You are what you eat or more accurately you are what you absorb
By David Noble and Teresa Workman Noble
PLEASE NOTE: We do not recommend self-diagnosis or self-medication. The information contained in this web site is from our studies and research. Some of the information contained herein is hearsay and may not be correct. Use the information from this page only at your own risk! If in doubt consult a naturopathic doctor.
The nutrients that we get from our food are only absorbed when interacting with other nutrients. It works a bit like the engine of a car. For that engine to work fuel alone is not enough. The nutrients we require need to be delivered in a way that encourages as many of them as possible to work together.
Take for example carrots which are best eaten raw to reduce nutrient loss. Carrots are a great source of antioxidants, Beta-Carotene, vitamins K and C. While carrots are a healthy option, to get the full benefits of the nutrients you should also eat nuts to supply fats carotenoid and vitamin K absorption. Pine nuts or sunflower seeds are an ideal choice as they contain vitamin E which works synergistically with vitamin C and can be sprinkled over a salad containing raw carrots.
Here are a few other examples of foods that work well together.
Foods high in Calcium (fermented dairy products, raw milk, sardines, etc.) should be combined with foods rich in magnesium such as pumpkin, oat bran, brown rice, whole grains, nuts, or dark green leafy vegetables.
Calcium is stored in the bones if you don’t absorb it, it will be flush through the urine. If you don’t have a sufficient uptake of Calcium then the Calcium your body needs to function will be pulled from the bones leading to such things as poor bone density or osteoporosis. Vitamin D is essential for Calcium absorption and metabolism. In places that don’t get much sun Vitamin D should always be supplemented. Magnesium is another good way of absorbing and metabolizing Calcium, as well as Probiotics and essential fatty acids. Potassium will reduce Calcium excretion in the urine.
Foods high in B12 (red meat, oily fish, eggs, and yoghurt) should be combined with other B vitamins such as B5 (pulses, lentils, sunflower seeds) and Biotin (hazelnuts, almonds, sweet potato, tomato, carrot, or avocado) for absorption.
B12 is stored in the liver and plays an active part in appropriate DNA replication. If cells don’t replicate properly you get cell mutations that can lead to cancers.
Selenium content is entirely dependent on its uptake from the soil. Selenium is found in halibut, oats, barley, brown rice, brazil nuts, kidney beans, and button mushrooms. To utilize Selenium it’s best taken with vitamin E (olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, avocados, sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, and spinach).
Selenium has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. Combined with vitamin E it promotes anti-inflammatory pathways. Promoting skin health where acne, eczema and psoriasis are concerned. It may also be beneficial in chronic inflammatory conditions like arthritis and lupus. It must be noted here that if you are concerned with all the heavy metals from chemtrails being sprayed overhead or the mercury fillings in your teeth selenium helps to flush heavy metals from your system.
We strongly believe that most of the allergies and illnesses that we suffer from today are a result of poor diet. There are also many ingredients in the food that we eat today which quite simply should not be there. It is also no coincidence that our health has suffered since the introduction of pesticides and GM foods.
Proof can be found in Studies done by Dr Weston Price who in the early 1930s, travelled more than 100,000 miles to study the diets and health of isolated primitive peoples in Africa, South America, Australia, Polynesia, Europe and northern Canada, at a time when such communities still existed. He found that they were far healthier than we are today and rarely suffered from illness.
Unfortunately he also found out that after being introduced to modern diet within just one generation these tribes faced a host of health problems: narrowed faces, crowded teeth, reduction in immunity, and degenerative disease. For a perfect example of this Just take a look at the Native Americans today, full of our American foods, to see how nations of great, healthy hunters have degenerated into obese, disease filled shadows, suffering from heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and alcoholism.