I sincerely believe that we can impact any disease process with food. Our daily diet can either be the greatest source of nourishment or the cultivator of disease. Our diet today is much different than it was one hundred years ago. Most of the food most accessible to us today includes refined carbohydrates, refined sugar and unhealthy fats, all of which contributes to inflammation. According to Alice and Fred Ottoboni in their book Modern Nutritional Diseases, they conclude that the american diet is a major cause of heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. Since the Ottoboni’s published their book I believe there are many more common diseases have surfaced such as indigestion, hormonal imbalances, allergies, immune and auto-immune illnesses. They further cite the anti-anflimatory effects of omega-3 fatty acids to reversing these diseases. My experience has been that using principles of naturopathy such as optimal nourishment, alkalizing diet, and keeping our blood clean all work together to create a naturally anti-inflamatory diet. Specifically, an optimal diet is comprised of 65% complex carbohydrates, up to 25% fat, and 20% protein. Interestingly enough, this was the diet that the cave man ate. Furthermore we should be eating mostly a plant based diet, 10 servings of fruit and vegetables a day, a good supply of healthy fats, as well as plant based proteins. Correspondingly these modifications all contribute to an alkalized diet, clean blood, and reducing inflammation. Ultimately, in order to reverse any disease I believe we need to travel down the path of prevention integrating principles of naturopathy such as optimal nourishment and nutritional cleansing programs.
Join me January 16th for a nutritional cleanse program at Balance for Life Yoga in Devon, PA – please email me for further information at LynnWestFeinman@gmail.com