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Raw Energy: What prevents one from feeling his or her best?
By Brenda Richter
Although there are many possibilities that prevent us from operating at our best, a few of the hidden culprits are pesticides on our foods, chlorine in the water, hormones and antibiotics in our foods, pollution in the air we breathe, as well as chemicals in soaps, lotions, cosmetics and other personal products we use on a daily basis. These all affect us greatly, and many people are simply unaware of just how significant a role they do play in our overall well-being.
Unfortunately, many of us are being overtaken by these toxins daily because they are in such masses. When one continues to consume toxicity, our body stores this within a wall of mucus that reaches a point of critical mass, causing it to slowly rob you of your health and vitality.
The heavy mucus coating in the colon thickens and becomes a host of putrefecation. The blood capillaries to the colon begin to pick up the toxins, poisons and debris. All tissues and organs of the body take on toxic substances. When your body becomes so polluted, which occurs over a course of months and years, most people do not even notice what is happening and simply account it to the aging process.
Many people’s complaints may include slow metabolism, acne, aches, pains, and disease (also known as “dis-ease of the body”) such as cancer and diabetes, to name a few. The slow decline in health is often caused by your body being slowly poisoned by all the unnatural waste that gets in your body.
Obviously, one cannot escape the daily pollution and toxicity to live the perfect lifestyle unless one grows food in untainted soil, eats food free of hormones and pesticides, drinks pure spring mountain water and breathes air free of pollution.
Our body has an incredible means to filter, detoxify, regenerate and heal, we simply need to give it the opportunity to do so. Raw living whole organic foods are wonderful detoxifiers, as fruits cleanse the body while vegetables build the body.
Note: Fruits have the highest amount of vitamins per calorie than any other class of food, and vegetables, including green leafy vegetables, have the highest amount of minerals per calorie than any other class of food.
Anyone can experience an improved level of health and vitality by eating a 50 percent raw food, plant-based diet, and the more one does, the more one notices vibrant changes as well as a change in their cravings and tastebuds!
Brenda Richter is a graduate of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute, where she received her certification as a Raw Culinary Arts associate chef and instructor. She’s passionate about sharing the living foods lifestyle with others, and teaches raw culinary arts classes in the Rockford area.
From the Nov. 14-20, 2012, issue