Alternative Nutritional Approaches for Chronic & Debilitating Health Conditions

It always amazes me that in today’s society the answer for most medical conditions is pharmaceutical medications. The reality is pharmaceutical medications may alleviate the original problem but can do more harm than good. The ramifications from some of the pharmaceuticals on the market today can far outweigh their benefits. If you are seeking alternative answers for chronic or debilitating medical conditions, consider altering your nutritional approach.

No matter what the treatment, a sound nutritional program must be in place for a full recovery as an adjunct to medical treatment. Receiving the proper medical care combined with these nutritional approaches may give your body the breakthrough it needs without relying on pharmaceuticals and might even save your life.

General Cooking Information

  1. Use corning ware, enamel ware, glass ware or stainless steel for cooking.
  2. Never use aluminum for cooking.
  3. Use filtered drinking water rather than tap water for preparing meals and soups.
  4. Use apple cider vinegar to maintain balance of gastric acidity.
  5. Cook with a variety of herbs and spices. Herbs and spices stimulate the appetite and the gastric acidity.
  6. Add a pinch of Celtic salt or sea salt to meals.
  7. Use extra virgin olive oil, coconut butter or raw dairy butter for sautéing.
  8. Use flax oil or extra virgin olive oil on cold salads.
  • Consume 30% of your calories from proteins, 20% fats and 50% unrefined carbohydrates.
  • Consume protein sources that have been naturally raised such as beef, lamb, poultry and seafood.
  • Eat foods that are raw and in their natural state, when possible.
  • Consume fertile eggs from range hens.
  • Consume organically grown fruits and vegetables.
  • Purchase fresh fruit when it’s in season and freeze it.
  • Eat natural ice cream, cheeses and yogurt.
  • Drink water.
  • Consume organic tea, no more than two cups a day.
  • Limit coffee intake to two cups a day. Coffee must be organically grown. Drink regular or a light roasted coffee preferably.
  • Replace soda and juice with natural unsweetened juices. You can use a juicer.
  • Consume only one glass of wine per day. The wine must be natural, organic red wine with no sulfites or fining agents.
  • No foods containing chemicals, dyes, additives or flavoring agents.
  • No highly processed foods this includes cookies, crackers, sugar, and white bread.
  • No white bread or bakery products.
  • No white rice.
  • No heat treated oils with preservatives.
  • No hydrogenated shortenings including margarine.
  • No deep fired or fried foods.
  • No rancid foods cooked in rancid fats.  Note: rancid fats contain carcinogens
  • No meats that have been treated with antibiotics or chemicals.
  • No canned fruits or vegetables. Canned fruits can be over sweetened and canned vegetables can be overcooked.
  • No rancid grains, nuts or seeds.
  • No sodas with or without sugar.
  • No energy drinks. Note: energy drinks fatigue the adrenals and pancreas
  • No pasteurized, homogenized, dried or canned milk products. Note: they contain artificial flavorings and sweeteners
  • No dark roasted coffee. Note: dark roasted coffee has more carcinogens
  • No commercially prepared coffee or tea.
  • No distilled liquor or wine. Note: distilling separates the alcohol from the minerals, antibiotics and vitamins

General Information

Here are some general guidelines that are used during most healing and recovery programs.

  • Follow your supplement protocols
  • Light exercise is usually encouraged, but no strenuous activity as this can compromise your central nervous system
  • Extra sleep will promote healing
  • Reduce stress
  • Get outdoors for natural sunlight

If you have been suffering with a chronic or debilitating condition, consider taking an alternative/holistic approach. Remember that during any medical treatments you receive, your lifestyle can dramatically impact your ability to recover and heal. These approaches are solid alternative nutritional approaches that can assist you in greatly turning your health around.

Editor’s Note:

Realize that you must make the necessary modifications for your specific condition and needs. And as with any treatment program, consult with your health care professional, before under taking these protocols.

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