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Eating "Living Foods", or frequently referred to as "Raw Foods", describes the practice of subsisting all, or in part upon non-animal  foods prepared at lower temperatures.  This means that the foods are either prepared at room temperature, or dehydrated with a calibrated dehydrator that will not ever over-heat the food.  The importance of this is that excess heat "kills" the natural enzyme activity in the food after a very short time above 118 degrees Fahrenheit.  These natural enzymes are key to our bodies being able to efficiently process and absorb the maximum benefit from the food.  There are many important points to consider about the variety of foods we "should" and "shouldn't", select to eat,  how best to prepare them for palatability, and maximum benefit to our body.  This becomes more and more important to anyone attempting to eat this way primarily.  Salads are GREAT!... but a little variety in everything makes life SO much more enjoyable.  Our goal is to share simple, fun, and healthy ways for YOU to prepare God-given living foods for yourself and your family.  These are foods that taste great, AND can actually make you feel GOOD about EVERYTHING you eat!

 

Our emphasis is upon helping to keep the JOY in eating,

so that "Living Foods" remain truly "ALIVE"!        

 

 

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Some Healthy Lifestyle Comments,

Especially Regarding Macular Degeneration

The #1 Point > DON'T SMOKE! Carbon monoxide (found in ALL inhaled smoke) ties up the red blood cell and reduces the oxygen getting to every cell in the body, creates WRINKLES of the skin, and INCREASES MACULAR DEGENERATION. In general, our bodies need WATER, NUTRIENTS, and EXERCISE. These seem obvious, but are largely taken for granted. It is said that if you FEEL thirsty, you are ALREADY DEHYDRATED. Did you know that URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS KILL ELDERLY PEOPLE nearly as much as PNEUMONIA? Spread the word, “Drink a small amount (~1oz) of PURE CRANBERRY JUICE and large amounts of PURE WATER DAILY!” ...it WILL make you urinate more, but it may SAVE YOUR LIFE! The amount of exercise needed for any individual varies, but in general, the less you move… the less you will be ABLE to move. We ALL often RATIONALIZE that our daily activities are enough "exercise"… but, A CONSTANT PROLONGED increased heart rate is recommended to be HEART HEALTHY.
 

What about NUTRIENTS for good vision, good health? There are MANY claims about what nutrients we should and should NOT utilize.  Oxygen and moderate sun exposure might be considered nutrients. It is often proposed that the HEALTHIEST SOURCES of ingested nutrients are WHOLE, ORGANIC, NON-PROCESSED, VEGETABLES, FRUITS, and NUTS, prepared either raw, or at LOW-HEAT (<118 degrees) with LOW or NO animal protein or cholesterol. Generally the more any food is heated in preparation, the more nutrient value it loses. The less nutrient value of your food, the more volume of food you must eat. It is universally agreed that ABSOLUTE MINIMAL INTAKE OF PROCESSED HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP and OTHER SUCH PROCESSED SUGARS IS CRITICAL! Did you know that ingested ALUMINUM is considered to be linked to Alzheimer’s? And did you know that ALL baking powders have aluminum content, as well of course aluminum cooking utensils.
 

Zinc, Beta Carotene (Vitamin A), Vitamin C, Vitamin E, B-2, and trace minerals such as Selenium, Copper, Manganese, are considered by many, due to the AREDS Study, as beneficial in slowing the normal age-related deterioration of nerve cells in the eye. These, and many other micronutrients such as CoQ10, B-Complex, B-12, etc. are recommended by many for general health. There IS a difference between "synthetic" and "natural" sources of each of these. Brightly colored VEGETABLES are NATURALLY PACKED with these nutrients. Omega 3 Oil sources are recommended to help our bodies in many ways, including DRY EYES. As an adult, it is thought that you generally have ALL THE NERVE CELLS you will have for the rest of life... RIGHT NOW. THOSE NERVE CELLS DETERIORATE OVER TIME, but generally DO NOT REGENERATE. If you eat primarily WHOLE, ORGANIC, NON-PROCESSED VEGETABLES, FRUITS and NUTS with LOW or NO animal protein or cholesterol, you will have MORE NERVE FUNCTION AT THE END OF YOUR LIFE… NO MATTER HOW LONG YOU LIVE. LESS DESIRABLY, IF YOU DO NOT eat primarily a whole foods, plant based diet, many suggest that some combination of supplements like Centrum, Centrum Silver, One-a-Day, Unicap, Swanson's (Swanson.com), Dr. Whitaker's (DrWhitaker.com), Barley Life, Blue-Green Algae, Omega 3 Oil, and/or Borage Oils etc. need to be considered to be taken daily by both adults and children. The BEST choice for YOU and YOUR LOVED ONES should be carefully considered. But REMEMBER, MORE is NOT always better, and NATURAL WHOLE FOOD PLANT BASED SOURCES ARE THE BEST.
 

IF YOU HAVE MACULAR DEGENERATION, OR A FAMILY HISTORY OF MACULAR DEGENERATION, AREDS suggests:
 

        1) FRESH WHOLE ORGANIC VEGETABLES, FRUITS and NUTS, and/or a general MULTI-VITAMIN,
        2) An Ocular Vitamin like “Preservision w/ Lutein” by B&L, or “I-Caps w/Lutein" by Alcon, twice daily,
        3) OMEGA-3 OIL (such as TheraTears Nutrition) and 4) Vitamin C as the currently recommended daily routine.
 

