Toxic Load, toxic dose or toxic burden A poison is only lethal because of its dose, the burden to your organs to detox the overload. Sugars, fried foods, cakes, mince pies, chocolates, alcohols and large amounts of animal proteins overdose at Christmas. All of these elements together will be too much and we make ourselves …
The sun is the main way our bodies get vitamin D,
it is also available from animal liver as it is a fat-soluble vitamin and stored in the body.
Living in the northern hemisphere means many months of limited daylight and reduced skin exposure to the sun.
Pale skin can absorb vitamin D quickly, this is why exposing your white feet to the hot sun on holiday can give you sunstroke – it is an overdose, therefore toxic and makes us sick.
Winter, we have much less vitamin D, in fact too low.
This vitamin is actually more like a hormone and reacting under the skin; with the parathyroid hormones and absorbing in the intestines to help the metabolism of calcium and therefore bone development and muscle contractions.
Green leafy vegetables also contain chlorophyll, this regulates calcium, performing like vitamin D*, in short, we need to make sure we have lots of green veg and microalgae, but be careful of beetroot greens, spinach and chard as they have oxalic acid that can cause stones :/
Weak immune system
What science is saying:
Vitamin D (calcitriol), the immune system B cells and T cells have vitamin D receptors and can respond to calcitriol, good levels of vitamin D and calcitriol keeps the T cells from attacking the body’s own tissues. See ref. below
In other words reducing the autoimmune response, inflammation at a cell level
This is just my opinion but I would guess anyone with digestive issues will not be absorbing vitamins and minerals as well as they could, iron and zinc being the more common deficiencies but also Vitamin D would be a concern. (private consult only, rather than facebook)
What not to eat
When we get colds and inflammation, mucus and phlegm are often the results – foods that make mucus worse, Don’t eat: Bananas, peanut butter, milk, sugar and alcohol, these will make you super snotty!
As with most Western thinking, we head for a superlative – the most, the best the highest. If we do this we will cause an imbalance so better to take a medium to low dose over a few months.
I have opted for a tincture drops, 10 drops amount to 1000iu, but 500iu (five drops) in a warm drink daily.
We know that moving and lifting strengthen bones and muscles, but what about the light?
Getting outside will still work but with only our faces exposed , 5% of our body, we will need to spend a few hours a day.
I don’t recommend stripping off to go for a run either, as we exercise and sweat, the pores of the skin open and cold gets into the body, so cover the arms and legs!
Thanks for reading.
* Paul Pitchford, Healing with Whole Foods
Eating your Greens is good but why? Reason 1: Vegetables are alkaline and balance acidic food. Physical and mental ‘stress’ creates an acidic response in the body, foods such as cake have lots of sugar that is very acidic. Our kidneys, liver, pancreas are very good at balancing the level of acidity. However, vegetables and …
A very popular talk with running clubs here are the basics, come and see me live to ask questions about your needs Watch and listen here or download the pdf
Balance is equal amounts – not too much – not too little. Excess and Deficiency are the terms that we use to evaluate where we have those in our lives. listen to this post here Excess is normally an addiction or obsession. Obsession in Chinese five elements is an ‘unbalanced Metal’ characteristic, Metal likes order, …
Sweet food addictions are the drug of the 21st Century. You may be sick of them after holiday binge or sick because of them due to an overload of sugar in the gut. listen to this post here Too much sugar causes bad gut bacteria to thrive, your immune system to weaken and common complaints such as candida rise after …
Vitamin b12 testing Trained personally tests vitamin b12 supplements Vitamin B12 is an interesting element of nutrition that is talked about a lot. 30% of the population is thought to be deficient in B12. Many diets, such as those based on cheap, highly processed foods, low-quality meats, or strict vegan are low in this vitamin. Why …
Is DNA testing for Diet worth the cost? There is no doubt that more information about who you are and how your body functions is a great help when choosing the right combination of diet and exercise. Will knowing what type of genes you have help? My wife decided to test out one of the products that …
Digestive problems; sometimes more frequently than you would like? You will see from this video that Dom has edited in an embarrassing moment. But what can we do to help not only the absorption of nutrients but reducing the fermentation in the intestines which is the major cause. Reduce sugars, jams, sweetened drinks, alcohol, white …
What! you may say, well good digestion means that, and good digestion also means that the quality organic food is not being wasted. Studies have shown that most of the carbohydrates that we eat are not being properly digested. What can we do? I have been looking into food combinations with traditional Chinese medicine …
How can we maintain fitness long-term? There are two parts to this question the first is the easy one: consistency. I want you to look at the picture, What do you see? Look at the fence – each bar has an arrow-head top, and the circle looks complete – well actually there are a few …
Put that biscuit down now! Nutritional debt is making you fat and sick! Does your workplace look like this? processed crisps, fizzy drinks, milk chocolate, biscuits, white bread. Processed foods Do you know what highly processed oils, salts and sugars go into making these things? I say things as they are not food. The extreme …