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Springclean Health E-News, Issue #03
August 15, 2007

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Diet and Motivation Tips

It's a lifestyle not a diet. Thinking of your new way of eating as a lifestyle change as opposed to a diet may help you feel more powerful and not a slave to diet.

It gives you more self confidence to say that you prefer to eat a certain way. Here are some examples; I prefer organic because it has more nutrients, I prefer hormone free meats because I don't want to alter the balance of my natural hormones, I prefer my body to be healthy, etc.

In addition, when you make these lifestyle changes a general rule, you can better appreciate how rules can be broken once in a while. It's not taboo to have a piece of cake or treat sometimes. But to have it every day as part of your lifestyle is harmful.

Remember, it's not what you do sometimes, it's what you do most of the time.

Let Food be Your Medicine

Bananas contain vitamin c, magnesium and potassium and are a good source of fiber. They can strengthen the stomach lining against ulcers. Since they are very high in potassium, they can help regulate high blood pressure.

As with any fruit, organic bananas will contain up to 40% more nutrition than non-organic. Although no one ever got fat from eating too many fresh fruits or veggies, keep in mind that these will help a person gain weight by adding 2-3 a day to their diet. Therefore, it you are trying to lose weight, I wouldn't eat more than one a day.

Featured Recipe

Fresh Albacore Tuna Salad
Mix solid-while albacore tuna with 1-2 Tbsp. of flax oil and about 1 Tbsp. of Apple Cider Vinegar. Add chopped fresh, organic Roma Tomatoes and Fresh chopped cucumber (as much as you like). Toss this together and put it over a fresh bed of romaine lettuce.

The combination of tomatoes will help you absorb iron from the lettuce. The tuna is high in protein as well as other nutrients.

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Health in the News

Reuters just reported today that according to the Partnership for Prevention, 100,000 lives could be saved every year if just five steps of prevention were taken.

The five steps are to take a low dose of aspirin every day (to prevent heart attacks), quit smoking - have your doc prescribe drugs to help you(?!), get flu shots if you're over 50, and get regular colorectal and breast screenings for colon cancer and breast cancer respectively.

It goes on to state that we must, as a nation, be sure that insurers and employers pay for these expenses.

There is one line that I agreed with whole heartedly in this report. It was from a Dr. Toomey of the CDC who stated that our country has never invested in prevention. And from this report, it looks like it will be a long time before it does.

I was wondering why they don't talk about true prevention that insurers and employers shouldn't have to pay for - eating healthy and consuming the amount of nutrition a body needs to stay healthy. Oh - and stop consuming chemicals that damage our cells. So I took a look at the board of directors of our "Partnership for Prevention."

There were people from Merck and Co., Pfizer Inc., the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, and well, you get the picture.

Why would chemical companies and drug companies want us off drugs? It's better to replace them with so-called "preventative" measures which will allow people to get false hope. A loved-one from our family died of a sudden, violent heart attack during a pool party. The paramedics found a pocket full of aspirin. I guess it didn't work.

Our loved one was a chef, and although not overweight by any means, loved to eat rich foods. True prevention would have been to tell him how certain foods, herbs and even medical treatments (interestingly not available in the United States) could have cleared the plaque in his arteries. Imagine if his doctor would have repeated that to him on a regular basis, and give him ideas for foods and treatments that would have really helped instead of pleading ignorant with the "no research to prove it" crap. (Sorry - I was mad.)

So that's my rave for today. Please, eat well, take care of your family, teach them true prevention and take back your power to create a healthy body. Imagine if the above can save 100,000 lives a year, how many would true prevention save?

Ask A Question

When I take psyllium, my stomach feels more bloated and uncomfortable. Is this normal?

Yes, psyllium is a fiber that swells up in your small intestine as it absorbs water. This will cause a feeling of fullness.

If you take psyllium for a long period of time, like more than a week, it will start to soften old buildup in the small intestine. As this softens, it will loosen and start to move out. This will make you feel even fuller, but you know it's working.

Just a note, please don't take psyllium on a regular, daily basis unless you are cleansing. Once your cleansing program is finished either wean off of it or stop. When taken for four or more months, it will build up and become part of the problem.

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