America has the largest obesity problem in the world
because they consume far more sugar and processed foods, however, the rest
of the world will catch up eventually because processed foods are
beginning to reach all corners of the planet. In 1893, there were
just three cases of
per 100,000 people in the United States. Today, diabetes strikes
almost 8,000 out of every 100,000 people.
The problem with
that doctors treat it with medications that allow the continued
abuse of the body instead of just recommending a sugar-free diet. The same
can be said for many other conditions which are treated with
medications when the abolition of sugar and processed foods would
have cured the patient.
Coffee compounds the problem because it too causes malabsorption of nutrients and many illnesses and conditions including obesity. See
Artificial additives and sweeteners also add to the dilemma because they too provide no nutrients but contain chemicals which cause many conditions and illnesses. See
Then, if all that is not enough for the human body to
contend with, powerful toxic
herbicides and fungicides are used on food causing toxic build
up in human organs.
Intense mass farming techniques leach necessary
from the soil, and hence from crops, causing malnutrition.
hormones and antibiotics are added to intensely farmed animals which
affect many processes in the body including the immune system of
humans that ingest these animals.
Mega-sized supermarkets have been able to financially
wipe out local natural food providers leaving the population with no
alternative but to buy refined sugar, salt and synthetic additive laden food products.
Education and awareness of the importance of good
nutrition for the human body is vital. People need to know exactly
what is in the food and medications they consume and be aware of the
damage that ingesting sugar can do. Side affects listed on medications are not
'side affects'. They are warnings of the possible outcome of
ingestion depending upon the state of the body's balance of
nutrients, metabolism and immune system processes but they are
largely ignored because the patient relies on the doctor's advice.
Doctors need to be made more aware of the importance of nutrition and the consequences
of over consumption of poisonous addictive substances such as sugar and
prescribe healthy diets instead of powerful toxic drugs for every condition
ALTERNATIVES TO SUGAR
Addiction to sweet foods is as deadly as any drug
addiction but is a very slow, painful and silent killer. It is also
easier to become addicted when all processed foods contain so much
sugar. People do not even realise they are addicted to sugar if the
food they desire all the time is, in fact, a savoury dish. But they
will more often than not find it contains sugar in the ingredients.
Unlike drug addiction there is an easy way to recover. Choose other
sweet foods, such as organic fruit, that are natural and contain lots of nutrients that help
their sugars be used in the body in the right way and never again
eat anything processed.
There are so many natural healthy alternatives to
sugar which are highly nutritious and just as sweet tasting but
most people seem unaware of this and turn to the easy option of a spoonful of
Honey is one of the best alternatives as long as it is pure and
unrefined or blended. Acacia and Manuka honey are more nutritious
and have a higher antibacterial enzyme content.
Sweet fruits such as apples, apricots, bananas, berries, papaya, peaches, mango, melons, mosambi, soursop and watermelon can be used to sweeten naturally and provide high levels of phytonutrients the body needs on a daily basis. Use the juices or pulp in place of sugar in recipes or drinks.
Dried fruit such as dates, figs, prunes and raisins and sultanas are highly nutritious and can be used to sweeten both sweet and savoury dishes.
Sweet vegetables such as beetroot, butternut squash, parsnips, peas, seaweed, sweet potato, swede can give a delicate sweet taste to dishes as well as provide high levels of phytonutrients the body needs on a daily basis. They are best steamed or juiced.
Many aromatic herbs and spices can add both sweetness and flavours as well as very high nutrition to the diet. See the A-Z of herbs and
REPAIRING SUGAR DAMAGE
carnitine are natural compounds
in the human body that have been shown to prevent
the damage caused by excess sugar and they can reverse the development of
advanced glycation end products that lead to disease. The heart
muscle and vascular system are very sensitive to the effects of free radical
damage and protein degradation from sugar glycation. When critical proteins
become non-functional from sugar accumulation, the heart and endothelial
structures lose their elasticity and blood pressure rises.
Elevated glucose causes destructive changes to vital enzymes and proteins that
set the stage for metabolic syndrome and tissue damage. This problem is
particularly devastating in diabetics
as blood sugar levels remain elevated
throughout the day and sugar-protein cross links wreak havoc with
the brain and the nervous system.
Foods rich in carnosine and carnitine are beef, cheese, milk, oily fish, pork, poultry, rabbit, shellfish and venison.
As sugar can
also feed cancerous cells, parasites, bacteria, viruses and yeast and fungus
infections, visit the following pages to find out how to treat these
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THE NATURE CURES DIET
A wholesome healthy diet of
the natural foods below will boost the immune system and help the body to
recover from sugar damage as well as fight off
bacteria infections naturally. If this diet is kept to it will
boost the immune system and protect the intestines and the body from any future attacks and infections indefinitely.
A noticeable difference will be felt within just one week.
Try steaming a wide selection of the vegetables listed with the herbs and spices listed and a tablespoon or two of bottled or filtered water (fastest in the in the microwave 8 minutes approx.) then place in a blender for a deliciously healthy potage soup and eat a small bowl before each meal. Similarly blend a wide selection of the fruits together with nutmeg, cinnamon and honey to provide a tasty nutritious 'smoothie'. Add live probiotic organic yoghurt to make the 'smoothie' or soup creamy.
Drink one litre of bottled mineral
water per day to avoid chemicals additives such as fluoride and chlorine and provide more
of the essential
minerals the body needs. One glass should be consumed just before sleeping to help the body eliminate waste and toxins from the body and the brain.
Meat and eggs (Three times a week)
Beef (organic lean grass-fed), calf's liver, eggs lambs liver, lamb, poultry and game bird, organ meats, rabbit and venison.
