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Since 1980

December Newsletter 2013

Parsippany Medical Complex

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In This Issue

Invitation to the Winter Solstice Candlelight Meditation

Oriental Diagnosis: The Ear Crease and Your Heart

December Master Classes for Massage Therapists, Nurses and Healers NCBTMB Provider Number 450461-07

FREE Meditation Class at Terra Sky: Thursday December 5th at 8pm

$55 Deep Tissue/Swedish Clinic dates are Sundays November 24th, December 8th and 22nd

Making Supplements Work for You: Dec. 12 at TerraSky 8pm $40

OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY COUPONS

Unique! One of a Kind Gifts

Why Most Healthy Eating Folks Are Malnourished

Must See Short Videos

Dear friends,

you are cordially invited to the

26th Annual

Winter Solstice

Candlelight Meditation              

Every three months now for 26 years, the students of meditation master Hilda Charlton have come together at their teacher's final bidding. Their beloved teacher Hilda fervently taught that when committed and spiritually emboldened folks would come together in song and holy revelry, in prayer and meditation, our planet and all its inhabitants would be deeply blessed.
If you are one of those people, with a burning vision for One Peaceful World, then you are one of Hilda's chosen and need to be here with us on this special night of nights.

 

Officiated by Larry Heisler  

Thursday, December 19th 6:30

 

UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

   

in the magnificent James Chapel
3041 Broadway at 121street
across from Columbia University in NYC

 

Oriental Diagnosis: The Ear Crease and Heart Disease!

by Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

 

One might say that the original holistically oriented lifestyle and

mind-set originated in ancient China. The Chinese were very keen on understanding the laws of nature, the way of things, which they referred to as the Tao. By observing how nature manifested itself, how it conducted its business so to speak, the Chinese people would understand how to appropriately conduct their own day to day actions. For instance, the spring season would bring with it fresh growth, renewal and all things green. So in the courts and culture, to live in accordance with the way of things, the populous would wear spring colors and would attempt to emulate the new season by celebrating the season of renewal. Cutting a tree down for lumber would be discouraged as would the killing of most things growing during the season of rebirth. It would be strongly frowned upon as in inviting misfortune by going against the laws of nature, the Tao. So it's fair to say that the Chinese scholars were paying great attention to how all of nature presented itself. After literally thousands of years of detailed note-taking, the body of information collected about life was so immense that it could be broken up into all of the modern day subject areas. When it came to health issues, the notes were detailed beyond imagination and they contained insights and truths that we are still just beginning to understand and decipher. For instance, if we were to spend all of our time with children, after a couple of thousand years, hundreds of generations of observation, we would no doubt more clearly understand the relationships between lifestyle, geography, diet and childhood conditions, disease or psychology. They call that empirical evidence, understanding by observation and experimentation. Jean Piaget the Swiss developmental psychologist codified the stages of child development in one lifetime and my own children's pediatrician, Dr. Howard Schlacter made it very clear that a major contributor of throat and ear infections was dairy, sugar, and flour products. When asked how he came to that conclusion he said, it was obvious after a lifetime of practicing medicine with children. So now I have set the scientific or empirical stage for understanding Oriental Diagnosis. I call it Oriental Diagnosis because my teachers, all of Asian ancestries, Chinese, Japanese and Korean, called it that. Essentially this form of assessment is about observation of the human form.

So here's the topic for holiday conversation but I must first put in a

disclaimer. I'm pretty sure most of your family and guests will not like it and probably cross you off of their future holiday gatherings. But here's the rub, it might save someone's life, maybe even your own. Not surprisingly, I was taught this by my teachers in the early 1970's.

 

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A diagonal crease in your earlobe is one of the early warning risk factors for coronary heart disease.

        Dr. Arthur Friedlander, D.M.D., a professor at UCLA published research on the link between the earlobe crease and blocked arteries. He stated that blood vessels concentrate in the earlobe and those with circulatory problems can show up as an ear crease.

        Turkish researchers discovered that earlobe creases were common amongst individuals diagnosed with severe arterial back-ups and found those with a visible ear crease were roughly 10 percent more likely to suffer from blocked arteries.

        The New England Journal of Medicine in 1973 reported that a diagonal earlobe crease (ELC) was a potential indicator of coronary artery disease (CAD).

        There was a study published in 1982 by Pasternac and colleagues. Increasing age and coronary heart disease was associated with the ear crease.

