Healing Power of Whole Foods

Lower Cancer Risk and Improve Your Health

Learning Nutrition from Nature’s Pharmacy:   In the 1950s, researchers gave two different types of diets to rats, then exposed them to radioactivity, as if they were near a nuclear blast.  The rats who ate beets had a higher incidence of cancer than the rats who ate broccoli, so the researchers concluded that something in beets makes radioactivity more toxic.  Two decades later, Lee Wattenberg, MD of the University of Minnesota discovered the truth regarding this previous study: there are compounds in broccoli that reduce the toxicity of radioactivity and other cancer-causing agents. 

The enlightened era of chemo-prevention was born. Scientists have isolated various indoles in cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, Brussels sprout, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, etc.).  DIM (diindolylmethane) is one of the more promising phytonutrients that may help to reduce the damaging effects of toxins, including excess estrogens in the body.  Although DIM and indoles are not considered essential nutrients, yet, they are quite valuable if you are interested in lowering your cancer risk and improving general health.

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There is a mysterious yet irreplaceable force in all of life that “knows” how to heal itself.  The broken bone, the scab on your arm, the baby being made in that woman’s uterus, the ability of children to regenerate a severed fingertip–all tell us that Nature has an incredible plan for good health and long life.  But only if those same natural forces within us have been given the raw building blocks of physical nutrients and metaphysical  thoughts and feelings, plus relative freedom from toxic blockages. This is why eating a nutritious diet of whole foods is essential to good health.

What is NOT in Whole Foods?

Antibiotics

Growth Hormones

Pesticides

Herbicides

Fungicides

Hormone Dirupters

Toxic Metals (i.e. arsenic)

Aflatoxins (fungal by products)

What is IN Whole Foods?

Nature to be commanded must be obeyed

Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) founder of scientifiy inquiry

Benefits of Whole Foods

Without food processing we wouldn’t know much about human nutrition.  That’s right.  When European sailors spent months at sea with an imbalanced diet lacking in fresh fruits and vegetables, they came down with scurvy.  Half of all trans-oceanic explorers from 1600-1850 died from this common vitamin C deficiency.  When we taught the Indonesians how to refine whole rice down to white rice, thus removing the valuable thiamin, we began the beri-beri (literally means “I cannot, I cannot”) disease of thiamin deficiency.

 “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

Albert Einstein

Nobel Prize Winner in Physics 1921, founder of the nuclear age.

When we decided to remove the fiber from whole fruits, vegetables and grains, we began history’s greatest epidemic outbreaks of obesity, heart disease, cancer and more.  When we naively thought that we could duplicate the nutritional value of mother’s milk for newborn infants, we later learned of all the minute but critical components in mother’s milk.

Every time we think that we can improve on nature, we find our confidence misplaced.  Every time we fiddle with a wholesome food, we erode its nutrient value.  This message is the take home lesson from this book: In whole foods lies a universe of nutrients that we will never fully understand but are there for our benefit.  Extracting juice from fruits and vegetables makes as much sense as eating white flour.

Getting Healthier with Good NutritionWithout food processing we wouldn’t know much about human nutrition.  That’s right.  When European sailors spent months at sea with an imbalanced diet lacking in fresh fruits and vegetables, they came down with scurvy.  Half of all trans-oceanic explorers from 1600-1850 died from this common vitamin C deficiency.  When we taught the Indonesians how to refine whole rice down to white rice, thus removing the valuable thiamin, we began the beri-beri (literally means “I cannot, I cannot”) disease of thiamin deficiency.

Greatest Epidemic Outbreak of Obesity, Heart Disease, Cancer and More.

When we decided to remove the fiber from whole fruits, vegetables and grains, we began history’s greatest epidemic outbreaks of obesity, heart disease, cancer and more.  When we naively thought that we could duplicate the nutritional value of mother’s milk for newborn infants, we later learned of all the minute but critical components in mother’s milk.

Every time we think that we can improve on nature, we find our confidence misplaced.  Every time we fiddle with a wholesome food, we erode its nutrient value.  This message in my articles: In whole foods lies a universe of nutrients that we will never fully understand but are there for our benefit.  Extracting juice from fruits and vegetables makes as much sense as eating white flour.

Getting Healthier with Good Nutrition