Two Keys To Optimal Health (Previous Sidebar Post)

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Guidelines for optimal health and nutrition can be reduced to two vital keys:

  1. Optimize the nutrition entering your body.
  2. Reduce the toxins in your body.
Virtually every disease can be related to those two guidelines in some way--and it all starts in the large and small intestines.

-from The Maker's Diet by Jordan S. Rubin. 2005, Siloam--A Strang Company

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  1. Oh dear. I've had those two rules confused, switched completely! No wonder my colon hates me.

    *Thanks for the tip!

  2. Jill - Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you come back and read a regular post, not just my "Transferring from the sidebar" post!

    I hope you enjoy my blog!

  3. Hello.

    I have been reading your blog for past hour and it totally rocks! I often get confused about nutrition, since everything seems to have at least two sides to its actual health benefits (if any) I had also come up with optimising nutrient intake and also I drink alot of green tea (I reuse it so the I dont overdose on caffeine) and also other stuff that helps detox the body.

    Things that annoy me are:

    people who think they have got insurance for a long "happy" life by eating canola oil, french flour, spelt cakes, fruit juice and low fat foods and no meat whatsoever

    people who follow fad diets (like one here in the Uk, its eat a bowl of High fibre breakfast cereals each day) and then they somehow fail and put on more weight.

    and also people who use new bottles because they are scared of cancerous agents (haha) and end up wasting plastic....

    and also people who think just because its low if fat, the food has to be good....or because it has vegetable fat, it makes the food good.

    also people that deny that just because its fruit its not full of sugar and nor will it rot their teeth

    pfft anyway haha. Im ranting.

    nutrition is very confusing though. I mean, there is so much contradicting research everywhere. It can be confusing.

    If there was one other thing I could add to keep at your optimal health it would probably be just eat a balanced diet.

    hmm yea

    anyway. ive written far too much and ill shhh now hehe

    thanks for reading my rant.


  4. Hi, Alex!

    Thanks for commenting! I know it is SO confusing trying to figure out what is best for you, and what the science REALLY says about it all--it is so difficult to find accurate reporting about studies, and studies that haven't been slanted in the first place!

    I abide by a belief that the closer to its natural state that we can consume our food, the better. The traditional foods that our ancestors ate and thrived on, before various forms of food processing were invented, are the foods that we should also thrive on today.

    If you are interested in finding other blogs of like interest, Annie over at Chief Executive Mom has some fantastic whole-food recipes and information in her archives.

    Stop by anytime! New friends are always welcome here!


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