        For patients who were displaying symptoms, the earlobe crease suggested a more severe form of heart disease. The researchers wrote, the earlobe crease, "May identify a subset of patients prone to early aging and to the early development of coronary artery disease, whose prognosis might be improved by early preventative measures."

        In 1989, Kirkham and colleagues studied cadavers who had died from many different causes and they said, "We found a strong association between earlobe creases and a cardiovascular cause of death in men and women after age, height, and diabetes had been controlled for."

        Another study in 1991 by Elliott and colleagues found similar results.    

        In 2006, an ear crease study by Edston found individuals under the age of 40 had a predictive value as high as 80%.   

        NYU School of Medicine in 2011 concluded that the ear lobe crease is a predictor of coronary artery disease.

Turning Lemons into Lemonade

My family and friends have always hated when I would look at them in terms of Oriental Diagnosis. I can't say that I blame them either because I can drive myself crazy by just looking in a mirror. BUT...these things are just tools and encouragement to make more intelligent life choices. Let's face it, we are all terminal. But how and when we are going to succumb can be determined, at least partially, by our day to day actions and habits. Simply start by choosing a more plant based diet and get your other healthy habits going. Would it be so hard to stretch and get some cardio, get a massage, take a vitamin, meditate a bit and push the simple carbs out of your life? Don't answer that...JUST DO IT!

 

DON'T FORGET TO SCROLL DOWN TO OUR HEALTH

COLUMN AT THE END OF THIS NEWSLETTER, IT'S REALLY CHOCK FULL OF GREAT STUFF AND FOLKS...

 

Please support us this holiday season by gifting a massage to

your loved ones! We also have one of a kind gifts you'll see listed down a ways. As always we thank you endlessly for your loving support.

 

 December Master Classes for Massage Therapists, Nurses and Healers

NCBTMB Provider Number 450461-07

"Feed your head!" 

ALL TESTIMONIALS ARE DIRECTLY FROM WORKSHOP EVALUATIONS

 

 

"It amazes me what I learn here. It always goes
beyond my expectations.
" - Deborah Gallo, LMT

 

"I love coming to this school!" - Lois Bass, LMT

 

"Love, love, love the classes and instructors!" - Christine Stites, LMT

 

  

"I've taken many wonderful classes here. This is a great school for
continuing education with an elite group of master teachers and
 one of the best free health newsletters I've ever read!

 Kathy McCready, LMT, former Prima Ballerina, NJ Ballet

 

 

A letter from a student:

Subject:

Gratitude

Hi Larry!

This official note is long overdue. Just now stumbled across your email address!

So many times I think of my priceless gift of joining your

classes at the North Jersey Massage Training Center. ALL of the classes I took were exceptional! They were professionally taught, appropriately covered the specific areas or specialties, and I have used them all here on Maui at the spa where I work. Head and shoulders above all (no Pun intended!) was the class covering the neck and shoulders. You would be amazed at the wonderful results and happy clients. One gentleman said, "I have had massages literally around the world at Four Seasons Hotels and the best Asian hotels. Your massage is the best I ever had!" Another one said, "That was excellent! That is the best massage I ever had." When people go out with those comments after massage I am pleased too. They feel great!

And I am grateful to have studied with you and added to my

continuing education in such a worthwhile manner.

 

Sincerely, 
Debbie Kimball  

  

 

 

Date

Time
in

Time out

Course

Instructor

CE's

Cost

Sunday, 12/1/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Deep Tissue Mobilization Technique 

Dr. Henry Roth 

8

175

Tuesday, 12/3/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Headaches and Medical Massage 

Larry Heisler 

8

175

Wednesday, 12/4/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Myofascial Release - Series 2: Core/Lower Body/Scar Release 

Sarah Borda

8

175

Thursday, 12/5/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Ultimate Neck Medical Message 

Larry Heisler 

8

175

Sunday, 12/8/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

 Positional Release Therapy 

 Dr. Henry Roth

8

175

Monday, 12/9/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Mastectomy Massage 

Cheryl Chapman

16

325

Tuesday, 12/10/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Wedneday,12/11/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Top Soft Tissue Complaints Part I

 Larry Heisler

8

175

Thursday, 12/12/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

The Deep Tissue Massage Therapy Facial 

 Larry Heisler

8

175

Monday,12/16/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Ultimate Hip & Leg Medical Massage 

 Larry Heisler

8

175

Wednesday,12/18/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Top Soft Tissue Complaints Part II

 Larry Heisler

8

175

 

Sunday, December 1st
Deep Tissue Mobilization Technique

with Dr. Henry Roth DC, NCTMB

10-6pm 8 CE Hours
$175

This workshop introduces the practitioner to the Roth method of deep tissue application with the addition of in-joint massage movement therapy classified as body mobilization.

