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The First Three Steps to Health

Apr 4, 2008
They say you don't appreciate something until it's gone. Well then, the one thing you should strive not to lose is your health. Are you sick, or know someone who is? Many things improve health, but the three most important things to do is 1. Avoid Trans fats 2. Detoxify heavy metals and toxins 3. Supplement with healthy nutrients.
Avoid Trans fats

Do you use Margarine? Most of us do. I quit, when I learned that Trans fats are one of the biggest causes of cancer. Most everything we eat these days are made with Trans fats. Eliminating the biggest culprits is very important! Margarine, shortening, and peanut butter are all made with oil. However their structure has been changed to make them last longer. This hydrogenation process also makes them more dangerous.

Two German Doctors and noted cancer researchers in the 1930's learned a cause and a cure for cancer. Dr. Otto a Nobel Prize winner in 1931 proved that cancer happens when there is a lack of oxygen to the cell. Cells deprived of oxygen mutate into anaerobic cancer cells . They then divide and multiply using sugar for energy in a fermentation process. Around the same time another scientist and seven time Nobel Prize nominee Dr. Budwig expounded that this lack of oxygen was caused by Trans fats invading and smothering the cell.

Trans fats combine with our bodies natural cholesterol, which is used to coat, protect, and make cell walls. This new cholesterol Trans fat mixture is thickened and harder to penetrate. It is difficult for insulin to enter cells with this fortified barrier, resulting in type 2 Diabetes. When this mixture lines our arteries it causes blockages and Arteriosclerosis.

Toxins can be any substance or chemical that can cause illness or injury. Chemicals are in everything we eat, drink, breathe and use. Many of these chemicals are known to be harmful; others haven't been studied yet.

Most of our foods are filled with chemicals to preserve freshness and enhance taste etc. Even fruits and vegetables are sprayed with chemicals. Soda is made of chemicals. Our water has chlorine and fluoride in it. Air pollution contains dangerous fumes that invade every living thing. Household cleaners, hygiene products, etc. are made of chemicals.

Our body can only excrete a small portion of the toxins they are exposed too. Damage to the liver and kidneys leads to more toxic build up. The body places excess harmful substances where it can do the least damage, mostly in the fat cells. However toxins still accumulate in all of our cells and organs.

They have linked many illnesses with toxic levels of heavy metals. Examples: Alzheimer's with aluminum and Autism with mercury. Some forms of cancer like multiple myeloma is associated with environmental toxins. Is it really a wonder that so many people are sick? Everyone needs to Detoxify.

The American diet is full of fat and chemicals, but lacking in important needed nutrients. Even if you follow the RDA and try to eat a healthy diet you are still malnourished in essential nutrients. It would take all day and then some to eat all the vitamins and nutrients our body needs to be healthy.
Chemicals can inhibit the nutrients from feeding our cells. Cola for instance is known to leech calcium from our bones. Plus the soil our crops are grown in have become depleted of minerals and polluted with chemicals.

That is why supplementation is so important. Most experts recommend supplementation and say that the recommended levels are way too low. For example the government may recommend that we get 400 mg of Vitamin D, but if our blood was tested, it would show that we would still be deficient.

Vitamins, minerals and herbs can do many things to keep us healthy and restore our health. When we catch a cold Vitamin C, Zinc and Echinachea helps us get better faster. Wounds heal faster with Vitamin C and Zinc. Antioxidants support the immune system and fight infections. Studies indicate that cancer patients are Vitamin D deficient, and that adding 1100 mg daily improved their prognosis.

Weather you want to get healthy or stay healthy avoiding Trans fats, detoxifying, and supplementing are very important. These practices all help nourish our cells. If our cells are deprived of oxygen, polluted, and don't get what they need, how can we be healthy?
About the Author
The author is a nurse who is fed up with the health care system. Drawing from her education and background she started a website and newsletter to help people get and stay healthy safely.

Erilyn Littlefield RN
Learn more on my website.
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