The summers of my youth were spent working around all types of horses – race, show and pleasure horses. The owners ensured that each feed bucket contained ALL the nutrition necessary for health, strength and endurance, regardless of cost.The diets of the horses were more accurately and highly maintained nutritionally than anyone I knew, including my own.
At that time, my diet consisted of four main food groups….sugar, candy bars, sweets and fast food. As a young adult, I was too often sick and more often weak. After many trips to the doctor, the diagnosis was a weak immune system. The recommendation – change my diet.
The immune system is our inner resistance to the invasion of sickness and disease. To function properly, as it was designed, this God-given inner resistance must be properly nourished. The immune system is our awesome reservoir of germ-fighting and disease annihilating warriors.
Our meals should boost, feed and strengthen the immune system. The level of our immune system translates into the quality of life we experience. A weak system – which allows disagreeable, harmful, irritants into our bodies - leads to a weak quality of life. A strong system – shielding against the onslaught of toxins, viruses and other microscopic invaders that we encounter in everyday life – leads to a strong and robust quality of life.
Do you have a problem focusing on the issue at hand?
Are you alert all day? Or do you require frequent sugar and caffeine boosts to survive?
Does your child have attention problems at school?
Are there frequent headaches, colds and runny noses in your house?
Is your medicine cabinet overflowing?
Not happy with your answers? There is hope for each and every member of your family.
A diet of fast food or overly processed, packaged foods is not the answer. They are your hidden toxic culprits and do not produce healthy organs, vigorous immune system, strong bones and brain energy for you or your family.
“Processed” and “packaged food” is a signal that all of the original fiber and natural nutritionhas been removed and man-made chemical, and synthetic preservatives and ingredients have been added. A feeble attempt is then made to “enrich” this useless mixture by adding some man-made fortified vitamin boost. There is little goodness, no strength, and no vitality. These foods contain no power and should be completely avoided.
In reality, if our children consume several so-called fast food, freezer or packaged “kid’s meals” a year, you would probably see little negative effect. However, that is not the case in America.
The fast food industries are capitalizing on our lack of dietary and nutritional diligence over our families.
A recent news report stated, “the food industry gives to America what it asks for, in other words – what ‘sells.’ When ‘moms’ went to work ‘outside the home,’ the demand for packaged – ready in a minute – foods became the hot item.”
I understand the busy, even hassled schedules working parents and especially single parents endure. My heart goes out to you.
Yet, it’s time to get aggressive in putting your hard earned money into something that will produce happy, healthy children.
In addition, as you practice these principles yourself, you will also experience a more energetic, alert, and healthy mind and body. With just a little diligence and some careful planning, you can dramatically change your life and the lives of your precious children.
Two ingredients I have found widely and generally accepted in the food we eat are hydrogenated fats and refined sugar. The dangers of consuming these ingredients are often overlooked. If I were a preacher, I would have an endless amount of sermons educating and warning parents of the numerous, adverse effects that hydrogenated, partially hydrogenated fats/oils and refined sugar have on our overall health.
Dr. Cooper, of Cooper’s Aerobic Institute in Dallas, Texas, has petitioned for the discontinuation of hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fats and oils in the production of food. He is one person. But you also have a voice and can begin to ask major food industries, Food and Drug Administration and fast food industries to change the course that they are now on.
Just Click on the link below, look at the following data and you will see why this change is absolutely necessary for the well-being and future health of our nation.
How many people do you know who drink at least one 12 oz soft drink per day? If the sugar from each bottle could be crystallized out, it would amount to 10 teaspoons. (Appleton, p16) Put 10 teaspoons of sugar in the bottom of an empty coke bottle and look at it. Is that a lot? In a normal bloodstream, which is about 5 liters, approximately 2 teaspoons of glucose should be circulating at any one time. That means that one coke raises the blood sugar to 5x its normal level, for at least four hours. Do the math.
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