You want to drink WHAT? CHIP Alumni February 21, 2006 By: Dr. Christine Simpson Principle no. 1: The original diet given 6,000 years ago contains EVERYTHING the human body needs for daily life, and is also designed for optimal health (as born out today by medical science). This includes:
February 21, 2006
By: Dr. Christine Simpson
and “as grown” for optimal health.
we must choose those natural foods from
what is AVAILABLE.
1) What is BEST for me to eat or drink?
2) What are my modern day options?
A) Unnatural, Harmful
* alcohol, caffeine, carbonated drinks
B) Natural, Beneficial
* water, fruit or vegetable juices
1) gastrointestinal problems:
2) immune system:
likelihood of becoming HIV positive.
3) cancer risk:
increases the chance of metastasis
breast cancer, esophageal, mouth and throat cancers, colon ca.
cirrhosis of the liver, which is the biggest cause of liver cancer
4) high blood pressure, stroke, elevated triglycerides, impaired sexual function, chronic fatigue, osteoporosis, gout, anemia, arrhythmias, sudden death, cardiomyopathy, malnutrition, aggravation of menstrual cramps, etc.
5) decreased mental performance: judgment, foresight, moral reasoning,
with even small amounts (eg. just a single drink); cerebral atrophy, peripheral neuropathy, psychosis, seizures
6) depression, accidents, social violence and abuse, destruction of the family, fetal alcohol syndrome, etc.
A) the French paradox: it is actually the flavinoids in the grape juice which cause the blood to be less “sticky”, hence promoting fewer heart attacks.
B) the World Health Organization says:
“Light drinking is unlikely to lower heart disease risk in people who are already taking other lifestyle precautions like exercising regularly, not smoking and eating less fat. The publicity given to the use of moderate amounts of alcohol for heart disease prevention is not the result of rigorous scientific research, but is to a large extent inspired by commercial purposes. The less you drink, the better.”
Caffeine, a stimulant:
undermines the frontal lobe, the center of reasoning and judgment, leading to impaired decision-making capabilities;
produces dependence and causes withdrawal reactions;
can cause or worsen psychiatric illnesses, eg. depression;
interferes with sleep;
co-carcinogen: cancers of the kidney, bladder, breast, colon, pancreas, ovaries, etc.;
elevates blood pressure;
contributes to the development of osteoporosis;
can cause palpitations and precipitate heart arrhythmias;
causes or worsens heartburn/reflux;
can worsen menstrual cramps or PMS;
diuretic, leading to chronic dehydration;
can trigger the onset of migraine headaches.
Non-Caffeinated Soda Drinks:
impair healing of the stomach lining and promote ulcers;
The average American drinks 52 gallons of soft drinks per year!!
This is the highest source of refined sugar in the American diet.
NOTE: pure, no additives or refinement
Fruit and vegetable juices should be considered a food, not a beverage.
Pure vegetable or fruit juices may play a role in some
individual’s lives, but in general, it is better to consume the whole fruit or vegetable…..
Why? To gain the benefit of the fiber;
To prevent the over consumption of fructose, a semi-refined sugar in fruits;
To maintain calorie control.
1) Water should be drunk at least 30 minutes before meals, or at least 60 minutes afterwards:
2) Avoid drinking juices between meals.
plus the ongoing electrical energy expense)
than $20 / month!
its 30-40 year lifespan; $2/week
But remember: most people using regulated municipal water will have fairly clean, biologically safe water with known contaminant levels and a low risk of accidental contamination. Drinking adequate amounts of this water is STILL much better for you than drinking no water at all!!!