(Note: LUTEIN is now being studied for it's value in preventing macular degeneration, and indications seem that it IS useful, but the long-term study has not been completed. Bilberry, an English blueberry, is also being studied, but has not been conclusively shown to be of benefit to help macular degeneration. FRESH or FROZEN unprocessed whole vegetables and fruit are likely be of more value.)
 

Please see THE CHINA STUDY, by T. Colin Campbell, PhD and Thomas M. Campbell, II.   (www.thechinastudy.com)  This book will amaze you, and is a MUST to read or now listen to on CD.) Also, Dr. Lester Morrison (1946), Dr. Caldwll B. Esselstyn, Jr. (1985), and Dr. Dean Ornish’s (1990) works, show scientifically proven ways to REVERSE heart disease without drugs or surgery... their works also are musts to read. Dr. Ornish has published many wonderful recipes to help keep things fun.

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CAUTION
 

DON'T COMPROMISE GOOD HEALTH BY BEING FOOLED WITH MARKETING PLOYS!
 

IT IS HAZARDOUS TO YOUR GENERAL HEALTH AND TO VISION!
 

THERE WILL BE A TIME when products containing it will have WARNING LABELS LIKE CIGARETTE PACKS,

"CAUTION, the Surgeon General has determined
Caffeine to be HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH!"
 

But, what are the REAL reasons to NOT use caffeine? Most people know that there is caffeine in coffee, tea, and sodas.

 

But,
did you know that there is caffeine in ENERGY DRINKS, CHOCOLATE, COCOA, EXCEDRINE… The list goes on…
It is a CRIME that young people today are becoming ADDICTED to ENERGY DRINKS!
 

(It can be compared to a time when Coca Cola had REAL COCAINE IN IT.)

PLEASE realize that the vascular affects of chronic caffeine use do MORE HARM than good for our bodies.
 

It is true that Caffeine can keep you awake... if you rarely use it.
Caffeine can help stop a migraine headache... if you rarely use it.
 

1) Caffeine constricts the blood vessels, which REDUCES CIRCULATION AND THEREFORE INCREASES YOUR RISK OF HEART ATTACK AND STROKE! (If you take a blood thinner such as aspirin to reduce this risk, and you use caffeine, you are wasting money on the blood thinner.)
 

2) Reduced circulation REDUCES THE OXYGEN TO ALL CELLS, but ESPECIALLY NERVE CELLS IN YOUR BODY, WHICH ACCELERATES MACULAR DEGENERATION AND AGING!
 

3) CAFFEINE INCREASES YOUR RESTING HEART RATE (as opposed to an aerobic exercising heart rate), which means that IT WILL CAUSE YOUR HEART TO WEAR OUT FASTER… thus more quickly reaching its LAST BEAT!
 

4) “Excessive” CAFFEINE has been proven to CAUSE BREAST TENDERNESS and AGGRAVATE RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME... how much is “excessive”???
 

5) STARTING TO USE CAFFEINE CAUSES MOST NON-USERS TO BE HYPER or have an ANXIOUS SHAKEY TREMOR, “acid” stomach, and to feel a “tightening sensation” around their head or temples.
 

Many people consider that caffeine is not a “dangerously addicting” drug because they
“can stop it any time they want to.”
 

Right. I challenge ANYONE who uses caffeine and
thinks they are not “dependent” on caffeine to
STOP ALL OF YOUR CAFFEINE FOR TWO WEEKS.
You won’t be able to do it.
 

... or if you can, you WILL have “withdrawal” symptoms as you quit.
And then, if you start again, you WILL be aware of the points listed above.
 

DON'T BE FOOLED! ANTIOXIDANT VALUE OF COFFEE IS A TOTAL MARKETING PLOY!
 

That is like saying, "Cigarettes RELAX you." …but there are MUCH better ways to relax!
 

CAFFEINE IS A LEGAL ADDICTING DRUG LIKE NICOTINE and is also HARMING PEOPLE!
 

Thank you for considering these suggestions, and Radiant Good Health to You!


Timothy H. Seidlitz, O.D.

 

 

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Did you know?

Animal Protein Intake

(especially Dairy products like milk & cheese)

has been shown to be directly related to

CAUSING OSTEOPOROSIS and

DECREASED BONE HEALTH!!

(Sadly, this was documented as long ago as 1920!)

 

Please refer to ~

"The China Study"

by

T. Colin Campbell, PhD

 

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Also Did you know

about

PARSLEY and it's CALCIUM Danger?

 

(Reprinted from the Living Light Culinary Art Institute's July 14, 2005 newsletter):

Parsley is a great herb and useful in many ways. We know it is high in vitamin C and that it freshens breath. However, in large quantities, such as juice, parsley actually reduces the amount of calcium available for absorption! It contains an extremely concentrated source of oxalates which bind with calcium greatly reducing its bioavailability. Parsley contains about 1700 mg oxalic acid per 100 gms - almost double the concentration of oxalic acid in spinach (around 900 mg per 100 gms). If, for example, you add a bunch of parsley to your green juice, along with kale, which is an excellent source of highly bioavailable calcium, it could negatively impact the usability of it's calcium. This would not be a huge issue if total calcium content of the diet is high, but if we are hoping to boost calcium intake with a green juice, we would defeat our purpose. The same is true of Swiss chard and beet greens and to a lesser extent, spinach.

 

Here is a great recipe for green juice that is high in calcium and protein:
 

Green Power Juice
Yield: 3 - 4 cups (2 servings)

1 bunch kale (8 to 12 ounces)
1/2 head Romaine lettuce (8 to 12 ounces)
1 cucumber, halved lengthwise
4 ribs celery
1 lemon, peeled

1. Juice all of the ingredients.
2. Serve immediately.
 

 

 

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