The therapist learns how to apply deeper pressures on concentrated regions of tension while at the same time performing body mobilization motions which encourage a shotgun method freeing up chronic shortening of soft tissue and thereby bringing the body back to its original unrestricted and pain free state. Come and learn these powerful methods to add to your tool belt of available manual therapies. A good therapist has at all times several soft tissue methods available to address the concerns of their client.  

 

"Great teacher! Learned a lot!" 

Natanya Nagi, LMT   

 

 "Excellent! Great new techniques to offer my clients."  Anonymous LMT

 

Tuesday, December 3rd   

HEADACHES AND MEDICAL MASSAGE
Hands on

10AM-6PM 8 CE Hours $175
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

 

Over 45 million Americans (about one in six) suffer chronic headaches each year.  Headaches therefore have a big economic impact -- when you have a throbbing pain in your head, it's hard to work.  The cost of these headaches in absenteeism and medical expenses is estimated as high as $50 billion per year.  Annually, people seeking treatment for headache pain account for 8 million consultations with physicians.  There are multiple causes of headaches and while most of these causes are not in the domain of massage therapy, tension and structural causes which account for many, are.  Join us for a comprehensive look at headaches and a surefire treatment plan that can be utilized for headache sufferers regardless of what the cause might be.  We have created a sophisticated massage therapy protocol for headache relief combining medical massage techniques like trigger point therapy, connective and deep tissue bodywork with traditional shiatsu for the neck, shoulders and upper back. 

"This was the class I much needed and hoped for. It provided many techniques I will use everyday with my clients. Larry goes beyond my expectations of an average class and presents an outstanding class. I will be back again for another of Larry's classes."   Deborah Gallo, LMT

 

 

Wednesday December 4th

Myofascial Release: Series 2 

Core/Lower Body/Scar Release
10-6pm
8 CE's $175
with Sarah Borda, B.A., LMT, NCTMB  

 

Looking for a way to energize your massage treatments?  Join us as John Barnes personal classroom assistant, Sarah Borda, LMT, NCBTMB teaches Myofascial Release principals and techniques as taught by her teacher John F. Barnes. From series 1 to 4, Sarah will help build your MFR education, filling you with extraordinary techniques that can be incorporated into your massage practice very easily and effectively. MFR can help your clients and you feel better by addressing the plethora of aches and pains your clients present to you. In addition, MFR is easy on your body, you will learn how to use balls, wedges, and tools that make your job easier and give you better results. In each seminar you will learn self-treatment techniques that will keep you healthy and more in tune with your own body. You will receive great treatment and also learn so much! Make it easier on yourself. Slow down, feel... and stop working so hard with MFR.
As Sarah says, "Listen to your body, follow your heart."   

THIS SERIES IS NOT LIMITED TO MASSAGE THERAPISTS BUT OPEN TO OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AS WELL.   

"Fabulous class. Love Sarah!" 

Mary Elliot, LMT  

 

 

Thursday, December 5th
Ultimate Neck Medical Massage

10-6pm 8 CE's $175
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT  

 

Dramatically increase your client's satisfaction by maximizing the results of your therapeutic massage. We will comprehensively address the neck and shoulder areas with some of the most effective and exciting advanced massage therapy techniques you have ever tried.  Again, expect to spend the day in a hands-on learning laboratory honing your skills under Larry's masterful supervision.  You will learn Osteopathic neck massage and specifically how to clear the trigger points from the neck region while simultaneously engaging this intricate area with a sophisticated combination of stretching, traction, shiatsu and cross fiber friction work.  Larry will address the sternocleidomastoid and scalene muscles, thoracic outlet syndrome, the posterior cervical region and much, much more.

"Larry's Ultimate Neck class is amazing.  After using the techniques I learned, one of my clients said it was the best neck work he ever had.  It has revolutionized the way I approach the neck!"  
Jeff Mills, LMT

 

"The best neck work I've done and received. I love the class. Larry is knowledgeable and engaging. His classes are so informative and a pleasure to be part of. I highly recommend this class!   Leslie Dondarski, B.A., LMT

 

"Loved the whole experience. Thank you, Larry!"  Susan Altier, LMT  

 

  "Loved the class! Very informative and fun. I always love classes here!"

