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DinnerEating naturally healthy meals has never been easier!  There's no reason to feel confused or intimidated about how to eat more healthfully.  All Natural and Organic Foods should be prepared seeking the natural flavor in food by using fresh seasonal ingredients, natural condiments, herbs and spices.  I prefer organic food and will not compromise in my cooking.  Therefore, my diet is moderately low in fat; I am aware of portion sizes including complex carbohydrates.  I do not exclude any food group; for me, all foods are important and variety plays a role in healthy eating. 

Why do I only prepare natural or organic meals for my family and I?  What I have been told and what I have researched is that throughout history, the world's healthiest people have known how to preserve, prepare and consume food in its healthiest form.  

1.       So if it's animal food, it means that the animals were raised healthy.

2.       If it's vegetable food, it means the vegetables were raised healthfully.

3.       When it comes to grains and dairy, the least processing and the preparation that allows them to be more digestible is the way that history tells us to eat.

4.       And it's also using the laws of nature to preserve instead of the man made processes that we put into place.

Oysters

Well according to God, eating scavenger foods such as pork, shellfish, and certain other fish is not good for the body.  Did He forbid us to eat them; No He did not.  Even though permitted I have chosen not to eat them and the results have been improved health. 

Then what about artificial sweeteners, margarine, and the Splendahydrogenated oils?  The processing of white sugar with the chemicals to produce it makes it not natural.  To me, they're not food, they're chemicals.  Many people in the health community think milk is the worst thing in the world. To a certain extent, I also agree with them.  If you consume skimmed, pasteurized, homogenized milk from cows that are fed grain with antibiotics and growth hormones and raised in a cage and never see grass, that's entirely different from organic, cultured, dairy product like yogurt, full fat, which is how the milk comes out of the animal. Those are as different as gold and fool's gold.  They both may look the same, but one is valueless and one is extremely valuable.

Secondly, I have taken steps to condition my body withWalking exercise and body therapies.  I have been told about deep breathing and the importance of how we were designed to breathe.  I also have learned about hydrotherapy, which is using water to heal.  In addition to that, getting sunlight and getting to sleep at a proper time is as important as everything else I do.

Thirdly, I reduced the toxins in my environment.  Now, WaterI'm not saying the environment.  It's not about being an environmentalist.  It's about making sure that the air I breathe, the water I drink, the skin care products I use and the cosmetics I use and the shampoo and toothpaste I use on a daily basis, do not contribute to the toxin burden in my life.

SleepWhat I get from all this is simply a better “Quality of Life.”  Sure I have lost weight but this is not about weight.  I have aches and pains diminished.  I sleep better, feel more rested and thus have less stress or feel the effects of stress less, my digestion has improved, I have fewer colds and flu’s, and my allergies have diminished and I fell they will eventually go away.  My need for insulin has completely faded away.  I am free of the needles and the need for insulin. 

So, how hard is it?  DinnerPlanning menus is time consuming.  This might seem an impossible job when you are following a strict regimen in you diet.  You may find it to difficult to plan something as much as 7 days out to have a certain meal 7days later.  I too found it so daunting the first time I attempted it that I just gave up.  But now I think about what I will eat for the week and gather the recipes to make it happen and it is an adventure rather than a problem.

Recipes

• Baked Salmon with Southeast Asia Marinade
• Beef Stroganoff
• Beef Tenderloin Roulade with Rosemary Sauce
• Broiled Grouper
• Broiled White Fish with Cheesy Topping
• Chicken Marsala
• Chicken Parmesan
• Chicken Scampi
• Chicken with Caper and Sun Dried Tomato Sauce
• Chicken with Oregano and Mushrooms
• Easy Broiled Halibut
• Florentine Meatloaf
• Halibut Piccata
• Halibut with Cilantro and Lime
• Italian Lamb Shanks with White Beans
• London Broil - French Style
• Organic BBQ Chicken Halves with Italian Dressing & BBQ Seasonings
• Organic Beef Stroganoff
• Organic Meat Loaf
• Pan Seared Tuna Steaks
• Pomegranate Roasted Leg of Lamb
• Roasted Leg of Lamb
• Stir-Fried Chicken
• Stuffed Peppers
• Swordfish with Cilantro and Lime
• Thom's Braised Lamb Shanks
• Tuna Steaks Oriental
• Tuna with Cilantro and Lime
• Wild Alaskan Salmon with Pecan Pesto

 

Lactic Fermentation?
Lactic fermentation is a proven traditional of preserving foods.  This kind of preservation is the only one that preserves all the natural substances of the vegetable.  By lactic fermentation you preserve the food and at the same time improve its quality.  It allows the flavors to fully develop.

Nutritionists recommend this kind of fermented vegetable.  Thanks to fermentation it cannot only be preserved for a long time and has a delicious taste, but it also prevents a number of illnesses typical of an industrialized society.

Fermented vegetables are essential for a healthy diet.  Natural fermentation is one of the oldest known preservation methods.  Lactic acid bacteria ferment the vegetables and they preserve longer, have a pleasant acidic taste and a rich contents of vitamins and minerals.

Sauerkraut is probably one of the healthiest foods, "writes vicar Sebastian Kneipp.  James Cook introduced sauerkraut for ship crews.  Thanks to its high contents of vitamin C, this fermented vegetable protected quite a number of sailors against the plague of the seas--scurvy.

The latest scientific studies confirm the age-old experience of natural and popular medicine fibers keep a healthy digestion going and lower the cholesterol level.  Lactic bacteria are important for the build-up and maintenance of a healthy intestinal flora.  Secondary plant substances prevent cancer, protect the body against infection and inhibit the growth and reproduction of fungi.  The anti-ulcer factor protects the digestive system against stomach and intestinal ulcers.  And then there is also a natural anti-depressant named acetylcholine.
 
 
     
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