The holidays are over. I am seven pounds heavier… thanks to all the chocolates, fruitcake, sweets, ham, turkey… all the extra consumption of what I know is not healthy but I couldn’t help myself! It is time to get back on track with healthy eating and exercise. As I write this, I feel lethargic – the effect of all the sugar creating havoc through my nervous system!
Different sources of research indicates that almost all illnesses start with the gut/digestive system/ colon. Even the pimples that burst on our skin is a sign that the digestive system is not able to eliminate the toxins – so the toxins get eliminated through the skin. I can relate to this because I have suffered with acne/pimples for most of my life and it has left so many scars on my face.
In all the research I have done on diets and foods, this documentary by Dr. Terry Walhs is the best I have seen in helping to educate the public about the foods we consume. She is a medical doctor and who suffered for a decade with multiple sclerosis which left her bed ridden for a full decade. Her video shows how she regained her full health to walking by changing her diet. Please watch this video – it is life changing!
This caused me to become more conscious about what I eat and to protect my mitochondria which is the key to healing. Last year I faced a health crisis and spent almost a full year in physiotherapy to the point where I simply got frustrated not making significant progress. Interestingly, after a month of increasing my vegetable consumption to 9 cups a day, I noticed lots of beneficial changes in my body. I had more energy, greater clarity, less irritation and the dark circles under my eyes disappeared! Best of all, my digestive track felt great. I felt lighter! The most surprising of all results was that the pain in body disappeared – I have not been back for another physiotherapy session! It felt that my body healed itself!
Along with Dr. Terry’s recommendations, I studied the book “The Beauty DETOX Foods” by Kimberly Snyder. It provides great explanations about how to detoxify your body and bring out beautiful hair, beautiful skin, beautiful eyes, a beautiful body and your inner glow. What a transformation my body went through!
Here is my morning routine:
- 2 cups of hot lemon water to cleanse out my kidneys.
- The pictures below shows what my breakfast looks like – about 6 cups altogether of kale/spinach, celery, pear, green apple, mango, 1 banana and lemon juice, all blended into a smoothie, with ice cubes.
- A few yoga stretches to lengthen and strengthen my core.
The protein in the kale (kale is power food by the way) digest well with the fruits BUT NOT with starchy vegetables. I have learnt that eating fruit on an empty stomach is the best way to to help our body absorb minerals, vitamins/nutrients.
TuneIn today to what you are consuming and StepUp to fuel your body with all that is pure and which is easily digested. Bring out your radiant, beautiful self!