The major components of the human body are water, protein, fat, minerals (5-7%), and vitamins (less than 1/10th of 1%). Anyone who suggests or promotes supplements as a way to be healthy overlooks the facts. Treating a lack of high quality proteins, essential fats and/or adequate minerals or the consumption of lectins to which you are intolerant with a pill is at best uninformed and at worst criminal.
FOOD FIRST, REAL, FRESH, WHOLE FOOD compatible with your body. If you suffer from any symptom, condition, or disease check the pages on protein, potassium, lectins, and essential fats. Due diligence requires you start with the core materials that build and maintain a healthy body. Only after you have made certain you have these core elements consider additional items needed that you cannot get from your diet. These items are far fewer than you may have been led to believe. For many simply applying the principles found on these pages will restore health.
Water- Make sure you consume 1/3-1/2 ounce of pure water for each pound of actual body weight every day, more in summer heat, when exercising heavily, or if you have a fever or diarrhea. No exceptions here. Typical daily losses of water from your breath, urine and sweat average about 4% of total body weight. Your body is primarily water. Shouldn't it (you) be fresh every day. Alcohol, flavored drinks, or soda should not be counted toward your daily total. A calculator for water intake, try it.
Pick one of the core elements, protein, potassium or healthy fats, and work on it individually for days or weeks. When you are clear on your own sufficiency proceed to the next crucial element giving yourself a chance to 'feel the difference'. Check your daily intake of water, protein, your fats both type and quantity, and your potassium intake from food. Count out the numbers in each core group. You will learn about your body, what you need, what works for you.
One more important thing, covered in the workbook below, it's ok to NOT eat. Eating day and night, every day of the year, is NOT healthy for humans. Eating frequent small meals is NOT ok. Breakfast, when you wake up, is NOT the most important meal. Give your digestive system a rest. I prefer the 8/16 intermittent fast (8 hour eating window, 16 hour fasting window) but one day a week or three days a month or ten days every 6 months consuming water only, any fasting protocol you are comfortable with, will help your body stay healthy, your mind stay sharp, and your mood stay light.
Deeper coverage of these issues and more are in the Practical Nutrition Workbook. May 2014 revised edition of the workbook is ready to ship. Over 300 pages including information on elevated fasting insulin, autophagy, Intermittent Fasting, Time Restricted Feeding, and the importance of anaerobic bacteria. Purchase here.
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