IMPORTANT NOTE: The information on these pages is intended to supplement the care of a skilled physician, and should not be used as a replacement for medical care. Some of the medical conditions discussed here are serious. Be sure to consult with a qualified physician if you feel you have a serious condition or are in need of medical care.
Healthy Eating Habits
Eating for Enjoyment
- Eat in a relaxing atmosphere, seated, do not be in a rush to eat a meal.
- Do nothing but eat: no reading, no watching TV for best assimilation, nutrition.
- Eat each meal at a regular time/same time each day.
- Drink 8 cups of water per day (includes water of teas/soups drunk)
- Carry water with you: purified.
- Drink a minimum of liquids with meals, so digestive juices remain undiluted/strong.
- Eat balanced meals of 25-30% protein, 50-60% vegetables, 10-25% starches.
- Have protein with each meal to build and repair tissues.
- Eat breakfast before 10am: PROTEIN
- Food Combining:
- Protein with vegetables,
- Vegetables with Starches
- Fruits eaten alone (or 1/2 hour before or after a meal)
- Eat organic, hormone free whole foods, seasonal foods, locally produced foods
- Chew each mouthful well, until it is liquid in your mouth, head bowed a bit forward. Take smaller bites of food so teeth and tongue can do their job.
- Put fork/spoon down between mouthfuls to focus on chewing and not feeding.
- You will find you eat less, yet are more satisfied, nourished: increased assimilation.
- Have health-enhancing snacks on hand, carry with you as leave home or work
- Refrain from power type bars: very high in sugars.
- Eat: soaked overnight nuts and seeds; sardines, piece of fruit, tuna salad, yogurt with nuts and or fruit; avocado, vegetable (carrot) sticks, etc.
- Do abdominal massage daily to enhance organ functions (see Healing Exercises).
- Listen to large and small intestines daily.
Time Saving Food Prep Tips
- Make a shopping list, grouping like items together (if you know the layout of your local store, list items in the order that you walk around the store).
- Wash vegetables and produce before storing.
- Take a couple of hours each week to make soups or stews, casseroles in large quantities, freezing serving size portions that can thaw while you are out and about ready to heat (no microwaves: carcinogenic) upon return.
- Use a Stanley Thermos to keep foods warm for you until mealtime when you are away from home.
- Cook soups and stews in a crockpot (use low setting) while you are sleeping or away.
- Keep cutlery sharp and kitchen and equipment clean, ready for use.
© 2001 Stephanie Wilger, C.N.C.