As modernized populations began to veer away from natural foods toward a more “civilized diet”, health has declined. This does not just apply to Americans but to any ethnic or genetic group. Eskimos lived healthily on a diet consisting mostly of fats and meats with almost no vegetables, fruits, or carbohydrates. Their population was virtually free of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc. Once we brought new foods not found in the arctic environment, the Eskimos began to suffer from the same diseases that we do. Other populations from tropical regions where fruits and vegetables are heavily consumed, also thrived virtually disease free, even though their diets were completely different from the Eskimos. What gives? Very simple. Those who survived the arctic environment developed a need for foods specific to that environment. Those who survived a tropical environment thrived on foods specific to that environment. Since America is melting pot of peoples from all over the globe, it is not as easy to tailor fit even a healthy diet for children produced of parents from different regions of the world. The bottom line is that even if people live in an environment that was natural for their genetic food needs, the foods produced now are mostly processed and packaged and sometimes completely devoid of nutritional value if not downright dangerous to our health.

(1) Eat at least 1/3 of your food raw
(2) Avoid processed foods and artificial ANYTHING (food coloring, flavors, and especially sweeteners)
(3) Enjoy fermented foods (including kefir and cultured vegetables)
(4) Eat foods loaded with healthy oils and fats (increase Omega 3’s and reduce Omega 6’s). Also supplement with pharmaceutical grade fish oils that include DHA and EPA. Take probiotics to keep healthy bacteria in your gut.
(5) Exercise regularly and raise your heart rate to the maximum safe levels. (Google Peak Performance Exercise for some examples)
(6) Drink the purest (and tested) water you can find
(7) Reduce stress (easier said than done)
(8) Sleep well (if you can’t, see me – I can help!)
(9) Make sure you check your vitamin D levels every year at least. Most Americans need 35 IU’s per pound of body weight per day. So a 200 lb man should take 7500 IU’s per day. The RDA is pitifully inadequate even though it has just been increased from 400 to 800 IU’s per day.
(10) Detoxify your body. Supplement with Glutathione and Superoxide Dismutase

It is easy to understand how young people are duped into believing that processed and junk foods are regular food. After all there is a huge pay-off for the large corporations promoting it every day. If we don’t educate our kids and ourselves, it will get to the point that food is nothing more than a chemical mix with a “kick”. Comfort foods?

Researchers are now discovering that genetic mutations and new diseases are the direct result of processed foods. Many of us believe that a large majority of diseases today can be traced back to the foods we eat (example: obese women are 60% more likely to develop cancer and give birth to deformed babies). How often do we hear health officials talk about the need for more raw, natural, and organic foods to combat cancer? Rarely.

Following these 10 food commandments can help you avoid diseases premature aging regardless or race, creed, or color.

Well by choice, not by chance is our tag line. If you have the discipline, we have the way.

If you have wondered if chiropractic natural nutritional approaches can help you, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself Dr. Scott Brown.

At Brown Chiropractic Neurology, and in functional medicine, we look at your cholesterol (lipid) panels thoroughly (not just total cholesterol) to determine the best diet and supplement regimen for you. Call us today at (303) 986-7600.

We proudly serve Denver, Lakewood, Arvada, Golden, Morrison, Evergreen, Wheat Ridge Colorado (CO).

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