 

 

Maria Dvorak, B.A., LMT

 

 

 Sunday December 8th
Positional Release Therapy

10-6pm 8 CE's $175
Dr. Henry Roth, D.C., LMT, NCTMB

 

This gentle, manual biomechanical mobilization technique places the client's body in a comfortable position for 90 seconds which in turn allows the body to reset the problem muscle to normal, thereby setting the stage for the condition to resolve and heal itself. You will learn all the right moves to ease 21 types of muscle pain, from a stiff neck to an aching back. This therapeutic approach is based on the idea that each person and each pain is "one of a kind." Since the way people store pain is unique, effective treatment must take that uniqueness into account. This course has not been available for massage therapists in any of the continuing education programs available today. Now you have a chance to learn this very simple yet powerful technique that you can teach your clients for their self care.   

"This is a first! Dr. Henry is the amazing therapist who taught us all how to table stretch our clients. Now he is continuing by teaching us the next cutting edge modality to add to our arsenal of effective massage therapy skills."  Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT   

"Dr. Roth is a wonderful, knowledgeable man to train with."  Anonymous, LMT 

 

 

Monday and Tuesday, December 9th and 10th
Mastectomy Massage

10-6pm each day

16 CE's $325
 with Cheryl Chapman RN, HNC, NCTMB   

 

Whether breast surgery is life-saving or cosmetic, massage therapy is beneficial to the client and enhances the healing process.  Cheryl will cover:

o   An understanding of the physiological, social and emotional aspects of breast cancer and breast surgeries.

o   Review of the anatomy, physiology and lymphatic system of the breast.

o   Learn to recognize lymphedema and work safely with the condition.

o   Gain knowledge of the various breast surgeries: augmentation, explanation, reduction and implants.

o   Learn appropriate and effective massage techniques and hands on practice.

o   Positioning, body mechanics and draping for chair, side-lying and table.

o   Skills needed to teach clients self care techniques, including massage, R.O.M., exercise and stretching.

o   Survey of broad range of resources available to client and therapist.

"Great class! Learned so much."  Katherine Meechan, LMT 

 

 

Wednesday, December 11th
Ultimate Medical Massage
TOP SOFT TISSUE COMPLAINTS: Hands on Practical 1

10am-6pm 8 CE Hours $175
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

 

The pre-requisite for these classes is attendance in at least 2 Ultimate Series classes.

There are a group of soft tissue conditions that absolutely respond the best to soft tissue applications, this is what makes the type of work we do invaluable! It gives us our niche.   As a medical massage therapist you are a soft tissue specialist.  Larry will start by performing a complete massage session, demonstrating the techniques taught in the Ultimate Series. In addition, he will specifically address the complaints brought to us everyday in our practices and how to clinically assess and develop a treatment protocol using the advanced techniques we have learned. We will then continue by spending the remainder of the day in supervised practice, honing and developing the skills we have been immersed in.  If how you get to Carnegie Hall is practice, then we're going to tune up your hands for a great healing massage symphony.

"This class has given me much more than excellent new techniques. It has also encouraged me to change my lifestyle to a healthier way of being."
Pat Warman, LMT

 

"Larry is awesome! I highly recommend the medical classes to any massage therapist specializing in pain management."

Jaclyn Seitz, LMT   

 

 

Thursday December 12th

The Deep Tissue Massage Therapy Facial

10-6pm 8 CE's $175
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT   

 

The Massage Therapy Facial is not the typical facial received at a salon by a cosmetologist or esthetician, rather it is one uniquely designed for us, the massage therapist. We do incorporate massage therapy techniques fully within the scope of our practice; effleurage, petrissage, deep tissue therapy, acupressure points, hand and foot treatments, hydrotherapy and a primer guide to choosing the finest selection of products for your special customers.  We will teach you all the components of a great facial massage including the creation of an a` la carte menu of services - from the equipment and supplies needed, to the actual application of products with the strokes and techniques utilized.  Join us for this all day hands-on presentation with its creator, our very own, Larry Heisler Dramatically increase your earning potential and offer your clients these valuable additional services.

 

"Larry is an amazing teacher! His knowledge is unlimited."Christina Cucci, LMT 

 

 

 Monday December 16th

Ultimate Hip and Leg Medical Massage

10-6pm 8 CE's $175
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT  

 

An extraordinary massage is one where every part of the treatment stands out by itself as distinctively great. Our hip and leg work includes our unique eastern and western synergy giving the practitioner advanced skills for whatever situation that arises, from piriformis syndrome and sciatic pain to psoas, groin, quad, ham, knee, and right down to the Achilles and foot. You'll be using your hands, forearms and elbows in new and unique ways with deep tissue trigger point work, muscle stripping, traction, meridian stretches and shiatsu. Come see why these techniques are used by the most successful of massage therapists and truly enjoy parts of your massage you never have enjoyed doing before.

