Anemia (Iron Deficiency)
Even though iron in the right amount is good for you, viruses love to feed on this metal. Almost all cases of anemia are caused by a low-grade viral infection. You should therefore avoid iron supplements that are not plant-based.
Increase your iron naturally by eating the following:
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If you don't already, you may want to start getting into the habit of reading labels and avoiding artificial flavors and emulsifiers. Why? Because, as reported via EcoNews, some of the artificial flavors are toxic poisons that are powerful enough to cause liver, kidney, and heart disease, asthma attacks, allergic reactions, hay-fever, hyperactivity, and more.
Pineappleflavoring, also known as ethyl acetate is used to fool our taste buds. It can cause liver, kidney, and heart damage. It is also used as a cleaner for leather and textiles. Its vapors have been known to cause chronic lung, liver, and heart damage. So, as long as we don't breathe when we are eating, according to the manufacturers, it is ok to eat????
Cherry flavoring is Aldehydec 17, which will burn your senses. This inflammable liquid is used as ananiline dye in the manufacture of plastic and rubber.
disodium phosphates, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, polysorbate 80, and dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate.
Addressing Adrenal Fatigue
Each of your meals should ideally contain a balance of potassium, sodium, and sugar. Understand that we're talking about natural sugars from fruit (certified organic fruit), the type that contains critical minerals and nutrients, unlike table sugar or lactose, the sugar present in dairy. Some examples of great meals for healing your adrenals include:
The examples above needn't be substitutes for your breakfast, lunch, and dinner; rather, they can serve to keep your blood sugar levels steady in between those bigger meals.
Beyond eating frequent light meals, there are specific foods you can eat to restore your adrenal glands. The following are among the top foods to eat to bounce back from adrenal fatigue:
The following list of fruits and vegetables are the best ones to incorporate into your diet (listed in rough order of importance). Try to eat at least three of these foods per day - the more the better - rotating your consumption so that in a given week or two, you get all of these foods into your system. Remember to purchase certified ORGANIC fruits and vegetables!
What NOT to EAT
when you are in the process of healing from a chronic condition
–Used to be one of the fundamental sources of nourishment on earth as a raw food.
–Technology of GMO has turned corn into inflammatory food products.
–Try to avoid ALL PROCESSED corn products.
–Includes foods such as corn chips, taco shells, popcorn, corn cereal, and anything that clearly incorporates corn syrup or corn oil (soda, gum, high fructose corn syrup).
–It is okay to enjoy a fresh, organic corn on the cob.
–Has suffered a similar GMO fate as corn.
–Most soy products on the market have GMO contamination or added MSG and other inflammatory chemicals.
–Be cautious when eating soybeans, edamame, miso, soymilk, soy nuts, soy sauce, textured vegetable protein (TVP), soy protein powder, artificial meat products made from soy, and much more.
–Safest options: plain, organic tofu or tempeh, or the highest quality nama shoyu.
–Is mostly GMO at this point in time.
–Regular consumption may result in systemic inflammation.
–Especially damaging to the digestive system, potentially scarring the linings of both the small and large intestines, and is considered to be a major cause of IBS.
–Used in many restaurants and in thousands of products, often as a low cost alternative to olive oil. For this reason, eating out can trigger pain episodes for people who are struggling from chronic inflammatory disorders.
–Humans have eaten eggs for thousands of years. Eggs where once an amazing survival food for humans to eat in areas of the planet where there were no other food options at certain times of year. However, this changed with the turn of the 20th century, when the auto-immune, viral, bacterial, and cancer epidemics began.
–The average person eats over 350 eggs a year. This includes whole eggs and also all the foods with hidden egg ingredients
– People battling cancer, cysts, fibroids, tumors and nodules are advised to avoid consuming eggs.
- Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), breast cancer, or other cysts and tumors are advised to avoid eggs altogether.
–May cause systemic inflammation and allergies.
–Encourages the growth of viruses, bacteria, yeast, mold, Candida and other fungus systemically.
