You’ve done your homework and want to try a new way of living! By going vegetarian, you support a healthy lifestyle for you and your family. Studies show that people who avoid meat live longer and have less disease (including heart disease and type 2 diabetes).
But moving away from the standard American diet to eating a diet free of meat can be difficult task for many of us. Here are a few simply things to keep in mind when transitioning from a meat to meatless diet.
Go gradually. Give your family (and yourself) time to adjust by taking your time.. Cut out meat 1 day a week, then 2 days and so on. You may find it helpful to cut out beef first, then pork, chicken and turkey and finally fish.
Visit vegetarian restaurants to get ideas to use at home. Be creative. It doesn’t have to be a bowl of salad every night! Try tofu or seitan. Both are prepared foods and can be used as meat replacements in many recipes. (You may need to add a healthy fat when replacing meats with plant based proteins.)
Be careful not to replace your meat with other animal proteins. Explore plant based proteins such as beans or quinoa. Have sweet potatoes. Seeds and nuts are being used more and more as meat replacements also! Watch out for prepared foods. Many prepared foods will contain animal products such as dairy and can be in many different forms. One form that is often used to increase the amount of protein in a prepared food is Casein. The odd thing is they never tell you were the Casein comes from. A yak perhaps? “Food” for thought.
Boost flavor and to help your family feel full, use healthy fats. Coconut oil is great for cooking and to add flavor to potatoes and many dishes.
Finally, have fruits (rather than fruit juice or fruit drinks) available for snacks any time of the day. A whole apple or orange will fill your tummy and keep you feeling full better than a glass of juice. Plus you’ll be getting that extra fiber that is not found in juice.
This is a good starting point but of course there is much more. Getting your friends interested can be a good support and you’ll learn from one another too!
Every one knows a business needs a plan to make money. When we consider Modern Medicine we realize it is a system that only makes money if its public is routinely ill. Ancient physicians were only paid if his or her patients were well, and earned no money at all if they were the least bit sick. Illness rewarded care presents ethical challenges to today’s physicians. Because of need, today’s Western Medicine is constantly reinventing itself with its drugs and surgery to remain viable.
A business that does not offer new products will eventually go out of business. The conundrum Modern Medicine is confronted with is that mankind has not changed. What has changed are the ways man becomes toxic and ill, yet his symptoms foretelling his toxicity, have not changed in the least. With the above in mind it takes clever marketing via the use of created disease names representing collections of symptoms, to sell Modern Medicine.
If one involves himself with Modern Medicine, expect a slow progression into deeper and deeper physical trouble. Medications are professionally made toxins for the purpose of awakening a sleeping or sedated immune system. Drugs do not heal the body, the immune system does. Otherwise we could elongate life indefinitely. Medications are overused and vastly toxic in their potency and when coupled a doctor who pushes therapy, debilitating and deadly. This is why herbals are so much safer to use, they are much closer to Nature. Herbals are good but a Raw Food diet is the Holy Grail of health if used.
The liver is the central command of our immune system. It must come in contact and render safe all we come in contact with, unless we are ill. The liver is a chambered filter that relies on water to breakdown the waste it contacts. The liver must be active and functioning 24 hours a day or we are at risk of getting ill or perhaps staying ill. Toxins are attackers to the liver our bodyguard.
Man’s habits are often based on rumor and lore with purpose forgotten long ago.
Milk thistle has a history of use as is known to be a “Liver Protector.” The Materia Medica (the European Herbal Text) routinely describes Milk Thistle as a “liver protector.” That is factual yet a curse at the same time. The job of the liver is to protect not be protected. Milk Thistle rests the liver at the expense of the body which is made worse when Milk Thistle is use as waste is not filtered.
There are numerous herbs that can be used to aid the liver including Bupleurum and Gentian. Yet, something as simple as water is vital to our liver health. Blueberries and Romaine lettuce are very powerful liver aids. But citrus, oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, kumquats and lemons all support and heal the liver as well as killing parasites. To fully understand the liver, read the 5 chapters found in the book “Diagnostic Face Reading and Holistic Healing.”
The meat industry causes more water pollution in the United States than all other industries combined because the animals raised for food produce 130 times more excrement than the entire human population-–86,600 pounds per second. A typical pig factory farm generates a quantity of raw waste equal to that of a city of 12,000 people.
Of all agricultural land in the United States, 87 percent is used to raise animals for food. Twenty times more land is required to feed a meat-eater than to feed a pure vegetarian.
