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It’s usually not until the end of the year when I realize the journey that I’ve endured for the preceding 365 days. 2007 was all about overcoming and accepting health challenges. Most of the time, I was busy making green shakes, or trying to conjure up new ways to get my child to eat broccoli. And, when I wasn’t in the kitchen, I was glued to the computer researching alternative medicine.
Many of the tips that we posted here came from my own life experiences. Reading through them again reminds me that this year has been a successful and healthful journey. I hope that all of you can find some information on Skrewtips that will lead you into a healthier lifestyle.
Here are some of the tips and articles that made the greatest impact on my health. I’d also love to hear any health successes or alternative approaches that you’ve experienced in 2007.
Sugar, Wheat, and Milk make People Sick
I’m meeting more and more people who’ve recently discovered gluten intolerance. However, I’m also realizing that most of them are not connecting that protein intolerance to other proteins like casein, found in milk. Furthermore, sugar feeds digestive problems and causes yeast overgrowth which can affect our ability to digest anything we eat. Please read. Sugar is the Sweetest Poison of All; What’s Wrong with Wheat?; Cow’s Milk is a White Poison — It’ll KILL You and Your Family; and Should We Legalize the Sale of Raw Dairy. I hope you will discover that your health begins in your gut, and that all digestive issues are linked and should be treated together.
Meat is NOT Nutritious
How could I ignore this post? Dr Raj stirred up quite a controversy with this one. Over the years, we’ve learned that what has been done to the livestock before it hits our plates certainly plays a role in its unhealthiness. But, Dr Raj suggests that eating meat, at all, is detrimental to us. There are less unhealthy ways of consuming beef, poultry and other animal proteins. However, more and more people are finding better health by completely eliminating it. If you chose to eat meat, please read up on organic grass fed, and cage free hormone free choices.
Raw Food Rocks
This year has also offered insight into going raw in a healthier way. My family and I have learned that our unique health needs determine how we should transition into a raw diet. With help from some Rawesome websites like We Like It Raw and Gone Raw, we’ve been able to incorporate the word “delicious” into our daily raw meals. I’ve been regularly sharing my thoughts and experiences with you, our readers, in the hope that it might lead all of us, collectively, on a path to a healthy, happy and disease-free life, as nature intended it to be.
Please share with us, any useful sites or resources that have contributed to your health this year. We love to hear what is working for you.
The Skrewtips Team.
Gina Laverde is a Chicago-based writer and researcher whose expertise in natural health stems from her experiences with Body Ecology Diet, Blood Type Diet and homeopathic remedies. Gina believes that we’re in the midst of a serious world health crisis, and that the key to survival lies within our guts.