Holistic Health Notebook: Odds and ends
This morning, I “earthed” on the beach on Sanibel. That means I walked barefoot in the sand, physically connecting to the earth which helps restore my natural electro-magnetic rhythms. I forgot to take my cell phone out of my pocket, though, which may have canceled out the benefits…I am very happy that no one stole my shoes which I had carefully laid out on the railing.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, do a Google search for earthing. You will soon find yourself strolling on the sandy beaches or your back yard in your bare feet.
More About Chocolate
In addition to walking barefoot on the ground, I am also freely indulging in chocolate as part of my aggressive health program. Not any chocolate, mind you. Raw chocolate that provides staggering amounts of antioxidants. The more I read about the damaging effects of free radicals, the health-destroying contributions of denatured food, artificial electro-magnet fields, and stress, the more convinced I am that high doses of antioxidants are one of the foundations of restoring health.
One of the chocolate products I use provides over 55,000 ORAC (the measure of antioxidant activity). The average American eats about 800 ORAC daily; the US government says we need about 6-8000 ORAC. So you can see I’m over the top. Oh, that that does not include the eight servings of organic fruits and vegetables I try to consume daily.
I hope that an apple a day really does keep the doctor away.
Modified Citrus Pectin
I also love modified citrus pectin. Here’s another Google search for you because the benefits of MCP are too long to list in this short article. I receive a fair number of calls from people who are struggling from/recovering from cancer. We used to believe that a diagnosis of cancer was an automatic death sentence but there are so many treatment options available that that is no longer true. But modified citrus pectin can be a powerful tool in helping the body fight cancer and help prevent metastasis. No guarantees but I will use it for the rest of my long life.
Carol is a certified lifestyle educator. She can be reached at the Island Nutrition Center on Sanibel, 472-4499 or at www.carolsimontacchionline.com