 

"As always, your classes are fun and filled with great material!"  

Celeste Cappadonna, LMT   

 

"Outstanding class with awesome techniques and supporting explanations and demonstrations. Amount of practice of technique on table very effective and appreciated." Elizabeth Phillips, LMT 

 

 

Wednesday, December 18th
Ultimate Medical Massage
TOP SOFT TISSUE COMPLAINTS: Hands on Practical 2

10am-6pm 8 CE Hours $175
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

 

The pre-requisite for these classes is attendance in at least 2 Ultimate Series classes.

There are a group of soft tissue conditions that absolutely respond the best to soft tissue applications, this is what makes the type of work we do invaluable! It gives us our niche.   As a medical massage therapist you are a soft tissue specialist.   Larry will start by performing a complete massage session, demonstrating the techniques taught in the Ultimate Series. In addition, he will specifically address the complaints brought to us everyday in our practices and how to clinically assess and develop a treatment protocol using the advanced techniques we have learned. We will then continue by spending the remainder of the day in supervised practice, honing and developing the skills we have been immersed in.  If how you get to Carnegie Hall is practice, then we're going to tune up your hands for a great healing massage symphony.

"This class has given me much more than excellent new techniques. It has also encouraged me to change my lifestyle to a healthier way of being."
Pat Warman, LMT

 

LATEST HAPPENINGS AT AND AROUND NEW JERSEY MASSAGE

FREE  

Never a charge for meditation class ever! 

Join Larry in his 37th year of teaching the Sacred Heart Meditation. 
The sacred heart meditation is learning how to still your mind, focus your intentions and keep an open heart. It's a mastery class where you learn how to master your lower self.

Next Meditation Class at Terra Sky is

Thursday December 5th at 8pm

Put it on your calendar and please join us for an evening of spiritual fire!

www.terraskycenter.com

   (908) 277-1222

 

Sunday Professional Massage Therapy Clinic: 

Next Clinic dates are  

Sundays November 24th, December 8th and 22nd   Reserve your space early.  

STILL THE VERY BEST DEAL IN TOWN!

$55 for one hour WHOA! 

Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage with Hot Steam Packs
(Regularly $100)

Call our main office to schedule your appointment, (973) 263-2229.
These great massages are at our
Parsippany Medical Complex location only.
  

Clinic gift certificates make great gifts too.

"A massage in gifted hands is much more than a physical experience. With New Jersey Massage, it is a deep, relaxing journey that allows one's whole body to de-stress and come into balance."  Robert Abramson, D.D.S., M.D

 

The Last Class for the NUTRITION program is all about vitamins and life extension!

 

Aside from being a world-class medical massage therapist that has done over 50,000 massage treatments, Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT, was trained in the early 1970's as a Macrobiotic Counselor in NYC at the East West Center for Macrobiotics and in Boston at the Kushi Institute. In 1980 Larry was the director of nutrition for the Dr. Henry Katz Health Center later to be called the Parsippany Medical Complex. Join Larry this one last Thursday at 8:15pm for a vitamin education program that will change your life.       Making Supplements Work for You:
What to take, how much and why. 
 December 12 , 2013:  Time: 8:15-10:00pm
Cost: $40 per class  
  To Register Call: 908-277-1222 Pre-registration required    

Read what others have said about this program:    

"I was very impressed by the quality of Heisler's workshop, which he presented to more than thirty-five teachers and school administrators in our district. He really motivated the teachers to take an honest assessment of their current health and nutritional practices and strive to improve the quality of their life. Larry's straightforward approach and extensive teaching background were very well received."   Betty Lou Bionde, Principal Parsippany School District

   

"New Jersey Massage conducted nine programs for Selective employees during our annual Employee Appreciation Week. These well-presented seminars were a great fit with our focus on wellness and nutrition, and our employees were very enthusiastic about the important health and wellness insights they learned. Many have told us they were making changes recommended in the Ten Things You Can Do to Dramatically Improve Your Life. At our corporate headquarters, we are following through on concepts introduced in the New Jersey Massage Wellness series by working with our food services vendor to provide additional healthy eating choices for employees. Understanding factors that contribute to good health and making the parallel nutritional and lifestyle choices clearly boosts both our personal and professional lives." Gregory Murphy, Chairman, President and CEO Selective Insurance

 

OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY COUPONS

 

$20 OFF ANY ONE HOUR OR MORE MASSAGE GIFT CERTIFICATE,

deep tissue massage therapy facial or special packages.

