Sense of Home
This list of steps to better health comes from the handout that we received at the Raw Food Seminar. Again, I am not a health professional, just sharing what we learned at the health seminar.
1. Air - Several times a day pause outside to breathe deeply, the air outside, even in polluted cities is healthier than in most of our homes.
2. Water - Drink 1/2 ounce of liquid for each pound of body weight everyday (water or living green drinks). Drinks should be tepid, not too hot (heat kills enzymes), and not too cold (cold shocks the digestive system and hinders the production of enzymes).
3. Sleep - On the average an adult needs 8 hours sleep per day.
4. Chew Your Food - Chewing well helps break down the food for easier digestion in the stomach. In addition there are certain digestive enzymes that enter the system in the saliva. If food is chewed and swallowed too rapidly those enzymes are lacking in the digestive process.
5. Drink Wheatgrass Juice - one of the most nutritious foods on earth; 2 ounces = approximately 3 pounds of the best fresh vegetables.
6. Drink Green Drinks - One 16 ounce green drink provides more nutrition than a meal. Green drinks count in your liquid consumption.
7. Eat more organic vegetables.
8. Eat sprouts and sprouted greens.
9. Cut back on the consumption of all forms of meats, dairy products, eggs, salt, and sugar, if moving to a raw food diet.
10. Daily Exercise - this one I added, we all know how important it is to get some form of exercise daily in harmony with your abilities and mindful of any health limitations.
The pancreas creates all the many and varied enzymes for the body, those for digestion, healing, building, and fighting disease.
On the standard diet about 1/2 of the pancreatic production goes for digestive enzymes. During your life, half of your enzymes are used just for digestion.
There are things you can to to supplement the enzymes your body produces.
- Eat living foods which carry their own digestive enzymes.
- Take digestive enzyme supplements
- Take probiotics to restore the healthy flora in the intestinal tract. Once healthy, this bacterium actually helps by producing digestive enzymes.