Food and your Health [Dr Holly’s Exclusive Weekly Series on NFTS]
Last Update: June 20, 2018 at 11:47 am
Nov 29, 2017
SOURCE: Dr Holly, heard on NFTS at NOON pacific every Wednesday
Food and your Health
by Dr Holly
Most people have heard Hippocrates line: Food is your medicine and your medicine is your food.
It was a powerful line back in his day and remains so today. Why? Our bodies were designed to metabolize, absorb and utilize nutrients in order to support 1000s of functions every moment of the day. When you start studying organs and how many functions a given organ is responsible for, it is amazing. But when you go further down to a cellular level and start understanding what the cells are capable of achieving, it is even more amazing. And we have only begun to scratch the surface.
Our Cosmic Tom and other’s tell us of much more than science has yet to identify or understand. But we will focus on the food and nutrients that we do have an understanding of in this session. What are the nutrients that we currently know, that we need to get out of real, whole, organic, Non-GMO foods, non-microwaved, non-processed foods:
- Vitamins (Vitamins A, B1,2,3,5,6,7,9,12, C, D3, E, K1,2)
- Minerals (Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Sodium, Phosphorus, Iodine, Chloride, and trace minerals: manganese, chromium, copper, selenium, zinc, molybdenum)
- Fat (ALA – the precursor to the long chains omega 3s: DHA & EPA; although little conversion
- Essential Amino acids Essential: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, valine
- Fiber: soluble and non-soluble
- Polyphenols & other Anti-oxidants
Where do we find these nutrients?
- Green leafy vegetables: spinach, kale, broccoli, arugula; and greens like collard greens, turnip greens, mustard greens, etc contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, polyphenols,
- Herbs: garlic, onion contain allicin and sulfur compounds; cloves, rosemary, sage & thyme and celery seed contain polyphenols (flavonoids i.e., anthocyanins; flavanones, flavones, and flavonols); anthocyanidins; phenolic acids, i.e., cinnamic acid; isoflavones (legumes); catechins; anthocyanidins (provide the blues and red), tannins, i.e., proanthrocyanidins, etc; ginger & turmeric contain curcumoids; cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves contain anti-diabetic compounds; etc
- Nuts and seeds: flax, hemp, chia, walnuts, almonds, pecans, hazelnuts; contain fats, fiber, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, and anti-oxidants
- Fruit: avocados, apples, cocoa; contain vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, fiber, polyphenols
- Fatty fish: salmon, trout, sardines, mackerel; contain amino acids, omega 3s, B & D vitamins, and minerals
- Shellfish: clams, oysters; contain amino acids, omega 3s, minerals like iron, zinc & copper
- Oils: avocado (good ratio of omega 3s/6s/9s), coconut (lauric acid) and hemp oil (amino acids)
- Pickled, fermented foods: yogurt (cow, goat, sheep, almond, coconut), sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, etc
There are a variety of other compounds and foods that are good for us that kill bacteria, fungus/yeast, worms, etc. There are also foods that are good for detoxification like cilantro and chlorophyll. Foods that are great pain killers or help the body eliminate arthritis or cancer or or or…the list goes on and on.
Bottom line? Chose your food wisely and improve your quality of life.