I’m very excited to finally be done with the first module. I just finished the exams for Anatomy and Physiology, Toxicity and Detoxification, Dietary Guidelines and Water, and Pediatric Nutrition.
Now onto the Second Module:
Alternative Health Methods
Common Ailments including the three big killers (heart disease, cancer and diabetes)
I have a rather large essay and book report coming up for the second module, so it’ll probably take me longer.
I have a Top 10 List I’ve created from the things I’ve learned from Module 1. I’ve sent a few of you my Top 10 List, but after going through my final materials I have a new list. BTW these are in no particular order.
1) Lifestyle choices are more important than genetics.
2) Simple living is optimal living.
3) Drink at least 8 glasses of purified, filtered water every day (In case you’re wondering, Crystal Light and Wyler’s are not considered water.) You can purchase a faucet filter for your home from just about any department store.
4) Take a good pro-biotic and EFA (Omega 3-6-9) supplement every day. Sugar (or fake sugar) sweetened yogurt will not give you the health benefits of a real pro-biotic. We use Udo’s products for our family. Barlean’s is also a good make for EFA’s.
5) Eat as organically as possible, including meats, dairy, fruits, veggies, etc.
6) Eat some raw foods or “living foods” at least 50% of the time. If nothing else eat as many whole foods as possible. If you can’t eat “raw” 50% of the time, just try to add in a few meals a week. I can’t tell you how many articles, books, stories etc. I have read which promoted the benefits of this type of eating. When food is living, we’re able to receive the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals our bodies are actually wanting,. I’ve also read numerous times that it’s impossible to overeat on living foods, because once our body gets what it needs, we’re no longer hungry. And the reports of restored energy and vitality are astounding. Here are a few of my favorite whole foods cookbooks: Whole Foods for the Whole Family, Whole Foods for Kids to Cook, Whole Foods for Babies and Toddlers
7) Seriously cut back on using the microwave, or better yet, just don’t use it.
8) If you’ve never used a colon cleanse, do some research and then visit here. This is the product that all of our instructors endorse. OK, at first the idea of a colon cleanse freaked me out, but if you’ve read and heard some of the things I have over the past several months, you’ll get over it very quickly. I wish I could use one right now, but because I’m pregnant, I can’t. BTW if you’re used to eating only living foods, chances are you just may not need this!
9) Cut out tobacco, caffeine, sugar, etc. (even fake sugar!)
10) Breastfeed your babies–don’t underestimate the wisdom of the Creator! Regardless of what the formula manufacturers say, they cannot reproduce nature and even on their advertisements, in fine print, you’ll read, “Breastmilk is best.” They can’t replicate immunity and anti-bodies either. I do understand that there are some women who cannot breastfeed because of medical problems, but for those of you who can, please do your research and consider it. A great book on the subject is The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding.
Ok, so I could probably create a top 20, but I tried very hard to narrow down to a top 10 from this module. I’m looking forward to getting on to the next one. 🙂
Here are some other favorite resources Rejuvenate your Life! Recipes for Energy , Rejuvenate with Serene on DVD (a companion to the book), Living on Live Food, The Coconut Oil Miracle, Diet for a New America DVD, and of course there are others listed over in my list to the right.
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