posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 12:30 PM
About a month ago my wife and I along with my children switched from eating processed foods to whole natural foods. There were several reasons behind
this including weight loss, lower cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, more energy, fewer incidences of illness, and general well-being.
So far, all of the criteria I described above have been proven and a direct result of eating natural.
Some of the food items we are now eating include whole milk from a local dairy, free range eggs from a local farmer, and freshly grown vegetables
locally grown when available. Items such as cheese, butter, cream, and even ice cream are made fresh at the dairy we buy from. The cows are grass fed
3 seasons a year and then consume corn silage and hay grown in the summer, but bagged for the winter.
I read a book recommended by the mother-in-law called "The Perfect 10 Diet". It's written by Dr. Michael Aziz who focuses on the the major hormones
in the body that control your general well-being. There are recipes, suggestions, and even a "troubleshooting" guide in the book.
"Low-fat" processed foods are just that, low in fat, but high in sugar. The idea is you consume so much sugar that eventually turns to fat. Many
people are not successful losing weight on low-fat diets because of the sugar content. I've realized that by balancing these hormones, I've never
felt better, have lost close to 15 pounds in a month's time, and don't have to worry about ingredients I can't read.
He makes a point that cases of cancer didn't really increase until people started consuming so much processed foods and this is what causes cancers
for many people. Overweight people didn't really exist until all the additives, preservatives, and processed sugars became common place.
I just thought I would share this with you folks in case anybody was looking for a viable book to read about health and eating.
On a similar note, if you are eating natural, any ideas for some good recipes? Take care all!