People often ask what food is the healthiest. Is it tomatoes or carrots, is it fish or chicken, is it milk or soy milk? Raw or cooked? Carbs or proteins? The half true answer to that is; green leafy vegetables. They are first of all hugely healthy, giving us a clear benefits in the health cost-benefit analysis. Second, it is a kind a food most people tolerate. Probably because it is the oldest kind of food, and we evolved with it since creation. Our cousins, the big apes, still eats mostly green leafs and fruit.
Also the scientists I have asked (as soon as I get a chance I ask this), say that the healthiest food for most of us, is green leafy vegetables. One reason is because that’s were we find most chlorophyll (anti-oxidant), most alkalizing minerals (makes us less acid), loads of fiber (good for the intestines), loads of enzymes (for digestion), etc. Only 100 gr. of chlorophyll can neutralize bad breath and bad body odor (normally from toxics), meaning the gut flora is working better, and therefore the immune system, as 80% of it is in the gut. Try eating raw greens in salads, smoothies or any way you want, every meal and you’ll probably see a quick difference. It’s hugely detoxing and de-diseasing!
“We must never forget that what the patient takes beyond his ability to digest does harm.”
Dr. Samuel Gee.
But even with the healthiest of foods we can have more or less intolerance and the simple answer to the question of what food is healthy is; the one you tolerate the best. The problem is that very few of us are ‘natural’ and can’t read our body signals, as most of us have lost the connection to it from childhood. If you are older than 40 years, your mum was probably told not to breast feed you when you cried as baby, but every fourth hour, as if a baby grew and needed to be fed exactly the same amount every day, like a machine. We know better today, but not that much better. We still think hunger is the enemy, that it’s hang over is part of life, that over eating and feel horrible is ok… I’t doesn’t look much better for our kids as derivates are highly prioritized on the school curriculum, health is not. That’s when we deep into a disease, start relying on experts, not our bodies. Kind of absurd, isn’t it? But very understandable considering our society being so body-phobic!
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Naturopaths who deeply believe Natural Immunity is still the best, and therefore we work in defense of it.
Since 20+ years we have successfully been consultants in the natural health sector to support individuals and we are in particular working with entrepreneurs and professionals. Our mission is to defend natural health, the only one that really works so far. We mainly but not entirely use Eastern philosophy such as Ayurveda, TCM, Yoga, Thai chi, Falun Gong, and only honest modern science.
Everyone can heal naturally, it's what bodies and (free) minds want. Our O• Method is based on physics, chemistry and biology with emphasis on the first one as the rest often follow naturally. We divide our work in three parts: Body-Mind-Soul. To allow them all to detox and let go we work with energy (Prana, Xi, Vitality, Spirit, Pneuma or whatever you call the life force, it's the same force mentioned in ancient texts) to heal on all levels, i.e. from chronic disease, toxicity, depression and traumas using our own method, reaching 96% success rate which is unheard of by others in our sector. Would you know of anyone with that result, let us know.
Considering that we invented and dumped >120.000 (petro)chemically derived substances since 1945, of which many are very toxic, getting healthy will most likely include a good old body detox sooner or later.
My love for Ayurveda started in 1993 with Deepak Chopra and after a few turns in life I quit my job as a Nordic Brand Manager and BI strategist at the largest Nordic telecom operator and re-schooled in natural medicine. Besides Dr. Chopra I have studied Dr. Lad, Dr. Siva (Pune, India) and other prominent teachers in their field, but the real difference comes with a practiced. I added nutrition, Orthomolecular Medicine with Dr. Nielsen (USA/Spain) and herbalism.
Today we teach those whom want to continue our work and we love to dig down in etymology and the original (mainly Avestan, Pali and Sanskrit) scripts to understand the words fully and I fall in love with the concepts over and over again for every sutra. This love affair that created a few books (Amazon), presentations, essayes and many events and consultations, is still giving us Yang-Yin balance and inspiration. I guess with that we are recognizing the value of Dao De Ching 💚🌿💜
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