– Has been found to trigger edema in the lymphatic system.
–Dairy fat may be mucus producing, and a major cause of inflammation and allergies.
–Hormones, antibiotics, GMO corn and soy and gluten are fed to cows, goats, and sheep. Thus, people struggling with chronic illness are advised to avoid eating diary while attempting to heal.
–Patients with systemic inflammation disorders are advised to avoid ALL forms of processed pork. For example, ham, bacon, lard and so on.
–Because farmed fish are often raised in small enclosed spaces, farming fish breeds algae, parasites, and other diseases – so breeders give fish antibiotics and treat the water with toxic chemicals.
–Safest fish to eat are wild ones, such as salmon, halibut, and haddock.
–Avoid Swordfish, tilapia and farm raised tuna because of high levels of mercury.
-As a general rule of thumb, only purchase fish labeled "Wild Caught".
•MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)
–A food additive that’s used in tens of thousands of products and restaurant dishes.
–A salt that occurs naturally in glutamic acid (a non-essential amino acid).
–Typically builds up in your brain, going deep into your brain tissue.
- Has been shown to cause inflammation and swelling, kills brain cells, disrupt electrical impulses, weaken neurotransmitters, burn out neurons, make you feel confused and anxious, and even may lead to micro-strokes.
–Has been shown to weaken and injure the CNS.
–Often “hidden” on labels because of its bad reputation.
–The following terms usually mean that MSG is an ingredient: Glutamate, hydrolyzed, autolyzed, protease, carrageenan, maltodextrin, sodium caseinate, balsamic vinegar, barley malt, malt extract, yeast extract, brewer’s yeast, corn starch, wheat starch, modified food starch, gelatin, textured protein, whey protein, soy protein, soy sauce, broth, bouillon, stock, and seasoning.
–Any ingredient with a name like natural flavoring is a hidden lab modified chemical.
–Natural Cherry Flavor, Natural Orange Flavor, Natural Lemon Flavor, Natural Fruit Flavor are not fruit extracts.
-Same goes for smoke flavor, turkey flavor, beef flavor, natural peppermint flavor, natural maple flavor, natural chocolate flavor, natural vanilla flavor, and all their “natural” and “flavor”-ful cousins.
–Is allowed into thousands of health food store products that are advertised as good, safe, and healthy for your and your children.
- General rule of thumb avoid products with "flavors". Choose products with "extracts" instead.
–Represents any of thousands of chemicals that were birthed in a lab.
–People are advised to avoid chemical additives for obvious, well-known reasons.
–Have been shown to disrupt neurons and the overall CNS.
–Have been shown to kill good bacteria in the gut, resulting in disruption of the brain-gut axis.
–Long-term consumption may result in neurological breakdowns and strokes in the brain.
–If you crave sweets, eat fresh, raw fruit. Fruit fights disease and have powerful antioxidant properties.
–Has been shown to be irritating to the lining of the stomach and the intestinal tract, resulting in systemic inflammation and discomfort.
–Citric Acid (the additive) is not the same thing as naturally occurring acid in citrus fruits. It is important not to confuse the two.
–Citrus fruits itself can be very healing. The isolated ingredient citric acid, however, is often corn derived.
Healing From Rheumatoid Arthritis
The following lists natural anti-inflammatories (listed in rough order of preference) that will help alleviate pain and promote healing.
Use cold and hot packs. Place a cold pack on painful areas for about half an hour a day to reduce inflammation and speed healing, and place a hot pack on the same areas for about ten minutes a day to loosen up any muscle tension that might be developing around the damaged joints.
Healing Herbs and Supplements
The following herbs and supplements (listed in rough order of importance) can further strengthen your immune system and aid your body in healing.
Start documenting the date/time and food items that you eat. At the end of every day, log your pain level for that day. After a month, cut out certain foods that are known to cause pain, and see how your pain levels are affected. Do this until you have ruled out all of the foods that exacerbate your pain levels.