We all seem to have less time, more stress and bucket loads of information poured into our brains everyday. If you do not work hard on being centered you can blow like a flag in the wind and flop around from one venture and idea to another. Consistency and commitment seem to be in short supply and the majority of people do not have focus and follow-through as part of their mental vocabulary. This leads the majority into an ever-wrenching upheaval of confusion. People grab at the straws offered by a fleeting experience and find it to be less than satisfactory.
Food and nutrition are part and parcel of this bundle of erupted volcanic activity fuelled by the ever creative marketers from the health and diet industry. One assured way we can stabilise our unfolding lives is to establish a clear and concise, nourishing fare in our daily pursuits. When we fuel the body with building and energetic offerings, emotional stability and awareness abound. Your choices should come from the list of enzyme, hormone, phyto-nutrient and oxygen-rich foods. Enzymes are generously found in all germinated food and, in cases where appropriate, ripe, tropical fruit as well as raw sauerkraut. Non-sugary root vegetables, living sea vegetables, and certain sprouts possess the most hormones. These chemistries determine mental and physical function and are critical in determining your structural state of mind. Phyto-nutrient- rich sprouted grains, winter squash, and grasses offer the largest selection and highest quality of these disease-preventing elements. Oxygen bubbles out of fresh water algae, fresh green bio-organic vegetables and, of course, germinated green delicacies.
Juices made from a wide variety of no-fructose vegetables and sprouts bring your body a massive amount of multiple nutrients which strengthen immune cells and act as effective guards against everything from a common cold to cancer. These multiple-nutrient cocktails energize your body so that a significant amount of brain, endocrine and organ activity can be experienced.
When beginning to consume a lightened fare one often still maintains the shackles of addiction to the former socalled food. You should use stepping stones to navigate the new terrain and those stones can be made from select, dehydrated living food. Everything from cookies to raw pizza to roasted nut substitutes and onward, can be concocted in your non-cooking oven. We all would like to be courageous enough to jump into this new cuisine without looking back, but it is seldom achieved. Those who have been successful tend to be ultra-disciplined and in the grip of disease. We must not forget those sugar-coated selections from the "golden oldies". These seducers can be overcome by using healthy substitutes. Although difficult to secure throughout most of the world one can purchase Stevia, a great sugar substitute. Whipping it up in avocado and spreading it on delicious sprouted bread or crackers would have you believe you were back consuming an illegal substance. One to two day sprouted sunflower, flax and hemp seed with some added onions and garlic and spice can be ground up and dehydrated into a crunchy protein rich cracker. It will not remind you of crumpets, but it will certainly fill the need and regulate the blood sugar.
Getting nutrition right frees you up to build a fascinating life. Your foremost ambition is to put food in its place so that every day you have the fuel and insight to create passionate proceedings. People pursue personal ambitions rather than place their purpose in the center of their hearts. We must abandon the serious surroundings that govern our ideologies having to do with diet. If the most important thing in our lives is what we consume, we are certainly consumed by a disheartening existence. Get the right food into you as a high-test fuel and then go about your business in making every second as exciting as possible.
By Brlan Clement is Director of the Hippocrates Health Institute, Florida, and author of Living Foods for Optimum Health.
This article was published in Get Fresh! Magazine