Probiotics in our digestive tracks can be helpful to boost metabolism and fight off bad bacteria.
Healthy Living Means a Healthy Body and Mind
My wife had a body health scan at the Boardman, Ohio, Wellness Center (local “Y.” It used to be called the YMCA.)
It showed that she has the metabolism of a 60-year old person. That is strange because we have been married for 57-years. I know better than to give her age, but either I married her when she was quite young or … “Jerry best shut up de mout.” I too, want to keep on aging.
Eat Natural Food and Avoid Medications
The goal here is to point out that a life of prudent living and hard work is its’ own reward. Other than the time when the doctors medicated her, she has been extremely healthy. I would say “Healthy as a horse” but, again I want keep on aging.
Probiotics Digest our Food
I can’t get my wife to eat her Limburger Cheese, nor her *green slime (No trade mark here; it is my own concoction.) But she does eat the raw home-made sauerkraut and plenty of onions and garlic. These things are loaded with probiotics that digest the food, and they Detox the body–they even help remove heavy metals and pesticides.
The medical world is finally accepting the concept of enhancing the digestive track with these friendly bacteria. We have an estimated 16-trillion friendly bacteria in our guts. They digest our food and eat the bad guys. The Mayo Clinic has a nice article on this.
Natural foods have plenty of Probiotics
Raw fruits and vegetables originally have plenty of Probiotics and Prebiotics. Protecting them on the long trip to your table and the keeping them fresh demands that they be fumigated and, in many ways, their natural enemies must be kept at bay. We need to do all we can to remove the stuff that poisons their enemies–and kills our digestive probiotics.
The day is long and destiny is coming like a freight train through the tunnel-of-my-life.
I must prepare my body and mind for a happy landing in this big arena. A few minutes of preparation and some pre-prepared foods from the freezer will stoke the engine of life. My metabolism needs almost 4,000 calories each day. I need to get these from basic foods. No expensive “prepared foods” for this old goat.
Backwoods People Should Eat Like They are Serious
Steamed green beans
A small handful of juniper berries
Three chicken broth ice cubes
Three vegetable broth ice cubes
Some Good Hard Cheese and Fermented Vegetables.
A generous helping of basic cheeses and some fermented vegetables that are loaded with probiotics and prebiotics will help guard my from many harmful. Prepared foods have preservatives that help get them to me–their long journey to my table demands that they be protected from spoiling and other hazards. Probiotics will help clean-up the hazardous ingredients, things like mercury, lead, pesticides, food preservatives and many other toxins.
They will work hard for me; very much like the “bugs” cleaned up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Healthy Bowel Movements are Important Too
Good bowel movements are the result of a healthy diet. I read one doctor’s report that said we need large, firm stool to clean the Colon and rectum. Colorectal cancer can be the result of a diet that is lacking in solid matter that cleans the lower bowel.
Heat in a sauce pan–eat this before it can escape.
Raisins and nuts can be a part of your nutrition-dense diet
To Stay Healthy we Need Good Nutrition
A lot of our food has few nutrients; many have been stripped to enhance shelf life and to look pretty. Much of this is necessary because of distance and the time it takes to get the food from the processing factories to your table. This is a real concern especially for young people who are building minds and bodies.
Good nutrition means eating a nutrition-dense diet
Nutrient dense foods are basic foods like unprocessed meat, onions, cabbage, celery, collard greens, red beets, good cheeses, sauerkraut, and various other fruits.
We Need to Avoid the Chemicals in Our Food
Good nutrition means avoiding the vast array of chemicals that come trundling in on our modern foods. Almost all processed foods have been preserved, usually with government approved antibiotics. These antibiotics kill the probiotics in our guts that digest our food.
(This began in 1906 when the food industry got the camel’s nose under the tent.)
Hippocrates was right 2,000 years ago–and he is still right. Most of our health problems begin with our food. Now the medical profession and pharmaceutical industry add to the problem.