Raising animals for food consumes more than half of all the water used in the United Stated. It takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce a pound of meat, but only 25 gallons to produce a pound of wheat.
Rain forests are being destroyed at a rate of 125,000 square miles per year to create space to raise animals for food. For every quarter-pound fast-food burger made of rain-forest beef, 55 square feet of land are consumed.
Raising animals for food requires more than one-third of all raw materials and fossil fuels used in the United States. Producing a single hamburger patty uses enough fossil fuel to drive a small car 20 miles and enough water for 17 showers.
You can’t be concerned about our environment without caring about our fellow inhabitants, the animals. They’re made of flesh and blood, and feel pain just as humans do. More than 25 billion are killed by the meat industry each year, and they’re raised and killed in ways that would horrify any compassionate person.
The human liver, weighing in at about 3 pounds, is a dark reddish-brown organ located in the upper right-hand portion of the abdomen.
The liver is responsible for performing hundreds functions every day, some of which are:
Producing bile, which helps in removing waste and breaks down fats in the small intestines.
Storing vitamins and minerals
Maintaining proper level of glucose in the blood, the production of cholesterol and special proteins to carry fats through the body.
Clearing our blood of drugs and poisonous substances.
Producing immune factors and removing bacteria from blood, helping us fight infection.
Breaking down harmful substances which are excreted into the bile or blood. Bile by-products are moved through the intestines and leaves the body as feces. Blood by-products a are filtered out by the kidneys and leave the body as urine.
Converting glucose (sugar) to glycogen (stored sugar)
Clearing our blood of drugs and other poisonous substances.
Liver problems show up in many surprising ways. Ask yourself if you:
allow emotions to run you?
get headaches? have reoccurring muscle and joint pain?
have fuzzy or blurry vision from time to time?
have liver spot or blemished skin?
If you answered yes to any of the above it may be due to a stressed liver!
The Mini Book “pH Madness” by Roger Bezanis. Mr. Bezanis is guided by three basic principles, 1) Anyone can heal, 2) Healing starts with education and taking personal responsibility, 3) Exact diagnosis leads to right solutions, which lead directly and only to healing results.
The Flu is believed to be a virus that arrives twice a year and wreaks havoc on helpless victims. We are told it is a virus that constantly morphs into a new worsening danger in autumn and again just in time for Easter. It has been with mankind since World War I. The trouble with the Flu is that it is an invented phenomenon, based on imagination.
Vaccinations were new in 1920, as Americans at Camp Funston (Fort Riley Kansas) were readying for deployment to Europe to fight and die, they were given vaccinations. Within 24 hours of their “shots,” the men came down with various forms of illness as they were inoculated with numerous poisons. Sick or not, they were needed to fight and shipped to the old world to fight. Gas toxic attacks were being unleashed by both sides in the war, singing lungs, skin, causing blindness and death.
What was not known was the battlefield held these airborne gas toxins for months in after use. These weakened chemicals when disturbed caused what appeared to be respiratory illness (i.e. Spanish Flu). In England the Spanish Flu was called the German Flu. Keeping the body free of flu symptoms requires awareness the flu does not exist. It is an imaginary thing; it does not regress and attack from a new location (on Earth) twice a year like an invisible Cobra. The Flu story is a fascinating one that is best explained in the book “Diagnostic Face Reading and Holistic Healing.”
There are hundreds of green foods on the market and they all offer something in common: chlorophyll!
All through nature, the green that comes from chlorophyl has been a healing color and has been used to improve health. Green has been used in light therapy or in other materials to augment healing. We serve green vegetables at a meal because they are so healing and refreshing!
Chlorophyll helps the body heal from blood issues, skin problems, intestinal flora, liver issues, and can improve enzyme production. Spirulina and other micro- algae contain more chlorophyll than any other foods, but any green food is healthful.
Center — Imagine a gold ball in the center of your head.
Acknowledge — Place yourself there, and say hello to yourself.
Ground — Imagine a cord from the base of your spine to the center of the planet.
Clean — Drain what you don’t want down the grounding cord.
Call back — Imagine your energy as particles connecting you to others or events. Call your energy back to you.
Psychic Horizons has a drop in healing clinic every Monday. Come in and get a 10-15 minute mini reading. On Tuesdays there is a clinic where you too can learn some basic meditation tools such as the one above. Drop in and find out what the school has to offer.