BUT!!!

WHEN BUYING YOU HAVE TO KNOW SAY THE "SECRET SENTENCE"

"That's the best massage I've ever had!" 

to get the discount.  

 

Good for appointments

at our Parsippany, Livingston, Fairfield and North Caldwell offices.

 

ONE OF A KIND GIFTS

  • Massage for couples classes: Under the careful guidance of one of our state approved school instructors, you will learn how to identify and address each others tight, problem areas and the learn what hands-on techniques you can use to help each other.
    Three, 1.5 hour sessions...$450

 

  • Learn how to give a great foot massage: Under the careful guidance of one of our state approved school instructors, you will learn how to give a really great comprehensive foot massage.
    Three, 1.5 hour sessions...$450

 

  • Give the basic vitamin longevity package for a whole year: The four most important supplements (the bare bones) anyone can take to cover all your bases. We have researched the very finest products, priced it to sell and ship it to your holiday recipient on a monthly basis. See our web site for the details.
    One stop shopping!
    An entire years supply of vitamins, essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants, all the basics $900

 

We also have

Five Packs, Ten Packs, Luxury Combination Packages

*Medical Massage and EVERY style, serving every price range.

 

"This is a highly trained medical massage team addressing soft tissue complaints with refined, neuromuscular hands-on therapy. Whether you are tight or in pain, just want to get flexible, or feel younger and look your best, these are the people to go to; this is the place to go." Dr. Henry Katz, M.D., Internal Medicine

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Compiled or written by Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

Why Most Healthy Eating Folks Are Malnourished
by Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

If you were brought up on the typical American diet of bacon and eggs for breakfast, ham and cheese for lunch and meat loaf with mash potatoes for dinner, and you still eat that way, odds are you have aged poorly. Since you are reading this article, I'm thinking you've come a very long way; perhaps eating more of a plant based diet with lots more organic green leafy vegies, perhaps you even have picked up a juicer. Here's what I personally discovered about eating healthy;   most healthy eating folks are mal-nourished!

You heard me correctly. When a person goes from a diet high in flesh food (known as concentrates), to a plant based diet, unless they are taking an awful lot of supplements, they have a tendency to become highly nutritionally starved. There's an awful lot of nutrition in animal based products and once your body has gotten used to that style of nourishment, plant foods take quite awhile to begin assimilating in your body. That's why you get hungry every two, three hours, you desperately need the fuel. I would say it took my body roughly 18 years to really develop the ability to derive high quality nutrition from the plant foods that dominated my day to day. Remember animals eat massive amounts of grains to make their flesh, ie. a pound of beef is the equivalent of 16 pounds of grains, a pound of pork is 10-12 pounds of grain, thus flesh foods are really concentrated grains because the cattle have to eat very large amounts to create a single pound of their flesh, and cows weigh 1200-1500 pounds. So all of a sudden you go from eating the equivalent of 16 pounds of grain in a one pound steak to a bowl of brown rice, lentils and greens (probably weighing less than a a pound). That's a big, big difference nutritionally and with all that fiber and phytates making absorption a challenge, it shouldn't come as any surprise that the transition could be difficult for many.

So I consistently recommend for people to change their diets gradually over the years as opposed to all at once and by all means take a good supplement program. Sometimes changing gradually is not possible, especially if you are battling a life threatening illness but eliminating all red meat, dairy and in particular cheese (concentrated fat), simple carbs and sugar is a very important and good start. Making whatever other flesh foods you still eat, more like side dishes and flavoring and concentrating are the many ways to improve absorption and assimilation of your food like soaking your grains, beans, seeds and nuts, following a food combining chart, consuming enzyme rich and alkaline foods like miso, sauerkraut, Himalayan crystal salt, or using digestive enzyme supplements and perhaps most importantly endlessly chewing. Don't misunderstand what I am saying; it is important that you change to a plant based diet. Wherever you go in the world, the more animals the population eats, the more degenerative diseases we see. That's especially true for women.

Participants with diets higher in fat and sugar were four times more likely to develop and 53 percent more likely to die from cancer, compared with those who consumed plant-based diets.Tabung FK, Steck SE, Zhang J. Dietary inflammatory index and risk of mortality: findings from the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study. Poster presented at: American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) Annual Research Conference; November 7, 2013: Bethesda, MD

 

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