What happens when we return to a diet that gets 35-60% of our daily calories from raw fruits and vegetables? Let’s take it a step further to include only proteins from pasture fed livestock, wild game and fish. History tells us that you would probably be free from cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
Another important fact is when we consume the raw foods we will undoubtedly gain an uncommonly healthy intestinal tract. When we have corrected any issues in our digestive tract then we are on the track to a healthier immune system, glands / hormones, heart, bones, blood supply, brain and total nervous system.
Let us now turn our attention to the natural fats as those derived from the diet mentioned above. These would be the natural fats that are also found along side proteins. There is a good reason behind this unique arrangement. They help your body more readily use them. Which of the fats do you think are the most valuable? Omega-3, which is found in cod liver oil and fish such as salmon. When discussing fats we must not forget to remind you that not all fats are created equal. Trans fatty acids are those that are closely associated with numerous health problems.
Did you know that enzymes are specialized proteins that trigger, facilitate, and accelerate the chemical digestion of food? Further study of the Maker’s Diet by Jordan Rubin, brings to light the deficiencies of digestive enzymes that our society or culture has brought out. For example the changes in farming that have occurred over the last fifty years have depleted the soil of essential proteins. Other resources state that crops grown in the non mono-farming method generally have a higher vitamin C content, a lower content of carcinogenic nitrates (cancer), and better protein quality.
Our last item to tie in together which is listed as an absolute essential for life is our minerals. We will focus specifically on the macro-minerals; calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and sulfur. Macro-minerals are those minerals that our bodies need in larger amounts. Calcium we need for the obvious bone and skeletal support. Chloride, potassium, and sodium are some of our needed electrolytes to maintain fluid balance. When we refer to fluid balance the more critical aspect would be proper kidney function. Chloride is also an essential part of digestive (stomach) juices.
Potassium, which is commonly known as a requirement for proper heart and muscle function, when not in proper balance, can bring about some other problems. Low potassium levels (hypokalemia) may bring about abnormal heart rhythms (especially in people with heart disease), breakdown of muscle fibers, constipation, fatigue, muscle weakness or spasms, and paralysis (which can include the lungs).
This article is for information only. Do not make any changes in your diet or lifestyle without consulting with your healthcare practitioner. We are praying that you prosper and be in health even as you prosper in your souls, 3 John 2, Donna