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Yesterday I wrote about the dangers of coke but I’m not going to leave you with just the bad. The good news is that Izze sodas are completely natural and are perfectly fine for you. Of course you wouldn’t want to have three or four a day. They do contain sugars in fruits and too much of any kind of sugar can be bad for the system. But these pops are completely sugar free.. non of that artificial sugar so it is the perfect alternative. Izze pops are just fruit concentrate and water. You can find Izze Pops in your local health food store and they come in many different flavours.
Perhaps coke and other soda pops will become the next “cigarette”. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the same labels that warn us about the dangers in nicotine showing up on cans of cola. Cola is a toxic to the system because if the huge amounts of refined sugar it provides. This can cause all kinds of breakdowns in the body including a suppression of our self healing immune system. Try to stay away from pops that have caffeine and lots of sugar. A good alternative is IZZE natural fruit drinks. They have no sugar at all besides the natural occurring sugar in the various fruit selections they offer.
Have a happy healthy day.
Vacation part 2 is now coming to a close and it has been like night and day as far as health is concerned. We are in a small town where the awareness of health is just a dim light. It is mostly made up of retired people who are set in their ways about eating and living. This has caused angry feelings in my body through out the week but culminated last night in a conversation with my dad. That led me to write about this once again.
Dad and I were discussing a couple of close friends that had either died or suffered painful strokes or anurisms. I felt sympathy towards these people but what really got me going was that my dad’s response was “Really gotta live for today”. Now generally I would commend such a statement and would actually encourage that to live for the moment. However, in this conversation this seemed like another ignorant remark disregarding any notion that the disease these people suffered and died from had anything to do with their health.
Around ninety percent of physical problems leading to death are induced by the foods we eat and the lifestyle we live. I am so shocked when I hear people like dad give no recognition that diet and lifestyle has anything to do with it. I have come to realize that people are very set in their ways and that the culture of the past generation has pointed to other things to sustain health. Unfortunately most of us know that this is not working. Where is the cure for cancer, aids, and so on? And things are just getting worse. I would have thought that if someone close to me dies to cancer or heart attack that I would take a look at my life.
Perhaps some people think that is just the way it is. Perhaps because most of all deaths are caused by cancer and heart conditions, it just seems to people common place. But there is a sense of helplessness in the air and that just isn’t true.
You can take control of your health, you can decide the quality of life. You may not be able to know when you die but we do have control, to some extent, of the quality of life we have before we die. And chances are we will live and enjoy life longer and have a more peaceful death.
My grandmother just died last month and although it was sort of peaceful, I know that the last few months (and years for that matter) were quite painful. We don’t have to live like that. The benchmark of the Hallelujiah Acres company is based on this one quote. “YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE SICK”.
One way that the supply of oxygen can be cut off is in the presence of a smoke filled room. The lungs will fill with smoke and the body will gasp for air. The body will cry out for fresh air or will quickly perish.
A smoker slowly cuts off the oxygen supply to the body. Gradually the lungs will be coated with tar from the cigarette. Over long periods of time, the lungs will begin to look like the inside of a dirty chimney, full of soot and ash. As the build up continues the amount of air intake into the lungs decreases until the very last breath.
Furthermore, smoking will bring toxic carbon monoxide into the body which is the same gas found in automobile exhaust. After entering the body it mixes with hemoglobin in the blood and restrains the oxygen carrying capacity. The heart will then pump much faster to make up for that restrain, blood vessels are constricted, circulation becomes poor, and much more. It is vital to a healthy dancer that smoking be stopped and life enjoyed.
From the time a baby enters the world, the first need of it’s precious body is met. Oxygen fills it’s lungs as it breathes it’s first breath. Of course, this continues to be the most important need in life and one of two main topics in this lesson.
All that needs to be done to see the importance of oxygen is to cut off it’s supply for just a few minutes. Life can remain without food for a few weeks, without water for a few days, but only a few minutes without oxygen. The continual process of in taking life and breathing out carbon dioxide fills the trillions of cells with life.
The length of human life depends on the quality of air that is breathed in. Air can determine the level of health that is attained though out life. More facts about how oxygen is vital will be presented shortly but a look at the harmful affects of bad air needs some attention.
When the choice is made to start The Healthy Dancer’s Diet, Fiber Cleanse is recommended from day one. This product will be taken for about the first three months on the diet change. If taking the capsule form, start with four pills and gradually move up to eight pills per day. The best time to take Fiber Cleanse half an hour after the first carrot juice of the morning.
An explanation of why breakfast is not eaten on The Dancer’s Diet, will help the understanding of a fiber based cleanse. From a few hours before we retire for the night until the following day around noon, the body is in a naturally cleansing state. It is recommended that no food is eaten as it will only hinder this process because the body will have to use more energy to digest and separate more food. This is why juices are used for our morning nutrients because they do not contain any fiber.
A serving of Fiber cleanse will aid the body in completing this process as it is only pure fiber that can go directly into the digestive track and push out all that remains. Once the initial three months of fiber cleanse is completed, it is recommended that organic flax seed take it’s place.
Fiber cleanse literally scrapes the walls of the intestines of a colon as it goes through the system and out the bowels. The body does the same thing with vegetables and fruit by separating the juice from the fiber and keeping the nutrient rich juice and getting rid of the fiber. So why to we want more fiber?
The ingredients, such as flax seed, in Fiber Cleanse are rougher than naturally occurring fibers in fruits and vegetables and therefore can scrape the waste that has been building up. As the digestive track gets clearer, the more effective the body can eliminate waste. Here is a motto that puts it all together. “A healthy colon is healthy body.”
We can eat all the good foods we want but if we are not doing anything to cleanse our colon then the food will just sit block our system up. This is the major contributor to most bowel related conditions such as Chrome’s, irritable bowel, and a host of others including removing lengths of the digestive tract. This can be very painful but the body feels incredible release and lightness after adopting cleansing into the diet. Furthermore, weight is lost as a result of years of waste finally exiting the body. This truly is one of the most amazing feeling one experiences on The Healthy Dancer’s Diet.
In order for our bodies to be in a health promoting state they must contain pure fluids and unblocked cells. The fluids in the cells are called protoplasmic and are the key to the success of healing and health on The Dancer’s Diet. Importance must be emphasized on putting pure natural foods and fluids into our bodies and avoiding harmful ones such as Caffeine.
Caffeine contains one of these protoplasmic poisons called theobromine which is found in cocoa beans of coffee and chocolate. Caffeine is the most commonly used stimulant with over eighty percent of the population consuming it. It comes in the form of coffee, chocolate, tea and these all contain substances called methyxanthines.
Caffeine gives us myriad of physical ailments. Caffeine is known to cause birth defects in babies and should be avoided in pregnancy. It also causes enlargement of breast tissues which leads to benign lumps and can even be connected to breast cancer. Avoiding caffeine will help prevent bone disorders as it is shown to cause a loss of calcium in the bones. There are many obvious signs that caffeine is an addictive drug such as headaches, fatigue, tension and depression lasting for many days after with drawing from it. Finally, this drug also promotes the following examples: elevated heart rate, irregular heartbeat, increased blood pressure, frequent urination, increased gastric acid secretion (which contributes to indigestion, gastritis, and ulcers), nervousness, irritability, insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea, and diarrhea.