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Physical Fitness • Re: What diet one should follow to stay fit.

February 16, 2017 Aldstan 0

I’ve seen some pretty solid answers to this question in this thread, but there’s a few things I’d like to share that are key.

First of all, what is “fit” to you? A person can be several kinds of “fit” and still be terribly unhealthy, and likewise, it’s also possible for a person to be overweight and still be comparatively healthy internally. So, are we talking mechanical health or physiological health?

In terms of the mechanical (bones and muscles) the best thing you can do is just keep moving. Never sit in a chair if you can avoid it. For one, sitting shortens the soaz muscles in our abdomen, and when this happens, our lower back hurts us when we stand because they are pulled taut. Just a little tip.

Now in terms of our overall health, I’ll leave you with this: the gut is the gateway to everything. It is impossible to be healthy without a healthy gut. Seventy percent of our immune system is located there. The lower gastro-intestinal (GI) tract is where we absorb our nutrition. Unfortunately, most Americans have terribly compromised gut health due to our diets. For example, many people may think that they are not gluten sensitive, but the truth is, gluten harms all of us the same way (we’re just in different stages of deterioration). Gluten flattens the villi in our intestines, making it extremely difficult for them to pick up nutritional elements. Additionally, gluten further damages the lining of our intestines by causing micro-separations in the walls. When the integrity of our intestinal walls is compromised, particles seep through creating the condition known as “Leaky gut syndrome”. Whatever leaks into the bloodstream in this fashion causes an inflammatory reaction as the immune system is triggered to respond. This is one of the main causes of food allergies as various food elements get flagged by the immune system as toxins.

Fortunately, through time and self-control this damage can be reversed and we can even do away with certain food allergies. But it is a long and initially arduous process. It requires a complete lifestyle revolution, but it is definitely worth it when you see complaints you’ve lived with for years begin to resolve. My own wife was poisoned by heavy metals: mercury, lead, and copper (in small amounts, the body needs copper, but an overdose wreaks havoc on the hormones). For a few years, we were afraid it was going to kill her, as her body was wracked with terrible pain every day. But through desperate study we were shown by great doctors like Joseph Mercola (see what we needed to do. We began revolutionizing our diets and our lifestyle. I won’t go into all of the things we did now, and in fact, we’re still on the path to better health after seven years, but regarding healing the gut for overall better health, I’ll leave you with these pointers that you can look into. 1) Intermittent fasting. 2) Probiotics. (The best probiotic we’ve ever tried comes from The Global Healing Center and can also be found at the Infowars store). 3) Aloe Vera flakes. 4) Wheat grass juice. (Not gluten in spite of the name.)

Finally, I’ll share two tips about proper eating habits that I’ve picked up from a gastroenterologist. Chew your food very thoroughly and eat slow. Ideally we should be chewing each bite about 50-70 times (however much is necessary) to practically liquefy our food before we swallow. The reasons for this are two-fold. First: it spares the gut a lot of mechanical work, making digestion more comfortable. Second: when we chew we produce an alkaline enzyme in our saliva which begins the chemical process of breaking down our food. Along with the acidic digestive acids in our gut, the two are able to chemically break apart all of the necessary elements of our food.
The last tip is to wait at least two hours between our final meal of the day and the time we lie down to sleep. When we lie down, our body begins to shift into sleep mode. In this mode, digestion simply does not occur, so anything that you eat before bed basically becomes poop. (Unless you ate a lot of simple sugars, in which case your food becomes visceral body fat.)

That’s all for now. I hope this helps someone.
Peace be with you.

Statistics: Posted by Aldstan — Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:42 am


Physical Fitness • Re: Vitamins , which ones to take?

February 16, 2017 Aldstan 0

Because most people misunderstand how “vitamin” D works (it’s actually a hormone produced in the body), they end up missing out on the benefits of optimum levels. Most Americans are sadly deficient, including even myself (the working lifestyle is a hard fix). So I’d like to share a few things I’ve learned that will hopefully help out.

First, Vitamin D is created when sunlight lands on the skin and mixes with cholesterol on the skin. This cholesterol is present on our skin in our body oils. Once Vitamin D has formed, it begins to absorb into the skin. It can take hours after a sun exposure to absorb all of the Vitamin D that has been created on our epidermis. When we excessively shower (we’ve become a once-a-day culture thanks to the keen marketing of toiletry producers in the early Twentieth Century) we wash away these essential body oils, along with whatever Vitamin D we are carrying around unabsorbed. Most of us go in and shower after we get out in the sun because we don’t want to feel sweaty and stink. (Usually our sweat stinks because our bodies are trying to detox but we don’t understand and feel pressured by our peers to be “clean”.)

My best recommendation here is to get out and experience real life in the outdoors, stop dousing yourselves with chemical cocktails every day (the FDA does not require companies to list all of the ingredients in their personal care products due to proprietary laws), and finally, learn to look upon your pampered friends with pity when they are trying to pity you for smelling like a barn. They don’t understand, and it’s leading them to cancer and multiple sclerosis.

Last of all, regarding Vitamin D in the summer, if you suspect you are deficient, by all means find a good supplement (one made from lanolin would be best), but if you are living a natural lifestyle, try not to worry too much about it. You see, our bodies are designed to cope with the cycles of nature, which is why some nutritionists recommend eating foods in season. I firmly believe that if we are living as naturally as possible, with a good understanding of the great herbal medicines in our environment, and taking into account the nutritional changes wrought in our food supply, we should always enjoy good health.

Statistics: Posted by Aldstan — Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:06 am