Whole Food Nutrition Superiority
Whole Food Nutrition Superiority – Nutrition has certainly gained much more attention today as a basis for healing than the days in which Dr. Max Gerson was practicing, but we still have a long way to go as we seek to isolate, extract, and supplement different nutrients at the expense of consuming a clean, synergistic, whole foods diet. Dr. Gerson explains simply, why the shortsightedness of science is a block to true healing:
“As science is not yet developed to the point of knowing all the enzymes, vitamins and many biological functions of hormones and minerals, it is safer to use foods raised, if possible, by an organic gardening process, thus obeying the laws of nature. This observation helped the human race for thousands of years before any science was developed. In this way we bring all known vitamins and enzymes, both the discovered and undiscovered ones, and especially the unknown – “life stimulating substances” – given best as fresh as possible and not damaged by refining or preserving processes, such as canned food. These contain all of the necessary substances in their proper quantity, mixture and composition, and are regulated by instinct, hunger, taste, smell, sight, and other factors.”
Dr. Gerson goes on to also say that one cannot ignore the necessary vitamins, minerals, and enzymes in their most natural composition and in adequate amounts for a relatively long term and remain unpunished. These minerals need to be in the tissues where they belong as carriers of electric potentials in the cells, and this is where they enable hormones, vitamins, and enzymes to function properly. This provides the body with the appropriate working power and reserves for a sound metabolism and life.
Why adequate daily nutrition is required
Some people may conclude that it is not important to focus so closely on daily adequate nutrition, and they may have a point under “normal” conditions and if that person has not been damaged by heredity, environment, sickness, stress, or other toxic accumulations (mental and physical). Unfortunately, very few people operate under these types of pristine conditions and have completely depleted their reserve power of nutrients required for a healthy, full functioning body.
To highlight this stance, experiments were created to produce vitamin deficiencies by removing food containing certain vitamins. Studies showed that one third could be made deficient in about 4 months, and two-thirds in 6 months. Only 5 to 6% resisted 10 months of deficient feeding.
These nutritional experiments illustrated that only a small few have a complete intact reabsorption apparatus and have enough adjustment and reserve power, during an unhealthy period of their lives, to stave off disease.
And things have only gotten worse since these experiments were conducted. Toxins have become much more prevalent, and malnourishment is an epidemic. We cannot afford to take days and weeks off from proper nutrition, as our back up power has been virtually exhausted!
This is why extremely nutrient dense foods are more important than ever, as well as a properly functioning intestinal system. Food in America is filled with empty calories. Although we eat all the time, we are in a state of malnutrition.
The foods we eat do not contain the ingredients our bodies require to properly regulate our immune, endocrine, neurological and emotional responses. Make no mistake about it; there is a severe price to be paid for this malnutrition in the form of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, arthritis, allergies, skin disease, poor cognitive function, excessive depression and perhaps most of all, exaggerated aging.
The Health-e-Solutions lifestyle is an excellent means by which to obtain nutrients for energy, repair and proper bodily function while maintaining optimal blood sugar control. However, some people who have additional complications related to gut health, food sensitivities and allergies and additional autoimmune diseases may need to go further to correct underlying causes.
That is why we created a special report called, Gut Check – Healing the Epicenter of Chronic Disease.In this downloadable, printable e-publication, we discuss potential problem areas and offer practical, natural solutions to improve health and diabetes control. Put your body in a position of strength by promoting, supporting and creating health. Get tools and solutions to help minimize consequences and maximize benefits for nutrition, environment, exercise, sleep and stress management.