10 Easy Steps to a Healthier You.

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    Aug 09, 2012 10:14 PM GMT

    Pick one at a time and slowly adapt to making them habits for life.

    1. Eat Clean Real Food – Locally grown, organic, vine ripened foods from farmers instead of unripened foods full of pesticides etc. that have been shipped miles and miles and put on the shelves of large supermarkets. Support your local farmers and organic supermarkets instead.

    2. Make sure Raw Vegetables and or Salad are a part of every meal. There are valuable enzymes and nutrients in raw food that are damaged or destroyed by even lightly steaming them. To gain the most benefit eat 80% Raw if you can. Be creative with salads.

    3. Don’t take drugs unless absolutely necessary. Find the root cause of the problem or pain and fix that. Your body is telling you something. Listen carefully and you can usually find the cause and the solution. Your body is an amazing healer. Give it what it needs and it will heal itself or not get sick in the first place.

    4. Drink lots of Clean Water – All kinds of issues can arise from dehydration. Weight gain, headaches, exhaustion, constipation, a weakened immune system etc. Water can help with detox, clarity of thought, increase energy, muscle repair and much more. Drink a litre of water before anything else in the morning. Before coffee, breakfast, anything. You will feel better all day for it.

    5. Stop consuming “White Death” so called foods – Highly processed so called foods full of chemical flavor enhancers, binding agents, texturizers, preservatives, colorants, and the list goes on and on. These are not foods. Start moving over to sprouted grain breads that are gluten free and whole foods. Fruits, vegetables, Seeds, nuts, legumes and water.

    6. Juicing is a great way to increase vegetable intake and keep all the goodness in. It’s much easier for the body to digest and deliver nutrients from a smoothy or juice than eat a hard to digest piece of meat etc.

    7. Eat a variety of foods – In season is best but try new things whenever you can. Experiment with foods weekly and you’ll be amazed at how tasty things can be. Your body will love you for it.

    8. Stop eating deep fried or fast foods – You know it’s bad for you so why do it. Just Stop. Being healthy is NOT convenient but it IS vital.

    9. Take a good pharmaceutical grade supplement to fill in the nutrition gaps. We can’t get enough from our food alone so cover your bases with a good supplement. Not sure how to choose a good supplement? Don’t take the shotgun approach and try this and that and all the trendy crap out there. Not all Supplements are created equal and some companies are downright devious in what they put in them. That’s even if the make their own. Check out a book called The Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements. It’s a great resource for finding a good safe supplement.

    10. Be grateful for your body and the foods that keep it in good health. Engage in personal development and learning. Keep your mind happy and your heart full of gratitude. Thank those who grow our Clean Real Foods every day at meals. Better yet thank those farmers by buying local and conversing with them at farmers markets.

    In good health.
    Gord
  • calibro

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    Aug 10, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
    gluten free bread? you're crazy, right?

    and for the record, raw foods aren't necessarily what you're claiming. a little light steaming doesn't denature foods to the extent you're advocating. and foods, such as broccoli, should always be slightly cooked as they actually contain a mild poison in them that is denatured by cooking. don't forget certain foods should only be eaten cooked: potatoes, sweet potatoes, eggplant, beans, etc....

    saying something like don't take a drug unless absolutely necessary is vary vague. alcohol and caffeine are drugs, and i fully support drinking a glass of red wine or a cup of coffee for health.

    actually, we get a lot of our water from food. drinking too much water is unhealthy. and saying something like drink water before coffee is ridiculous because coffee is mainly water.

    throwing out words like texturizers and preservatives is misleading. salt is a preservative. there's a difference between avoiding highly processed foods and avoiding what you're listing.

    juicing, though healthy, often leads to over eating because of sheer amount needed to make the juice. plus, you lose many of the benefits of the fruits and vegetables, such as the fiber.

    and it's a lie to say you can't get everything from your diet... especially considering a multivitamin is a drug... which isn't absolutely necessary mind you.
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    Aug 10, 2012 2:12 AM GMT
    calibro saidgluten free bread? you're crazy, right?

    and for the record, raw foods aren't necessarily what you're claiming. a little light steaming doesn't denature foods to the extent you're advocating. and foods, such as broccoli, should always be slightly cooked as they actually contain a mild poison in them that is denatured by cooking. don't forget certain foods should only be eaten cooked: potatoes, sweet potatoes, eggplant, beans, etc....

    saying something like don't take a drug unless absolutely necessary is vary vague. alcohol and caffeine are drugs, and i fully support drinking a glass of red wine or a cup of coffee for health.

    actually, we get a lot of our water from food. drinking too much water is unhealthy. and saying something like drink water before coffee is ridiculous because coffee is mainly water.

    throwing out words like texturizers and preservatives is misleading. salt is a preservative. there's a difference between avoiding highly processed foods and avoiding what you're listing.

    juicing, though healthy, often leads to over eating because of sheer amount needed to make the juice. plus, you lose many of the benefits of the fruits and vegetables, such as the fiber.

    and it's a lie to say you can't get everything from your diet... especially considering a multivitamin is a drug... which isn't absolutely necessary mind you.


    ok, why the hate of gluton free bread... yeah, it tastes like shit..LOL..but i have no choice, when i crave bread!! which BTW isnt often...
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    Aug 10, 2012 2:14 AM GMT
    I like your free health advice!
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    Aug 10, 2012 2:15 AM GMT
    ^But for those of us that don't have gluten allergies, there is no reason to eat the cardboard crap.
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    Aug 10, 2012 2:28 AM GMT
    7Famark said^But for those of us that don't have gluten allergies, there is no reason to eat the cardboard crap.
    I don't have any food allergies... I eat cardboard and rabbit food cause I like it... not as much as other goodies, but still.
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    Aug 10, 2012 2:50 AM GMT
    Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but this is what I've read.

