Thom's Recipe File
health comes from natural living and even more, when your body is detoxified
of poisons (detoxification),
you replace chemicalized food (synthetic food) with natural food (organic
food), you employ the principles of correct diet (healthy eating),
you give your body maximum nutrition (supplements), your muscles are
activated (exercise), your energy flow is increased (chi energy),
your immune system is strengthened and your organs are encouraged to repair
themselves (natural medicine), you don't poison your mouth (holistic
dentistry), you buy products designed for healthy living (grocery
shopping), and you "live naturally" to the best of your ability every
This is a good reason to continue a
healthy lifestyle by
eating healthy lunches while we are at our peak of activity for our day.
I am convinced by many years of a consistent diet of chemically "enhanced,"
highly processed and nutritionally deficient food is the number one cause of
my poor health. Of course I realize there are reasons other than diet
to account for my poor health. However, good nutrition is one of the
keys to good health, and I believe it is the continuous ingestion of micro
amounts of toxins, combined with inadequate nutrition, that has created my
obesity and degenerative diseases.
In my own life, I have witnessed that most doctors treat
diseases without even discussing nutrition with their patients. Even
if they get around to it their timing is too late for damage has been done.
have also discovered that you can eat perfectly, but if you don't exercise,
you cannot get by. The matter of regular exercise is crutial to our
health. This was difficult for me to accept and I fought the need for
regular exercise for many years before I realized nutrition and exercise is
essential for a healthy lifestyle. However, I now know that between
nutrition and exercise; exercise is king for weight loss and maintenance.
Although eating organically or naturally produced foods
may seem very difficult to prepare each day. Eating healthy does not
have to be complicated. Here is the whole of the matter of eating for
vibrant health is a simple one: eat whole, fresh, raw and unprocessed
foods, as nature intended. My health problems were complicated by my
habit of eating over-processed, devitalized, pre-packaged, slight toxic food
an a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. I didn't start out to
eat unhealthy or toxic foods. It was a combination of apathy and
| 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
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