in our diet so we need to reassess these figures and replace the carbohydrates with fat wherever possible. The figures would then read - 15% Protein, 55% Fat and 30% Carbohydrates and even this is a little too high on Carbohydrates.  If you want to lose weight and keep it off then go for 15% Protein, 80% Fat and 5% Carbohydrates.

Vegetable Oils

A group of poisons to stay away from are vegetable oils. Almost all vegetable oils are bad for you and can be regarded as carcinogenic (causes cancer). The only vegetable oils that are safe are olive oil which can be used as a dressing but shouldn’t be used where high temperature is part of the process such as frying and coconut oil which is stable at high temperatures and can be used for frying.

If you are looking around for super foods then the the two that stand head and shoulders above the rest are liver and cocoa powder. They both have more of what it takes to keep us healthy than any other food.

Civilised man is the only chronically sick animal on the planet so please stay away from processed foods. According to Dr Zoe Harcombe  “Man is the only species clever enough to make his own food ………and stupid enough to eat it.”  

Fruit and vegetables

They are essential for certain vitamins and nutrients but the sweeter they are the less the benefit. Two really good vegetables to include consistently on your plate are broccoli and spinach. Again, be sure that they are organically grown. Remember that both apples and bananas are high in carbohydrates and low in vitamin C and that oranges are a better source of vitamin C but a much better source of vitamin folate and vitamin A.

Low Carbohydrate, High Fat diets

In the simplest possible terms this means that carbohydrates are bad for you and fats are good. This also applies to all processed foods. Processed foods contain the very things that are going to make you sick so stay away from them. Although organically grown foods are more expensive they are also more nutritious and so you get far more vitamins, minerals and trace elements for your buck. It is now possible to feed yourself entirely on organically farmed products and, at the same time, you will be doing your bit for the environment. It is estimated that if 50% of farmers became growers of organic produce then we would reduce our carbon emissions by a whopping 23%.

Intermittent Fasting

This is not as scary as it sounds and can simply mean skipping breakfast. If you reduce your food consumption to a narrow time span then you give your body more time to heal and repair itself. Healing takes place when you are not eating and the mechanism can take 8 to 10 hours before it kicks in. By leaving a fasting period of 12 to 16 hours you can give your body extra time in the repair mode.


Here are a few YouTube videos worth listening to.

Dr Benjamin Bikman - Insulin and fuel burning 1 and 2

Dr Zoe Harcommbe - Nutritional nuggets

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