mìsula® magazine


Any time your body is attempting to heal itself, it needs the very best circumstances possible. Clean air, clean safe, dry housing, clean water and good nutrition. Healing with a junk food diet is very difficult. It’s like trying to do it in a dirty environment. Most healing requires some inflammation as part of the process but a junk diet will create too much inflammation leading to prolonged infections. Sinus and lung problems are typical of this kind of junk food healing delay. These problems often just tick along with occasional flare-ups, all the while robbing you of your energy and wellness. To heal we need to activate our immune systems, and this means in part creating white blood cells. To build these cells you need the right mix of amino acids from good protein sources? To convert your protein into absorbable amino acids you need good levels of hydrochloric acid in your stomach and pancreatic enzymes in your small intestine. You also need a healthy lining in your gut for digestion, and for this you need to avoid junk foods rich in sugar and omega 6 oils. Put simply you cannot heal properly while consuming junk foods. By junk, I include all processed foods, and grains, which con vert to sugar very quickly and processed vegetable oils, which seriously disrupt the natural pharmaceutical production located in the endothelium in the lining in your blood vessels. There is some wisdom in the chicken soup remedy for colds and flus. Most of the old remedies made sense, lemons, plenty of fluids, honey, avoiding dairy and mucus forming foods and getting plenty of rest. Even heavy smokers can stop when they have a cold. Then as if by magic their nicotine cravings come back when they get better. But this calls into question the wisdom of the high sugar foods typically served up in hospitals. To heal you need foods and drinks, which are good sources of amino acids, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, water, anti-oxidants and polyphenols. The good news is that it is easy to get all of these you need by stopping the junk and embracing the natural health foods. You don’t need to be a health fanatic, in fact you can eat very well and it isn’t even noticeable to the outside world. Eating well at home is easy, dining out requires a little more effort but is doable. You can do if your health is really important to you. (By Ian Newton)