Health Through Healthful Living, Celeste Magnuson, CT, NCMBT

 

The result of a plant-based lifestyle is simply health through healthful living!


Einstein laid the groundwork for nearly all natural health care models when he showed the world that everything, including the human body, at its most fundamental level, is vibrating energy that follows natural laws.  Health is the result of cooperating with these natural laws of our being, and science supports the premise that there are no nutrients in animal-based foods that are not better obtained by plant-based foods.

Many people believe that humans are vegetarian by nature, or design, though many of us are omnivorous in practice, eating both plants and animals. There are some clues that would lead us to believe that we are biologically vegetarians, including the facts that we have a relatively long digestive tract, through which meat tends to putrefy before leaving, and we lack claws and fangs to tear up meat.

Animal based foods offer a feast of casein protein, saturated fat, and free radical damage while being devoid of the protective effects of antioxidants, complex carbohydrates and fiber. In contrast to plant proteins, that contain the essential amino acids needed for the functional and structural components of our bodies, animal protein contains casein, a dangerous, toxic, highly carcinogenic substance. Casein is to cancer what cholesterol is to heart disease. Meats are also among the most toxic of naturally occurring foods due to the pesticide concentrations stored in the tissues.  The levels of concentration are often 10-15 times more than that in plant tissues.

Complex carbohydrates, once defamed by fad diets, are back in vogue. Considered to be the healthiest of foods, complex carbs, in their unprocessed, natural, unrefined state, give us essential vitamins, minerals and energy. Additionally, the fiber content of those foods does far more than ease physical elimination. Fiber plays a vital role in ridding the body of harmful, toxic, and carcinogenic substances, as well as excess hormones. Elevated hormone levels increase cancer risk. Fiber binds with these substances in the intestine and flushes them out of the body, thus preventing a vicious cycle of recirculation of harmful substances in the bloodstream.

The role of antioxidants is a miraculous dance between us and all of nature. The cancer fighting properties in plants, antioxidants, protect plants against highly oxidating chemicals as a result of photosynthesis. Those benefits come to us when we consume antioxidant rich foods such as colorful fruits and vegetables. The carotenoid family of antioxidants are identified by their color. The yellow/oranges of squash and carrots give us beta carotene, and the reds of tomatoes and watermelon give powerful lycopene. Other antioxidants are colorless as in the micronutrients, Vitamins C and E. These antioxidants stand guard over our cells and, like piranhas, attack the free radicals that are intent on damaging cell DNA. Once again, plant based foods offer protection.

Plant based foods are the holy grail. Their chemical and biological composition creates a symphony of sustainability, proper functioning, and internal healing that is in direct contrast to the stresses and illnesses placed on the body by animal based foods.

The alternative health movement that is currently gaining great momentum is the “raw food movement”. This raw, plant-based lifestyle simply doesn’t drain the body of energy like cooked and processed food and enables the body to have more energy for healing and maintaining health.  It also frees up energy to aid in the elimination of toxins that have been stored. Plant food doesn’t heal the body, it simply provides what the body needs to heal itself! 

Living Arts Wellness is offering a 3 – day juice fast and cleanse monthly. The cost is $325 and includes 6 – 12 ounce juices per day, cleanse guidance, and 2 colon hydrotherapy sessions. Call 970.472.0995 to reserve your cleanse now… limited to 15 participants for each monthly cleanse.