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22. Minimize risky foods. These include:

  • fatty meats
  • salty foods
  • sugar-laden desserts, chocolates and sweets
  • pickled foods, especially those produced with white, distilled vinegar
  • salt-cured meats and foods
  • smoked meats, cheeses and other foods
  • nitrite-cured meat products and other foods
  • burned or well-done foods, including and especially those cooked on a barbecue

23. Daily intake of fluids should include at least 6 to 8, 8 ounce glasses of water. The diet in this book is high in natural fiber, which absorbs, like a sponge, many times its own weight in fluids. Without adequate fluid intake, you can become severely constipated, as well as experience flatulence (gas) and bloating.

Water is required for every major function of the body, including carrying nutrients to where they are needed, as well as carrying wastes and toxins out of the body. Water is also necessary for proper functioning of the digestive juices and the digestive tract, so it may assist in prevention of indigestion.

If you are ill, it is advisable to increase your fluid intake, to prevent dehydration which can result from diarrhea, vomiting, high fevers or hyperventilation.

24. Regular daily exercise is essential for maintenance of an efficient, fully functioning and energized body. However, gentle exercise, done consistently, is the key to long term benefits. This includes natural forms of exercise, such as walking, swimming, climbing stairs (versus taking the elevator or escalator), bicycling, dancing, yoga and sexual activities.

Love your body with exercise. Gentle exercise is nurturing and soulfully nourishing. Punishing forms of exercise are breaking down tissue which then has to be rebuilt! If you are ill, you do not have the extra stores for any additional rebuilding, over and above the extra demanded for basic maintenance!

25. Respect and Love this wonderful machine: Your Body! Listen to it! Be alert to any signals of dis-ease, indicating that something is not working right in the body. These can include pain in a part or parts of the body, indigestion, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, vomiting, fatigue, anxiety, irregular hair or nail growth, excessive fluid retention, or bloating, just to mention a few.

So to sum up what you have just read:

  1. Select the highest quality, most natural, organic, whole foods you can get.

  2. Minimize the amount and type of food preparation used, with 50% of your food being eaten in a raw state, especially vegetables and fruits.

  3. Add a good measure of natural, gentle exercise, about 20 - 30 minutes daily.

  4. Drink at least 6 - 8 glasses of water daily, as well as your other beverages.

  5. Incorporate a specific time daily (at least 15 minutes) for deep breathing practices, and rest and relaxation.

  6. Work on developing and maintaining a healthy, optimistic, loving attitude, towards yourself, as well as others and the world around you.

In time you will move through your life with Ease, Confidence, Peace of Mind and Health.


5 Minutes to Health
©1995, Marilyn Joyce R.D.
(Excerpted from 5 Minutes to Health ISBN: 0964834316)
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Marilyn Joyce RDAs a cancer survivor, Marilyn Joyce discovered first hand that there is no quick fix system for overcoming this ominous intruder into the lives of those who are diagnosed with cancer....more
 
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