Prevention and Self Care

Prevention and self care are key to well-being. Epidemiological studies estimate 50% of Americans alive now will get cancer, and that could also apply to Canadians. According to the Animal Cancer Foundation, 12 million new cancers are diagnosed in dogs and cats each year, which means 1 out of 3 will die of Cancer. Take charge of your health and the health of your family and animal friends through respect, knowledge and understanding of the physical and emotional bodies and our etheric reality.

Our Body, Eating and Living
with the Seasons

Eating and living with the seasons is one of the best means of dis-ease  prevention and self care. Eating with the seasons allows your body's systems to be strong in that season and prepare you for the next season to come.  Foods that are abundant and grown locally or in your garden are the foods to focus on. 

Eating food rich in antioxidants, knowing their flavors, eating locally and in the season are great ways to strengthen your body, especially the liver and digestion system. 

A balanced diet would include majority of sweet and pungent foods with a nice blend of sour, bitter and salty. This is a great way for prevention and self care.

Sweet flavour comes from most vegetables, animal protein, nuts, seeds, fruit and whole grains (quinoa, brown rice).

All foods contain at least 2 or more flavors. An excessive amount of any flavor may cause an imbalance.

The Liver, Colon, and Kidneys are our primary organs of detoxification

Liver & Gallbladder

The Liver a Key Role in Most Metabolic Processes Especially Detoxification

The liver is constantly being invaded with caustic both naturally produced internally and coming externally from the environment.  It is the external invaders we need to be concerned with.  In today’s world we are being bombarded with chemicals.

Look into the sky and you’ll see chemicals being sprayed on us in the name of “The Weather Modification Program”; two of which have been identified as barium and aluminum.

If you live in the city you may find fluoride (hydrofluorosilicic acid) a unpurified industrial by-product that is collected in the air pollution control systems of certain industries, and chlorine used to control unhealthy bacteria in the drinking and bathing water.

There is a myriad of chemicals used on commercially grown fruits and vegetables, as well as in the soil. Today, the soil also lacks essential minerals and trace minerals needed in our produce for optimum health.  Also, we are contending with GMO (genetically modified organism) seeds, commercial factory farming, and the feeding of GMO grains to animals, and the use of antibiotics and some growth hormones. All this causes free radical damage.

Knowing your health; learn about yourself and your body's systems is prevention and self care.

Foods which are sour in taste assist the liver and gallbladder
and are rich in antioxidants

Sour flavor

  • Aids in the digestion of fat and protein assimilation
  • Keeps us toned
  • Dissolved minerals for absorption
  • Keeps us from being scattered

Foods which are sour in taste assist the liver, are rich in antioxidants, and are a great means of disease prevention and self care.

Heart - Small Intestines

Bitter flavor

  • Helps rid the body of excessive parasite and candida yeast overgrowth
  • Helps keep the artery wall smooth and free from plaque build-up
  • Are anti-inflammatory 

Foods which are bitter in taste assist the heart and
small intestine and are rich in antioxidants

Spleen - Stomach

Sweet flavor

  • Energizes yet relaxes the body, nerves and brain
  • Strengthens the spleen-pancreas and soothes the liver
  • Moistens dry conditions of the lungs, and slows an overactive heart and mind
  • Attunes us for all the seasons
  • Supports those who are nervous and scattered

Foods which are sweet in taste assist the stomach and spleen
and are rich in antioxidants

Sweet is subdivided into:

  1. Full sweet from complex carbohydrates, protein and fat (more strengthening)
  2. Empty sweet from fruit and vegetables (more cleansing)

Lungs - Large Intestine

Pungent Flavor (acrid, spicy, hot, aromatic)

  • Enters and clears the lungs of mucus
  • Improves digestion ruled by the spleen/pancreas
  • Stimulates blood circulation and is a  cardio tonic
  • Clears and improves sluggish liver function
  • Moistens the kidneys, which affects all the fluids; keeps us supple and aids in a healthy nervous system

Foods which are pungent in taste assist the lungs and large intestines, and are rich in antioxidants

Kidneys - Urinary Bladder a grounding crystal that takes us down into the body/mind where well-centered concentration of matter attracts a clear perception of its opposite: Spirit (non matter)
- Jacques De langre, in Seasalt & Your Life

Salty Flavor

  • Regulates water metabolism
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Promotes blood sugar health
  • Helps to reduce signs of aging because it keeps us toned
  • Promotes healthy pH balance in your cells, particularly the brain 
  • Supports respiratory health
  • Promotes sinus health
  • Prevents muscle cramps
  • Promotes bone health
  • Regulates sleep, promotes natural sleep
  • Supports sex hormones
  • Promotes vascular health
  • Assists in absorption of food particles through your intestinal tract

Salt has been around for over 250 million years, and humans have been using salt as far back as 6050 BC.  Salts are helpful for all biological activities and have the most “grounding” descending activity of any substance used as food.

  • Salt strengthens digestion and increases the flow of hydrochloric acid
  • Salt enables us to focus more clearly on the material world
  • Excess salt is said to lead to greed

Purchase complex salts such as Himalayan crystal salt. Commercial table salt consists of only sodium chloride 97.5% and 2.5% chemicals such as moisture absorbents and iodine. Dried at over 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, the excessive heat alters the natural chemical structure of the salt. 

Eating common table salt (sodium chloride) can cause unsightly cellulite, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, kidney and gallbladder stones.

Our brain health 

depends on our body's systems functioning optimally; this provides us with a strong healthy mind.

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