Carbohydrate Counter Chart

altMany customers ask me how much is “too much” when it comes to eating carbohydrates. As the CNHP at The Wolfe Clinic, I was taught some 23 years ago to consume a maximum of 100 grams of carbohydrates each day, preferably from vegetables while keeping grains to a minimal.

I was just reading an article from Dr. Jim Mercola, and he says, “I typically have about 60-70% of my diet as healthy fat and only consume about 100 grams of carbohydrates a day or less than 20% of my total calories. This amount is in line with Perfect Health Diet recommendations, but in my diet, most of the non-fiber carbohydrates are veggies. Only a few meals a week will include some grains as they are a real treat.

Alkaline Acid Food Chart

Are You Eating Enough Alkaline Foods?

This chart shows the contribution of various food substances to the acidifying of body fluids. In general, it is important to eat a diet that contains foods from both sides of the chart. Allergic reactions and other forms of stress tend to produce acids in the body. The presence of high acidity indicates that more of your foods should be selected from the alkalizing group.

Food Combining “Putting Logic Back into Eating”

If I were asked, “What is the first major cause of most illness?”, I would have to say incomplete digestion. If your food does not break down through the enzymes provided by fresh and raw food in your body, then putrefaction (rotting and decay) will take place. The result? Your body absorbs its own toxic waste before it can be eliminated. Have you ever tried doing two things at once? I know I have and still do, and if you are anything like me, these tasks are usually rushed and incomplete. The same applies to your digestive process. If you combine the wrong foods together in a single meal, your body is required to process incompatible food substances at the same time. This results in “incomplete digestion”, discomfort, and putrefaction. Eating your meals as if they were a smorgasbord can only lead to disaster.

Acid Alkaline Food Chart and Diet

Are You Eating Enough Alkaline Foods?

This chart shows the contribution of various food substances to the acidifying of body fluids. In general, it is important to eat a diet that contains foods from both sides of the chart. Allergic reactions and other forms of stress tend to produce acids in the body. The presence of high acidity indicates that more of your foods should be selected from the alkalizing group.

Stool Self-Test

altHOW TO TELL IF ONE HAS A GOOD STOOL

  • Is it soft, firm?
  • Color… is it light brown, medium?
  • Is it free from foul smell and odors?
  • Does it float?
  • Do you have to strain?
  • Does elimination take place 15-20 minutes after a meal?
  • Is it 5 to 7 inches long?
  • Is it 1 to 1-1/2 inches in diameter?
  • Is it banana shaped?

Blood Type Diets

Blood Type A:

Many neurochemical factors in the Type A genetic disposition favor a structured, rhythmic, harmonious life, surrounded by a positive, supportive community. The harried pace and increased sense of isolation experienced by so many in today’s society often make these needs difficult to achieve. Type A best exemplifies the powerful interconnections between mind and body. This was vital to the shift away from hunting and procurement to building and growing. However, Type A’s more internalized relationship to stress, which served your ancestors well, can be a challenge for the modern Type A.

Warning Signs – That You Should NOT Ignore

Why is it that the most important issue, our health, is never addressed until we are ill?

If you are aware of the warning signals (the “little” symptoms) that can lead to larger health problems, you can avoid serious and chronic illnesses.  Prevention is always the best action to take.  Serious, chronic illnesses are physically and emotionally draining on the individual in addition to their families and loved ones.  There is also the cost of expensive treatments to add to the overall burden.  We must all learn to read the warning signs and take heed when our body starts to warn us of impending ill health.