While most people automatically reach for over-the-counter or prescription medications for seasonal allergies, natural treatments can provide relief that is just as effective without any nasty or dangerous side effects and toxicity.
"There is no more powerful way to improve your health than through a nutritional cleansing program."
It keeps your energy up and cravings at a minimum and builds muscles while burning fat, but it is often the one nutrient many lack in their diet: getting enough protein.
A plant-based diet means that the majority of one's diet comes from plants, and is grounded in good health for individuals, families, and communities. It doesn't mean that you can't eat any animal products. It just means you opt for high volumes of minimally processed whole foods that are derived from plants.
While there is good protein in nuts and seeds, they are made up mainly of fat. So the question becomes, "are they really an adequate source of protein?
Raw fruits and vegetables are the heart and soul of a healthy diet and are aggressive cleansing foods. They stir up toxins present in the body tissues, forcing them into the blood and lymph. Raw fruit is the most cleansing food there is. Its high water content and natural sugars act as a detergent, washing away stored excesses and waste matter that are clogging the system.
Eating a "balanced diet” is NECESSARY for optimal health. It's not enough to consume organic, real foods - although that's a great start. You must also balance those foods...each and every time you consume them.
We need to eat real food. No fast foods. No junk foods. No processed foods. Just honest, nutritious, real food.
"We spend so much of our time taking care of others and focusing on all the things that need to get done. In the midst of it all, it's easy to forget about ourselves or to let self-care tumble to the bottom of our priority list. You know how that turns out. One day we realize that not only are we busy, but now we're also tired, cranky, eating too much, and more than a bit frustrated with the whole state of affairs." ~ Dr. Mellissa Mc Creery, Too Much On My Plate.com
"Stress is any reaction or emotion that triggers a response from the sympathetic nervous system and initiates the "fight or flight" response OR any informational input that adds a new burden to your internal conversation." ~ Marcelle Pick, MSN, OB/GYN NP
"Being addicted to sugar and flour is not an emotional eating disorder. It's a biological disorder, driven by hormones and neurotransmitters that fuel sugar and carb cravings - leading to uncontrolled overeating." ~ Dr. Mark Hyman