Updated: Jun 15
Never has there been a time in history more than now when the world population has been plagued with chronic life diseases. Diseases such as cancer, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease are the world’s leading killers. Obesity has skyrocketed in the last few decades, especially among children and young adults, Food and lifestyle are playing a very significant role in the ailing world of today.
At every corner, we find a shop that sells convenience junk food. Because of the busy lifestyles our Western society leads, such places have been the preferred sources of food for many people, with little or no nutrient value. Supermarkets sell processed and packaged foods which have an ingredient list we don’t even glance at or even recognise. Preservatives, additives- so many are in today’s food we buy without giving them a second thought. So many children are on medication for ADHD and behavioural problems, which have suddenly emerged in abundance. Yet these children are eating toxins and chemicals that are actually causing this. Instead of medicating them we should be changing their eating habits. Media brainwashes us to think our health problems can be solved by medication which throw vast profits to the billion dollar pharmaceutical companies. The drug companies and cancer societies rely on our suffering to make a profit. We medicate to cure but we are actually running away from the cause. Our body is a product of what we consume and the food we eat is designed purely for profit. We fill ourselves with toxic chemicals and the bodies of animals infested with antibiotics, growth hormones and diseases, which have suffered from the moment of their birth to the moment of their painful, undignified death. The vegetables that were once so healthy no longer have the nutrients they used to have because of intensive farming and depleted soil. Vitamin supplements are necessary BUT don't go running off to the chemist and buy the synthetic type you see everywhere. You may as well throw your money away.
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Pesticides used in the production and processing of conventionally grown fruit, vegetables, and grains (and are heavily sprayed on meat to ward away parasites) are a significant health concern. Pesticides have been linked to a number of health problems, including neurologic and psychological problems, cancer, and other diseases. Many GMO crops are grown now to address problems that arise from large-scale industrial crop production.
Studies indicate that GMO feed may cause toxic effects, especially in the renal and hepatic systems. In the absence of scientific proof that GMOs are safe, they are assumed to be unsafe until proven otherwise. So we are consuming vast amounts of these toxic and unhealthy products, which settle into our bodies and cause irreversible damage to our cells, vital organs, so our body systems fail us. Diseases emerge and instead of scrutinising what we put into our body and addressing the cause, we then start on medication to mask our symptoms, add more toxicity and fund yet more greedy corporations.
In order for nutrition to be absorbed into the blood stream, we also have to look at the condition of our digestive system, which of course we tend to overlook as it is out of sight. Many anxieties and emotions through life are stored in our body's tissues and organs. A very common place is in the organs of the digestive system. Those so called "butterflies in the stomach" can lead to constipation, indigestion, heartburn, gastritis, and eventually to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Gasto Esophageal Reflux (GERD), Crohn's and more. Stresses and emotions cause the small intestine and colon to be "twisted or kinked" leading to blockages in the flow of peristalsis. Surrounding fascia creates adhesions that mal-position organs and impede proper blood flow and enzyme secretions. The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® slowly improves fascia adhesions, scar tissue and remove any "kinks" in the digestive tract and reposition abdominal organs to allow the digestive system to optimally absorb the nutrients the body is receiving Whilst nutrition is so important, exercise is essential to be healthy. Physical activity or exercise can improve health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Physical activity and exercise can have immediate and long-term health benefits. Most importantly, regular activity can improve your quality of life. A minimum of 30 minutes a day can allow you to enjoy these benefits. If you are regularly physically active, you may reduce your risk of a heart attack, manage your weight better, have a lower blood cholesterol level, lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and some cancers, have lower blood pressure, have stronger bones, muscles and joints and lower the risk of osteoporosis, feel better – with more energy, a better mood, feel more relaxed and sleep better. In so many cases we can self-cure and prevent illness by making simple lifestyle changes. My dream and passion is for people to take back control and live healthy, fulfilling lives. I would love to help and support you down that road to make that change. I can help with healthy recipes, health food recommendations, supporting modalities and health education to allow you to make the transition into living a healthy lifestyle in a way that suits you, your budget and the time you have available. Suitable for anyone on any budget, lifestyle change does not have to be expensive.
Make the change to be healthy and happy.