(Written for Ladies Going Green Online Magazine)
“An ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure.” This famous quote by Benjamin Franklin is the answer for just about anything. But, what is the key to prevention? A healthy body dispels disease. We are spirit inhabiting body. How we feed our spirit is half the prevention. What we feed our body is the other half.
Most Supermarket foods have been altered. Prepared foods contain refined sugar, salt and fat. Anemic farm-raised seafood, meats full of growth hormones and antibiotics, and genetically altered grains have become the norm. We don’t need to be part of that norm. It’s time to take a stand for health by ignoring altered and favor organic. When you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything, like the excuse, “organic costs more than conventional.” Illness is very expensive.
Going organic does not mean going broke. Some Supermarkets realized they were losing customers to Health Markets and began stocking certified organic produce, wild fish and antibiotic and hormone free meats.
Unfortunately, America the Beautiful has become Obese USA. Here is another key to prevention—Less is more.
Less food is healthier. “But I don’t want to be hungry all the time!” a friend said. The key is—a nutritionally balanced diet. Altered foods have been programmed to trick the body into eating more because it is nutritionally unsatisfied. A vicious eating circle ensues that financially benefits the mainstream food industry. Here is another key that appeals to self-image, and can be used on teenagers eating a Big-Mac, “No matter how good that fattening-food tastes, it will never be as good as skinny-healthy feels.” Here are some things I did to become healthy during my treatments:
• Juiced daily with organic fruits and vegetables • Limited dairy intake and only consumed organic including eggs, cheese & milk • Ate raw foods whenever possible.
What I used on my body during treatment was as important as what I put into it. Most antiperspirants contain aluminum. Some test results claim aluminum in antiperspirants is not a health risk while others disagree. I’d rather be safe than sorry. I chose aluminum-free and never regretted it. The products I’ve used and listed are available in most Health Stores. I am including contact information for anyone house-bound.
• Dr. Browns (Dr. Bronner) Magic vegan soaps www.drbronner.com • Tate’s Natural Products- www.ourtatefamily.com (ph#) 404-561-5357
1. Natural Miracle Toothpaste 2. Natural Miracle Cream- great for removing make-up 3. Natural Conditioner Spray for dry hair & skin. Tom’s of Maine- www.tomsofmaine.com • gluten & alcohol free toothpaste & mouthwash
Aluminum Free Deoderants: 1. Avalon Organics- www.avalonorganics.com 2. Jason- aluminum & paraben free 1-877-Jason-01 3. Aubrey organics Inc- www.aubreyorganicsinc–comes in spray
Ladies, we have a responsibility not only to ourselves, but to those for whom we care and love. We are the universal care-givers. What we do in life will teach others about complete health— body and spirit. What they learn from us will serve them well into the future. Lead by example.
That is the master key to a green healthy life for generations.
Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos penned SURVIVING CANCERLAND, is a phone counselor for the R.A. BLOCH Cancer Foundation,& Cancer Q&A columnist for Cape Women On Line Magazine, You can follower her @ website www.survivingcancerland.com, @ http://twitter.com/PsychicHealing, @ http://www.facebook.com/pages/SURVIVING-CANCERLAND-The-Psychic-Aspects-of-Healing/142803307934?ref=m