I drink fresh fruit juice every day and try to avoid sodas which is difficult to do since my family loves soda they drink it every day.
For supplements, I drink this special juice. It's an antioxidant drink and it has like over 10 natural fruits in it like Acai, grapeseed, magosteen, noni, wolfberry, bilberry and a lot more. It boosts your immune system, helps lower bad cholesterol and i've heard a lot of testimonials from people recovering from cancer, kidney problems and other diseases.
Most importantly it makes me sleep better. I'm insomniac, I'm having a hard time sleeping and I'm sure to have a nice deep sleep every time i drink it. It's also a natural stress buster!
Thanks for the reply, I am really interested in what people consider a healthy lifestyle. I think for everyone it is different, depending on age and health status. Having worked with the raw food diet, the macrobiotic, and paleo diet, which is a version of the Atkins low carb diet, I think most people just want to eat a good diet.
I think that you can't go wrong with a whole food diet. Processed foods are the real problem. Antioxident drinks are good, and they help a lot of people. I used a noni drink that was very helpful.
When you are young is the time to start to incorporate some healthy living habits. These will pay off big time later on. Usually you can't get everyone in a family to eat the way you would like.
All I know is if I eat like everyone around me it wouldn't work.
I read a book a while ago, written in the early part of the 20th century, it was fiction but the author was lamenting how peoples' diets were changing for the worse as they moved from farms into the cities and how much nutrition they were losing when they were eating foods that sat on the shelf instead of right from the garden, and having to eat old eggs and not being able to get fresh milk. She said the people were losing their good health.
I thought wow, if that author could see us today! So my goal is to get real food as fresh and as pure as possible like our grandparents on farms ate. Sadly, it's getting harder and harder, everything's polluted--the water, the manure. Often we have to supplement with vitamins, whey, greens powders, fish oil, etc.
The farmer where I get my raw milk has a vegetable share--organic local vegetables picked that day and you pick them up once a week. I could just cry that I can't be a part of that, though, because I couldn't drive out to get them every week. Our lives in the cities are too far from the land.
I use to get raw goat and cow's milk from wholefoods. They had to stop selling it. There is a co-op that takes a little over an hour to get to. The problem is you really can't stock up on dairy products.
However, there is a pharmacy on every corner. With our food supply I can see why they are busy.
We have to supplement with fish oil, farm raised fish is not a whole food. The wild caught fish can come from water that has industrial waste. Also, mercury levels can be high. When we supplement we still have to watch where and how they extract their fish oil.
This is the one way I know what they mean by the good old days, when food was food, not just the invention of some manufacturing company. We may be able to feed more people, but what are we feeding them.
Yeah, I heard about Whole Foods have to stop selling raw milk. It's illegal in my state so the farmer has to put a pet food label on it. I'm holding my breath hoping he doesn't get busted. I buy several gallons and freeze them but it's not quite the same when you do that.
I don't even know if I trust fish oil. I was taking krill oil but now I'm trying New Chapter Wholemega. Supposed to be pure from Wild Alaska Salmon and not processed. I doubt it's pure and without mercury.
I remember when junk food was more expensive than healthy food. Now it's the other way around. When you're able to get a burger for 99 cents what do you expect people to do?
It's so true that there are pharmacies on every corner. They just built one by me, cut down all the trees there and cleared a large area for an overlarge parking lot with several rights-of-way and even a street to make it easy to get to. And there's already several pharmacies within a mile.
And then there's the convenience factor. You just have to have the mindset that you're going to have to do a lot of preparing and cooking when you eat real food. Even if you're tired or don't feel like it.
I use something called blentec, it is the same as a vita-mix machine. I use raw vegetables or fruit and blend it. You can read about it on geen smoothie websites. It is an easy way to get a lot of raw vegetables in.
I know the work in the kitchen when you try to eat right. I did the macrobiotic diet for some time, that takes preparing and cooking. I like to make my own food, it takes work.
There are very few take out places that have healthy food, and they are expensive. All you can do is your best. If you get stressed it defeats the purpose of a healthy lifestyle.
Also, a health lifestyle is expensive, as you said. I guess medication can be more expensive so its a trade off. It is a shame that we can't get what we want when we buy dairy products.
Hi my name is dustin and ive recently been medically discharged from the military. I have a half of shoulder and five shattered bones in my hand. T try to eat very healthy and drink lots of water and remind myself to take vitamins everyday. I also take a detox supplement that has help me tremendously with my arthritis that i will now have for the rest of my life. I been doing some reading and found out that alot of my health issues are due to my diet and everyday lifestyle habits which i guess has been causing me to have a natural toxic burden. Anyways i wanted to know if anyone else believes that the toxins that naturally occur in our bodies from everyday life, in fact could be traced back to almost every disease known to man. I have a knew homepage if you like that talks about this and no you dont have to buy anything just close out the pop up page and read my webpage and tell me what you think.
I try to eat healthy, but at the same time I do not put my diet into strict frames. Everything has to be in balance. I know that if today I have ate something not really healthy, I can compensate it the day after. Using such technique I am staying happy with what I eat or drink, but at the same moment I do not overeat some sort of unhealthy products.
One of the most important things that anyone can do to remain healthy is not to overeat. Calorie restriction without hunger is possible.
It seems if you look around, many people eat beyond what they need in calories. Excess caloric intake jeopardizes your health. If you take in more calories than you can utilize, you have a four-fold higher risk of metablolic syndrome as you age.
Our unlimited food supply, is an independent risk factor for virtually all age-related diseases and chronic conditions. Optimal nutrition combined with calorie restriction is known to improve all biomarkers of health.