What a Body Needs to Thrive
What’s Missing In Your Body?
The challenges we all face with food, diet, health, and nutrition have been ongoing issues for decades. There are countless contradictions and conflicts about what is good for you and no one seems to agree on much of anything. Knowing what to eat for good health has become so overwhelming, many people give up, which can send them spiraling into an unhealthy food lifestyle. If you are one of these people, it’s not your fault you’re confused!
For those of us who have created a healthy food lifestyle for ourselves, we know if we deviate too far from our routines we will feel pretty lousy very quickly. Some of us may have the occasional “cheat” day, where we eat something not so good for us. It can be fun to eat a little something bad for you every once in a while… like an order of French fries or a handful of cookies! Those things may be fabulous for the soul, but not for the body and certainly not on a regular basis.
The good news is when you master true nutrition for your personal needs, you will feel absolutely fantastic and you will rarely want to “fall off the good food bandwagon” as a result.
Your Food Lifestyle
- How about you? How do you feel when you change your diet to foods you normally don’t eat?
- How do you feel after eating foods that are good for you? Do you feel better? Vibrant? Alive? Content?
- How do you feel after eating something you know is bad for you? Do you feel tired or lousy after a few hours?
- Are you addicted to junk food and drinks and can’t stop? Learn more about bad food addictions throughout this website.
If you are new to the Raw Food movement and you struggle to eat a proper diet filled with fresh raw foods regularly, you are not alone. This is a very difficult problem for so many. But try for just a moment to imagine a day where you no longer want the junky, bad foods you currently crave. Can you believe it could happen to you? We are here to tell you it can do it!
A very popular book circulating around the raw food circuit is The Fully Raw Diet: 21 Days to Better Health by Kristina Carrilo-Bucaram. She has received rave reviews and knows quite well how to begin a raw diet plan if you are new to the concept or are exploring going raw. Visit her book information here.
Another popular book is The Raw Food Detox diet by Natalia Rose. She offers a fantastic 5-step plan for vibrant health and weight loss, which is such an important issue today. Natalia has also received rave reviews. Visit her book here.
By making a few minor changes to your food lifestyle, you can change your entire life, step by step. In fact, it’s incredibly freeing when given a real chance! If you have never mastered the art of eating raw foods or healthy eating, the diet concepts might seem overwhelming, but its much easier than you may think. We did it and so can you!
The Miracle of YOU
Regardless of your own perceptions about yourself, your body is beautiful. It is composed of billions of tiny microscopic cells and your very existence depends on them. This body, with all of its magnificent systems is YOURS. It belongs to no one else and it is unique. There is no one else on the planet exactly like YOU. Now these amazing cells within you need legitimate nourishment – live, active, genuine nourishment, and it’s up to you to nourish them properly. So why not begin right now with small steps. We’ll give you some guidance and help you get started.
You’ve heard the old adage, “you are what you eat,” and most people know it is true. There is an old computer buzz term, known as “GIGO.” It stands for “garbage in, garbage out.” This exact analogy holds true for our bodies and what we feed them. Feed the tank bad stuff, bad stuff will come out. Simple in theory but most people find it very hard to do.
Remember, YOU are solely responsible for what goes into your body – what you eat, drink or consume is within your control. It’s up to you and you alone to eat properly and take care of this one beautiful body you have. No one can do this for you, but we can certainly offer guidance to a better future. We hope you will choose to eat healthy, so that the beautiful person you are can come alive and flourish!
What Does a Body Need? Enzymes!
This is one of the biggest questions we are asked. While there are many things our bodies require, we first need that essential element, which is hidden within the seeds of plants and in the sprouting of plant growth. That incredible life force known as “enzymes” are key! Enzymes have been described as complex substances that enable our bodies to digest food and to absorb it into our blood stream. It has also been said that enzymes are so powerful, they are even strong enough to digest and disintegrate certain cancers!