    1. Locally grown isn't always better. It depends on what kinds of food the soil can produce. Using fertilizers, even organic ones, to force food to grow in an non-native environment maybe be worse than shipping the food.

    2. A recent study showed that cooking vegetables was better than eating raw ones. I don't have a link to the study.

    6. Juicing isn't all that great. It removes the fiber, which most people don't get enough of. It's much better to eat the whole fruit or vegetable. Smoothies are a better way to go.
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    Aug 10, 2012 2:51 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidSomeone can correct me if I'm wrong, but this is what I've read.

    1. Locally grown isn't always better. It depends on what kinds of food the soil can produce. Using fertilizers, even organic ones, to force food to grow in an non-native environment maybe be worse than shipping the food.

    2. A recent study showed that cooking vegetables was better than eating raw ones. I don't have a link to the study.

    6. Juicing isn't all that great. It removes the fiber, which most people don't get enough of. It's much better to eat the whole fruit or vegetable. Smoothies are a better way to go.
    More free advice... I'm going to have myself a cookie... tell me more. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 10, 2012 2:54 AM GMT
    JR_RJ saidMore free advice... I'm going to have myself a cookie... tell me more. icon_biggrin.gif


    The first part was free. The next part will cost you a cookie. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 10, 2012 3:07 AM GMT
    Not to quibble with your choice of wording for the thread title, but your list only pertains to nutrition. If it were really inclusive of the ten best steps to take to get healthy, I would include "stop smoking", "get some excercise regularly", and "limit consumption of alcohol".

    I agree with much of what you've posted, but I think some of it is just trendy and won't stand the test of time. Juicing? Other posters above have pointed out the same thing I would, that you're removing valuable fiber. Raw foods? Saying raw foods are healthier or more nutritious is scientifically unfounded. Some foods are actually better for you when cooked or steamed. And unless you have some problem digesting gluten you have no reason to avoid it.
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    Aug 10, 2012 3:09 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidI don't think this guy ever actually reads the forums or even comes back to his own threads. He posts this stuff like he's answering someone's question....it's always the same: some long unsolicited soliloquy with no point/direction.

    There are real people with real questions on here who would love to actually talk to someone about their particular query...but he's no where for that. It's like he's just regurgitating old emails he sent to his clients in here....or some paper he wrote at college to get his ticket.

    It's bizarre. It reminds me of the first person I saw talking handsfree in a park....sitting on a bench yelling at the ground, arms flailing....all I could think about was "who the hell is that guy talking to?" icon_confused.gif


    he seems to just copy/paste from his blog
  • stratavos

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    Aug 10, 2012 3:10 AM GMT
    Isn't a big dietary no-no taking vitamin and mineral supplements? A complete and healthy diet is supposed to cover your nutritional needs (unless you're a bodybuilder or have a serious illness).

    Thank you for your advice, but I think I know what I'm doing... well except for the veggies thing, I don't really get enough of those (they just don't taste as good, lol)
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    Aug 10, 2012 3:16 AM GMT
    Taking a multi-vitamin is a crap-shoot. I take one because I know I don't eat enough variety. I take One-a-Day Men's. There are probably better ones out there.

    It impossible to know whether you are getting proper nutrition from your diet without regular and extensive testing. It's much too expensive. There are potential health problems from having too much of certain vitamins and minerals too. There's no way to know for sure.
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    Aug 10, 2012 5:11 AM GMT
    yourname2000 said...

    It's bizarre. It reminds me of the first person I saw talking handsfree in a park....sitting on a bench yelling at the ground, arms flailing....all I could think about was "who the hell is that guy talking to?" icon_confused.gif


    Hahahaha... had the same reaction the first couple of times I saw that happen, before handsfree was very common. There's all sorts of crazies in Toronto, so hard to tell the difference! icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 10, 2012 5:13 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA said
    JR_RJ saidMore free advice... I'm going to have myself a cookie... tell me more. icon_biggrin.gif


    The first part was free. The next part will cost you a cookie. icon_biggrin.gif
    I got a dozen assorted, whats your poison?
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    Aug 10, 2012 5:14 AM GMT
    JR_RJ said
    DudeInNOVA said
    JR_RJ saidMore free advice... I'm going to have myself a cookie... tell me more. icon_biggrin.gif


    The first part was free. The next part will cost you a cookie. icon_biggrin.gif
    I got a dozen assorted, whats your poison?


    I think he might like a mort heavily "fortified" sort of cookie. icon_twisted.gif

    Well, I would. icon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 10, 2012 5:17 AM GMT
    I want cake.
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    Aug 10, 2012 5:18 AM GMT
    intensity69 said
    JR_RJ said
    DudeInNOVA said
    JR_RJ saidMore free advice... I'm going to have myself a cookie... tell me more. icon_biggrin.gif


    The first part was free. The next part will cost you a cookie. icon_biggrin.gif
    I got a dozen assorted, whats your poison?


    I think he might like a mort heavily "fortified" sort of cookie. icon_twisted.gif

    Well, I would. icon_twisted.gif
    Whoopie pie?
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    Aug 10, 2012 5:19 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidI want cake.
    That'll cost you... I'll need your cakes first.
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    Aug 12, 2012 12:09 AM GMT
    I know this is disgusting, but has anyone actually tried a meat smoothy?