Changing Your Eating Habits
by Rudy Silva
Because all of us have been brought up eating junk food,
well most of us, it is not easy to change our eating habits. Your eating
habits have developed since childhood based on what your mothers or
fathers cooked and what your psychological make-up was during that time.
The foods you eat and crave help keep pass trauma and present anxiety in
check. Food helps make you feel good when you start to feel bad. Eating is
a natural defense mechanism that the brain-body uses to keep you from
So, you see, it is very difficult to change our eating habits. When we do,
we start to feel bad. We start to feel uncomfortable, we feel pain, we
have withdrawal symptoms, and we may feel sick. Is it any wonder that any
of us ever succeed in changing our eating habits?
I consider every thing that has been packaged to be junk food. There are a
few exception and you need to read ingredient labels carefully. Very few
food manufacturers and even restaurants prepare food with your health in
mind. Of course, they want to satisfy you, but they don't use foods that
are in your best interest.
Most people eat junk food 85% of the time and then eat good food the other
15%. It should be the reverse of this - eat good food 85% and junk food
15% of the time.
To have better health, here are some foods to stop eating. Eliminate these
foods over the next two to three weeks.
· Milk (non-fat or no-fat also) - is a mucus and acid forming food. Milk
creates mucus in the body and makes the lymph liquid (we will talk about
lymph later) in your body acidic, which attracts parasites and other
pathogens. (In the place of milk almond milk or goats milk)
Cancer thrives in a body that is acidic.
o Bread - white bread is also acid and mucus forming. It is also more
difficult to pass through the colon and gives rise to constipation.
Sugar the #1 food additive. Sugar is in most of all the products that you
· Sodas (regular or diet)- are extremely high in sugar or artificial sugar
- 7 teaspoons per can. Most people drink over 35 gallons per year. Sugar
is a body poison and leads to many disease - diabetes, obesity, tooth
decay and osteoarthritis and so on.
o Sugar, also, depletes your B-vitamins and calcium and magnesium from
your bones and teeth.
o In addition, since sodas are in aluminum cans, aluminum can go into the
soda because most sodas contain phosphoric acid. Aluminum has been
associated with senility and Alzheimer disease.
o Calcium is also leached from your body to neutralize the phosphoric
acid. (Its healthier to drink juices of all kinds)
There is just no way around it. Sodas suck health right out of your body.
· Regular salt (NaCl) - excessive salt intake is related to high blood
pressure, edema, and imbalances in the minerals in your lymph liquid.
Sodium, Na, in salt attracts water so the more sodium you eat that more
water your body will hold. (Use sea salt, it has 25% less sodium, use low
salt soy sauce, and herbs to flavor your food)
o Most people eat too much salt - over 10,000 milligrams per day. We only
need around 200-300 mg per day.
o Excess salt is also in involved with kidney problems, cardiovascular
disease, stomach cancer, and excess sensitive to stress.
o Get your Sodium from eating vegetables that are high in sodium. When you
get your salt from vegetables it is organic salt, which does not have the
same effect in your body as inorganic salt from a shaker. You need a lot
of organic salt or Na in your body. Your stomach is a Na organ. It needs
organic salt, Na, to keep its lining from being eaten by the hydrochloric
acid in your stomach - an ulcer.
o Foods high in organic sodium are apples, apricots, asparagus, greens,
red cabbage, carrots, celery, dulse, egg yolks, figs, fish, raisins,
prunes, and lentils.
For the next two weeks try adding the following foods to your eating
· lecithin - is 30-40% choline, which is used throughout your body. This
is why you want to include it in your diet.
o choline is one of the main chemicals in our cell membrane.
o It is used in our brains to create the neurotransmitter acytlcholine,
which is required for thinking and memory. Consider lecithin brain food.
o It is used by the liver, which helps to prevent a fatty liver. A fatty
liver prevents you from losing weight around your belly.
o it helps to break up fats into tiny goblets so that they are easily
digestible and will reduce your cholesterol.
o it helps to keep cholesterol from clinging to your artery walls.
· flax seed oil - is an essential oil, omega 3. This means your body does
not make it and it is necessary for you to eat it so that you can live
without illness or pain.
o it helps to detoxify the liver
o it stimulates the production of bile. Remember that bile helps to
breakdown fat so that the liver can better metabolize it.
o stimulates the body to burn fat.
o apple juice and apples - are high in vitamin A, in Potassium and have
other minerals that strengthen the blood. They contain malic and tartaric
acids, which keep the liver healthy and promote good digestion. Apples
help you to lose weight by providing fiber and keeping you regular.
o fiber - you need 30-35 grams of fiber every day. Most people only get up
to 10-15 grams. Fiber is one foods that reduce your transient time in the
colon. Fiber helps to keep your colon clean, reduce cholesterol, remove
toxins from your body and eliminate constipation.
There you have it. If you can accomplish these changes in one year, you
will notice a big difference in the way you feel and the health that you
Rudy Silva is a natural nutritionist. He writes a newsletter called
"Natural Remedies That work." You can subscribe to his newsletter and read
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