Reading is one of my favorite past times. It’s the first thing I do in the morning and the last thing I do in the evening. I enjoy reading about whatever interests myself, since it’s a way to keep my mind active and further my knowledge at the same time.
If you were to look at my bookshelves. I have three that are over six feet tall. You’d find them loaded with a variety of books, but most are focused on nutrition and natural healing.
During my recent juice/raw food only cleanse I’ve purchased numerous books on nutrition. I hunted about and got them for very good prices. A few books, like The 80/10/10 Diet, I’d had at one point but passed it on to someone who would benefit from the valuable information on nutrition. I do enjoy Douglas Graham’s writing style and during my juice/raw food only cleanse I will say I have been leaning towards eating more fruit than vegetables. Which is a bit odd for me, since I love my dark veggie juice drinks. But fruit juice is what my body has been craving/needing and so I’ve listened to my body and boy have a seen results by simply listening to my body! In his books he also makes some great points why consuming too much plant fats might not be a good thing.
Others books like The Gerson Therapy: The Proven Nutritional Program for Cancer and Other Illnesses are books that are new to me. The treatment used, Gerson Therapy, isn’t new, just the book itself. Healing cancer patients through juicing, enemas and making healthy food choices isn’t new. I realized the amazing things that can be done when focused on consuming freshly juiced liquids and highly nutritious foods. In fact, I’d read about Max Gerson and his methods for healing cancer patients and those with other ailments, several years ago. I will say, that the Gerson Therapy book has been something I’ve wanted to read for quite some time and finally I can say I’ve completed the book. I will have to say some of the methods used within the book I’ve incorporated into my own juice cleanse/raw foods only fast for Lent.
The Juice Lady’s Guide To Juicing for Health: Unleashing the Healing Power of Whole Fruits and Vegetables is my type of book. While I enjoy preparing meals that are delicious, I select my foods that I add to a meal or juice because of the nutritional value that they can add to what I consume. Cherie Calbolm’s book not only has juicing recipes but it also lists the benefits of the produce that is used. Although I’m familiar with many of the health benefits listed, I purchased this book anyway because it’s nice to see an author go into detail about the nutritional value of the various produce that is used.
The Detox Miracle Sourcebook: Raw Food and Herbs for Complete Cellular Regeneration by Dr. Robert Morse, is new to myself. I stumbled upon one of his YouTube videos a few weeks ago. Since my discovery, I’ve seen many of his videos. I read the book in about two days and must say that I’m extremely impressed with his knowledge about health and how the various foods we eat interact together.
Fruit sugars and candida
It was interesting listening to his explanation about fungal infections and some of the misconceptions about candida. For example all sugars being bad, even fruit. Or the fact that you must avoid all sugar (including fruits) to eliminate parasites. Say what? There are nutrients within fruit that are very helpful to ward off candida or parasites. So yes… I always found this blanket statement a bit strange, especially with the results I was seeing when I decided to introduce juicing fruits only into my candida plan. Instead of making the candida go haywire it was seeming to help, hmmm… But I’m just one person you know, the results might vary depending upon the person. Well… after more research I found others using fruit, just like myself in their fight against candida. So of course what Dr. Morse said made sense. I had first hand experience and I agree with him. Raw fruits can be good, but processed sugars aren’t when fighting candida.
The above comment is what I’d made after watching his first video.
Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature’s Most Dangerous Creatures is a book that is new to myself, although I’ve known about intestinal parasites and how common they really are for several years. Many people are plagued with intestinal parasites, yes that includes those living within westernized/developed cultures. As a child it never made sense that animals were capable of receiving parasites but humans in ‘developed’ countries weren’t. That’s the lie I’d heard for several years and it simply didn’t make sense and so as with anything else I did my own research. Not surprisingly, I discovered that my suspicions were correct and yes even folks in civilized countries can get parasites, in fact many of us do have them. Burrowing my head in the sand won’t change that fact. Parasites can be found in meat, produce, they can be airborne, injected via pests. So yes… meat eaters and vegetarians/vegans have them. I’ve actually met veggies that parrot the lie that vegetarians/vegans can’t get parasites because parasites are only present on meat.
Over the years, I’ve done several of my own parasite cleanses. In fact, you could say the foods I regularly consume are designed to turn off intestinal parasites. Flour, fried foods, processed foods, foods high in fat, processed sugar are all acidic and loved by parasites. They are foods I don’t consume and seem to be the type of environment where parasites thrive. The foods I consume are alkaline, dark leafy greens, celery, cucumbers, grapefruit, apples, pinapples… you know whole foods. I’ve always found parasites to be quite fascinating and quite intelligent in they way they can survive, produce and adapt to their environment.
More books on the way
I do have a few books that I’ll be receiving later this week and I’ll be sure to read them when I have some down time this weekend.