Nutritional healing refers to the application of natural nutrients as treatment for a health condition. Since nutritional deficiencies are often at the root of health problems, the idea of using nutrients to correct one’s health is both logical and effective. However, when using nutrition for healing purposes, the key is not only the proper balance of nutrients, but the quality of the nutrient source as well. This article highlights a few high-quality nutrient sources that the author finds suitable for healing purposes.
Desiccated liver is a powerful supplement that works with B-complex vitamins to heal and restore a damaged liver. It cleanses and builds the blood and detoxeifies poisons that have entered the body. It is an excellent energizer and also restores the pH balance of the body. A teaspoon of desiccated liver provides more concentrated iron and B-vitamins than a whole pound of cooked liver!
The U.S. RDA (recommended daily allowance) of vitamin C is a meager 60 milligrams (mg) per day. This amount was decided during WWII to keep soldiers from developing scurvy (a vitamin C deficiency disease). High doses of vitamin C help improve brain and immune function and optimize the production of collagen and connective tissue, thus extending life span and youthfulness. Vitamin C is commonly used by naturopathic and holistic doctors for the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular problems, arthritis, immune deficiency, drug detoxification, and more. It is important to note that the majority of the vitamin C found in commercial nutrition supplements are low quality and can be harmful.
Marine phytoplankton is a super supplement, loaded with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, Omega-3 oils, enzymes, chlorophyll and trace elements. It is the foundation of the food chain and is believed to have the power to sustain all life. For human health, marine phytoplankton is fairly new. However, many have reported miraculous results taking marine phytoplankton for cancers (even terminal cases), diabetes, chronic pain, depression, intestinal disorders, and anemia. The healing powers of phytoplankton are believed to be due to a few different factors: its microscopic size (which enables the elements to get into the cells of the body where they are needed for regeneration, energy, and cellular repair), the high chlorophyll content, and the possible presence of rare trace elements. When selecting a marine phytoplankton product, it is important to avoid those which contain filler material (such as maltodextrin and other fluff) as well as those in liquid form. The users who have reported positive results using marine phytoplankton were taking it in pure powder or capsule form. The product should say 100% Pure Marine Phytoplankton. It should be grown in REAL ocean water that has been purified. The company should provide certified copies of the nutritional analysis and food safety reports. It is also recommended to choose a product that contains CoQ9, as researchers are now studying this rare nutrient complex as a potential super nutrient. I personally take Marine Phytoplankton 5000. I’ve been taking it for over two years and I absolutely love it! I feel wonderful, never get sick and have more energy than I have had in years. In fact, when I miss a day, I really do notice the difference in my stamina during my daily run. For that reason, I try not to ever miss a day! It’s a great source of nutrients, and that’s what nutrition is all about. You provide your body with the nutrients it needs–in a form it can absorb and utilize–amazing things happen!
Brewer’s (nutritional) yeast is rich in many basic nutrients, such as B-vitamins, amino acids, and at least 14 different minerals. Live baker’s yeast, on the other hand, should be avoided because it actually depletes the body of nutrients. Yeast should always be taken with juice or water. It can be helpful in treating many different disorders, such as blood sugar metabolism problems, heart disorders, gout, eczema, nervousness and fatigue. It is especially beneficial for enhancing the immune system, which is important for people undergoing radiation or chemotherapy for cancer. If taken for long periods of time, be sure to also increase your daily intake of calcium.
Garlic is one of the most valuable foods on Earth. It has been used medicinally since Biblical times to treat a variety of health ailments. It is a potent antibiotic, blood thinner, immune system stimulant, energizer, detoxifier, and lowers both high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Garlic should be consumed by everyone everyday either in fresh food form or supplement form. The benefits of garlic are far too many to list here!
Important Tips for Natural Healing
1. Hydration is Essential
If healing is to take place in the body, it is crucial that there be sufficient water supply to transport nutrients and waste products in and out of the cells. Be sure to drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day.
2. Reduce the Toxic Burden
When you’re attempting to repair damage done to the body, such as is often the case when treating cancer or other illnesses, it is important to stop bringing more garbage into the body. This includes junk food, cigarettes, coffee, alcohol, processed food, etc. Give your body a chance to focus its energies on healing the problem at hand.
Remember–We are natural creatures with a natural rhythm, natural life source, and natural needs. The body needs nutrients for all body processes, from fighting infection to repairing tissue to thinking. Each part of the body contains high concentrations of certain nutrients. A deficiency of these nutrients will eventually cause the body part to malfunction and eventually break down. Then a domino effect will occur throughout the body. Good nutrition is the foundation of good health! What has been done can be undone, what is missing can be replaced, and what is wrong can be fixed. Change the way you think about your body and about nutrition, and you can change your life!
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Prescription for Nutritional Healing; Phyllis A. Balch, CNC and James F. Balch, M.D.; 2000.
A Cancer Battle Plan Sourcebook; Dave Frahm; 2000.