So, what is an enzyme, exactly? They are a little bit of magic. Scientifically, enzymes are biological molecules that significantly speed up the rate of virtually all of the chemical reactions, which take place in your cells. Enzymes are vital for life and serve a wide range of important functions in the body, such as aiding in digestion, metabolism and can even promote healing. In short, enzymes are in everything! They serve as a catalyst involved in the action and activity of every single atom in the human body, in vegetation, and in every form of life. Enzymes are absolutely miraculous, and where there is life, there are enzymes!
Because raw food is loaded with these essential enzymes, the more we can consume uncooked and unprocessed foods, the better for our bodies. Eating raw food feeds life to our bodies. Cooked food, on the other hand is, in essence, dead food, which doesn’t truly nourish us. Sure, there are countless debates about it, cooking techniques, etc., but fact is fact. When you overcook or over-process food, you kill the nutritional life out of it. So when you sit down to eat a big cooked meal, it may taste great and make you feel good for a little while. But in the long run, day in and day out, cooked food is robbing us of the essential nutrients we desperately need, and in particular, the enzymes our bodies need to be healthy and stave off illness.
Now, we are not saying you need to ban all cooked food. That would be ridiculous and in today’s world not practical. Very few people can live on an all raw diet. But, if you wish to feel and look better, eat more live food and less cooked and processed food. In other words, eat life over death whenever possible. Practice this as a regular habit and your life will begin to change immediately for the better!
Enzymes Are Powerful Little Buggers:
Here is a little bit of “kitchen science” for you to think about. Enzymes are super powerful! But they have their limits and are sensitive to warm temperatures. So any heat you throw on them over 120°F, the enzymes become sluggish and weak. At 130°F enzymes actually die off. Where food is involved, most people have no idea that such a low cooking temperature can do so much damage to live food. But, it’s true. When we cook food too much we ultimately remove its core value. Sure, there might be a little remnant nutrition remaining, but by and large, the cooking process kills the food. This is why it is so important to try to incorporate something raw into every meal you eat. We talk about these things in greater detail throughout the website.
Cool Fact! Did you know? Within seeds, enzymes exist in a type of dormant state. Under proper conditions, they will remain in a state of suspended animation for hundreds and thousands of years! You have probably heard on the news or from scientific studies where animal carcasses of prehistoric animals found in hidden regions of the earth (like Siberia and other glacial areas) were frozen by cataclysmic ice formations some 50,000+ years ago. They have been found to contain enzymes in mass abundance in their bodies! These enzymes become active when the flesh of the animal is thawed to body temperature. So, enzymes can be preserved at lower temperatures without any loss or degradation, which an incredible fact!
Life Really Is Beautiful:
Life as we know it on the human level can’t always be explained, so something as simple as the study of enzymes is mysterious and amazing! In short, enzymes are catalysts, and as such, they promote action or change without altering or changing their own status. Isn’t that stunning? It’s almost hard to comprehend and there are scientists who refer to enzymes as the “cosmic molecule!” So choosing food in its raw state, will nourish the cells and tissues, which help enhance this process. The late, great raw foodist Dr. Norman walker said it all: “The law of life is replenishment. If we do not eat, we die. Just as surely, if we do not eat the kind of food which will nourish the body constructively, we not only die prematurely but we suffer along the way.”
In order to truly thrive, our bodies needs to be supplied with the same elements we are composed of. Isn’t that a beautiful thought? Pretty common-sensical, too.
Mind, Body, Spirit and Food:
It has been said many times by many people, life is all about merging mind, body and spirit together. It’s about finding that perfect balance, and in our opinion, (we are not professing to be doctors or medical experts), it all starts with real food.
Today, we have tangible evidence of how real food can fix nearly everything within the body. So if you are nourishing your body, you are nourishing the mind and in particular, your brain! That means it’s easier to control your life. Negative emotions and states of being, such as fear, worry, frustration, exhaustion, anger, jealousy, and resentment are much easier to manage and cope with when you are getting real nutrition. Don’t believe us? Just watch the poor and starving people in developing countries. Where there is starvation and a lack of water, there is mental and physical damage to those poor tortured individuals being starved to death. It is so sad and tragic to witness. How it is allowed to continue – how humans can be so cruel to other humans – is totally beyond comprehension (but that is another topic to be discussed elsewhere.)