Fish (Three times a week)
Anchovies, bloater fish, carp, cod, eel, halibut, herring, hilsa fish, kipper, mackerel, octopus, pilchards, salmon, sardines, shellfish, sprats, squid, swordfish, trout, tuna (fresh only) and whitebait and all other oily fish. Anchovies are high in sodium so not advised for those with high blood pressure. Deep sea fish and bottom dwelling shellfish can be contaminated with mercury so it is advisable to consume these with some algae, coriander and other green leafy vegetables or sulphur-rich foods which can chelate (bind to) mercury and eliminate it from the
Dairy (Yoghurt and kefir milk daily and cheese three times a week)
Kefir milk, non-pasteurised blue cheese and yoghurt (plain with live cultures)
Fibre (at least one every day)
Amaranth, barley, brown rice, buckwheat, millet, oats, quinoa and teff. Consume one tablespoon of psyllium husks per day in a large glass of water or sprinkled onto meals as it has powerful properties that can support digestion and excretory processes and will work within two days to fix many colon and digestive issues.
Vegetables (a selection of at least four colours per day meaning all have been eaten at least once a fortnight)
Algae, alfalfa, artichoke, ashitaba, asparagus, aubergine, beetroot, bell peppers (all colours), broccoli, carrot, celery, chicory, collard greens, courgettes, cress, cucumber, daikon, garlic, kelp, marrow, mushrooms, mustard greens, okra, seaweed and spinach, Swede, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, turnips and watercress. Algae, such as chlorella and spirulina, contain many important nutrients and minerals often lacking in land-based crops. Take one tablespoon of one of them per day. Also consume three or four chopped garlic cloves per day. Let them and other
allicin-producing plants, such as chives, leeks, onions and spring onions, stand for ten minutes to allow for the process, that produces allicin in these plants when they are damaged, to take place. Allicin has many powerful properties that benefit the health.
Legumes (Three times a week)
Black beans, black-eyed peas, broad beans, chickpeas, legumes, lentils, lima bean, mung beans, navy beans, peas, pinto bean, red kidney beans, soya beans and winged beans.
Fruit (a selection of two or three diffewrent colours per day
Apples, apricots, avocado, bananas, berries, kiwi fruit, lemons, limes, grapefruit, apricot, plums, strawberry, red grape, cherries, peaches, pears, papaya, mango, maqui berries, mosambi juice, oranges, tangerines and watermelon. NOTE: grapefruit can interact with many medications.
Dried Fruit (as snacks or added to meals daily. Best eaten with a handful of nuts and seeds)
Apricots, dates, figs, goji berries, raisins and sultanas.
Juice (pure, additive free, unsweetened - daily as often as desired)
Beetroot (raw), carrot, cranberry, elderberry, grape, lemon, lime, mosambi, nasturtium (freshly pressed), orange, papaya, pineapple, pomegranate and tangerine. See also Raw Juice Therapy for many raw juicing recipes.
Seeds (as snacks or added to meals daily)
Flaxseeds, hemp, nasturtium, poppy, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower and watermelon. Hempseeds provide the correct balance of omega-6 (inflammatory) to omega-3 (anti-inflammatory) fatty acids and should be consumed daily. A handful of pumpkin seeds can be sprinkled on any dish or in sandwiches daily and add many important nutrients.
Nuts (as snacks or added to meals daily. Best consumed with dried fruits to obtain the correct balance of vitamin C and E)
Brazil nuts (two per week unless excessive sweating, through exercise or fever, has taken place, then eat two per day, cashews, chestnuts, coconut, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, walnuts (5 per day).
Sprouts (see the Micro-diet Sprouting page to find out how to grow your own in a jar on a windowsill then add to meals and snacks daily)
Alfalfa, almond, amaranth, barley, broccoli, buckwheat, cabbage, chickpea, corn, hazelnut, fenugreek, flaxseeds, kamut, leek, lemon grass, lentil, lettuce, milk thistle, mizuna, mung beans, mustard, oat, onion, pea, peanut, radish, rice, rocket, rye, quinoa, sesame, spinach, spring onions, sunflower, turnip and watercress.
Common Herbs (nutritious herbs to be used as often as possible daily in meals or as teas)
Basil, cardamom, coriander, cloves, dill, lemongrass, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, safflower, sage, tarragon and thyme.
Medicinal Herbs (consume as teas as required)
Angelica root, anise, ash gourd, barberry, bayberry, black seed, borage, burdock root, cascara sagrada, common stinging nettles, dandelion, devil's claw, drumstick, echinacea, elecampane, gentian root, ginkgo biloba, goldenseal, horsetail, ho shou wu, hydrangea, huang lian, Japanese or Chinese knotweed, jasmine, liquorice root, mandrake, marigold, milk thistle, motherwort, noni, oatstraw, pan pien pien, passion flower, pau d'arco, peppermint, picrorizha, pine needles, Queen of the meadow, red clover, safflower, saffron, sarsaparilla, schizandra, scutellaria,
slippery elm, suma, wild strawberry leaf, and yellow dock root.
Spices (nutritious spices to be used as often as possible daily. Can be added to teas also)
Cardamom, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, cloves (three ground), cumin, coriander, ginger, nutmeg, paprika, peppercorns (all colours) and turmeric. A teaspoon of turmeric should be consumed daily due to its powerful compounds that can prevent many ailments. Sprinkle on to egg, fish and vegetable dishes or on brown rice and other grains.
Oils (cold-pressed only and used to cook with or dress vegetables and salads, especially with foods that contain fat-soluble nutrients, such as carotene, to enable absorption)
Coconut oil, flaxseed, grape seed, coconut oil, olive, rapeseed and a blend of sesame and rice bran oils. Also take one capsule of cod liver or krill oil daily, especially during the winter months between October and April in the Northern hemisphere.