“Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates, the father of medicine said that somewhere around 400 BC. That advice still holds true today although it’s more difficult to accomplish. We’re all in a hurry so we don’t eat properly. Our fruits and vegetables lack vitality because of the long trips they make coming to market and the depleted soil they’re grown in. Our foods are processed and stored and lack vitality. How can you put vitality back into your diet?
The nutrition month challenge! Be bold! Dare to eat fruits and vegetables. Dare to eat live food. We’ve all heard the phrase, “You are what you eat”. Be alive and vibrant. Be colorful and healthy. Be beautiful and fresh and maybe even exotic. Can you eat five servings of fruits and vegetables a day? Can you eat 10 servings of fruit and vegetables a day? The challenge I’m proposing to you today is to eat at least six servings of fruit and vegetables per day. That’s two with each meal. What I hear most often is simply “I don’t eat that much food.” But eating more food that’s nutrient dense and calorie low will make you healthy, strong and vibrant. So let’s see exactly how to do it.
Don’t be SAD! The Standard American Diet lacks nutrient density but has no shortage of calories. It consists primarily of fast food, candy, chips, crackers, cakes, and especially processed foods. If you choose these foods, your body will let you know it’s unhappy and unhealthy by breaking down and becoming diseased. Things like hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes are all the result of food choices in the American diet. Although they taste delicious, the only nutritional value they have is caloric. Your pancreas fires up to produce loads of insulin to help absorb all the excess sugar and processed fats causing blood sugar to spike, leaving you feeling tired, cranky, bloated and sluggish.
The SAD Result… The nutrients in food determine how our bodies function and how our cells either barely survive or thrive. Without proper nutrition our cells become weak and ultimately diseased. You are the accumulation of everything you eat and do to your body. Nothing happens suddenly. Every single thing you eat is metabolized and becomes part of you. So make every bite count!
Your nutrition prescription is a daily intake of two servings of fruits and vegetables three times a day. First let’s remember that a serving is half a cup. Salad greens are a full cup. Iceberg lettuce is not a salad green! So let’s see what a healthy vibrant eating day might look like.
2 free range eggs made into an omelet with ½ cub of peppers, onions, tomatoes or your choice of vegetables
4 oz of free range chicken
A salad with 1 cup of greens and ½ cup veggies of choice
½ cup melon
two crabcakes sautéed in Olive Oil
½ cup of green beans
½ of a sweet potato
A salad with a cup of greens and ½ cup veggies of choice
Desert: Berry Sorbet
You just ate eight servings of fruit and vegetables in one day. You’re on your way to healthy!
Better health through nutrition will take some work, but who is better qualified for the job than you? Keep an open mind, try new things, and educate yourself on the foods you’re eating. Start today!
Intravenous Vitamins: The answer to damaged digestion.
After years of eating badly, you gut may be so damaged that it can’t absorb or vitamins or properly process whole foods. So see your holistic health practitioner for gut repair and get Intravenous vitamins to get you started.
There is No Excuse for being unhealthy! The most common excuse is never having enough time. Well guess what they make Nutrient IV therapy. So, in case you don’t have the time to design your health plan 100%. You can always support your nutrition with a supplemental Nutrient IV.
As we age, we are not as good at digesting food as we once were. Our digestion is slower and less complete, so we get less nutrients from our foods, and less benefit from oral supplements. Intravenous nutrient therapy can dramatically increase nutrient levels and improve the functionality of your immune system. There are several nutrient IV options to optimize your health and recharge your immune system. Intravenous nutrient therapy is nutrient delivery by way of a small needle inserted into the vein for direct delivery of nutrients that pack a substantial punch!
Intravenous vitamin C can increase your circulating vitamin C levels by 70 to 100 times the amount that oral vitamin C can. In times of compromised health, this is a great option. Low doses of intravenous vitamin C can help to keep your immune system robust.
Glutathione is the master detoxifier and antioxidant in the body. Every single cell uses glutathione, but it is most active in the liver, where the majority of detoxifying takes place. Remember that the big players in your immune system are white blood cells. Detoxifying protects your body from the assaults of daily living. Glutathione supports every cell in your body and is exceedingly beneficial to your immune system. Unfortunately, oral glutathione just doesn’t work. It gets broken down by the digestive process before it gets into your blood. So intravenous is the only way to get it.
No, it’s not available at the tiki bar! A Myers cocktail is a combination of vitamins and minerals that helps to support the cellular activity of your body. This combination just helps everything work better. In the best case scenario, only about 40 percent of supplements are absorbed by the body. The Myers cocktail gives you 100 percent absorption because it is delivered straight to your blood stream via intravenous infusion. It’s beneficial to everyone, no matter who you are.
There are numerous options and benefits of intravenous nutrient therapy. Most conditions can benefit from nutrient IV therapy. Contact Root Causes to find out how Nutrient IV therapy can benefit you!
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