Good Nutrition = A Happy Life!
Salts, Minerals, The Sun and Other Great Elements:
Did you know? The sun’s rays send billions of atoms into plant life, activating enzymes and so doing, they actually change inorganic elements into organic or life-containing elements for food!
Science has come a long way in the area of food and chemistry. Today, we are able to analyze exactly what elements our foods carry. Our bodies are made up of a variety of essential elements. The main ones being:
Oxygen, Calcium, Sodium, Chlorine, Carbon, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Fluorine, Hydrogen, Potassium, Iron, Silicon, Nitrogen, Sulphur, Iodine, and Manganese
So, the repair and regeneration our bodies need in order to heal must come from within. The body is out of balance when the blood stream, cells, tissues, organs, glands and the rest of the body do not contain these essential elements. When they become deficient we start to become toxic, which is the breeding ground for illness.
In order to regain and maintain the proper balance of health, most of the food we eat must contain live, vital, organic elements. These elements are found in fresh-raw vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds.
Oxygen is Key To Pretty Much Everything:
Oxygen is obviously one of the most essential elements we need to survive. But who thinks about oxygen in food? Raw foodies do. As soon as food is cooked, its oxygen is lost. As we stated before, the enzymes are destroyed between 125°F to 130°F, so the vital force needed for nourishment is dissipated. Now, doesn’t this mean you should never eat anything cooked again. That would be silly and unrealistic. But being aware of this fact will help you to reduce cooked food and increase raw food, even if you aren’t going to give up cooked foods completely.
Sad Fact: there are millions and millions of people today who have never eaten anything but cooked food! Isn’t that scary? There are children in Western society who don’t know how to define or identify a fruit or vegetable, which is tragic! There have been countless focus groups performed on young children approx. 5 years of age, who have been asked to identify raw foods and even shown the different food items. They are utterly clueless to it. They have no idea, let’s say, what an eggplant is, or how to cook an artichoke, or how to identify a simple kiwi fruit. It’s unbelievable we have abused our children this way. You can thank the big food industry for limiting food education and blocking the knowledge of real food. It’s simply criminal what is going on today.
Aren’t Convinced Raw Food Saves Lives? Go Visit Your Local Hospital:
Today, massive overcrowding of substandard hospital facilities are filled with sick people. People as young as 50 years old are suffering from maladies such as scoliosis, osteoarthritis, strokes, heart attacks, cancer, and a myriad of other terrible conditions. Scores of people are addicted to pain killers and other drugs to “help them cope with their health problems.” The high rates of heart disease, diabetes, emphysema, premature senility, dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and premature deaths are literally off the charts. Its disgusting because so much of this can be avoided with education and proper food nutrition. It’s beyond awful.
The human body is miraculous and can withstand many abuses. But, the truth is when we constantly eat things that are bad for us, we damage ourselves. If you just listen to your body it will tell you when it’s upset by punishing you with all sorts of horrible things! That means pain, cramps, stiffness, fatigue or any number of ailments that can plague a person. Maybe not today… maybe not tomorrow… in fact, your body might be able to fight the damage for a few years, but after that it becomes Russian roulette. Why live life that way? Why put your body through that suffering? Why not choose good health right now?
So many people brush off changing their diets to something healthy because they can’t be bothered. Or they think they can eat anything they want and nothing bad will happen to them. Well the sad truth is anything can happen to anyone at anytime, anywhere. So prepare now. Remember the old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” There is no time like the present to take care of your body because it’s they only one you have. Ruin it and you will suffer the consequences.
It’s within your grasp to feel great if you choose life! Sadly, you are also free to choose death, so its is entirely up to you. We are always free to resist our good, but we at Raw Food Guru hope you will choose to heal your body and that you will choose to heal your life now!
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